A Music Career Analysis

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How exactly could one tell that music has changed throughout the centuries? In order to answer this question thoroughly, we first need to know the main parts of the music, starting with the head of the band. Also known as the director, the main definition is “the person responsible for the musical aspects of a performance, production, or organization, typically the conductor or leader of a music group.” Typically, those who have aspired to become a part of this career do not get paid as well as the average American, (they earn nearly half of the national average income per year) but the job is normally more satisfying for those who enjoy teaching others and want to become a part of it than a normal working human being. A music director in a…show more content…
While the classic and romantic eras of music involve more of the acoustic instruments playing, the modern music forms tend to involve more of the electric instruments. (those that have been created throughout the electrical time period, including the electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and other instruments that require a plug-in or a battery) This could also work well when talking about drums. Drums today are more commonly seen as a single-man drum set, rather than an entire section working together in an orchestra. The difference between a drum set and a percussion section is that a drum set requires only one person playing multiple instruments at a time, a section consists of multiple people playing one or two instruments maximum at a given time. The length of time for each piece of music can also be greatly differentiated. Other differences between classical music and modern music would be that modern music tends to only last a few minutes, while some pieces from the classical and romantic era could last hours on end, one of the good examples of this being Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler. It goes anywhere from 90 to 105 minutes long, depending on the tempo the director decides to take it in, or how long the breaks in between will last. Austrian composer Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 is among the world's longest…show more content…
One of the first of these is the passion that I have had for the fine arts since I got my first instrument in my fifth-grade year. Instruments for me then and now were used for expression, as well an escape and an outlet, even if it was just for a few minutes. I used music as a sort of antidepressant, as I felt like I did not have very many friends and felt completely alone for a long time. I also used to sing in the school choir and performing in the theatrical productions to express my emotions and feel like an important person to myself in my life. Some of the very first influences I had growing up with music was my grandpa and my music teachers Mrs. Dayton and Mr. Howe (yes, there used to be a Mr. Howe where I used to go to school as well) My grandpa, when I was little, always used to sing around the house and to the kids to make us laugh. It had always made me feel the same way I do today-that even if you do not sound like the world's greatest singer, you can still sing and do what you love to do. As for my music teachers, Mr. Howe is the one that got me started playing the trumpet, as well as the piano and the guitar when I was a child growing up in the Mulvane school system. He was not necessarily the best at teaching the high school classes in the school, but he definitely was good at getting the new players (the fifth-graders) started out fresh, and I am very grateful for the fact
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