Name Cash Caudill Soundtrack of My Life I like to listen to music a lot. It helps me concentrate like if I was doing homework or playing a game I will play music. I usually play music when I play sports. I even listen to music when I’m sad or emotional. Music really speaks to me and sometimes I just listen to music to dance or something or to just listen to it when I’m bored.
Not only was this song enjoyable, because it has a very nice beat and rhythm, but I specifically remember this song from a performance I did with the rest of the All City Chorus members in the fifth grade. Of course, back then, I did not think much of the song’s form and such, but overall it was a very fun experience and a great childhood memory. I remember we practiced this song numerous times, as well as other songs that we would then perform in the same concert, and the music instructor was very articulate on this song because we were doing something very special for it. Generally, all of the song selections the music instructor chose was all in English, including popular holiday songs, Oye Como Va was the only exception. Just as in any concert, performers would invite their families to attend and enjoy our hard work.
It was interesting to see the transitional period from start to finish. I have been present in Wind Symphony for this to happen and have noticed great achievements, but it was interesting to see it as a bystander and a whole picture. Again, it was great to see these rehearsal techniques from a bystander point of view. It is interesting to sit and think through the choices the director is making rather than think a little than play, like an ensemble setting I am use
Even though Hawthorne 's language bothered me and I wasn’t completely in agreement with the idea that innate talent didn’t matter. I spent my summer reading about Baldwin and him whistling classical music just so white people don’t feel threatened. Hours reading. The struggles and stereotypes associated with Latina women. The words of a man locked in Birmingham jail.
Benjamin Zander is a music conductor and a composer. His main goal in his Ted talk was to make everybody understand that “classical music” is indeed for everybody and all can pertain to it. Some of the most fascinating points he makes is that all of us can relate to classical music. He is definite about the fact that the love for classical music is there in all of us except people have just not understood it still. One of the most fascinating things he spoke was “the conductor doesn’t make a sound; he depends for his power on the ability to make other people powerful”.
I grew up with panic disorder, which at points was so crippling I would be unable to leave my house for days on end. In order to cope, I began to immerse myself in practicing music, which was made widely available to me by the band program at my high school. I joined every ensemble I could- marching band, jazz band, theatre ensembles- and the more I played, the less time I had to think about all the things that scared me. The availability of my directors and their passion for music ultimately aided in my ability to overcome the disorder that was slowly destroying me, and I hope to one day be able to do as they did for someone in the future. Within my family, my mother has always been a role model for my sister and I.
In my gut i knew i hadn 't done enough but i had enough of letting people walk all over me. He wasn 't the first but he sure as hell was going to be the last. I knew that if i didn 't teach him a lesson that he would do this same thing again to another girl and that 's not fair. So i did what i do best climbed out my window and took my step dad 's car because my mom started sleeping with the keys in her room and went to jason 's house. I knew his parents weren 't going to be home he told me all the time about how they worked nights to take care of his little brothers during the day, i also knew that his brothers were at their grand mothers house like every friday so he was home alone.
As soon as the song finishes and the device readies itself to play the next song there is a moment of silence. In that moment, he looks frightened, restless, and regretful. Who knew, a simple tune can reach deep into the soul of a person. Now, my addictions are similar to my brother’s, it maintains my sanity. I can relate myself to the article, “Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction”, however, I have practiced a few techniques that has tamed my
Learning about cars helped me become a better reader during my childhood years. I also read books about famous athletes, actors, and race car drivers. My parents told me to check out books that did not relate to the kinds of books I liked, but I refused. If a book did not interest me, I wouldn’t read it at all. I would always see parents in the movies, or on a cartoon, read to their child before they would go to bed.
The wonderful thing about music is that it affects people in many different ways. Music isn’t just something to play or listen to, it’s something to feel. It helps you overcome difficult times in your life and brings you closer to family and friends. Four years ago I started to teach myself how to play guitar and within a few months I fell completely in love with it. Once I started playing, I found it nearly impossible to stop and would continues to play for hours.