I 've always been fascinated by the art of telling stories. The main reason I 'm passionate about musical theatre is that I find it to be one of the best ways to tell stories. The combination of music and acting creates for me something that no other form of art form can create. The more musicals I watch the more I find how interesting, innovative this combination can be, and the more I feel a burning need to be a part of it. But despite the fact I was interested in acting and singing for most of my life, I felt insecure about it and therefore tried to deny it, hoping my love for theatre would go away.
During this time, music was perceived as accessible and elegant. Beethoven spent his time performing for noble audiences who were confused and surprised by his new style of piano playing, and his rich emotion. When Beethoven was young, he suffered a crisis which would help his composing career but stop his ability to play piano. He vowed to share music with the world, despite his disability. After this crisis, Beethoven started to experiment with different types of powerful music, and began to make his living by writing music, becoming an icon for young composers and musicians.
Final Draft We all have stories and memories tied to songs that have become a part of who are. Remember the violins playing in the background while watching a sad movie or the song that helped you through difficult times or the song you and your friends sang while attending a concert? Whether it’s on the television, the radio, in a movie, in the car, or at a sporting event, music is everywhere. Feeling the rhythm of music brings us so much joy and excitement but playing musical instrument is even more fulfilling because it has many benefits. Everything I do revolves around my music.
One of which was the unbearable learning curve of playing an instrument. The early years of our orchestra performances of “music” was relatively similar to a swarm of bees and I was surprised that our audience could sit through our torture, but Maestro Johnson did not yield to the challenge that was in front of him. He did not give into our lifeless prowess; instead, he helped give life to what I can call music to my ears. Day in and day out, he would continue to stand at the heart of our orchestra, as our conductor and as our mentor, and ensured that every time we laid foot into his class, we improved both in musical talent and in self-identity. Maestro Johnson allowed the weight of the orchestra to rest on his shoulders as he carried us to greater heights, making leaps and bounds to the peak of success.
I thought the teamwork between them was very well displayed. I saw how Sophie Shao would take a quick breath loud enough for the pianist to hear, but not outstandingly noticeable or obnoxious that the audience would notice and be bothered by. This was to let her accompanist know that she would start the piece and that they could start playing at the same time without saying anything or looking at each other. Teamwork is always important in orchestras, quartets, and even between a soloist and accompanist. Sophie Shao and Milana Strezeva displayed this well in their performance.
Musicians are “great problem solvers in school and social situations” because they have a stronger corpus callosum, the part of the brain that connects the two halves. (Berman) When an outsider joins band their minds are opened into a whole new world. This is because when a person is making music there is not only one place in the brain that is being activated. A musician is using parts of the brain that have to do with the visual, auditory, and motor functions of the brain. People who play a musical instrument are working multiple parts of their brain at once making it easier for them to remember information more.
Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it. It has absolutely been an enormous part of my life and who I am. Thus, this is to say that I have musical talent. I am in a high school marching band, where I play any piano-like instrument. My viewpoint with music has come to a simple conclusion, without it, I would not know who I am or what to do with my life.
The transforming moment I experienced did not just happen on its own. It was supported by the encouragement of my middle school music teacher. Looking back at that particular moment also made me realize how influential music educators can be to their students which ideally steered me towards the path of becoming a music educator. When I was in middle school I realized that music had to be a part of my life right away, but I did not realize that my music teacher had such an impact on my life choices until now. Everyone has at least one transformative moment in their life yet it can happen at any moment without them even realizing
Music therapy has many pros compared to the amount of cons most of the cons involve the person getting treatment that help treat anxiety and enhance moods which is why this method is very effective because this method has the potential to change someone 's life forever ,when people think music therapy they tend to think it 's only listening to it but in reality it 's anything that involves art music is a huge part of today 's culture because A lot of teenagers today are greatly influenced By music because in this day in age music is a way that a teenager that goes through a lot in life can relate to other people by listening to a song that talks about topics that are relatable and the life of said Teenager and are commonly used for references and
We all know that Classical music (along with ones from the other periods before the 20th century) is highly beneficial to kids. As they become more accustomed to music, you never know: they may develop interest in music and later ask for piano lessons. Remember, you should
To this day, performance offers me that same joy and freedom, but it has been enhanced by the knowledge that I can help others escape their realities too. That empowerment has facilitated focus in my artistic pursuits and made them my life’s purpose. As I grew, I began dance lessons, sang in more advanced choirs, and auditioned for community theatre shows, performing in my first musical around age seven. I found I loved Musical Theatre far more than any other art form, despite my young age preventing me from articulating this passion. I auditioned for as many shows as possible and faced rejection
Furthermore, I had almost had to like this band even more because of my girlfriend. Overall, one of my favorite aspects of the marching bands was the crazy dynamics in a show. A really good show will move you and make you feel like you are going through the motions of the song while a worse show will just be a song that the band is playing. I never thought about how influential the dynamics of a song could be. The movement of the dynamics mixed with the movements of the band really got me into the bands more than I think I ever have before.
I discovered my passion for music, playing, listening, and singing all kinds of music most specifically classical, band arrangements, and jazz. I decided I would try my best to be a new person in the band, being a nice person to everyone, and just having a good time, ignoring all the people who still thought that being cool and did what society decided was the right thing. I decided to try out to become and leader in the band, just like my directors said I could do, and got a leadership spot. Turns out being able to be a good example, whether it being me playing my instrument, or leading the younger kids was incredibly fun for me. My heart still pounds.
John Swales developed a theory that a discourse community has six distinct traits. Destiny has attributed a lot to the band. Destiny said “Band has helped me to develop new relationships at The University of Oklahoma and improve my soft skills.” The lessons learned in band can translate to other aspects of one’s life. The band becomes such a tight community due to the fact that it consumes a lot of time with group and individual practice. The success of the band relies solely on how well every member gets along there is no choice but to become close.
Every single time, I grow a closer and closer bond with my instrument, while being pushed with music that is not in my normal technique level. Usually, in these groups, we have a guest conductor who guides us through how to play the passage. Last year, my director said something that I will never forget for as long as I play music. During our concert, before we played our piece, he turned to the audience and gave a small speech. He said, “Music is the key to solving all of Earth’s problems,” and while it may seem incredibly farfetched, there is certainly some truth to what he was saying.