Trombone

26 12 2009

I can’t wait! In about a week I’ll hopefully start learning trombone. Or if not learning one at least getting one. I have a friend at college who has offered to teach me when I get back! I’m so excited! I haven’t learned a new instrument in over a year I think. It’s pretty sad. This is the next step in me growing as a musician. Brass instruments! I just can’t believe this is happening. I hope it works out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Merry Christmas

25 12 2009

Merry Christmas everyone! All of my five readers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha. Hopefully there’s more than five of you out there.





College Life

23 12 2009

College was an amazing experience. I can’t believe how much I learned. It was a great experience. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I had three roommates. I was only supposed to have two but the residence manager asked one to move to a different room to become a prayer leader. We quickly got a new roommate.

The music program was intense! Of course I had never been in a college music program but it was a great experience. I also ended up changing my major from Church Music Performance to Music Education. A big change but one that I figured would happen. I could handle the performance major if I really wanted to but I’ve seen how intense it is. It’s not that’s that much harder than the education major it’s the whole idea of being able to perform. I’m just not one to be on stage all the time like that. Also education is a more practical major.

The food was ok. At first it was bad but you just have to get used to it first. ๐Ÿ™‚ It also got better as the semester went on. This just wasn’t my perception wasn’t just mine it was everyone’s even my junior roommate’s.

I made so many great friends there. I can’t believe it. Met people from all over the place, with all kinds of personalities, and from all walks of life. It was great. I can’t believe how much I miss them all and can’t wait to see them again. I think next semester will be even better than this last semester. ๐Ÿ™‚





What I Learned

21 12 2009

Here’s what I learned this last semester in private piano lessons:

Bach – Invention No. 8

Chopin – Prelude Op. 28 Nos. 4 and 11

Ginastera – Prelude 6

Hayes – Lord Be Glorified

Blomdahl – No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus

Here’s a run down. The Bach invention was relatively simple. It pushed my technical ability but in the end was my easiest piece. The two Chopin pieces gave me grief all semester. I just couldn’t really get them. I HATE Chopin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t really but they were tough for me. I just didn’t get it. Ginastera was fun to learn. I did and still hate 20th Century music but that’s ok. This was SO much fun to play and learn. Hayes. I love reharmonization of regular stuff. It was fun to learn. This was the easiest piece to learn. The piece that gave me the most stress this semester was my hymn arrangement. It wasn’t fully mine. My piano teacher gave me most of it but I guess we’re calling it mine because I hand wrote it and slaved over it for hours and hours and hours and hours…well you get the picture.

What I’m learning next semester:

He didn’t give me everything for next semester he gave me the classical stuff:

Bach – Invention 6

Chopin – Prelude Op. 28 No. 15

Ginastera – Prelude 12

The Bach is back and harder. Haha! The Chopin isn’t too much harder it’s just longer. The Ginastera looks SO much easier but looks are deceiving I’ve found out. It’s relatively simple it’s just weird sounding…the EXACT reason I don’t like 20th Century music. ย Well there’s what happened musically for me this last semester. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also for those of you who heard some songs of my first cd especially from youtube, I’d like to announce that I’m planning on starting a new one soon…just working on getting the music together.





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I’m HOME!!!

19 12 2009

I’m here! College was amazing! I loved it! I can’t believe how fast the semester went. It just flew by. I had an amazing semester. I learned SO MUCH in piano, I made many friends and one BEST friend, and grew as a person in so many ways. There’s way too much to write in a blog post…or in serveral blog post. I will be posting one about a friend. Anyways, just wanted you to know I’m home.