The Gift of Music

12 01 2010

God has given me such an amazing gift. He has blessed my friends as well with many musical abilities. He gave my best friend John and creative ability. He came up with the title and wants to work on a piano composition for it. Can’t wait to design the cover. It’s going to be amazing.

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Instrument 14!!!!

11 01 2010

It’s mine! A trombone. Well basically mine. It’s rent to own but it’s still mine. 🙂 Can’t wait to start learning it when my best friend John teaches me. 😀





Missing Friends

10 01 2010

I’ve been missing my college friends for the last 3 weeks. I’ll say it here a 5 week break is WAY to long. I can’t wait to go back. I met so many amazing, diverse people. I miss them all so badly. There is proof. I’m on my family’s cellphone plan. The billing cycle started December 22nd. Today is January 10th. Between those two dates, I have used 10,000+ texts and 1,600+ minutes. I can’t believe how much I miss them. I didn’t think that it would be this hard.





Composers I Learned From

9 01 2010

Alberto Ginastera
What an amazing composer! I was introduced to his music at college this last semester. I thought I would hate it. He is a 20th Century composer. I truly thought I would hate his music.  But as I look back on it I feel he’s a genius. Maybe a little crazy but a genius none the less. His stuff might not be original, I wouldn’t know, but it’s amazing and fun to play. Different.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Well what can I say: “He’s a classic.” I know the college I go to, the teachers there LOVE Bach. I’ve only played his Inventions for the piano and one Concerto for the violin. His Inventions are works of pure genius. I wish I could compose genius stuff like Bach, well if I could I wouldn’t be writing this blog.

Fredrick Chopin

I can’t say much but that I don’t really enjoy his music. I love Bach because it’s basically emotionless and Ginastera because it’s crazy but to me Chopin is just beautiful. That’s just not enough to catch my attention.





First Semester of Grades

4 01 2010

Well I got my grades. I’ve decided to publish them here to my blog. How daring.

New Testament Survey     A-

English                           B

Basic Math (Don’t judge)  A

Music Theory                  A

Private Piano                   B-

Speech                          B

Orchestra                       A-

I made the Dean’s List, which is only a B average or higher. At midterms they posted the Dean’s List and there was less than one thousand names on the list. Not sure on the exact number but still when a college has 4,o00 students more should be getting grades that are at least a B average….well that’s all for now.





New Cd Thoughts

3 01 2010

There are thoughts of a new cd bouncing around in my head. This one I would most likely produce at college in my free time. But what is that?! No true college student has free time…especially music majors. Although I would call this time practice time, it would be me working repertoire. Well I’m thinking about it and it will most likely become reality I just have to find time when I’m there. I want to do more than just piano though. I’d like to do instrumental stuff as well as work with friends and include them in it. How cool would it be to have a violin duet, a trombone solo, or a guest pianist play?! It would be awesome! I’d love to have my friends included on this project. I’d just have to figure out how to do this because of the no headphone rule. 😥 I’m sure I could get around this. If you have any ideas tell me. I’d like to know.





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. 🙂