Though, I knew it wouldn’t be the same as a concert, I still intended it to be similar. To my surprise, it was a completely different atmosphere. Overall, I did enjoy it, but there were a few things I disliked. I wasn’t a fan that the majority of the songs performed by Anthony Lovano’s band had no words. I didn’t like this, because that is my favorite part about the concert; getting to sing along with the band.
I'm still not positive how to apply it, but it has me thinking, and that's the first step. Just to set the record straight, the "practice makes perfect" was not directed at my guitar playing during the song, honestly, but rather at my friend's singing, which did enough damage for the both of us. When my friend Leo and I decided to perform, I started having visions of the wild cheering and applause we'd receive when we finished. Yes, I had great expectations, and I wasn't stupid enough to think that I wouldn't have to work for that applause either. I practiced night and day, or at least as much as I could between school, work, and homework.
There were great and not so great moments, but I don’t regret going to any of the shows. I was surprised by the things I liked, I never expected to like the Blues. The Blues is the type of music my dad listens to and his music doesn’t always sit well in my ears. I was surprised by the range of shows we saw. I almost expected every one of them to be a musical or a comedy because that is what a councilor told me the class was like.
I have always liked Pearl Jam, but was not expecting much of the show. I was not impressed by their last two albums, especially their most recent one, Binaural. But, I had always wanted to see them live, and I was still a big fan of their first four albums, so off I went to see Pearl Jam. Their opening song was “Corduroy”, a song from their third album, Vitology. This is one of my personal favorites, because of simple reasons.
I stared to listen to new music that no one else was familiar with because it might have been just a little bit out of the normal range in some people’s views, but I loved it. But nothing compares to the sweet sound of Elvis Presley. I can relate to the fact that Elvis was a person that didn’t grow up wealthy and didn’t have all the things he wanted but no one can compare to the fact that he was a well respected musician from the 1950s. He influenced so many people with the new types of music that blew over the world. Elvis struggled with school and friends just like any other teenage kid.
Overall, my first concert experience wasn’t that bad. Granted I would’ve enjoyed it more if I was able to listen to Coldplay or Adele, but, all in all, it wasn’t as dreadful as I expected it to be. These six songs were all out of my comfort zone. I was happy I went to this concert. I’ve done several things I’ve never done before.
They were glad to show their ability even if the crowd was small. The songs they wrote were improving, and they were learning how to execute an exciting live show. Before long, they were hungry for a record deal. They went to every company, but no one would sign them. Finally in 1972 Trident records signed Queen, along with two other bands as a package.
Unless you were sitting down and really analyzing their music you were not able to figure out that they were singing about drugs. After they met Dylan there music did make a drastic change, but they still had the respect of their audiences and still do today. They have definitely made a difference in the music industry. May 21, 1998 period 1 Queen Queen is a very fun group to listen to. Their upbeat crazy music keeps people listening.
It actually was my first experience with being able to control my emotions through a musical device. Being a child as I was, I didn’t understand the impact it had on me, I just enjoyed being able to hear my favorite jams. Today, as a more intellectual individual, I can see the positive effects it had on me and for my parents as well. This ... ... middle of paper ... ...ed to slide on through because of my connection with this piece of technology that produced a melody that took me into a more spiritual and reflective state. If it hadn’t been for my music player I am positive that I would have committed many mistakes that I would still regret.
I learned many things, such as how to think about the pieces in a different way, and tips on more clean and steady sounds. Even though Mr.Smith was only present for one day his advice and tips seemed to have really helped me and our band. Furthermore, our band had two concerts this semester. During our March concert, I was far more relaxed than my first concert. I felt that I played a lot better, and improved many aspects of my playing.