In the second concert, I was taking notes with a motivation. I knew I should focus on the melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, form even the age of the movement. So I was more concentrate to get this information from my ear. But in this time, I have no idea. Even though we don’t know the nature of the assignment like the first time, but we are not allowed to take any notes in this time.
I practiced night and day, or at least as much as I could between school, work, and homework. When the night of the show arrived, I knew I hadn't perfected the song, but I was more than competent playing it and was confident I wouldn't have any trouble performing it. Unfortunately, conflicting schedules had prevented Leo and me from practicing together more than a couple times right after we signed up for the show. I wasn't worried though because he'd assured me that he'd been practicing on his own too.
I have gained some years of experience by playing, but something was missing, I wanted to get away a little from the reality of being a working musician and going back to study something that I never really explored fully. I always studied by myself, music is an endless journey, but I needed help and I wanted to surround myself with the right people and so I decided to audition at the school. Rhythm classes made me realise how important is to get back to fundamentals and that I really need to be aware of each beat and the pulse at any moment, it’s challenging to keep an improvised bass line for a long time when playing with ten soloists during classes. This is something that is really changing my attitude and actions while playing, I always felt to support the soloist in an organ... ... middle of paper ... ...nces are stimulating me to find a new way of tackling problems in my playing. I have now many new ideas that I can merge into my practice routine, for example playing using only one rhythm pattern to really absorb the feel or to think of a syncopation and to use it while practicing scales, that should take me closer to a live performance approach instead of running the scales up and down the neck, I also need to work more on different time signatures, it is something that helps me with my concentration and awareness of the different placements within a bar.
I am trying to play in front of as many people as possible in order to reduce my nerves. I am also constantly recording myself to make sure that my notes are in tune, and my scales are played correctly. Hopefully, all my preparation pays off, because during our last final, I had played less than stellar, and I hope that I can improve and learn from that experience. In conclusion, my first year of band has taught me that in order to succeed, you need to to work hard and practice. Band has been a fun and learning experience, and I have learned that I have to be responsible and that I need to continue to work hard.
I take a positive view on how the opportunity will be presented, but an improvement is still necessary for dismissing my nerves and promising myself that I will enjoy the music being created. Taking time before each piece to close mine and even the musician’s eyes would have an immense impact, allowing my passion to overwhelm the fear of failure at the podium. This is my objective for next semester’s class and something I’ll have to work
I used to be overly directive and unsupportive when working in a group; however, I have adapted to give support to the people I work with and also give everyone the opportunity to lead a rehearsal lesson. These rehearsals have helped my negotiating skills and support for others, in the sense of their ideas’ and suggestions. Then, when getting feedback from my team members I responded by taking action immediately. For example, due to the strong language in Nick’s monologue, I had to change certain words for audience aged restrictions; I had only been r... ... middle of paper ... ...ause there needed to be someone taking the role of a leader to help support everyone when they struggle, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Most importantly, the most useful and effective rehearsal techniques were breathing, vocal and physical exercises.
I started to think what my other instructors would think, but being an audio arts and acoustics major, most hardly batted an eye. Truthfully, I thought I would put my plugs in when I wanted to jot notes down for my journal, but that was not the case. My ears became acclimated to the loss and I could keep them in for most the day. The purpose of this exercise was to reinforce the point our professor had been teaching us all semester; living with hearing impairment is possible, but incredibly challenging. Day One: I started on a Monday and put the plugs in before I started my morning routine.
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.
Other times all you can do is move on and move to the next thing. The audience is always on your side, so it’s not a big deal to make some mistakes. It also depends on how you react to it, you just need to try and keep your composure. Sometimes when I make a mistake, it feels like an eternity trying to recovering while playing when playing for an audience even if the mistake only last for a second, but if you move on it sounds beautiful and nothing matters,” such beautiful and inspiring words from the mind of Alex Kuczynski. Work Cited: 1.
Music is one of those subjects that is necessary in life whether it be educationally or just practically. No matter where you go in life, you cannot escape music. This is why it is important to have a practical education behind music. When you listen to music, it stimulates your mind, but when you perform music, it effects your brain in so many ways unlike anything else. Music is used to get messages across as well as just to pass time.