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  • My Life In A Band Essay

    know that I would learn much more than playing music. Band Ensemble is a group I was motivated to join because of my brother and friends. After I joined the group and began playing the tuba, I always felt like I had a place. Being in band, I felt like I was a part of my community. First, I was drawn to band because I was interested in being a part of a team. Band was a lot of people coming together to create music, like a team. Not only had some of my friends joined, my brother, Pedro, had previously enjoyed playing in band ensemble. He encouraged me by stating, “I met some of my closest friends in band.” It was a new experience he highly…

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  • What Are The Factors That Contribute To An Ensemble Sound?

    There are many factors that contribute to an ensembles’ sound. Most of which we spend our musical lives practicing; things like tone, vowels, diction, ect. As we begin to make the transition from ensemble member to leader we are thrown yet another contributing factor to sound: conducting. The art of conducting is a continuously growing set of skills for an individual. Many of the greatest conductors have spent decades perfecting their craft and creating their style, while building their…

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  • An Interview With My Mother

    I decided to interview my mom, Leslie Rooney, about her feelings towards music. My mom grew up in the 80’s in the United States. I was interested to learn about her musical preferences that she enjoyed while she was a high school student in her generation. My mother response was that she enjoyed much of the popular music at the time but leaned towards rock bands. Growing up in the Seattle area, she enjoyed listening to bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam because of their local connection. She…

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  • Wobbly World Analysis

    to concerts and art shows to see what local artist are out there. It is always nice to relate to an artist that remind of us of home. For this critical analysis, I decided to go watch Wobbly World with Freddy Clarke, a Jazz, Funk, and World Music Band, on September 26, 2015 at the Sausalito Seahorse in Marin County, California. The band members consist of Freddy Clarke, Bouchaib Abdelhadi, Erick Barberia, Georges Lammam, Marc van Wageningen, and Colin Douglas. Wobbly World is a world music band…

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  • Sample Wind Ensemble Performance

    On December 3rd, at 7:30 PM, I had the opportunity to go see San Jose State University’s wind ensemble performance. The wind ensemble consisted of people who played piccolos, flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, horns, trombones, tubas, the triangle, the xylophone, the double bass, and finally, the piano. The wind ensemble performance was conducted by Paul Herrera. Accompanying the band was Michael Martinez, a well-known soprano saxophone soloist. The venue itself took…

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  • World Percussion Night Reaction Paper

    On Thursday, November 1, 2016, I attended World Percussion Night at Bowling Green State University. This musical event took place at 8:00 PM in Kobacker Hall located inside the Moore Musical Arts Center. World Percussion Night featured multiple styles including performances by the Kusuma Sari Balinese Gamelan, Afro-Caribbean, Hayabusa, and Kaze No Daichi Taiko ensembles. As I entered the building, I was anxious to see what I would endure at this concert. Not only had I never been to a musical…

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  • Wind Band History Essay

    so much over many centuries and eras in the world of music. There is a lot of evidence of some instruments, like trumpets, drums, and horns. Although these early uses of instruments were mostly used for signs of battle or war, and not music. It took about until the 17th Century that a band was considered a group of musicians, or something near. At that time, to the people there; there wasn’t really a difference between a band and an orchestra. In the 16th Century and 17th century there were…

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  • Country Band March Analysis

    chose to view a dance film called “Honey” and within this film I experienced an entire collection of musical compositions. Varying from hip-hop to jazz to even ballet. The vast majority of the musical compositions were positioned in such a way that it became a requirement for the story line in order for it to be achieved accurately. However, the vast minorities of the musical compositions were needed to accentuate the mood and setting that the story line was originated for. As you can observe,…

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  • Formal Music Education

    My definition of a formal music education encompasses samplings from all over the world. Students will learn Western music and its conventions such as: reading and comprehending western notation, harmony, melody, counting systems, and western traditional ensembles (ie. orchestra, wind band, quartets, jazz ensembles). Students will explore music from outside the western realm through source materials and teachings. This will expand the students thinking about music and culture and allows to tap…

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  • Gigi Film Analysis

    Imagine being given the opportunity to fill in the role of a brilliant and famous actor such as Audrey Hepburn. Fortunately for past Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, this dream of starring in a Broadway show has become a reality. This past week I had the privilege to go to New York and see the Broadway revival of Gigi. Gigi is originally based on the novella titled Gigi by Collete. The novella then turned into a major motion picture before hitting the Broadway stage in 1951 starring Audrey Hepburn…

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