Musical Mondays: Composers

Hey guys!

Today’s Musical Monday is on Composers!

Now the thing with Composers is that they are pretty under appreciated. Which is normal, considering most people are paying attention to the music, rather than the man waving his arms around for a long amount of time. Right?

Where I live, it is mandatory that you play an instrument in 5th grade. We could either join band or orchestra. I picked trumpet and joined band. So every week, for 30 (40?) minutes, we would go down to the band room and our teacher will give us sheet music. But she didn’t do any teaching. So the majority of the class just played random noises. Yeah, it was bad.

Anyways, I have a pretty musical family. My brother plays trumpet, sax, and sousaphone. My mom used to play drums and guitar and my mains are piano, guitar, and drums. Band was just a norm so of course I continued to play trumpet all through middle school. The teacher actually taught as well as composed. Which, of course, made our band a lot better.

When you think composers are just there for show, they are actually guiding the ensemble. He tells you when to speed up, when to slow down. When to get louder and when to play softly. He can talk to small groups within the band just with eye contact and a wave of  his hand. It’s important.

That’s it for today, thanks for reading!

 

byeeeee

 

Something Something Saturdays?:2

Hey guys!

It’s time for Something Something Saturdays!

So recently, I’ve been addicted to this site called Curiosity. It’s a website that posts random news, ideas, and other things that you probably wouldn’t hear about. Seriously, it’s great. It spans a huge variety of topics so please check it out.

A post I read was about the Netherlands. Because their crime rate has dropped 25% in the last 8 years, they’ve started to turn their prisons into hotels, asylums, and housing for refugees. Which is pretty freaking cool. Would you want to stay in one of their hotels?

Another thing I like about the Netherlands is that it sounds like Neverland. I bet people don’t grow up there. Maybe they are tricking us into thinking it’s a European country. Who knows? What if it was true, would you want to live in Neverland? Maybe this will be a topic for Friday.

That’s it for today!

Thanks for reading, byeeeee!

What if Fridays: 2

Hey guys! Sorry I didn’t post on Tuesday, but I spent my 4th reading and laughing at car alarms going off during the fireworks show. Anyways, time for what if Fridays

What if there was no google? 

Google is one of the most popular search engines so it makes sense to ask the question. Honestly, I don’t think it would be a big deal. If it was never created or introduced as Google, maybe a different search engine of similarity would be created. Or Bing or Yahoo would take over the role. But Google is not just a search engine. There’s docs, calendar, photos, maps, and even more under this name. Although there is a whole lot with Google, these different sectors can still be replaced. When you think about it, it’s not that big of a deal. Other things will be created. That was short and sweet I have to say.

I might post again tonight just because this wasn’t as content filled as I would like.

Thanks guys!

Books Books Books: 1

28763485  A while ago I read The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. I got this book as a Christmas Present and my immediate reaction was “this is the prettiest book I’ve ever seen.” Other than the colorful cover, the book really didn’t impress me. I had trouble getting into it and I could not connect with any of the characters, but that doesn’t mean it was the same reaction for everyone. That being said, the theme throughout the book really got me thinking.

I’m sure many of you agree that a pretty apparent motif in the book is Fate and Coincidences. Something I do with most of my friends is ask them which one they believe in. I’ve gotten a lot of “both” and “fate” but not a lot of “coincidences.” Personally, I believe both, but I lean more towards fate. That everything happens for a reason. I think that’s why the first two are chosen so often. People want to have a little hope. They want to believe that whatever happens, happens because it has to. That it means something.

 

That’s it for today guys, thanks for reading.

 

Something Something Saturdays?

Answering hypothetical questions seems like a fun topic for today. You guys may get more information on who I am too.

If I was offered 3 wishes?

  • Ability to read people’s minds (also a pretty cool superpower) and I can switch it on and off whenever I’d like. 
  • Ability to make people reveal the truth (kinda risky)
  • Ability to think of any place and appear there. Great for traveling.

If Jurassic Park were real, would I visit it? 

The upside is THEY ARE DINOSAURS. The downside is everything bad that happened in the movies. I think I would, why not?  

Rather have 4 arms or 4 legs?

That depends. We aren’t great multitaskers, but with 4 arms would we also have the ability to multitask? Like I could write, read, play piano, and make coffee at the same time? OH, and how long is my arm span? So many questions have to be answered. Could I run faster with 4 legs? Honestly, both seem like a hassle considering custom shirts and jeans are expensive. Neither. 

$20,000 for nothing… or, $200,000 if you can pick the number they’re thinking of between 1 and 5.

Do you guys know Odds? It’s a game where you have to say the number the other person is thinking and both say it at the same time. I am surprisingly good at it, so I’ll go for 200,000. 

If you had 1 million dollars to spend but were going to die in 7 days, what would you do with your money?

Travel to my favorite place and donate the rest.  

That’s it for today. Thank you guys for reading and let me know if you liked this and if I should do more.

See you later!