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!




TED Talks Tuesdays: .5

Once school started winding down, I began to listen to Ted Talks a lot more often than usual. And by that, I mean for the first time. It’s not that I had any objections to it or anything of the sorts, but I spend most of my time reading or doing something involving music. So I’ve been trying to decide what I want this blog to be about. This is what I have come up with so far.

Musical Mondays

Ted Talks Tuesdays

What if Fridays

Something Something Saturdays

Mondays will be about music if it wasn’t obvious by the title, but maybe books as well? Books and music OH and movies. There I just made an executive decision.

Tuesday is pretty self-explanatory.  Any talk I’ve listened to will be up for discussion and I’ll write about what I thought, what I got out of it, etc.

Fridays will be on “What Ifs” such as “What if you only ate one type of food for the rest of your life?” Also, I will start to post poems and writing prompts on those days as well.

As for Sunday…anything I want.

Anyways, thanks for reading and see you Friday.