I have been MIA for awhile. The thing is, I just didn’t want to post. And it’s not that I didn’t like this blog, but I compare myself to everyone else. How many likes they get compared to my own, how much better their posts are, how many comments they get. For the first few weeks, this blog was important to me, and I understood you can’t get hundreds of comments and likes in only a short amount of time. You have to keep posting. I didn’t.
People let this fear of not being good enough control what they do. And the only way to get better is to do whatever you think you suck at. So, I’m back from my “vacation” and more committed. That being said, I can only post once a week now. College starts soon for me and looking at that and my extracurriculars I won’t have those “Musical Mondays” and “Ted Talk Fridays,” but I will post when I can and it’ll still be fun for me to write and hopefully entertaining for you to read.
‘Till next time
See ya 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!