skipclone 1 Posted June 11, 2016 Share Posted June 11, 2016 Friday and Saturday the city had a inter-school competition for all the clubs. It happens once a year. Friday I didn`t have any regular classes. In the morning I watched baseball and badminton games. After lunch I thought it would be kool to spend an afternoon listening to music, so I told the assistant principal I wanted to go to the Culture Center and watch the brass bands. I guess our school must have gone on earlier-anyway I arrived after a band of about 20 members had performed. A music teacher who was qualified to conduct an orchestra was going over their score and giving pointers. Everyone got applause, and then the announcers said that the next band would be a full complement-50 members. Awesome. I listened to their performance-I freakin LOVE the oboe! always have been partial to it, kind of reminds me of the call of the loon, Minnesota`s state bird. Anyway after their performance, the teacher got up and, the main point of his talk was about rhythm. The piece they had done was mostly in 6/8 time. He used a pendulum to illustrate the idea of tempo as velocity-peaks and valleys. Like a roller coaster. It occurred to me that, it must be hard to be in the middle of other instruments playing and, there is no rhythm section to lock with-or if there is it can`t be heard. Three or four piece bands have it easy. Anyway it was good fun. Same old surprises, brand new cliches- Skipsounds on Soundclick: www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandid=602491 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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