Teacher For a Day

Tomorrow afternoon I will be leaving the Highs School and going over to the Middle School for the afternoon. During this time I will be demonstrating electric guitar to the seventh grade exploring music class. This class spends nine weeks on piano six weeks on guitar and three weeks on audio editing and composition. I…

Jazz

Jazz, the only genre where notes that shouldn’t fit do. This is what makes the jazz genre so complex and difficult, for even the best of musicians. Playing chords that have sharped 13ths and flatted 5ths is very complex. And I know to most this won’t mean anything, however, it’s a genre I love. Over…

Songs to Smile About

“Boogie Shoes,” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band, a song that just makes you happy! And today that’s the topic, songs that you can’t help but tap your foot or smile too. For me, these are classic funk and pop songs. Songs by artists like Earth Wind and Fire, Wild Cherry, and Cheryl Lynn. So…

Guitar

Something that has inspired me and so many, guitar. Famous musicians like Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Jimmy Page all allow us to see and hear the tremendous effects of both the guitar and music. And it is guitar LEGENDS like these who inspire so many to become better musicians. With their famous riffs, emotional…

Music, a Transcending Language

With a history that spans back as far as time can be recorded, it is music that continues to be a constant in our world. Whether it be the singing of birds, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, or Eminem’s character Slim Shady. Music can be seen everywhere and in many different forms. Music personally found me not…

Music, an Adventure

Music has always been a large part of my life however it was not until two years ago when it truly impacted my life. That day when I walked into the second quarter of exploring music and they put a guitar in my hands. From this point forward I was inspired to improve and become…