Music: Year of the Horse Personal Reflection

I enjoyed participating in the Year of the Horse CNY assembly performances. As a clarinet band member, it felt rewarding to be a part of a big group to achieve something that individuals couldn't have done. Since every instrument played a different role in the music, ultimately, every band player counted toward the final product. Take harmony, for example; it is impossible to create harmony with one instrument, but with an entire band and repertoire of performers, this was easily achieved. In addition, practicing the music and attending rehearsals developed and challenged my…Read more …

Music: Blues Unit Reflection

The blues music unit is coming to a close, and I can say that I've learnt a lot more about blues music since the beginning. I have learnt about the blues scale and how to make my compositions blues-like by implementing the 12 bar blues. I learnt about how blues music evolved (details below) and what musical elements (guitar riffs, chord progression, improvisation, blues scale) are present in most blue pieces. By listening to more pieces and composing my own solo, I explored and applied the blues music elements. I enjoyed listening to blues…Read more …