Friday, January 29, 2016

Topic 2:

I just saw kung Fu panda 3; no I don’t want to spoil it for people looking forward to see the movie. I’ll talk about another topic…Ooh I know, I’m going to talk about my jazz ensemble class today. Today was a special day for jazz drummers because we had a special guest come in our class to teach us new ways to see, feel, and hear music differently. This special guest was also a jazz drummer who taught at FIU, Miami-Dade, and a couple of other colleges around Miami. This guys name was Rodolfo; unfortunately I didn’t catch his last name. As soon as he walked in the class he said and demonstrated more than any other guest that our music teacher has ever invited. He taught the whole band how to fix individual musical problems.He told us that as a band we have to connect, and we weren’t connected and he helped us with dynamics, subdividing, and techniques. He also showed all the drummers how to use brushes and how we could use it to keep time.  It was such an honor for him to explain and demonstrate his skills and technique. He literally melted my face off, in other words he blew my mind. He also said that drum charts were suggestions and we could be artistically free as possible as long as we stick with the style and groove.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Collage of life

1st topic:

Good morning, good evening, goodnight or whatever time you’ve decided to look at my blog. My first blog is simply an introduction into the various topics I will be writing about. If you take the time to read my blog, you will find topics about sports (mostly track and field), music, movies, news, and simply life. Whoever decides to read whatever I come up with, I thank you and I am very delighted you find me interesting enough to read my blogs. I’m very excited to start this adventurous project with you guys. I look forward to honest comments and interactions with my fellow peers. I’m very interested in what you guys have to say about these topics. Please be honest, if you think my topics are boring, stupid or awesome tell me. That way I’ll know what you guys like and don’t like. Be as open minded as possible. I want to create an atmosphere safe enough for people to feel free to express their mind and feelings, anyway thank you for taking time out of your day to read my introduction. Have a good evening or goodnight, I know people aren’t reading this in the morning. I know I started the topic with good morning, but I did that because it sounded friendly.