Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved to sing. It has been a way for me to express myself. I am lucky enough to have a family that encourages me to follow my dreams and do whatever it takes to help me get there. My mother and my nana both use to sing in church choirs or in school choirs. Most of my uncles could play different instruments and my grandpa played the guitar every chance he could. I come from a very musically inclined family. My first experience singing in front of a group of people was at church when I was around four years old. I was supposed to get up in front of the church and sing a song called “Beautiful” that we had learned in Sunday School. As soon as the music started playing, I froze up and could not go on with it. My mother ended up having to come up and sing the song for me. I don’t really know if I was just to nervous to sing in front of all of those people, or if I was just being my usual stubborn self. I don’t really remember much about me singing, but my mom said that after that it took me a few years to sing in front of people again. A few years later, I started singing again. It was my preschool Christmas play and we had to sing Christmas carols for all of our parents to hear. They started with my age group, because we were the youngest. Singing with them was easy for me. I didn’t mind singing with the rest of my class mates, because I had a group to sing with rather than signing solo. I was still a little timid to sing in front of a large group of people by myself, but after that, I started singing solo again. It helped seeing all of the other students sing their solos with confidence because it made me realize that if they could do it then so could I. In third grade I attended Mountain View Christian School in Oak Hill, West Virginia. At Mountain View we had chapel every Wednesday. Chapel was sort of like a church service for all of the students to go to during the week. We would have to learn scripture verses, and they would point people out each week to recite them. On certain special occasions they would have a certain grade do a skit or sing a song in front of our group’s chapel. They broke up the chapel services into two different groups. The elementary kids would go in the mornings, and the secondary groups (grades 6 through 12) would go in the afternoon. My mom worked at the school so she had talked to my teacher, Mrs. Hoggard, about how much I loved to sing so when it was our grades turn, my teacher asked me if I would sing for that chapel service. I hesitated because I was not sure if I was ready to, but after thinking about it I told her that I would. I never told my mom that I was going to sing because I wanted to surprise her. That day, they were combining our chapel because the speaker couldn’t make it to the morning service because he had to speak at a funeral for one of the members of his church. That meant that students from ages three all the way up to eighteen would be sitting in there watching me, and all of their teachers would be too. I didn’t think that I could do it. This would be my first opportunity to sing solo in front of a large group of people since I was four. I knew that talent wise I was ready for it, but my nervous were up to that yet. The more and more I thought about it, the more excited and ready I was. I kept telling myself I could do it and before I knew it my nerves were gone. When it came time for me to sing all of my nerves came back. I remember sitting there thinking about how embarrassing it would be if I forgot the lyrics to the song, and what would happen if I tripped walking up the stage, especially in front of all the older kids. Finally, they announced my name and I went up to sing. There was no music, and no one else on stage with me. Just me, and everyone staring at me. The lights from the balcony were almost blinding but at the same time comforting because…
In the narrative, Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell shares his personal experience of a moral challenge he has faced. Orwell was an officer in a poverty infested place called Burma and was hated by many of its citizens. Burmese people saw him as an evil white imperialist. But one day, when a raging elephant tore through the Burmese town the citizens looked towards Orwell with burning eyes that persuaded him to shoot the beast. Every inch of Orwell’s body…
Singing Out Loud at Shoprite Experiment
What will happen if I sing awkwardly and loudly in a supermarket full of random people?
Usually, when you’re in a supermarket buying food and such for your household, you don’t exactly plan on encountering a strange or “abnormal” situation while you are shopping. It’s just not what people expect, it’s not “the norm”. Singing in public is a great example of this sort of situation. It’s a really odd and unexpected thing…
Ipads. No more song books, but instead songs are shown via projector. So how do people act in Church in this ever changing Modern Era.
Remember those rooms where a suspect is being interrogated by a CIA agent and there’s a small dark One way window where there’s other agents spying in the conversation . That’s what my church, right in the front, behind the pulpit has. The advantages of Being able to stare into peoples faces without them realizing. They look in the windows, thinking they only see…
just a f**king widow
Weaving webs among the woods
Im not answer but if you take my hand Ill
Ill show you the world of the dead
There you will smiling into the night
I watched you sing for hours on end
Were telltale spiders spinning webs and singing songs
Sharing your stories with the moon and the threes
With a world which strung you along
Ive shut you out
I dont like your stories anymore
They always end so f**king sad
Ive turned my back
Ive turned my back
On you for good
some more info: Kira is a girl with a twisted leg who lives in a more primitive society where people who cannot work die. She has been kept alive by her mother, and, when her mother dies, is brought before the Council of Guardians. Kira's life is spared when she proves she can weave very well, and she is assigned to the task of fixing up the robe worn by the singer whose only job is to sing the story of human civilization once a year. She meets Thomas, the boy whose duty is to carve the Singer's…
“Paper #1 – It’s a girl”
The narrative story called “The F Word” by Firoozeh Dumas talked about she came to America when little and all of her family had some exotic names. Firoozeh was so embarrassed of how people used to change her name because they were not able to pronounce it on the right form. Firoozeh could not even find a job just because of her name. Firozeeh finally changed her name to “Julie” even now her parents did not want to. Firozeeh changed her name, and after that she finally…
contrast will be The Cricket and Sing Joyfully.
The two are polyphonic meaning multiples voices are singing together. In “Singing Joyfully”, there are six voices coming together singing creating a whole. Each voice can be separated by its range. The cappela choral music creates a texture by those specific range being sung together. “The Cricket” has a polyphonic vibe also due to four distinct voices singing together. There are different range present. One can tell the different registers of the human…
release me when I am having a tough day. I like singing along to the song—even better! Music unquestionably affects my emotion. I tend to listen to music that reflects my mood. When I am happy I may listen to upbeat music; when I am sad I may listen to slower, moving songs; when I am angry I may listen to darker music with heavy guitar, drums, and vocals that reflect my level of anger.
I have a chance to communicate how I am feeling through singing and even ask friends playing their own instruments…
HSight singing & Ear training（Solfeggio）
This is a fundamental training course of music feeling. And this course has a professional name---Solfeggio which is an Italian name. It is a musical skill that a student must master. This course is a two-part course in which the student will acquire sight-singing and ear-training skills.
Firstly, the purpose of sight singing is to practice our intonation of music, for instance, if I get a piece of song with five-line staff, I need to recognize the whole…