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Music in schools

Posted by Irish Violin on Monday, February 15, 2010

It's funny how much music has changed through the years. When my mum was at school she got to play the tambourine or the triangle. When I was at primary school we had to be in the school choir when we reached year 3. After year 3 it didn't really matter...you either went to choir or you went to music groups where you would sing. Luckily enough since I didn't want to sing I got to play the fiddle instead  but it had to be with what the class was singing. Orchestra was introduced later on. This orchestra was comprised of recorders and violins. *Shudder*

When I reached high school I was soo excited that I got into the senior band...only to find out they only played jazz (my least favourite type of music!). Today, I'm in year 11 and we have formed a string ensemble. Yay a string trio!!!



4 comments on “Music in schools”

mudbug Says:
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @12:47:03 PM

Renee, don't judge all jazz by what you would hear in a typical school jazz band. There are many sub-genres. It would be like someone saying that they don't like "classical" music after listening to the repertoi of a high school orchestra. Not that your high school orchestra isn't good, but the category is so immense.

Irish Violin Says:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @1:32:24 AM

Don't get me wrong, I hate modern jazz. The older types of jazz are alright. I like singing jazz especially!

Mrbluegrassfiddler Says:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @1:55:56 AM

When your string ensemble does a few numbers, post one or two so we can see your progress. Looking forward to it.

Irish Violin Says:
Friday, February 19, 2010 @5:13:33 PM

I'll see if I can.

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