I'm Brandon. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I am an 18-year-old freshman in college who has a passion for music and helping other people through it. I believe music is more powerful than education if it's used in the right way. I have been a songwriter for the last four and a half years of my life. My dream is to get signed to a record label by the end of this calendar year.
A singer/songwriter by definition is a person who sings and writes professional songs/music. Many people think that to be a musician is an easy job or a hobby, and for some people it may be; however for my fellow professional musicians reading this, we know that music is so much more than a hobby and is in no way "easy" to produce.
In the century we are living in, new pieces of art and music are introduced every single day. Older pieces are constantly replaced by new ones. However, several traditional pieces remain significant to us forever, as they defy us as individuals, especially if we were listening to a song at a particular stage in our life, and in the future it reminds us of what we have lived through. In society music and art are equally as important as they defy our past, our traditions and our future.
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ballads while stress melts away. Or, I can allow the music to flow within me as I follow along by dancing around the room.
The most important technique in singing is "singing on the breath," as Italians say it, "Il canto sul fiato."
Music can create bridges between those in all walks of life. William Sidney Mount was a nineteenth-century American painter and musician who grew up in rural Long Island, New York (Johns). Mount was known as a genre painter attracting fans throughout America and Europe (Johns). Most of his works depict scenes in domestic settings (Johns). A majority of the subjects portrayed in Mount’s paintings are African Americans, farmers, and country folk, those who would be seen as the “common man” in America (Johns). Typically, the people are practicing some form of music. In Dance of the Haymakers, Mount portrays country folk engaged in a variety of activities. Some are dancing to the music played by the fiddler and the drummer boy while others are watching in the background. Mount’s Dance of the Haymakers is a depiction of the African-American man’s role in white society and the racial divide present in American culture shown through the participation of the African-American boy in the music-making, what instrument he is playing, his position in the painting, and how music creates a harmony between the different races.
I am new here. A good question to ask whenever one finds oneself in a new space, be it physical or virtual is, "Why am I here?" This is not always an easy question to answer, and can sometimes lead the witting questioner down a mountain path that leads to dead ends or disorientation.
Musicology is the study of music.
As a white, working class British man in his 20's from the rolling hills of Surrey, Grime Music is not something I claim to own any rights to. At an early age I became a huge fan of Eminem and always held him in such high esteem compared to other rappers just due to the fact he always seemed to challenge himself lyrically - This was really my only understanding of Rap Music until my teenage years where I started to branch out into other areas of the genre, particularly liking the sound of artists including Nas and Kid Cudi.
Does experimental music involve the giving up of music?
Some people have these fantasies that help to keep them going throughout the day. Nine times out of ten, they spend their days wondering what their life would be like if only, and at night, dreams of their deepest desires float through like clouds. Some want to be a millionaire, whether through business or not. Some want to be famous, well known in the most elite circles of society. Still, others want to earn the Novel Prize, or discover something no one's ever seen before, or write the greatest book ever penned. And some just live to experience the joys of family life, to get to raise children that are their spitting image and spend their lives with that one perfect person.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was taken from us much too soon in a tragic and fatal car accident while she was in Honduras, doing mission work and going on her own personal and spiritual cleansing retreat. She has earned her angel wings and entered into Hip Hop Heaven as well as access into every other wing in Heaven. Left Eye is, was, and forever will be one of the founding members of TLC. What I will always love about her is she was fiery, unadulterated, pixie, tom boy, original, bombastic, real, and in your face! I learned a lot more about TLC that I did not know when I watched their official movie and their own Behind The Music on VH1. Left Eye, like the rest of the group, was a fighter and a survivor who defied the cards that she was initially dealt by life and the hands of fate to go on to become part of one of music's most successful acts. The contributions made by Left Eye to the music world are undeniable and immense. She put the "L" in "TLC." As the rapper and emcee in the group, Left Eye provided the rhymes on all of TLC'S albums, songs, and the songs that became hits for the group throughout their career. It really was not fair that on some of the songs where Left Eye provides the rap lyrics and verses, their label had put out and certain radio stations opted to go with the no rap version. Left Eye is one of my favorite emcees. Her flow, delivery, and skill were second to none. Plus she had a very distinct sounding voice. Before her tragic passing, the group was publicly feuding and Left Eye was getting ready to go solo, she released a solo record called SuperNova. T-BOZ and Chilli carry on both Left Eye's legacy and the legacy of TLC.