Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Exhausted

Hello again, I know I haven't been blogging as much as I used to last time but oh well. Heh. Anyways, I just finished a class and here I am in the computer lab doing some not yet overdue work.

Bambi left for KL already early in the morning so I won't be seeing him for quite some time. Sigh. But I think time will pass really really fast seeing my schedule. Oh yeah, my schedule is like this. Technically I only have 5 and a half hours of classes that I need to attend a week, not including the 4 hours of English class. And you see.. that's not a lot of classes right? In a way. But I really do not know where all my time went!!

Well, in a way I do. Yesterday was like the longest day of my life wtf. I had classes non stop from 10am-6.30pm wtf. Ok technically they're not all classes, there was my major lesson, brass sectional, brass class, orchestra practice. All that dump into one day. And I survived it by just having a piece of bread and an egg since breakfast till around 4.45pm! Then I sneaked out from orchestra (coz I was only playing for one song) to eat a noodle in a cup.

Oh anyways I was saying at the beginning of this post that I was gonna finish an assignment right? Well, guess what! It's another english asssignment and I'm gonna do it right now. The title is (heh)...

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Music Scholars Versus Musicians.

What is the definition of a music scholar? Ok, this is weird but I can't really find it. I tried and tried and tried and I only found scholar which I found from here. Anyways, a scholar has a few meanings...

1.
* A learned person.
* A specialist in a given branch of knowledge: a classical scholar.
2. One who attends school or studies with a teacher; a student.
3. A student who holds or has held a particular scholarship.

So I'm assuming that a music scholar means all that except that the knowledge that they have is about music. Duh.

Ok, and about the definition of a musician. It is..

One who composes, conducts, or performs music, especially instrumental music.

Which I found from here.

There are some examples which our english teacher gave us. For music scholars and musicians. Oh no, wait. I think they're all just musicians. Well at least I think that. For the classical period, the examples of musicians are Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Weber, Haydn and Tchaikovsky which is quite right I guess because all of them composed music. And I'm pretty sure all of them have conducted before also and that they know at least one musical instrument. But then again! They can also be catogorized as music scholar because they are all learned people and have vast knowledge in music.

Ok and then there's the examples from the contemporary period which consists of people like Richard Clayderman, Kitaro, Dick Lee, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the list goes on. And again, I think you can call all of them musicians AND music scholars. You see, what I really think is that all this is in a very fuzzy place. Haha! Fuzzy! Got this from Dr. Makarome's class on the first day!

I don't think that you can really pinpoint which one exactly they are. It's very difficult because they are really both. Another question that I've to answer was what would I see myself as in the future. Like.. whether I'll be a music scholar, a musician or both. Well, as all of you can read from above, I said.. FUZZY! I think I'll be both. I mean, I AM kind of already both.

Reason is.. ok fine, I don't consider myself as a learned person but I am attending school and studying with a teacher right now, and I also.. well, hold a scholarship. So, for now I am a music scholar. As for the future, hopefully I'll be a learned person by then and I'll be able to consider myself as a music scholar again haha.

Another reason is, I'm playing in MPYO and we perform and yes of course we're not professional musicians but we perform music with our instruments so yes! I am a musician. And well, hopefully when I graduate from here I am able to find a job but it is a very very VERY EXTREMLY tough out there and there are a lot of competitions out there. So, right now, honestly, I do not know where I am going to be in a few years time. Hopefully, very hopefully.. a good place.

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The end.

Ok, time for my lunch now everybody! Happy lunchtime everybody!!!

p.s. reason for the uglehhhh font was coz i couldn't change it, dunno why wtf. Somemore I went through a bit of trouble publishing it!!! Ish~

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey wenqi, how come cindy referred to herself as mrs timothy tiah? was it a joke?

September 3, 2008 at 8:26 PM 
Blogger pinkpau said...

what u eat! subway ah!

September 4, 2008 at 3:31 AM 
Anonymous slater said...

Hey Wenqi. All great Classical musicians are also music scholars. Fact.

September 4, 2008 at 5:05 PM 
Blogger Marilyn said...

I miss you lah!!!

September 5, 2008 at 5:59 PM 

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