I must be bipolar XD But this is going to be a happy post. Know why?
I FINALLY DECIDED ON A MUSIC LECTURE IDEA. AND I FREAKING LOVE IT.
The assignment: Pick three different styles of music and analyze and compare them.
Deciding was my biggest hurdle. I couldn't settle on anything. I thought of doing three things that I thought would have nothing in common like Classical, country and death metal. I really wanted to do, like, subgenres of metal. Lots of people (especially the people in my class) think it all sounds the same. I thought it would be really interesting and fun to analyze some different types. Unfortunately, my teacher and most of my classmates would hate that -_- Also, to do the idea justice, I felt like I'd need more time than I had.
Then my mom had the idea to take three kinds of music that built on each other. I liked that idea, but I still didn't know what to pick...
(The project is due Tuesday by the way. We've had all semester to work on it. Heh.)
I began researching stuff like "music family tree" and "roots of music" and "music genome project". I was coming up blank and getting more frustrated by the second. Finally, I'd had it with the whole thing. I decided to pray. I probably should had done that earlier, but I'm never sure how much time God wants to spend on my petty little academic issues...
Anyway, while I was asking God for suggestions (XD), I got an idea.
"What if I take Classical music, trace that through, like, Stravinsky, and then...I wonder if there's a kind of metal that comes from that..."
I did some research. There is a direct line from Classical, to Neo-Classical (Stravinsky), to Neo-Classical metal.
How. Perfect. Is. That.
I actually kinda screamed for happiness. (No one was home, so it was okay XD) I spent the next two hours completely fascinated and excited about my project. This stuff is so fascinating, people! Oh my gosh! I can't remember the last time I enjoyed school so much! I might do this in my spare time!
I got a little sidetracked with my keyboard, though. I do not play the keyboard, but before long I had "Happy Birthday", "What Child Is This?" and some of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" figured out. I was really excited :D
My dad says I have all this natural music talent. I'm not sure. I don't think I'm particularly gifted, but maybe. *shrug* It's interesting me more and more for sure.
And guess what? I'mma have another ring soon. So yay.
I'm really thrilled about the music lecture. I can't even tell you how excited I am. I'm just really pumped :D :D :D