My Grades for thos that care :P

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  1. ashlar

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    OK, so ... after stressing out for months about my grades and finals, here’s the final score...

    Selected Topics in English
    Rhetoric and Poetics : B+
    Seminar In Creative Nonfiction : A
    Class Piano I : A
    Music Theory I : B


    Deans List again.

    *hops around like a pixie on ecstasy*
     
  2. B_RoysToy

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    Of course, we care, Ash -- thanks for the sharing! We're proud of our fellow large member in more ways than one!;)

    Luke
     
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    Congrats on the grades dude. I was just talking to bb about mine. Out of 7 classes I still only have 3 posted...and I was finished with finals last Tuesday.
     
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    Congrats, Ash... <evil grin with interior motives> I could help you bring up that grade in Music Theory, though. Need some private instruction from a guy who aced Music Theory I, II, III, and IV, plus Form and Analysis of 20th Century Music???
     
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    Good job, Ash!
     
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    Good looks, Hung and smart to boot, what more could one ask for??
     
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    A date, maybe?
     
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    Congratulations! Sounds like some of the quarter schedules I took, and I know how demanding they were.
     
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    Congrats on the grades. I passed out of a lot of my Music Theory classes (no, I wasn't passed out during them LOL) and was exempted out off all the Aural Skills/Ear Training because of my perfect pitch. I always saw it as a waste of time. The thing about Music Theory is that you'll never use it again unless you're going to be a composer--I've never once analyzed a piece of music since I was out of all the music classes.

    Have a great time on your Christmas break--and again, good job!
     
  10. DC_DEEP

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    Well, I have done some arranging - and the theory is essential. I also find that I use it in performance; not in the sense of analyzing harmonic structure on paper, but understanding the piece I am playing. Jazz and contemporary music require a thorough understanding of theory behind them. People also told me I would never use algebra once I was out of class, but it actually does come in handy when I calculate how many board-feet of lumber I need to build a fence or how much fill dirt I need to do landscaping in my yard or how many gallons of paint I need to buy to cover a given number of square feet of walls...
     
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    judging by your posts - i would expect nothing less.
     
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    Guess I would count as someone who "doesn't care." Thanks anyway.
     
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    Thanks guys :) Yall are the bestestest. I actually HAVE to take the theory classes for my Minor in music. I only one have one more to take and then I'll be finished. YAY!
     
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    Then why'd you bother reading it all?

    Whatta Jack hole. :p
     
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    WTG guy! Looks like it's worth all that effort.

    *dodges flying pest in room*
    *gets out fly swatter*
     
  16. prepstudinsc

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    Arranging is in the same league as composing, so yes, you'd need to know not only basic music theory but things like form and analysis. Keyboard players have it much easier in theory, though, because they are constantly playing chord structures of some sort, while orchestral players and singers are only getting one line. It's harder to think about the big picture when you are used to only being a part of a whole. Keyboard players can usually look at the big picture because they have to play solo works, the music outlines not only the form or the work, but the chordal/tonal structure. I think that is why as an organist theory was a breeze for me. When we first started theory and did chord analysis, I had done some of it in my music lessons before, but it all made perfect sense to me because of all the Bach I had played. Hymns were great excercises in basic chord analysis, too, because they are all so tonally simple--rarely is there going to be anything much more than a I IV V and maybe a vi and a ii, and sometimes and aug. vi for some variation and color. Because I was used to that way of thinking, I whizzed right through it, but people who were not used to thinking in terms of more than their line, it did make it difficult for them. That's why I always suggest piano as the first instrument someone learns, then take another instrument.
     
  17. ashlar

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    Yeah, taking piano at the same time really helped. I'd learn about playing all the chords and variants and then when it came up in theory class it made much more sense.
     
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    Eh congratulations! :)
    Keep up the good work.
     
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    Merci :)

    If I keep this up I might get to graduate with honors. *hops*
     
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    Aw, that's tremedous. I knew you were Dean's List material!

    Understanding basic music theory has added to my appreciation of music in general for many years. Believe me, you won't regret it. Now enjoy a well deserved break and have some mad fun!
     
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