Taking the Plunge

After much thought, I have come to the decision that I am going to minor in Music. I figured that I would go with a minor because I want to become a history teacher and I don’t want my entire future to be riding on my ability to play an instrument. There is also the fact that I will be able to enjoy my musical study more knowing that I have other irons in the fire.

Why music? Well… I have a burning desire to study music. Not just study, I also want to play it and get to know many other people who are like minded. For people who play sports, there are any numbers of options for them to get involved with other students in college with similar interests. Whether they are involved in NCAA sports teams or just intramural activities, they have plenty of ways to enjoy their passion in a university setting. They will meet plenty of friends because of the variety of options they are given. So why can’t I find the same thing through a music program? Well I can. There is no reason that I would have any problem finding a group of like minded people much like the people who play sports, act in drama programs, or pray in small devotion groups.

To achieve my goal I am committing to studying music in all the ways that I know possible. I am splitting my time up between practicing piano, sight reading music, chord theory, neck theory, metronome practice, classical guitar, jazz standards, ear training, various techniques, and listening to as many albums as I can get my hands on. Yes it will be a lot of work. However, it will be more than worth it to get one step closer to realizing my dream within a college setting.

I wouldn’t have to work on music in school to be the musician that I want to be. Still, I want to do it. I must admit that I “commit” to many projects which never quite get finished. In spite of this, I will be spending time every day working closer to a dream that has been said to be far-fetched; hopeless even. I welcome the challenge and am looking forward to the great effort that will be necessary to manifest this dream.

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Preface to a Dream

My name is Trey and I wanted to chronicle my progress in all things music and writing as I walk down this excited street of passion. I have some definite goals along this path, but for right now we’ll just stick with my desire to get into a music program at a university. I felt that a blog would be the best way to share my endeavors with like-minded people.


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
― John Lennon

I’m sure that the constant rants and raving criticism of my personal life may not be worth reading. However, I will let literary Darwinism determine whether this blog succeeds or fails.

The rest of the time I will be filling you in on life at the community college, my opinions on what goes on in the music world, things that I find interesting, anything that I may feel like writing including short stories, poetry, or non-fiction. As well as progress that I make recording music, and even songs that I get completed. I will also teach any discoveries that I may make filming, editing, and otherwise producing videos for my YouTube channel.

 

 

Relocation

I had a blog going for a little while that was on Blogger.com but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the way it looked or felt. I hope to get this blog running so that I can send forth my latest musings on all the things that I pursue with the foolishness of my youth.