The Nerve Of Some
Have you ever met a group of scientists that don’t know what E=mc^2 means? No.
Have you ever met a group of mathematicians that don’t know the value of pi? No.
Have you ever met a group of professional construction workers that don’t know how to use a power tool? No.
Have you ever met a group of “musicians” that don’t know how to read music? YUP.
MY QUESTION: WHY IS IT THAT SOME “ARTISTS” THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH CLAIMING TO BE MUSICIANS WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING HOW TO READ MUSIC?!?!?!
A class with a prerequisite of knowing how to read graphic notation for sheet music, having past choral ensemble experience, you would ASSUME would attract people who know how to read music with choral experience, correct? This is not the case at Sacramento City College. I told the prof there is no way that I am going to be needlessly frustrated for an entire semester. Today, it took 2 hours to get the class of around 30 people to sing 4 MEASURES of music. SERIOUSLY. F.O.U.R. MEASURES. NO JOKE. THE EASIEST CHORAL PIECE EVER. That’s what I get for signing up for classes that require group efforts and teamwork. I always end up leading, and I’m done being the leader for every dang harmony and section and group that I am a part of. Don’t you read and make sure you understand the requirements of the class you’re enrolling in?!?! I DO! I literally dropped it because of other people!