Hello everyone! My name is Marisa and I am a freshman and a music therapy major. I hope you enjoy my blog!
I found the pow wow to be incredibly intriguing. When we watched “Pow Wow Trail” in class, I was absolutely fascinated by the beautiful songs of victory, love, and honor. The music they were making had an infectious melody with a constant and powerful rhythmic beat. The idea of the drum being the “heartbeat” and … Continue reading …and that’s a wrap!
Learning about the music from China has probably been the most fun I have had in this class. I loved everything about the music cultures of China! One particular instrument that blew me away was the erhu. The erhu is a vertical, two-stringed bowed instrument. It is also known as the Chinese violin. It is considered to … Continue reading Cool Stuff! (Pt. 4)
I decided to interview my mother, Linda, because she is the reason why I have been playing music since I was a young girl. My father was not a very musical person and was more of a sports kind of guy. He’s the reason why I played about a hundred sports (including golf, which is one … Continue reading Music and Family
After Dr. Weeks’ wonderful presentation, I could not stop thinking about the singing bowl that he played for the class at the end of the day. A singing bowl is a type of bell that is used worldwide for music, relaxation, meditation, and personal well-being. Singing bowls are played by the friction of rubbing a … Continue reading Cool Stuff Pt. 3