harmonica goes to college
- Subject: harmonica goes to college
- From: Roger A Gonzales <gonz1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 19:31:58 -0800
I had to relay this story just to show that there is a positive side to every situation.
As some of you know, I am a Music Education major at CSU Fresno in Calif. However, my emphasis is in vocal music since there is no harmonica major at the university. I have been on vocal rest for about a little over a semester due to a nodule on my vocal chord. The nodule is slowly going down but I am not able to sing until I am cleared by the doctor. My advisor Dr. March suggested that I might be able to play harmonica in the Jazz B band if the professor OK's it. Well today he did. It happens that Dr. Michael Caldwell came from Chicago where he had a harmonica in a band he was in and also had a harmonica player in one of his ensembles at the college he taught in Chicago.
I am very excited and honored that I will be able to play harmonica in the jazz band. Both chromatic and diatonic. You never know what will happen. Up until this point all I was able to do was play a few selected pieces along with the choir. But I will working 3 days a week on Jazz tunes. I guess I decided to tell you all about this because it will be a great learning experience.
I hope that those of you who are contemplating going back to school, go back!! Play your harmonica in the school, play it well and don`t let anything change your mind. Remember, if you are able to play well enough to go back to school and take a class that will allow you to play in some type of ensemble, don`t forget that you are probably the only one at that school with that skill and knowledge of the harmonica. So play it loud and play it sweet!!!
wish me luck!!!!
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