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Learning to play percussion well is as hard if not harder than learing to play another instrument.

SandlasJuagas
nrw

I am a percussionist and have recently had someone tell me that percussion is the easiest section in the band to play in. I was very appalled by this and told him that he was dead wrong. For one, percussion covers multiple instruments, including snare, timpani, xylophone, and other auxiliary instruments. Not only do the xylophone and timpani require you to be able to read music in both the treble and base clef, the snare requires you to be able to play complicated rhythms that one would not norm...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The Government Should Not Fund The Arts

Phil
nypuller

The US Government, or any government for that matter, should not be in the business of funding the art industry. For the same reason the government shouldn't fund gas companies or stock brokers, artists should have to prove their worth in the marketplace. Professional artists choose their job like the rest of us (unless you live in a socialistic country). Artists know exactly what the salary and risk is before they choose their profession. The government should not take someone else's hard ea...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Rap music of the "gangsta" variety is degrading our society

Kristallo
clsmooth

I am not in favor of rap music and the gang culture that has emerged hand in hand with it. The true purpose of rap does not seem to be to create anything of beauty but instead to challenge, indeed, to pick a fight with the status quo of American society. In other words, it declares "we [i.e. the rappers] are going to say the most provoking things towards the status quo that we can imagine. What are YOU going to do about it?" While challenging the status quo is true of many forms of music, rap mu...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Middle School Chorus is harder than Middle School band.

jgirl247
maymay43210

Middle School Chorus is harder than Middle School Band because according to most middle school chorus teachers must teach their student musical theory, history, vocal technique, vocal production, choral technique, expressiveness, dynamics, tempo, musical terms, performance, musical literacy, rhythm, pitch, melody, harmony, score study, and analysis. That is lot to learn compared to what band has to learn. This is multi tasking, tempo, musical terms, rhythm, score study, and analysis. Chorus lear...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

1+1=2 and thats about it

clegdor
larif

yes 1+1=2 thats about it RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAULRON PAUL RON PAUL...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Pornography

DoctaSchiz
Scyrone

Pornography is the greatest man-made commodity on earth. Strangers having wild animal sex with each other without any emotional attachment, using each other's bodies as though they have been intimate for years, and all for money...it's the hottest thing since the sun, I think everyone should own porn. It should be a federal law....

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Updated 7 Years Ago

12 hour shifts are better than only 8 hours. and the earth is flat.and i like converse.debate me.

curiousgeorge
ShrimPman

12 hour shifts are better than only 8 hours. and the earth is flat.and i like converse.debate me. it is currently friday at 4 am....

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Poetry Contest

p0wnageness
Xer

I am starting a poetry contest against anyone who wishes to challenge me. The poems can be in any style and topic. The poems must be original and can only be up to 1,000 characters. I will leave my opponent with this: The one who Cowards Is the one who Fails The person who Complains Is the person who Trails The man who Destroys Is the man who Dies But the soul that Embraces Is the soul that Thrives...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Haiku Debate: Beauty

Juvenal
ccstate4peat

This debate is focusing on who can produce the more beautiful haiku, as decided by the voters. I do not want to become involved in a trash-talking Haiku battle. One haiku per round. My first haiku: Droplet Leaves the Bough Ripples Spread Upon the Steam A Beautiful Sound...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

John Lennon's song "Imagine" reflects a bleak existence rather than a socialist utopia.

Bhas
Metz

In the lyrics of his song Lennon asks the listener to imagine a world with "nothing to kill or die for". It is my contention that an existence in which there is nothing we value enough to give our life for or for which we are willing to take the life of another who wishes to deprive us of that which we value is ultimately an unfulfilled life....

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Updated 6 Years Ago