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breakingamber
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percussion is the most important section in a band

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Started: 11/14/2015 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Tmurdock

Pro

I will keep it simple.
Rules:
1. respect
2. use actual sources
3. stick to round layout
4. provide votes on why you should win
5. have fun
6. Break of any rule results in forfeit of all points to me

rounds:
1- acceptance, thanks to, what you aim to prove
2- opening statements
3- questions
4- answers
5- rebuttals, closing remarks, and voters

I accept and I want to thank my future opponent for the test. I aim to prove that percussion is the most important section in band and why people should agree with me. With that let the debate begin!
breakingamber

Con

I am in the perc. section, and I do think that percussion is important. Whatever. Let's do this thing!
Thanks to ChinkaChonka. He/she (I can't tell! He has your profile pic!). He gave me so many good debate techniques... well.
I have to prove that percussion is not the most important section of the band right? Yup, I am.
Debate Round No. 1
Tmurdock

Pro

Tmurdock forfeited this round.
breakingamber

Con

Yay! I can finally post my argument now after many weeks of waiting...

Argument 1: Conductor.
The conductor of a band is the person responsible for keeping the band on track. He waves his baton around to keep the beat. Percussion just follows the conductor. While it is true that the loud noise that the percussion section makes helps the rest of the band stay on beat, even the percussion section strays sometimes. This can actually harm the rest of the band. In a well-trained band, all the musicians look at the conductor periodically to keep themselves on beat, and the percussion becomes unnessecary.

Argument 2: Loudness.
The main elements of the percussion section are as follows:
  • Snare drum
  • Bass drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • (usually but not always) Timpani
All of these instruments are extremely loud. This can block out the sound of other instruments, especially the quiet ones (flute, french horn, tuba)

The two arguments above state that not only may percussion be unnessecary, but it may even be harmful to the band. However, I think I have made my point.

I wait for my opponent to post his argument.
Debate Round No. 2
Tmurdock

Pro

Tmurdock forfeited this round.
breakingamber

Con

To prevent the forfeit glitch
Debate Round No. 3
Tmurdock

Pro

No questions to answer
breakingamber

Con

breakingamber forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Tmurdock

Pro

Tmurdock forfeited this round.
breakingamber

Con

Tmurdock, I am going to kill you in my Dec. FunFact debate.
I was the only one to post arguments! I was the only one that didn't forfeit all 4 rounds!!!
I win!!!!!!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by breakingamber 1 year ago
breakingamber
what do you mean when you say, "No questions to answer" ?
Posted by breakingamber 1 year ago
breakingamber
I feel your pain
Posted by Tmurdock 1 year ago
Tmurdock
Why does this always happen?
Posted by Rachelle1625 1 year ago
Rachelle1625
If you are talking about Percussion as in drums I honestly think so in Marching Band. But it isn't really needed in concert band.
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