This post is not about horn ensemble but I find it very interesting and I would like to share with you.
Psychology of Music is an online course offer by School of Music and College of Education at University of Iowa. The reasons I found this course interesting are 1) it is an online course which I have never experienced before, and 2) I like the course name! So I registered this for my Spring 2017 semester.
All the questions and discussions online have been very interesting but the latest and the most interesting so far that I would like to share is to "Live without any music in our environment for 12 waking hours." and to Keep a brief journal of our experiences during these 12 hours, noting actions that you have to take to avoid having any music in your environment. If it can't be done, note the experiences in your journal.
Many people in the class find this experience remind them how much they appreciate music and find it unavoidable. But I find that it is up to us who choose whether or not to listen to our surrounding.
Anyway, below is my journal and my thought of the experience.
My first reaction to this assignment is I need to have plan ahead. I planned to stay away from music related "activities" such as intentionally listening to music, watching VDO, or practice. The original plan was to do this assignment on January, 29 from 13:30 to 1:30 since I wanted to spend my morning time for practicing and I usually sleep late anyway. But since I woke up at 8:30 and realize that my lip was swollen from ulcer (could not practice), I decided to start the 12 hours from then instead.
What are your thought?