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LAST DAY OF CLASS!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Apr 9, 2009.


  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    WWOOOO!!! What a long haul! Been up till 3am every night for the past two weeks doing work, and woke up at 7. **** my life. But it's all almost done!

    Today's the last day of ACTUAL class.
    Next week is jury week.
    The week after is exam week
    The week after is performance week.
     
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    what degree are you pursuing?
     
  3. Absentia

    Absentia

    Feb 25, 2009
    whee spring break for the school I work at, no kids or teachers, no one to get in my way so I can actually get some work done whahoo.
     
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Mark, you have no class! :ninja:
     
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I'm pursing a "bachelor of contemporary music" degree in Bass performance.

    So technically it's jazz. haha
     
  6. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    I wish you no fail! keep us informed!
     
  7. JQ1986

    JQ1986

    Oct 30, 2008
    Rice Lake, WI
    Lucky, I just started classes on Monday:(. But good luck!
     
  8. XtreO

    XtreO

    Jan 2, 2008
    Norway
    What is jury week and performance week?

    And I think Jhon Turner reads Dan Brown.
     
  9. Fontaine

    Fontaine

    Apr 27, 2006
    Yes this semester flew by! but it sucked hard...I wish you good luck, and I hope I do good on exams myself.

    1 year left..... hopefully:eek::bawl:
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, god no. i read about a paragraph of "davinci code" and about hurled. the dude massacres the english language. it's like he dropped out of school in the 5th grade.

    btw, what gave you that idea? :)
     
  11. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    I still have 3 weeks left :meh:.

    I graduate on the 8th though :bassist:
     
  12. /high-five

    I graduate this year, too!
     
  13. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    Best of luck, Mark.
     
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Wow, I didn't know you were still in school. Do you do all your posting on TB during recess?

    -Mike
     
  15. Congratulations, failmaster!
     
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Generally.
     
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    So yea, anyway.

    We technically have 3 weeks left, but NO more classes.

    And to whoever asked...

    Juries for music students are the following. each instrument is SLIGHTLY different. Here's the Bass Jury.

    1) Assemble a band (Or if you're daring, do it solo) you can also play along with an Abersold Track.
    2) Learn the Repertoire which consists of 17 jazz standards, three choice tunes (Doesn't have to be jazz) and one etude, which shows your technical ability.
    3) For the rep, you MUST be able to play the melody (the head) solo, and walk over the changes.
    4) Everything (aside the etude) MUST be memorized.
    5) The jury is when you go into a classroom, infront of a panel of bass players. (Mine consisted of Mike Downes, Pat Kilbride, Neil Swainson, Vaughan Misner, and Will Jarvis, for any of you Toronto guys...)
    6) Mike Downes (Dept. Head) Will ask you to play. You HAVE to play your etude and a choice tune, but he will only ask for about 2 or 3 choice tunes.

    Let me tell you, It's stressful as HELL!

    EDIT: I forgot to add, this year we have to do a song in oddtime. My song is "Have you met miss jones" in 5/4
     
  18. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    That does sound stressful. Glad it is you and not me ;)
     
  19. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Already? I thought I got out early. Two days of class left, then just 3 finals over the course of a week standing between my and a Bachelors of Science. Then only another year between me and my Masters. Gotta love the shortcut route.
     
  20. I wish you no fail.

    Congrats!
     

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