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The seventh must fall !
August 2, 2008, 1:00 pm
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Anyone that has taken at least one music harmony class, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I’m finally making progress in piano theory as I’m taking Grade 4 (Intermediate) Harmony and History this summer. Yes, everyone drones on about having to go to school everyday and the fact that we spend about 4 hours doing homework (for those who actually do it), but I rather like it. I’ve made big improvements in basic harmony progressions, which makes me wonder why I didn’t pay more attention to it back in Grade 3. How I dreaded those dominants sevenths and now there’s the leading note seventh chord and secondary dominants. All the effort spent on doing homework at Robarts have really made me get a better grasp of these basic resolutions. I find Grade 4 history more concentrated on analzying the actual pieces rather than learning the biography of the composers. Definitely much more exciting since I get to really listen to different aspects of the piece. When I stepped foot into those classrooms, the thing that immediately that caught my attention was how the teachers had a starking similarity to other teachers I know. Continue reading

Old School Pop Bands
February 14, 2008, 6:27 am
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It wasn’t until yesterday in English class, when I borrowed Natasha’s ipod, did I realize just how much I missed old school pop music. Strangely, she had loaded up lots of backstreet boys music. Apparently, backstreet boys already have a new album out. This just shows how little I’ve followed up on them and the rest of those boy bands I used to sing to as a ‘little girl”. Back in the day when everyone was crazy about Spice Girls, Backstreeet Boys, O’Town, N’Sync, Wave, Sugar Jones, and etc. Feeling nostalgic and what not, I dug up some of those music in my hard drive and started watching music videos of them on youtube. I must say, I miss some of those bands. All thanks to Natasha I’ll probably indulging myself in some old school music for the next few weeks. Continue reading

November 26, 2007, 1:32 am
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Ever since I looked up “Those who fight” on youtube, I just can’t get enough of that song. Now I completely want to neglect the other songs that I’m practicing on the piano and just work at this one. Thanks a lot Ryan, now I feel addicted. I haven’t dwelled into that gamer side of me for a long time.

Gaming song + piano = an “uber” excited Yi-Min who will plough through learning the song. Continue reading

November 24, 2007, 3:31 am
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One of my favourite songs from Jay Chou, 不能说的秘密(a secret cannot be told). Personally, I liked the movie, I blame all the piano playing in it since I’m really into it myself. Without further rambling…click more for the lyrics.

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