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  • Music never really bothered me that much when I was younger, because it was just something which was always playing in the background. But as I grew older, music began to play a bigger part in my life, as it got more involved with my culture. When it was the last few years of my primary school, my head teacher told me I was good at music, and so I started playing the trumpet. Although the path was a bit rough to begin with, and I wanted to give up, my head teacher made me determined to carry on. Playing the trumpet influenced me to start teaching myself to play other instruments like guitar, drums and also bass. The more confident I got in playing, the better I got at playing, and music became part of my life.
  • Bradley Fisher

    1. 1. Music and Me By Bradley Fisher
    2. 2. Starting Off <ul><li>Started in Year 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Felt like giving up, as it became hard to fit in with exams and other school work </li></ul><ul><li>Grew into self teaching in other instruments and progressing in Grades. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Music in School <ul><li>Mainly played within school, and began to play in many bands. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped out many new students who started to play. </li></ul><ul><li>Brass Band, Junior Brass Band, Jazz Band, School Orchestra, Soul Band </li></ul><ul><li>Culture started to change, and became more confident </li></ul><ul><li>Toured Italy and Barcelona with School Orchestra </li></ul>
    4. 4. Music and Group Identity <ul><li>Fitting in with other groups, changed my group identity, and I started to belong to many different groups within the music department. </li></ul><ul><li>Dimbleby and Burton’s Theory applies </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Nerdy’ ‘Un-cool’ </li></ul><ul><li>Lowering Self Esteem </li></ul>
    5. 5. How Music Became my Cultural Practice <ul><li>Every day playing trumpet in lesson and even coming out of other lessons to have 1 on 1 lessons towards grades. </li></ul><ul><li>Became a bigger part of my life, being a lot of concerts and performing to audience’s </li></ul><ul><li>Played in band 3/5 days a week at lunch times and after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Use my iPod all of the time. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Higher Or Lower Culture? <ul><li>‘ Trumpet playing is a much higher cultural practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>200 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>‘ RnB and Pop Music is a lower culture’ </li></ul><ul><li>Many people see might see me as a higher cultural person as I play the trumpet, although I do not as I still have a working class life. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Values <ul><li>‘ Uncool’ </li></ul><ul><li>Where as an Electric guitar/drums seems ‘cool’ </li></ul><ul><li>Could lower someone's self esteem when they are not with anyone else who plays an instrument. As they may feel as if they don’t fit in with the crowd. </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence Issues </li></ul>
    8. 8. Times are Changing? <ul><li>Although recently Orchestra’s have been more noticed around the different cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Trumpet has been involved in several modern songs. </li></ul><ul><li>Metallica’s Symphony concert </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of Brass instruments are changing. </li></ul>‘ It’s Just Me’ – Escape the fate is a good example of where a trumpet can be used even in a rock song, as they use the trumpet to add in empty parts of the song, using the same notes each time and it is just repeated. Here is Metallica with the Symphony
    9. 9. How music has changed my identity