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Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:07 pm
by Sparr0w
I didnt know practicing on a musical instrument was as rigorous as taking advanced physics.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:08 pm
by kn6542
Probably because your ear is ass.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:10 pm
by Sparr0w
maybe, but i think the comparison is so apples and oranges.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:13 pm
by kn6542
Yes, it is.

I always thought that someone who couldn't do math well would have a very hard time analyzing counterpoint, though. And at least with the horn, the level of training is as disciplined and rigorous as that of any competitive athlete or dancer.
The idea that music majors just dick around like a garage band is ignorant, indeed.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:31 pm
by USCtrojan86
Funny enough, I'm pretty terrible at math and I love analyzing and diagramming Bach fugues.

Go figure.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:35 pm
by Demosthenes
maybe, but i think the comparison is so apples and oranges.

That's because you clearly have not practiced a musical skill with any diligence.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:42 pm
by OperaAttorney
kn6542 wrote:Yes, it is.

I always thought that someone who couldn't do math well would have a very hard time analyzing counterpoint, though. And at least with the horn, the level of training is as disciplined and rigorous as that of any competitive athlete or dancer.
The idea that music majors just dick around like a garage band is ignorant, indeed.


Naw, Kn. Math was never my strong point--Bioengineering was such a dumb idea--but I've always excelled at anything Baroque, including counterpoint :). My favorite thing to do, though, is ornament da capo arias.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:55 pm
by kn6542
I dunno. I've always done well at both.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:27 pm
by 06072010
Three hours! That was minimally required in HS, meaning, you could be expelled for putting in less than three hours


This is, of course, SOOOOO the credited response. I put in way more time in music school than in law school - solfeggio, piano, theory, history, regular core classes - all that on top of the relentless practice of your primary instrument. I'd put in 16 hour days, splitting half to the core work and half to the lessons. It's not fun either - all that practice is technical work is tedious and slow.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:19 pm
by steve_nash
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Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:20 pm
by hoffb86
Should have been.... enrolled at Tulane as a vocal jazz major, but backed out last minute when I decided I wasn't comfortable moving to New Orleans.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:31 pm
by green
I have been heavily involved in trumpet for about 12 years now. I ultimately didn't become a major in college, but I still played around 15-20 hours per week. I had my own band for a while and played professionally throughout college, and it was my primary source of income. Music definitely prepares you well for law. It takes cooperation with other musicians as well as an insane amount of discipline. Anyone who hasn't spent 3 hours in a tiny practice room has no idea what they are talking about.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:35 pm
by steve_nash
green wrote:Anyone who hasn't spent 3 hours in a tiny practice room has no idea what they are talking about.

+1.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:41 pm
by lhfan
What do music majors do after graduation? Not everyone can join an orchestra or something since there's so much competition right?

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:58 pm
by bdemon
What do music majors do after graduation? Not everyone can join an orchestra or something since there's so much competition right?

I play the trumpet and have a BM in jazz studies. I have been freelancing since graduating a couple years ago. Teaching, playing jobbing gigs, churches, playing bars and clubs with groups, writing/arranging music. I had a day gig for a while. It's not a great living, but I like the lifestyle and have been able to get by.
As far as I can tell from my cycle, having been a music major and musician did not adversely affect my applications at all, and may have been an asset.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:51 pm
by hoffb86
lhfan wrote:What do music majors do after graduation? Not everyone can join an orchestra or something since there's so much competition right?


they go to law school. 8)

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:58 pm
by lawlover829
count me out :(
I wanted to be a music major tho.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:05 am
by cshanson
MM viola performance from Minnesota. I can imagine the competition for LS is similar in many ways to performance. Crossing my fingers for Chicago.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:31 am
by solidsnake
Was a music composition major at a U.S. conservatory. Came in top 1% 1L year at a mid-tier one LS and just transferred to CCN.

MUSICIANS DO IT TWELVE NOTES AT A TIME.

Re: The official TLS music major thread

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:05 pm
by apeopleshistory
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