So I’ve now been up here in Auckland for nearly five weeks now! Four weeks into the course and it’s going awesomely. There’s 20 of us I think in the class and I have to say, they’re a great bunch! Everyone’s super nice and hugely talented. It’s been full on from the word go though, with assignments and performances due all over the place already, so let’s just say I’m keeping busy :P I’m learning so much new stuff about music, being challenged with my songwriting, as well as performance, arrangement, group work, improv, pretty much everything to do with music theory and performance! I get individual piano lessons each week as part of one of my papers which is so good too.
Life in University Hall is pretty great. I’m on 7th floor and what can I say, it’s the best floor :D I’ve made so many new friends and experienced all sorts of crazy things so far. The first morning at the hall we were woken at 5:30am and sent to the gym…. Good times.
I’m back in Nelson over the Easter break. Yay! Very exciting to go home. Never really experienced real homesickness until moving up here. So I cannot wait to see my family and my home again! It took a few weeks in Auckland before I remembered to spend some time relaxing and taking a breather. Uni life is hectic.
So anyway I’m posting a new song on soundcloud and it is! It was part of the first module of MUS 180, our songwriting class. One had to be a narrative song in AAA form (only verses, no chorus). It was quite challenging! The other had to be about someone we admire (and had other specific criteria like time signature, tempo, etc). So yeah!
Hope you like it!