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General Off-Topic Board / Re: last night i dreamt
« on: November 23, 2004, 01:54:35 PM »
Thanks everyone for this!!!  I needed it today...work sux.

I will make sure to eat something really strange before I hit the hay tonight and get a doozy myself to share...any suggestions on dream inducing foods?

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Thanks, kind of new on the IT terminology and acronyms.

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I'll be at Baylor in the spring, and as a Waco native I second pretty much everything that midjeep says.  To the coffee shop list, I add the soon-to-open Beatnix, which will have free WiFi, a "quiet room" meant for reading and studying, excellent coffee, and a nifty "beat generation" atmosphere.  Disclaimer: my wife is half owner/operator, so I'm biased ;D

Where is this new place going to be?  Definitely sounds like a nice place to study.  This may be a really stupid questions, but what is WiFi? 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any singers out there?
« on: November 23, 2004, 09:33:24 AM »
Yep, those same exact songs...the Grobin song grew on me too.  Kind of scary cause I normally hate those types of songs.

As far as medication is concerned, my voice teacher (who was more of a vocal scientist) always told me to use anything that has Guifenisen (sp.?, phoenetically-gwaifenisun)...it drains the sinuses but does not dry you out.  

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any singers out there?
« on: November 23, 2004, 08:37:28 AM »
I am a reformed opera singer as well!!!  I am singing the Lord's Prayer in B-flat and singing "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban in A-flat.  I have also had a few drinks tonight and found that that helps one's voice a bit as well :).  I am terrified about Saturday, so I will do all of the aforementioned voice tricks...thanks so much!

Also, does anyone know where to get Throat Coat?

I sang those two songs for a friend's wedding this past August.  Not easy to sing when you are not feeling good, but I am sure you know that!  Good luck!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any singers out there?
« on: November 22, 2004, 05:04:54 PM »
I am an opera singer (well, reformed opera singer) and I know exactly what you are going through...the moist towel is very helpful, so is a humidifier.  I always drank hot tea with honey and lemon in it, so that should help...what are you singing?

Oh yeah, Hall's cough drops were ALWAYS in my pocket...ate em like candy. 

Do not take any medication that will dry you out.  That only compounds the problem.

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Operatke, are you a musician who is planning on going to law school? If so, I'm wondering how you ended up going this route. (I come from a family of musicians and very nearly went to a conservatory myself).

This is true - advanced music theory is incredibly hard, and I would argue that it is just as difficult as most law courses. But still, it's also true that a music history survey course is usually pretty easy. Those are generally not designed for music majors and are, let's face it, slack classes.


Never had the pleasure of taking one of those.  I heard they were very easy though, even at Baylor, who is known to have a great music history department.

Good to hear that the theory courses are comparable...I have seen many people quit music because thoery was too difficult, but I never had a huge problem with it. 


Actually, I started my undergrad at Baylor thinking I was only going to use the music scholarship to help pay for school, but I was planning to go to law school.  Then my teachers told me I had a voice that could really make it in opera, so I thought that might be interesting.  After my first year into my MM at SMU I realized I could not eat, sleep, and breath music which is the only way to even have a chance at making it in the opera world.  I finished up there and decided I was going to go back to my original dream...kind of a roundabout way to get there, but I think it helped me in the long run.  Needless to say I am VERY excited about finally getting to go to law school!

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This is true - advanced music theory is incredibly hard, and I would argue that it is just as difficult as most law courses. But still, it's also true that a music history survey course is usually pretty easy. Those are generally not designed for music majors and are, let's face it, slack classes.


Never had the pleasure of taking one of those.  I heard they were very easy though, even at Baylor, who is known to have a great music history department.

Good to hear that the theory courses are comparable...I have seen many people quit music because thoery was too difficult, but I never had a huge problem with it. 


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I did not realize we had our own cafeteria...I may have to get a meal plan then, that would save alot of time.  Do you have any idea how good the cafeteria is there?  I mean in comparison to Penland or Memorial...

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By no means, though, do I expect any aspect of law school to be "easy" (in the sense that, say, an undergraduate survey course on music history is "easy").  Anyone who believs this is likely going to have a very hard time in LS until they reconsider. 

Ok, not upset about the music course comment, those misconceptions are all over, but take it from someone who has a BM and MM, music is by no means easy.  In fact, from what I have heard, a music degree is very similar to a JD in that there is a lot of busywork that requires analytical and reasoning skills(anyone who has taken a music theory course can attest to that). 

The time commitment issue sounds like a breeze compared to what I was doing during my Graduate work.  The reading, rehearsals, teaching, working, and performing almost killed me...and the reading definitely left much to be desired. 

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