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raecarter
01-20-2011, 11:07 AM
I have a story which I wanted to share. I don't know if you know but I work in a prison which houses foreign nationals so have lots of different cultures and languages to adjust to as best we can. Today I was asked to supervise a music group by a group who specialise in making music with prisoners. I went t here just to observe the group but was asked to play some drums. Not being a drummer I picked up a guitar and started to jam some chords. Two hours later we had had an incredible jam session where music was the only thing that the prisoners shared. Another prisoner turned up who was incredible on guitar and was his African church guutarist. What I'm trying to say is that it was truly enlightening. At one point I looked up and saw everyone in the room in the zone musically it was really amazing to me that with all there problems and aggression and worries they have that we all shared that moment together.

docryf
01-20-2011, 11:33 AM
Thank you for this topic.
I do agree. Before Christmas I attended a Brass Day, in Cambridge, as a Trumpeter.
There was over 100 Brass players with the whole range of brass instruments.
We split into four ensembles and each ensemble practiced two numbers throughout the day.
At the end of the day we gave a concert to a packed audience of relatives and friends.
Each ensemble performed their two concert pieces and then everyone played a March as a massed band at the end. We only had 14 minutes rehearsal for the massed band piece.
With over 50 Trumpets and all the other brass, Trombones, Tubas, Horns etc in a Sports Hall, the sound was incredible.

The point is that there was all ages, all abilities from all walks of life but in just one day we could all put some pieces together and perform a concert.

Music is a true Universal language.;)

Miraclious.

fitncrafty
01-20-2011, 12:26 PM
I have a story which I wanted to share. I don't know if you know but I work in a prison which houses foreign nationals so have lots of different cultures and languages to adjust to as best we can. Today I was asked to supervise a music group by a group who specialise in making music with prisoners. I went t here just to observe the group but was asked to play some drums. Not being a drummer I picked up a guitar and started to jam some chords. Two hours later we had had an incredible jam session where music was the only thing that the prisoners shared. Another prisoner turned up who was incredible on guitar and was his African church guutarist. What I'm trying to say is that it was truly enlightening. At one point I looked up and saw everyone in the room in the zone musically it was really amazing to me that with all there problems and aggression and worries they have that we all shared that moment together.

Great story Rae.. I have seen music do magical and amazing things. It definitely has effect on people in so many ways.