Discourse Community Analysis

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When I became a musician, I did not realize how emotionally invested I would be in the craft and want to pursue a career in the music industry. It still amazes me how even after nineteen years I still have so much more music techniques, theory, etc. to learn down the road. Being a musician has really brought the need for motivation when it has come to singing solo and in ensembles. Ever since I was a little girl around the age of five music interested me because my whole family could sing and we would all gather around and sing gospel songs to my great grandmother when she would request certain songs. As my interest in music grew I learn to separate my real singing voice from my classical singing voice. Whether I’m singing in either voice,…show more content…
This is not too hard to explain because it’s easy to theorize. Imagine a group of music teachers having goal to prep and prepare their students for a future in music whether it be to teach or to perform. A group of performers have goals to entertain their fans etc. A group of chefs have goal to feed multiple number of people and make sure the food is cooked properly and taste good in order to make a living.. A group of sports athletes have the same goal to win a game or championship to win a ring or some type of recognition and make their fans happy just to give examples. Secondly, a discourse community has mechanisms of intercommunication among their members. This is comprehendible because the concept of “communication” is something we as humans do today. We communicate by way of cellular devices we text, we write letters and papers, we receive and respond to them, we have get-togethers and group chats. We musicians communicate by way of email or we casually chat in…show more content…
This simply refers to the jargon specific and often unique to a community but also required by the members of that community for intercommunication. Being that there are music class that non music majors can take it is very prevalent that some language used in these classes are foreign to a non-music major. One day in Music Theory class the words staves, lines, stanzas, fermata, etc. where use and were foreign to the non-music majors so we had to “dumb” the vocabulary down so the other members of the class could understand what was being talked about in the score of the

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