July 2014 Blog Posts (18)

Teaching Artists in Online Learning - Follow-On Activity #2

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

 

As we wrap up our week of exploration and learning, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the experiences we have had together.  Specifically, I am…

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Added by Aaron Siegel on July 14, 2014 at 4:18pm — 6 Comments

I Didn't Know (Lyrics Only)

(This is one of my most enduring songs but it's also from a very abstract period of my writing and I'm very hesitant about it.  It's just nonsensical at parts and I don't know if most people would understand the point underneath it... And yet I have this lovely violin piece set out for it and I know precisely how the music video goes so..)

Verse 1

I once fell

Into an open sky

I wondered why

It didn’t hurt

And Gravity…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 1:19am — No Comments

I Tried (Lyrics Only)

(LOTS of repetition here.  Maybe too much? There is like negative music for this song right now so it's really up in the air.)

Chorus

Hands reaching

And grasping

And holding

 

Palms sweating

And shaking

And molding

 

Arms bending

Contorting

And hating

 

I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried

 

Eyes closing

And weeping

And…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 1:14am — No Comments

Rising from the Dark (Lyrics Only)

(This is one of my more recent songs, where I've been branching out with different musical styles and such, but I definitely like where it's going. The verses are a little vague maybe?? I'm more used to writing very concrete storyline songs so I guess I'm just out of my comfort zone??)

Verse 1

Here

Here I am

Sipping coffee

And forgetting

Who I am

 

No one

knows my name

I’m not merely…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 1:13am — No Comments

The Monster Inside (Lyrics Only)

(Musical transitions are my big worry for this song, but the lyrics actually feel very solid to me. It's different from my usual and a little edgy I guess. I kind of like it a lot. It speaks to me.)

Verse 1

A growl in the dark

It sounds like you’re about to die

Can you smell the fear

Sharp claws glint under shadow

You start to cry

You can tell it’s here

 

Oh why did you ever leave your home

It’s…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 1:10am — No Comments

Tonight You Are Safe (Lyrics Only)

(Still catching lumps in this one. I fear that it's too vague, but I'm trying to capture that feeling of safety, of having someone there to just listen to you and give you what you need. Thoughts?)

Verse 1

Let me tell you it’s alright

We can make it through the night

Let me stoke you hair and hum a tune

 

Tell me what you need from me

I will give it all gladly

And if you cry, you can cry on…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Average Girl (Lyrics Only)

(This one feels a little more juvenile than I'm used to, but it was the product of a very spontaneous writing session in the middle of classes and just kind of all tumbled out.  Honestly, it's very close to my heart and I feel more than a little affectionate of it.  However, I fear that my affection for it is clouding my ability to look at it critically. Thoughts?)

 

Verse 1

Look around it’s the same old story

Try to stand out, try…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

I Feel The Rain (And Oh How Lovely)

Verse 1

I can’t explain how the pain is

Marching on, marching on away

Now to feel, now to touch

How to touch how to

 

Such sensations on my skin

And my chest is caving in

It feels unreal

But I am here

I am here

I am here

 

Chorus

And for the first time I see sky above me

For the first time I feel the rain

And oh how lovely it feels, how lovely

To feel something…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

I Used to Love You (Lyrics Only)

Chorus

Wow

Freaking out

Freaking out

I used to love you

 

Now

I am spared

The broken heart

Cause I feel nothing

 

And I feel like

I should hate you

I should scream and shout

And break in two

But it turns out

Yeah it turns out

I only used to love you

 

Verse 1

When did we change so much

You aren’t who you used to be

Oh when did…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 12:56am — No Comments

The Way That I Loved You (Lyrics Only)

Verse 1

It was fully dark outside

The moon was new; we were lit by fireflies

The way their light reflected in your eyes

Oh oh oh oh

How could I ever forget

 

Maybe I will find someone new

But I will never love them

The way I loved you

The way I loved you

 

Chorus

We were fireworks

On the Fourth of July

The feel of terrycloth on sand

Our fingers…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments

Stay With Me (Lyrics Only)

(I have the music for this one in my head but I have yet to lay it out on paper or in actual notes or anything. I'm not proficient enough yet. :/)

Verse 1

We’re all that’s in this street tonight

The sun is down but the lights are bright

Because I’m

With you

 

The rain pours down but we can’t care

As long as we walk in a pair

The umbrella

Will cover…

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Added by Alexa Corey on July 13, 2014 at 12:46am — No Comments

Meet Arina

Arina's quick humor and sparkling smile may deceive the casual observer into thinking that she is just a carefree teenager, but those who…

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Added by Hannah Schneider on July 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Meet Darina, Dzhanetta, and Bela

Darina and Dzhanetta rattle away in Kabardian, a local language closely related to the Adyg, the language most prevalently spoken in the Republic of Adygea. The Kabardians and the Adygs are both considered Circassians, a larger ethnic group native to the North Caucasus.  While most Kabardians live in the nearby Republic of…

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Added by Hannah Schneider on July 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Teaching Artists in Online Learning - Follow-On Activity #1

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

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Added by Aaron Siegel on July 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Creating Your Own Version of 'This Little Light of Mine'

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

You will now have the opportunity to create your own arrangement of the song: 'This Little Light of Mine,' with two of…

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Added by Aaron Siegel on July 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 30 Comments

Meet Satinik

Satinik betrays traits of a true performer, prepared at any moment to dazzle an unsuspecting audience.  Satinik was a surprise addition to Music from the Mountains.  It was while recording her classmate, Sasha Fedorov, that Sasha mentioned his talented friend and duet partner, Satinik.  Satinik, who by happenstance had just walked into the classroom, immediately agreed to sing.  …

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Added by Hannah Schneider on July 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Exploring This Little Light of Mine - Soweto Gospel Choir

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

One of the ways for us to learn together online is to explore a work of art together.  Today we are going to listen to a recording of the well known spiritual 'This Little Light of Mine'…

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Added by Aaron Siegel on July 2, 2014 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Welcome to Teaching Artists in Online Learning

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

Watch the video below to meet Facilitator Aaron Siegel from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, who will be leading the work during this project.



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Added by Aaron Siegel on July 2, 2014 at 5:00pm — 27 Comments

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