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Reflective Essay

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It is very important for me to say I absolutely enjoy music and learning about their different roots and where they each originate from. Initiating this course I can say I over estimated myself with how well my grades would be. As time passed, I realized it was going to a little harder than I thought because many of the topics covered were completely new information for me. There were some of which I consider my favorite and others that weren’t so appealing. However, in the process of obtaining the best grade possible in this course there were several of the traditional values that are published by Alvernia University that helped me transform as a person and accepted the fact that failure is ...view middle of the document...

However, putting this to practice helped me become more confident individual.
Although I have believed that all the information I have learned in this course are very valuable, I don’t believe I had any personal transformation. Personal transformation is based on developing a different way you look at things and the change of personal character. Studying music is not something I consider my forte. I never imaged myself studying music notes and being able to interpret what they mean. It was very difficult to identify the different types of sounds that follow each note. I like all types of music but I enjoy most music that relates to my culture. Within the course there were a multiple of music pieces that I barely understood because of the language. I believe I would have had a better connection if the music were in English or Spanish. Some of the music pieces that we studied were in German, and Italian. I would have been more entertained with the course if we had studied international music from different countries. It’s always interesting to learn about different music and cultures and what makes them who they are. It would be nice to bring all types of music into the course because music brings people together.
What was very respectful during the entire music course was the level of maturity when it involved different students presenting or paying to attention to one another. There was positive body language given by each of the students in the course. For example, we always faced people and made eye contact with one another especially during presentations. Also we turned our whole body towards the person speaking which was even better because it showed we were actively listening to what the person had to say. We also showed a lot of respect when it came to paying attention and not falling asleep during class. Not only did we respect one another we also showed a lot of respect to our professor. Our classmates were very well mannered...

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