||[Apr. 25th, 2005|06:40 pm]
Girls Who Rock
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Hey! I'm Jenna, 19, from Ohio, where I'm a music major @ Kent State U. I've played violin for 10 years and I'm into lots of different music. I play mostly classical but want to get into jazz, learn to play guitar and trombone, and maybe play in fun experimental band, or maybe get a ska or punk band going. (I'm talking real punk, politically charged with something real to say, not just power chords and "we started making out and she took off my pants!") I also LOVE to sing, even if i sound like a wretch (which, I can say, is only about half the time).
My current musical taste has been influenced by everything from German Lied to Cradle of Filth to the crazy awesomeness of John Coltrane. My current favorites include The Smashing Pumpkins, Brand New, Tool, Beethoven, the sitar, Cradle of Filth, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Schubert, Sublime, Ani DiFranco, Chris Pureka, Miles Davis, Otep, Ginastera, the Miami String Quartet, Josh Bell, Hilary Hahn, cello concerti, piano, Hemmingway's Shotgun, A Perfect Circle, Anger in the Grass, Garbage, Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Amadé Mozart, Tori Amos, Ben Folds Five, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, music by dead composers with long and complicated foreign names, Muse, Weezer, Gustav Holst, NIN, Dream Theater, piano/cello/violin/viola rock, improvisation, Chas Baker's jazz bands, CJO, Mr. Bungle, The Cleveland Orchestra, any and all of those Bachs, Rasputina, The Mediæval Bæbes, Hendrix, G3, Bobby Selvaggio, Mahler, Hindemith, Sainte-Saens, Liszt, Duke Ellington, NIN, the musical stylings of Schmess and Schmenna... (my friend and me) and that's only the beginning. I guess my taste in music is pretty eclectic-I tend to like just about anything that's aurally unique.
Anyway, since music is pretty much my life anyway, I love talking about it, asking questions, giving answers, creating new stuff, and most importantly, meeting people who like to talk about music, too!