Aj Rafael Homework Help
Hooray! It’s midterm season! I’m sure all of you are little bags of anxiety and stress. You’re all probably up late studying for your next exam or writing your paper that’s due at midnight, and you just started on it.
I know midterms are stressful, believe me. Just last week I procrastinated to the last minute on a seven page paper with seven scholarly references. My body absolutely hated me for it. I got little sleep within those 24 hours of stress and caffeine, but it felt good to finally turn that paper in. You can trust me when I say I am right there with you guys.
This week I don’t come here with advice on how to survive midterm season. I’m sure you all have your ways and practices. You don’t need to hear me tell you how to do things when you probably have shit down to a science.
What I do have is a set of music videos I highly recommend playing in the background as you study/write, freak out, drink coffee, and study/write some more.
I know when I write or study, I cannot listen to music with any kind of voice singing because I start to focus on the voice more than my work. I do want to listen to something because I know music helps with concentration. This is why I listen to instrumental music. There are no words, but I still get the boost of concentration and feeling like I have a goal to accomplish.
My favorite instrumental music I listen to is a couple of videos made by my favorite YouTube artist AJ Rafael.
AJ’s music is very chill and relaxing by itself, but these videos are even more relaxing because it’s purely piano.
The first video, Homework Piano Medley (perfect title right?), is a medley of his entire album Red Roses. I adore this album, so hearing it on piano is a real treat. The second video is a Disney song medley. Even if you aren’t familiar with AJ’s work, I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to your favorite Disney tunes set to piano.
I have a playlist of these two songs on my YouTube account just so I can listen to these songs on repeat. It really gets me into the studying mood. I’ll leave the videos below, so you can start listening to these songs ASAP. Then you can start smashing through this midterm season!
I hope these videos help you conquer your midterms as much as they’ve helped me! xX
Reigning from Moreno Valley, California, Arthur Joseph, otherwise known as, “AJ” Rafael has grown up all around music. His journey into music started at the age of four when he explored the play the piano, an influence from his father who passed away when AJ was nine years old. An inspiration to AJ, little did he know music would be a big part of his life.
AJ Rafael began his singing career in the summer of 2004 when he wrote his first song, “How’s San Diego Pauli”. The following year in 2005, he had his first show where he gained the respect of local bands in Moreno Valley, his hometown. He began to play in local cities in which he had the opportunity to discover and learn more about the music industry. Later that year, AJ produced and recorded his first own album in his garage and was released by the end of 2005. With the help of MySpace.com, AJ showcased his new songs to his friends and fans. In 2006, AJ was proud to start the MoVal Concert Chorale (MVCC), a choir which he founded and is currently directing. Through MVCC, AJ created the movement: Music Speaks. Music Speaks is a benefit show that supports families with Autism and contributes to the world renowned organization Autism Speaks. AJ began to perform in places out of Southern California starting in 2008, nationally and internationally.
AJ has performed throughout the United States at school venues and major theatre venues. AJ has had the opportunity to perform in other countries such as Australia, Canada, Austria and the Philippines. Wherever he goes AJ thoroughly enjoys indulging and expressing the art of music to people all throughout the world.
AJ Rafael has become one of the top musicians with the largest social networks online. AJ has used social media as his vehicle to spread his music with over 700,000 subscribers, has reached 140 million views on YouTube, over 410,000 Facebook fans, 155,000 on Instagram and 185,000 followers on Twitter. His fans have shown their true influence when AJ’s “Red Roses” album was released in June 2011 in US stores nationwide and digitally on iTunes, charting in the Top 10 Pop albums and #13 on Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart.
AJ today performs with the “AJ Rafael Band”, his full, live band, consisting of Chad Manalo on the bass guitar, Andrew Rhim on the guitar, Eric Kern on the drums and AJ himself on the keys. The band brings forth a new sound that AJ Rafael is proud to express to the audience heard today in his latest album titled, “Red Roses.”
“I was born to play music. I grew up to live for music. I have learned to breathe music. I already feel successful in a sense that I have touched someone else’s heart with my music. I only hope to inspire more people to have music in their lives: that’s all it’s about. Popularity, money, attention, I mean all of that’s nice (not that I get much of it), but that’s all temporary… music is FOREVER.” –AJ Rafael.