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Music: Criterion Cii

1.  Listen or watch your peer’s final recording submission. After listening, read their artistic intention and thought process behind their work. How does what you thought align with theirs?
To be honest, I think that we had some pretty similar artistic intentions. Down In The Valley is a country-blue American folk song, and Aston said that he tried to create a rustic feel, which would fit quite nicely. I simply wanted to try to recreate the original feel of the song.

2. What interesting, different, or exciting elements did they use that you would be incorporate into yours next time round?
There’s not too much different from me and Aston’s in my opinion, but if I wanted to change the mood, I would change the tempo. We both had slightly different tempos, changing the overall feel of the song, albeit not by any major scale.

3. Did the context of the song change through their interpretation?
Yes. Had I not read the interpretation, I would have just passed this off as another one of those recordings of Down In The Valley that was made for fun, but after reading it, I noticed a overall feeling that flows through the song.

What I learned in the Investigating and Analysing stage of the Design Cycle

Yes, it’s a very long and boring title, but what could I do? Let’s start!

1. The importance of a good and clear design brief (what, why, whom)
A good and clear design brief is important because if the brief is vague or not explicit, then there may be some problems with people doing the wrong things. For example, if I just told you to “go and make a 360 degree video”, then people may turn in all sorts of stuff, so it makes things more complicated (the rubric I made may have to be adapted for some videos, increasing the workload for me).

2. The importance of preperation
Preparation is essential in almost anything anyone does. Preparation is important because it makes upcoming events so much easier. If you prepare in advance, then you won’t have to deal with the stress of cramming everything in at the last minute. It also helps with designing things, as if you prepare all your materials in advance, then you won’t have to limit yourself to what you have at that point (if you still have anything!)

3. What makes good VR
A good VR is one that is edited properly. For example, a good VR has smooth transitions between scenes, good audio (not too much background noise) and is clearly narrated (if any).

4. When might this be useful
This could be useful when I do Criterion C. During the editing, I could always come back here and make sure I didn’t repeat any mistakes I talked about.

Hope you enjoyed reading, and cya!

Music: Clarinet Assessment

I think I did okay on this one, but I still hate it. Don’t enjoy


1. I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over the first music section. Explain…
I have developed the skills required through practice. Whenever I finish my other homework early (or just have some time leftover), then I attribute it to clarinet practice. Through this, I have improved in playing the clarinet.

2. I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain…
This recording is pretty much my best one as it has the least mistakes out of my 14 recordings. I believe this is as good as I can get as I had practiced for an hour straight before making this recording, and I applied previously learned techniques to try to make this my best.

Dynamics: Some

Articulation Precision: Adequate
Tone Quality: Adequate
Intonation: Adequate
Connection: Adequate