Criteria Cii

Name of Peer *


Song Choice *

Amazing Grace

Blog Post Link *


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? *

He started off very strong but after a few seconds you can hear Kashing voice clearly in the recording and other sounds. During the recording, he stopped many time to play the ukulele and sing. His singing matched the notes of the ukulele.

What interesting, different, or exciting elements did they use that you would be incorporate into yours next time round? *

His singing match the notes very will and he used a litter strum than the one I did. I think that these things make the song sound very calm and peaceful. He also use a soft voice that made the song calmer and more peaceful.

Did the context of the song change through their interpretation?

His song overall had a very calm tone and it made it sound very peaceful. I think that he did a great job at doing this.

UKULELE Criteria Ai, Aiii, Ci

Through the process of learning Ukulele skills and working through Garageband I learned musical terms/definitions. Discuss.*

While playing the ukulele I learned how to strumming and picking. They are both very useful techniques because playing the song included both of these skills. I had learn know where my fingers should go to play the notes. I tried to do the whole song in one go when I was practicing so that I would be confident when I did the recording. I didn’t do well in this which is my I didn’t everything in small part in Garageband so I don’t play any wrong notes.

How were your decisions on your final arrangement informed by the formative unit work? *

I added strumming to match each beat and with the right notes so it would make it sound better. When practicing on my ukulele I was always using a metronome to make sure I wasn’t playing too fast or too slow. This helped a lot when I was recording because I could make the timing right.

Music is communication, music is compromise, music requires discipline, music means collaboration. Discuss in relation to your work. *

I think that music is communication because different songs have different meaning and music can make you feel a different way. Music requires discipline because you will not be able to play it perfectly on your first try so you have to practice to make it the best you can do. I played my song at a slower pace so it make you feel calm when you hear it.

I had a strong artistic direction for my final musical audio recording. Discuss. *

I think my direction for the song was calm, it carried a very soothing tone. I also think this because I played it in a smooth tone, that was not to strong, violent or rushed, I was smoothly played the note so it made it calm.

I enjoyed this unit very much. My favourite parts were…
Being able to learn and practice the ukulele and and also getting to play many different songs with it. I got to choose what songs I want to play and could switch songs when I got stuck on it. This also lets me challenge myself when I got better at the ukulele or play something easy when I want a break.  I chose Amazing Grace because it wasn’t as challenging and I had trouble playing the others songs.
After completing this unit I think that there could be improvements. I feel…
I feel I could improve my strumming and keeping the time. I think this because I didn’t play everything in one try and editing the song made sound a little off time and a few more effect on the song. In some parts my strumming didn’t match the notes so it would sound a bit off and a little bit rushed.

Criteria Bi, Bii (Alto Saxophone #29 Go For Excellence)

Criteria Bi, Bii

Grade yourself with Mr. O’Toole’s rubric and then respond to the statements and post these to your blog. You should automatically get a copy of your responses sent to you!
Your email address ( was recorded when you submitted this form.


i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied


ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Grade yourself here! *
Note Accuracy
Rhythm Accuracy
Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Articulation Precision
Tone Quality
Performance Skills – Percussion
Evenness of Stroke
Approach to Melody
Performance Skills – Bass
Evenness of Notes
Lack of Buzz

Now respond to these statements…

I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over the first music section. Explain… *
I have learned how to play everything to the beat of the metronome, I can now play all the notes at the right time. I also developed the skill of how to play the saxophone notes and how to breath in the middle of a piece. These skills can help me when I play the saxophone because with these skills I could play on the right time so that i could get ahead or fall behind, play the night notes and breath in middle of the piece so that I could play longer pieces. These skills will improve my saxophone skills.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
I practiced this piece many times so I could play it the best I can. This way I won’t play the wrong notes. Practicing the piece also improved my timing, it helps me
make sure that i play all the note on time and don’t go too fast or too slow. These skills can help me play the piece at the best I can.


What real world application(for the Geo skills) can we use from this unit?

we could use the mapping skills we learned to find different places, we could also use the the atlas to learn about different places.

How and when can these skills be useful?

mapping skills are useful when you want to find place and how to get there, atlas are important when you want to learn about a place without being there.


My Utopian Community

In my utopian community people will be provided with food and water everyday. There will also be a house for everyone to live in. Everyone on the community will be safe. People in my community will live happily, on week days kids will go to school and adults will go to work, at the end of the day families will eat together. On the weekends, kids and adults can take a break for their work and have fun together. The community is a democracy, the government will make a law but everyone has to agree that it should be a law. If someone breaks the law, that person will be in solitude for a few days depending on the law they broke. families in the community will live together happily, the family will help the members of the family with emotions. People in the family can keep secrets but would share things that they did wrong or something they are proud of. the family will be neither matriarchal or patriarchal but have everyone in the family help each other. each family could have 0-4 children. The children can be born at any time and can be any gender. The families could only have up to 4 children because the community must have food and water for everyone. The family can have 0-4 pets in there house. There will be no pollution in the community, everyone will be on bike instead of cars, the wastes will also be recycled into new objects. There will also be mountains for people to hike. There will be seasons but people won’t get harmed from them. No one will die in the winter or have anything destroyed.  My utopian community will live happily, everyone live in a fair and clean community.

My Instrument Info for Grade 7

I am choosing to play the saxophone. The main reason i’m playing the saxophone is because i played it before and i like it.

You clean the saxophone be getting a cloth and pull it through the saxophone. you also use a cloth to wipe the insides of the saxophone

the saxophone comes in 3 parts and you just connect the pieces and but on a reed.

to play the saxophone, first u blow into the mouth pieces and press some keys and then change the keys when you want to change notes.