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Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.

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Ukulele Song – Your choice – I’m Yours + Questions

How is your recording the same and different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions?

 

The first time I listened to my song, I found out that the lyrics and the beat are really fast, so I decided to only play 1 strum per sentence as I would not be able to play the strums on time. The normal song used “classical style” to sing, but I thought that would not work as the real song itself is created by a guitar, at last, I

decided to sing according to the lyrics but not the style. Also, the song used drums but only slow ones, I tried it and thought that it was not entertaining enough so I used a fast drum instead.

How did your music classes prepare you for this assignment?

My music classes were the thing that made me know how to play the ukulele and how strumming works. The most important thing I learnt is how to use GarageBand even though I did not really edit, the drums I think is what made my song sound better. The beats provided is really useful because that prevents me from making it out of time.

iFolio Post – Structures & Forces

How does the natural world affect us? For example, typhoons or gravity

I think the natural has many things to do with us. Out of all of them, I think gravity affects us the most in a research, they say that  (Each year an estimated 646 000 individuals die from falls globally of which over 80% are in low- and middle-income countries.) However, gravity is the thing that prevents us from floating out the earth and is what keeps everything in place, without it we, would be dead because of freezing in space and water will disappear in space too.

Another thing is the tsunami, tsunamis in japan has killed thousands and thousands of people which is a really dangerous

How do we use scientific thinking to learn about the interaction between the natural world and us? Like by doing experiments or in design & construction.

For example, in real life, people blow up mountains to fill the ocean to earn more land.  They would dump the dirt and rocks down the ocean, without it, people will have to somehow use tape to tape it under water

How did you use science? 

 

What did you learn?

I figureded out how width and density affects the strengh

What experiments or tests did you design?

 

Ukulele Submission Amazing grace

Discuss your Ukulele recording. Items to discuss include timing, note accuracy, rhythm accuracy. *

My song choice is Amazing Grace. I did not change the tune of the Ukulele. Time signature is 90 beats per minuits

I think that I could do better playing in time and not to cut it cause cutting makes the sound weird and is very time-consuming. I also think that we have to tune the Ukulele before playing. I also think that making important things stand out is very important, such as making the song and the singing louder as it is more important. I also think that making the beats so better as you could accurately play the song. I think the volume between the notes and the length is very important because it is what helps the smoothness and the fluency. Overall, I think the most important thing is the timing which the beats in the Garageband really is useful.

I think that I could do better playing in time and not to cut it cause cutting makes the sound weird and is very time-consuming.  I also think that we have to tune the Ukulele before playing. I also think that making important things stand out is very important, such as making the song and the singing louder as it is more important. I also think that making the beats os better as you could accurately play the song. I think the volume between the notes and the length is very important because it is what helps the smoothness and the fluency. Overall, I think the most important thing is the timing which the beats in the Garageband really is useful.

Discuss your overall understanding of Garageband and its processes. Items to discuss include editing, timing, arranging, timing, etc. How has your skill at Garageband impacted your song? *

I think I really have to work on understanding how to edit, but I also think it really helps to make the singing and the song match. I think that no one could play the song 100 per cent correct by hand and Garageband is really important as it helps us fix mistake and un-fluency. although I am still learning how to use it and is improving. During the process, I used Garageband to help me put the singing, the trimming and the song together and used it to make the timing better. I found many problems such as playing the song too fast and the beats really come in handy during that time, it really helped me play the song better.