Ukulele Submission – Step 3 – Finishing off the song!

Hi!  This is the  final song that I have done on GarageBand called Lavenders Blue:

What my GarageBand looks like:

What is the key to your tune? Time Signature? *
 
The Key of my tune is C major and the time signature is 3/4

 

What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
The notes played in Lavenders Blue consist of quarter notes, eighth notes and half notes. This made the song quick at times and slow at times, the first bar reminded me of a rollercoaster rising up slowly and the second bar speeding down and the last few bars were the rollercoaster travelling up again.

 

Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I think that my notes and rhythm were very accurate due to the fact that I looked at the score sheet of Lavenders Blue and read each and every note and used those notes in my GarageBand project. The same goes for the rhythm, I checked how long the note would last for. For example, if the note I needed to add was a C quarter note then I would have the duration for the C note by a quarter of a second long in GarageBand.

 

How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I listen to the audio of the “Lavenders Blue” song at first to get a grip on how fast the song should be and how it would sound like. I decided to stick with a slow tempo like the original song because if it was too fast, the singing would be harder because I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the song.

 

What skills did you acquire with your use of Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… How did you use these skills throughout the assignment? *
I learned many things in GarageBand. At first, when I was introduced to this app, I have only used it on the iPad which makes using GarageBand on the computer seem much harder. I learned how to insert my own audio and recording it. I also learned how to trim them and add drums to the song. The drums were very interesting as I could customize the types of drums I would like to add and how it would be played!

 

Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
Some challenging things about this assignment were trying to sing on the same note as Lavender Blue. This was hard because some of the notes were low and some very very high which made it hard to sing as I don’t have a very high range of notes I can sing well. Another challenging thing was that when I changed one of the chords to sound better, I would have to change every chord in the song which was very time consuming but it was worth it!

Ukulele Submission – Step 2 – Melody and chords!

In my last post, the chords on my ukulele were off as my ukulele wasn’t tuned in quite a while. The time the chords that I recorded and played are better quality and sound much better! I have also added a different drummer and a better drum sound to carry the whole song!

Hopefully, in the end, this will sound much better from my last audio.

Audio:

Un-Amazing Grace – Errors…fixed!

I was given a task to fix the audio of Amazing Grace. The audio was on GarageBand and I had to fix the notes and the chords to be on beat!

This was the original audio:

 

and this is the fixed audio:

My instrument info for Grade 7

For my music class of 2020, I have decided to play the saxophone as my instrument. I will be learning how to play this instrument starting through these videos:

 

How to open the case and naming the parts:

 

How to put a saxophone together:

 

How to hold a saxophone:

 

How to make a sound on the saxophone:

 

How to disassemble and clean a saxophone:

Exhibition Reflection

Hi everyone!

I have finally finished the exhibition and I feel very relieved since all of the stress is gone. Overall I’m actually very proud of my learning since I learned so much throughout my exhibition. Some of the best things I have learned are the functions of a camera. There are so many functions that caught my eye and I was determined to learn how to use it. At the same time, I didn’t know where the functions were on my camera. I tried to find them but I couldn’t, then my mentor taught me where they were and I started my action (which is taking photos) the next day. If I could do something differently, I would’ve asked my mentor earlier so I could start my action earlier. After everything that I have gone through, I could tell that I can learn things very quickly but it generally takes time to use the learning for actual action. In the end, I can tell that I have successfully done my exhibition and I have persuaded lots of people to help the environment!

中文演講/Chinese Presentation

大家好 Hey Guys,

 

我上個星期做了一個考試, 我們要說明一個應用軟件。 我選了一個應用軟件叫“素描書”。我們要方一些圖片在一個”Google Slides” 裡面。然後要跟大家做一個介紹。我覺得我說的話是大聲的,明確,和可理解。 我選的應用軟件是很容易說明。 但是我說話的時候,看的很緊張,我經常會移動的很多。可是,我現在看的時候,我覺得我做了不錯。

你可以看我的介紹在這裡: (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1NVW4GGNkR1UqXmUCW_wb7GxBxzGTp65T

 

Last week, I did a presentation of an explanation of an app. I chose an app called “Sketch Book.” I added some pictures of my app to a “Google Slide”. Then I had to present it to my class. I think what I said is loud, clear, and understandable. The app I chose is very easy to explain, but when I talk, I look very nervous, I often move a lot. However, when I look at it now, I think I did a good job.

You can see my introduction here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1NVW4GGNkR1UqXmUCW_wb7GxBxzGTp65T

Young Americans Reflection

Hi!

Last week, the Young Americans came to visit CDNIS. We first went to meet everyone and they all had a very funny and nice personality! On the first day, we learned about the dances we were going to perform. The first dance was the opening song, it took a long time for me to remember each step because it was going so fast! The next performance was singing songs, we all were separated into groups and my group was Confetti Hamsters. We sang so many great inspirational songs, I thought these songs were so great because these songs are songs about change and how good things will happen. We also did many other dances and performances, they all showed our talents.

 

My favourite part about this experience was the fact that I worked hard and I put my blood, sweat and tears into this. I was super happy to see my family members watching me perform, that’s what made my experience feel so special. I have improved on my confidence because I had a small speech in front of hundreds of audience. There were some things that were hard though, for example, keeping up with the dance because it was super fast. I overcame that because I practiced a lot during the three days and started to get the hang of it!

 

In the end, I am super glad that I was able to experience this experience!