Ukulele Your Choice – Finished Song – I don’t know my name

Since my song refused to go onto this blog post I have the recording on my drive. Here is the link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NJpTJgxSHpcGh0Crxpp8EOYCFS-0Ss3S

Here is also a link to my photo as well.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NJpTJgxSHpcGh0Crxpp8EOYCFS-0Ss3S

Here are the questions and answers to my google form.

Question: How is you’r recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this?

Answer: My recording is the same as my original song, because is has the same strumming pattern. It has the strumming patter which goes down, down, up, up, down, up. I chose to do it this way, because if I had done a different strumming patten, It would change the beat of the song and I would have to sing differently, therefor I thought to try and make it sound as similar as possible so it wouldn’t have sounded like another song.

Question: How is you’r recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions?

Answer: My recording is different from my original song, because as the song goes on, the speed of her singing increases. Although I didn’t do that, because I just wanted my speed of my whole song to be at the same paste. I chose to do this because I felt as if I increased the speed, then my singing would also have to get faster and faster, and that’s something thats hard for my voice to control.

Question: Ukulele Skills (if you did this yourself)

Answer: I gained independence and time management. I gained independence because I did this entire project by myself. This helped me learn how to use GarageBand and learning about the notes. I gained a lot of time management, because I had to make sure that I had a limit to how much work I had to do per day. Therefor, I would have had to work up to a specific point in my song, which would help me so I wouldn’t get behind on the work. These skills would help me later on in the future because I’ve learned that I can do this, and that If I buckle down and work, then I will be able to do it. These were the skills that I have gained during this time.

Question: Garage-band editing – digital instrument, drum use…

Answer: I used the drum during some parts of the song, although when some of the tension fell, where it was only the chords, then I would get rid of the drums so then it wouldn’t have that same beat. Since the beat continue’s during the song and it repeats, I could just copy and paste the chords to the next part of the song. I also had to cut out the drums in different parts of the song, where the music goes “I am lost, trying to get found, in an ocean of, people, please don’t ask me any questions there wont be a valid answer” Is when I had to cut out the drums because I was doing my best to attempt to make sound like the original song as possible.

Question: Time management for your project…

Answer: Time management was a key that really helped me during this project, because unlike my last song, “Donkey Riding” I didn’t know how to use GarageBand, therefor I just did the whole project last minute. Although I wanted to change, as in working on the project and staying on time with it, meaning not doing it all last minute. Time management helped me to remember specific things that I was required to do in order to not fall behind. For example: I had to finish the chords on a specific day so I wouldn’t fall behind. Same with the piano, bass and the singing. This is why time management was key during this project.

Question: Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time)

Answer: Independence was one of my key factors that helped me a lot during this project because last project, I had to do the whole thing with my dad, because I didn’t know how to use GarageBand. Unlike this project, I did it all independently. I got my tasks done on time and I was focused and participated along with asking questions when I needed help, which shows a lot of Independence and responsibility that I have committed during this project.

Ukulele Submission – Step 3 – Finished Song (Donkey Riding)

Hi everyone,

Today I experimented with the different drum styles available on garageband. I found a drum style that went nicely with the melody and rhythm of Donkey Riding. Once I finished playing with the drum track, I then added a vocal track to the song. I had to practice singing the song a few times with the melody until I got it right. Then I recorded myself singing the lyrics with my headphones on so I could hear the music and myself singing without recording the music with my voice at the same time. I realised there was another verse to the song, so I duplicated the first half of the song and pasted it to the end. I also made a few touch-ups to the song once it was finished to make sure it sounded good. I also repeated the chorus again at the end of the song. here is what I pulled together. Along with my google form with all my info too.

Criteria Ai, Aii, 2019/20 – Session 3

Respond to these statements and post these to your blog. You should automatically get a copy of your responses sent to you and you will be able to edit after you submit!
Your email address (sierralegge2025@cdnis.edu.hk) was recorded when you submitted this form.

Ai

Demonstrate awareness of the art form studied, including the use of appropriate language.

Aii

Demonstrate awareness of the relationship between the art form and its context.

In the following questions you must use CORRECT MUSIC TERMINOLOGY.

Make sure you know the specific terms of what you need to talk about.
What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
The Key of my tune is F. The time signature is 2/4.
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
The rhythm 8 note and 16 notes to move the melody along. The speed and when the melody were played altogether, they were used musically.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I had to use notes that were at different lengths, because if they were all the same length, it would not sound at all like Donkey Road. My note accuracy is playing exactly on the beat in regards to inputting the strumming and melody playing.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I had to turn the tempo down to 100 because if the tempo was going higher, like 150, the tempo would be going too fast, and it wouldn’t sound like Donkey Road. I had to experiment with a bunch of different tempo’s, just to find the right one that would sound good with my song and style.
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 to use Trimming and cutting, because those were the skills that I had to use most. For example: I had to trim all the notes so the note wouldn’t go so slow. At the beginning, I didn’t know how to trim at all, but now I’m an expert at trimming. I am also now an expert at cutting because I had to cut some notes down to different sizes. For example: I had to cut some notes to 2/4 of a beat and some to 1/4 and more so it would be on track and sound good. Most of my song was 2/4 of a beat.
Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
I had to redo this form which took a while. I also had to adjust the notes in my song, and then double the first half of the song, so I could sing to the full song.

Ukulele Submission – Step 2 – Melody and Chords

Hi everyone,

Today I worked on my Ukulele. What I did was I added onto the last post about my Ukulele, when I was working on playing Donkey Riding. Although this time, I did the exact same thing although strummed this time. This was easier because I am used to strumming more than playing each individual note. I added my strumming to my original, so now it sounds cooler. Other than the fact that I had to repeat this process multiple times to get it to sound good, I though this task was fun and I enjoyed it. Here is the sound that I made, along with the image of the waves.

 

Ukulele Submission – Step 1 – The Melody

Hi everyone,

Today I was working on Ukulele Submission part 1, what I did was I chose a song that I could play on the ukulele, which was Donkey Riding, then I listen to the recordings on the ukulele of what it should sound like, and then I made my own version on garage-band. Garage-band was very useful when I was doing this project because for example, if I was playing Donkey Riding on the ukulele, then if I forgot a note or if one of them was won-key, then it wouldn’t sound good, and I would have to restart everything all over again. Therefor garage-band is the best in this case because I recorded each individual note and put it on garage-band one by one, after I had put all my notes on, edited the beat, and made some notes longer than others, and slowed down the sound a little bit. This is why garage-band is good, for these reasons. Here is my song and what I made on garage-band.

 

Design Logo Feedback Page

Hello Readers,

Today I will be showing you about my logo I made in design that represents who I am. This logo took me roughly twelve hours to make. This logo is a rugby ball that is going so fast, that it’s on fire. This represents me because I am very passionate about rugby and it is one of my favourite hobbies. It also has my initials, SL on the bottom right corner. I chose simple font for my logo because I thought if I add a fancier font to my logo, it might make it more complicated. I wan’t a nice and simple logo. The flame that’s taking up half the space represents the celerity of the ball. The more non realistic flame on the bottom left corner represents rocket boosters. I decided to add that because I thought it would make it look cooler. I am really proud of the final result. Let me know your impressions of the logo, what you like about it and what you would change. Thank You for reading and have a good day.

Design Logo Feedback Page

Hello Readers,

Today I will be showing you about my logo I made in design that represents who I am. This logo took me roughly twelve hours to make. This logo is a rugby ball that is going so fast, that it’s on fire. This represents me because I am very passionate about rugby and it is one of my favourite hobbies. It also has my initials, SL on the bottom right corner. I chose simple font for my logo because I thought if I add a fancier font to my logo, it might make it more complicated. I wan’t a nice and simple logo. The flame that’s taking up half the space represents the celerity of the ball. The more non realistic flame on the bottom left corner represents rocket boosters. I decided to add that because I thought it would make it look cooler. I am really proud of the final result. Let me know your impressions of the logo, what you like about it and what you would change. Thank You for reading and have a good day.

 

Camping Adventures!!

Camping Adventures!!

 

Four days in the wild with bad weather and no breaks at all! Is this rumour really true? That’s what they said at the assembly. I didn’t think I could survive that long. I didn’t want to stay away for so long that I would get home sick. I thought the activities were going to be boring, we would be fed at different times, and I would be so hungry because I wouldn’t be used to their meal schedule.  

What camp looked like

Camp looks like a few small, empty little buildings. It was next to the beach so it looks nice if you look past the parking lot at the view. The camp didn’t look very big and the dorms looked like a small house, it didn’t even look like dorms at all. In fact, the dorms looked like six old abandoned rusty bunk beds with two sheets and a pillow case. When you’re not in the dorms and outside somewhere, it is nice because no matter where you are there is always a nice view. When you’re making dinner you can see the tents over the hill. When you’re kayaking you can see a lot of mountains everywhere.

Feels like

Camp feels a lot like you’re stuck in jail. This is just my opinion, of course, but I really didn’t like it. Camp felt like I was going to be there forever and it was never going to end. When there for a long time, campers feel a lot of different emotions during the experience. Most feel homesick, nervous, tired and hungry. When you’re having a lot of different feelings at the same time you get really nervous and it can be a bit scary sometimes. When you go through all these different emotions when you are scared too, you can sometimes start crying. This can also happen when you’re stressed or there is an activity that you don’t like and you don’t enjoy it so much. If you don’t enjoy the activities at all, you can feel like you just want to go home.

Sounds like

Depending on the time of day, there are lots of different sounds coming from camp. At night time you can hear the boys all the way across the camp site. During the day you can hear birds chirping and sometimes dogs barking while they are on walks. All through the night you can hear the other girls talking in the dorms, yes, it’s that loud. When were not at our dorms and out camping we can hear buses go by, birds chirping, the instructors telling people to   be quiet.

Jeff “DON’T WAST WATER!!!

This is the story about Jeff.

Jeff is a Moutan hiker, he is very adventures. what he was talking about was saying about how the water that we think comes from the ocean comes from the mountains. they work for a long time for months and ride yaks and horses some die on the way there like horses die during the gurney.

Chinese learning improvement

在中文课上, 我做得很好因为我专注于课堂上的任务. 当我被告知要做一些类似的事情时,我会接受它. 
总的来说,我的态度是好的,因为我总是尊重老师,我不会制作有趣的笑话,分散课堂的注意力。
我的学习方式很尊重,因为我认为你需要尊重才能学习。
In Chinese class, I did a good job because I focused on the tasks in the class.
When I was told to do something similar, I would accept it. In general, my attitude is good, 
because I always respect the teacher, I will not make funny jokes, distract the attention of the classroom.
My learning style is very respectful because I think you need respect to learn.
Zài zhōng wén kè shàng, wǒ zuò dé hěn hǎo yīn wèi wǒ zhuān zhù yú kè táng shàng de rèn wù.
Dāng wǒ bèi gào zhī yào zuò yīxiē lèisì de shì qíng shí, wǒ huì jiē shòu tā.
Zǒng de lái shuō, wǒ de tàidù shì hǎo de, yīn wèi wǒ zǒng shì zūn zhòng lǎo shī,
wǒ bù huì zhì zuò yǒu qù de xiào huà, fēn sàn kè táng de zhù yì lì.
Wǒ de xué xí fāng shì hěn zūn zhòng, yīn wèi wǒ rèn wéi nǐ xū yào zūn zhòng cái néng xué xí.