Music Summative (ocean eyes)

Here is my reflction for the crits on ocean eyes by Billie eillish,

How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *
I think my recording is like the original song because when I was making it I tried to use the echoing that she did, in her original, her voice is echoed and flowed with the music and with the sounds of bass and piano, deep and heavy sounds that flow the music along to create the same patterns as she did. While making this, it made it more accessible to make it way more similar to the original. She also used a calming voice that got louder and louder towards the courus, it made the beat faster coming up to the coureses, and that for me was the most challenging replicating since the beat gets faster and harder to keep onto the beat before the next verse. I made this similar by trying to stay on the beat so it wouldn’t go out of time and mess up the rhythm of the song.


How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
I think that my recording was different to the real song since with her song she used an echo vibe that was hard achieving even with the basses. She used lots of instruments to get the flowing sounds that she achieves and those were, flute, violin, obe and more, she used different instruments created different layers and variations to each part of the song. This helped her carry her music with her voice, with this I wasn’t sure how to achieve that on garage band so I made the decision to play the bass and piano up high to differencing to the chords and guitar to have longer and stronger echoing notes so the recording could sound more similar. It was difficult for me to achieve such echo and strong beats so that was where my recording fell different compared to the original song


Ukulele Skills (if you did this yourself)
I think when pasting down the notes and when getting the beats on time was hard since when doing that I had a lot of malfunctions and my skills pasting down the chords weren’t good especially the uke part since they had down strums and up strums where it didn’t sound cohesive together with the bass and I had to try different notes and strums to get it cohesive and make it sound together.


Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *
At the start I found editing to take a lot of time and to turn out not as pleasant as I hopes, so along when making this song I learned tricks that would help me make a more effective way of editing work to its best potential. I think that editing was hard for me at the start because of not being able to find out what beats the notes had to land on what spot on Garageband, with help from uke tabs and the song I know where to put the notes down and what beats and rhythm were needed for the next bar.


Time management for your project… *
Time management was tricky since I had put my songs together during online school and did each part every 2 days, yet finished onetime and when school started was ready to hand in, although that happened I wasn’t on time and on the beat with my song, this made it hard for me to change everything before the 2 weeks due date and found my time management not doing well and me struggling to finish soon.


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

As a responsible student, I tried to improve on self-growth with knowing how to use garage band as a tool in learning, I felt myself getting faster and more on time with work, this made it easier for me to learn more and more responsible and feeling more confident while using Garageband. independent work was easy for me even though I might have needed to ask a question to a teacher or a friend I still felt independently working made it faster and more effective.


Here are my audio file and screenshot on ocean eyes by Billie Eilish, 

My Instrument choice!

dear readers,

Today I will explain why I chose trumpet for an instrument in music class, I chose trumpet since I was really interested in it. This is because my brother used to play it and I would always help with it. I found an interest in it since it was small and an instrument you can make big sounds with. I found that the trumpet has great versatility in the many ways of playing it. Another reason why I chose it since it was small and pretty light. Continuing on you don’t need much to play it and learn. Here are some videos on the trumpet:  this is the first notes that you can learn when playing the trumpet.

this is the video on how to assemble and disassemble the trumpet

Logo Design

Hi readers, During this unit, we had to make logos based on us and my logo was an “A” for my name. I chose this logo based on my personality. Over the unit, we all learned C.A.R.P and that was a way of learning how to create and analyze a logo. This taught us how to really make an effective and eye-catching logo. Overall this is my last design and I am really proud of the way that this logo describes me and Please, can you help to comment on my logo so I can see your perspective?

1 “What do you think about my logo…
2 “In what ways does my logo…”
3 “What changes would I make…”

This will help a lot, thanks!




What are we doing after exhibition?

Dear readers,

Its been a long time since I wrote but what happened the past few weeks were terrifying. So what happened was “exhibition” and what we did for the exhibition was hard but what I did was “Exploring Homelessness and Food poverty in HK and raising awareness to the CDNIS community” This was my issue and this issue is really important to me because I always researched into this issue but never had the time to pursue it because of school. I really wanted to do more on this issue but never could volenteer. During exhibition, we did a lot of rough things and I will show them to you.


Thought of the idea

got the approval

started getting peer feedback on the idea

clear our idea

do research

start making our lines of inquiry

start to do volenteer work

reflect on that volunteer work

do weekly exhibition reflections


peer feedback at this stage of exhibitions

interviews and more

do more research on it

expert presentation

more checklists

start thinking about your action

plan your action

email the people for your action

do your action

the blob tree how did you grow

stage plan

presentation notes


set up

present 1st day

present 2ed day

do another piece of the action

“show the steps in the book”


Now it is the week after the exhibition and we are all sooooo tired from the exhibition and we thought it would be an easy week after a year’s work and yes the exhibition took a year. NOW we are finally finished and we are doing a lot of things differently. This week we are doing everything related to art and we are doing…

Appreciating & Analysing Artwork/Appreciating & Analysing poems

I really like both of this activity because they both involve art and using creativity. What I did for Appreciating & Analysing Artwork is something that I saw at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. I saw that this artist use things that he saw to create art so I used that as my artwork I was going to analyze. I really thought that this activity was fun because I got to chose any art form that I thought of or wanted to do.

here’s the paper link to the sheet.

for the poem version, I looked at a book that was called “it begins with me” and it had a book filled with really nice poems and I chose a one about war because it explained to me why war what there and who/what/how it affected everyone and everything. I really thought that this was new and exciting for me because I really wanted to learn how to analyze poems so that was challenging and exciting for me.

here’s the  (Appreciating & Analysing poem)  link.


How exhibition is going

dear readers,

this is what I think of this weeks exhibition…

I thought that this week of the exhibition was really helpful because I answered the 2 exhibition questions and gained so much more knowledge on the topic answering my 2 questions. I thought that answering these questions helped me and I think that doing the field trip to impact HK is going to really help with inquiring what I am going to do further. I think that I am a bit worried because I still have to answer 5 questions and that is making me a bit worried on behalf on how soon exhibition is and hopefully by next week I will be able to finish most of my questions and try to begin to make posters and go further on awaring the CDNIS community. I am inspired to do more every single day and try to work my hardest and do better and do stuff quicker in my exhibition journey. Today we also are planning the bake sale and we are preparing and doing a good job working together