Ukulele

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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 tune was C and the time signature is 3/4
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? *
 I used a steady beat, on the beat and constant beat for my song. I used a steady beat and a constant beat to make sure that all of the notes are played the same. I also used the staccato version of amazing grace to give my song more life.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing… *
I was not very accurate with my strumming because I did not bring headphones so I could not use the metronome to make my strumming o time. I think that I can improve this by bringing headphones and asking the teacher what we need to bring to class next time or I could go and get those headphones to make my audio better and more accurate.
What Ukulele skills have you acquired? *
While learning how to play the ukulele I acquired the skills to play G7 and F. This is because last year I did not practice and only fooled around but this year I spent more time learning the notes of the ukelele.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I wanted my song to sound happy and lift peoples spirits because when I hear the song amazing grace I think of sad things that have happened in my life so I needed hep to-make it sounds happier so I went and asked people for help and advice to make my song lift others spirits. I did this by making the beat faster and strumming louder to make the thing sound happier. This is why I used the tempo of 80 to make things go faster.
How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Editing, cutting, flex-time, trimming, plugins… *
While editing I had to use cutting to my audio because like shown in the other question my strums were not on time so I had to cut and edit them to fit the beat of amazing grace. I also had to trim the audio to make it fit the beat set the other audios. I did not use flex time and plugins because I did not how to use them.
Discuss your recording process; did you have any concerns or issues? *
I had many issues because I did not concentrate on the first few lessons then in the last few weeks I started to pay attention. In the first few lessons I did not want to record but I thought I finished and realized that my ukulele was out of tune. I had to ask others like Danica and Melanie for help because I could not find the right strums and chords to play.

Free Writing

CRAZY HAIR DAY  

FRIDAY,  MAY 10 2019

 

Today it is crazy hair day, I am so happy to see all the cool hairstyles people have. But it is not all about the hair it is also about who we are donating the money to, This DDD we are supporting Feeding HK. Feeding HK is an organization that will get food from supermarkets or stores and will make it for people that can’t pay for that food, for example: people in poverty and refugees. For my crazy hair, I took a gel and whipped it all over my head, But then it all fell during recess and the morning heat. My friend Ryder had the coolest hair with a lego dude on a surfboard surfing his colored hair. There are also many other people that have their hair curled up into a ball to make a cupcake or have wires in their hair so it can go anywhere. Today was one of the most fun days because you could see all the crazy hairs all over the place.

THANKS FOR READING MY FREE WRITING!

PYPX

This year is a very special year because 1 it is the end of lower school and number 2 we have PYPX.

In the start, I was doing minimal work then I found my topic Food Waste This was just the start when I started researching I found out loads of stuff and got some organizations that people shared with me one of the biggest organization I found was Food Angel. Food Angel is a big organization that will take the leftover food from supermarkets or other stores and cooks it for people that can’t pay for food. I went on a tour at Food Angel and they taught me that about 3,600 tons of food is wasted in HK that taught me that CDNIS can change and bring it to 3,550,  The biggest part was learning the 3 landfills will be closing next year and they will have to burn it that will create even more global warming than it already makes and it makes about 4 times as much food waste than transportation. Action for my action I am getting in touch with the CDNIS kitchen confetti and asking if students can have more choice of how much food student get with a maximum and a minimum. In my presentation, I found out that lots and lots of parents thought my wall of posters and graphs where pretty cool on the wall. If you want to help buy more from Food Angels food donors so the food you don’t buy won’t end up in the waste and it is for a good cause, Here is the link http://www.foodangel.org.hk/our_partners.php .

Thank you!!

PYPX Reflection

Grade 6 PYPX, This was a great experience to have to research over the year and finally presenting it to parents and students, After seeing my grade and I thought I could have done better, I think when I was sharing my PYP I kept on saying “UM-UM”. I think if I practiced a little more than I would be better at presenting, My grade showed me that my process journal needed a little more work on it in terms of reflections and my learning journey.

learning coharts

This week in learning cohorts I started finishing my emails and now all I need to do is get permission from Mr.Brodie. I discussed the emails I wrote to who and why I am emailing them. The challenges that I faced today was making the emails nice but still getting something out of them. Next learning cohort I should be telling the information I got from the people I emailed.

 

__Rian__