To be honest I think I could have done a lot better on this because first I didn’t practice a lot and second this was very rushed. Lianne and I also didn’t record this in a very good place and got distracted a lot in the making of this which slowed down our process. Another thing that kept me back was that the notes I took were wrong and I think that is mainly because I rush while taking notes so I’m not careful with my spelling or accents.
Ways of Learning:
Specific: Practice words in the book (Green)
Measurable: Every week (Friday)
Attainable & Realistic: Write newly learnt words 7x
Timely: During writing test (at least pass)
Crit C Task:
- interact in simple and rehearsed exchanges, using verbal languages
- use basic phrases to communicate ideas, feelings and information on a variety of aspects of everyday topics
- communicate with a sense of audience
Crit D Task:
- speak using a basic range of vocabulary, grammatical structures and convention
- use clear pronunciation and intonation
- organise basic information and use a range of basic cohesive devices
- use language to suit the context of introducing yourself
Crit C Grade: 5/8
Crit D grade: 4/8
Some problems I have are with my S’s at the end of my words and pronunciation in general. Other problems are grammar because the notes I took sometimes missed words or letters in them, plus when typing the script Grammarly kept interrupting and changing our words. For time management we did okay, we got distracted a lot but luckily got the work done in the end. As for the work ethic of my partner, I think I worked pretty well with her it’s just that our lack of French knowledge stopped us from really doing much and instead got us distracted a lot.
What did I learn about myself?
I honestly don’t think I learnt anything about myself other than the fact I suck at languages because I have a horrible memory.
I’m sorry you have to listen to this.
Discuss the following creative decisions you made for your song choice…
How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
Discuss the following skills in relation to your Ukulele song choice…
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *
This sucks, I’m sorry.
Please don’t play this.
What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? *
The start is connected notes and then it goes to single notes. After 12 single notes, it goes to a 2 beat note and then connected single notes that then goes to single notes for 6 times. Then another pair of connected notes which then goes back to single notes for 4 more times. A two-beat note with a rest note interrupting and then another two beat note. Two two-beat notes, single note and then a two-beat note. Then back to single notes for 5 times, a half note then a connected note. Single notes come back for 12 times then ends with a two-beat note.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing… *
Not good, I had to edit a lot. My melody was off by 10 secs most of the time and my strumming was just a fail. Also because the beat is fast i couldn’t really sing on time so I just talked.
What Ukulele skills have you acquired? *
How to read notes??? Strumming?? Chords???
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I chose 90 bpm because oh Susanna is a pretty fast song so it makes it seem happier I guess.
How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Editing, cutting, flex-time, trimming, plugins… *
Cutting, Trimming, Volume because I needed to cut/trim because of the timing and volume to make it quieter.
The editing is really bad because this is my first time actually using garage ban, also because I just, in general, don’t know how to edit.
Discuss your recording process; did you have any concerns or issues? *
I’m not good at reading notes so I was slow at being able to play. I also recorded things really quickly because I just wanted to get things done with, with the singing I just talked because the song was kinda fast.
This year for music I would like to play the clarinet as my instrument choice for this year. In preparation I have researched a few things I might need to know about the clarinet:
How to clean the mouthpiece:
- remove the mouthpiece and the reed
- undo barrel joints
- wipe off reed
- rinse the mouthpiece
- dry mouthpiece using a swab
- reassemble when all pieces are dry
How to produce clear tones on the clarinet:
- blow enough air through the clarinet to produce a loud sound
- make sure to take in enough of the mouthpiece
- don’t bite hard on the mouthpiece
- clarinet shouldn’t be too close or too far, try out different positions (recommended 45 degrees away)
- reed should be flat against the mouthpiece
The many different parts of a clarinet:
- barrel joint
- upper joint
- lower joint
How to pack away a clarinet:
- unscrew the ligature but not too much only to take out the reed
- wipe the reed off
- place it in its casing
- take the mouthpiece off
- wipe off mouthpiece
- put the ligature back onto the mouthpiece
- place the mouthpiece into the mouthpiece cover
- gently take off the barrel
- wipe off barrel
- put the barrel into the hole that the casing should have
- face bell outwards
- place the thumb on bridge key to keep it up
- gently take it off
- wipe the upper joint through the side with something sticking out
- place the upper joint in the case (make sure keys are facing up)
- gently take the bell off
- clean the lower joint first
- place lower joint in the case (keys should be facing up)
- wipe the bell off
- place bell inside the case
Notes for the clarinet:
Wǒ de shèjì yǒu xióngmāo, zhúzi, Dēnglóng, dàmén hé zhōngshì fángwū.
Wǒ huàle xióngmāo, yīnwèi zài zhōngguó, zhōngguó yǒu hěnduō dà xióngmāo, yě hěn kě’ài.
Zhúzi yīnwèi wǒ de shèjì shàng yǒu dà xióngmāo, ér zhōngguó shūfǎ jiā yě céng zài zhúzi shàng zuòguò shūfǎ.
Zhōngguó fēnggé de fángwū dàibiǎole zhōngguó gèng wénmíng de rénwén bùfèn.
Hái yǒu dēnglóng, yīnwèi tā dàibiǎozhuó xīwàng yǒu yīgè guāngmíng de wèilái.
Zài wǒ de shèjì zhōngjiān yǒu yīgè mén de yuányīn shì jiāng chéngzhèn hé gèng duō de cónglín qū fēnkāi.
Wǒ zhǔyào shǐyòng de yánsè shì hóngsè hé huángsè, yīnwèi hóngsè dàibiǎo yùnqì, huángsè dàibiǎo cáifù.
During my class, we wrote some poetry about shapes because we were discovering into poetry for literature, and for math, we were exploring more into geometry. I decided to write about a circle for my poetry, the piece above is the one I wrote.