What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
There are a lot of Crotchets and Quavers and they were used and made were made to fit the syllables of the lyrics.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I think my song was mostly accurate with the notes and rhythm because I made sure every note was alined with the beats and also made sure none of the singing was of beat.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I listened to a youtube video of this song and thought it was a bit too fast so I slowed it down to find the tempo I thought was right. It also says the piece should be lively so I made sure it wasn’t too slow.
What skills did you acquire with your use of Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… How did you use these skills throughout the assignment? *
In this task, I learned some of the most key things to garage band. I learned all the parts, such as a play head, a track and much more. I also learned functions that GarageBand gives you, such as the metronome and the tempo setter. All of these helped me because without knowing the parts of the software, there is no way to navigate it.
Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
One challenge that I came across was may GarageBand crashing all the time. The first time it happened I lost 20 min of work, which taught me to always save your work once in a while.
In this task, we were challenged to make a logo that represents us the most with Adobe illustrator. First, I started by doing the plan we were supposed to follow. It stated all the things we need to do and I carefully planned everything out. Next was to learn how to use illustrator. My teacher taught everyone how to use all the tools. After learning, it was the most important step, making the logo. I used a circle as an outline, then I coloured it in and created the tower and the shadow. Finally, I asked some of my classmates to review my logo and almost everyone told me to make the shadow more realistic, otherwise, it was ok. I think I did a good job and confidence in my grade. Here is a photo of my logo
Recently for POW( problem of the week ), I did a bit of research on China’s pollution. If you don’t know, China is the greatest polluter in the world and only 3% of water is drinkable in Beijing and 50% of water is not useable for anything, even a fountain for decoration. If you would want to find out more about this,click on the link for google slide on the bottom!
This unit, we talked about how we can organize ourselves. The central idea of this unit was Being organised empowers us to take action more effectively, so for this unit, we helped a non-profit organization called Two presents. This organization helps other organizations, like WWF(world wildlife fund), box of hope, Kids 4 kids, the Hub, etc. For my group, we did the Hub. The Hub is an NGO(Non-Government organization) and they help people in poverty. They mostly help children and people with families. We help them make toys and make things for fun, like our own version of monopoly, colouring sheets and brain teasers.
We also learned about different types of business like corporation, cooperative, Family own business. For me, I did family owned business and learned a lot about it. We used a graph to get the parts, people and interactions in the family business. The parts of the business are the company. The people are CEO, Managers, workers, employees, etc
For this unit, I learned that when people are more organized, they work more efficiently.