Ukulele- Your Choice! Cant Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)

How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this?

The original song I chose was Cant Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley. The tempo of the song (72 bmp) is the same because I wanted my recording to have the same slow tempo as the song. Can’t help falling In love has a slow and steady rhythm. Tempo helps convey emotion and/or set a mood. I chose this tempo because I want people to feel calm when they listen to this song. I used the same chords as the original song, I did this because I thought it fitted well with the song. Lastly, my recording was c major like the original song, I made this decision because I felt more comfortable singing in this major.

How is your recording different compared to the original song? what were your reasons behind your decisions?

My recording was different compared to the original song because I used different instruments. The instruments used in the original song are drums, bass guitar, and a guitar. The instruments I used was bass guitar, piano, and drums. My reasons for this was because the piano sounds good with the other instruments in the song. The piano was important because the piano is a powerful instrument. it can cover the major components of a song like the bass, rhythm, harmony, and melody, at the same time making it a great accompaniment instrument.

Ukulele Skills (If you did this yourself) 

I’ve learnt how to play different instruments before so it helped me have a basic understanding on how long a note should be held and where to add them. I also learnt how to play the ukulele in grade 6, that helped my song sound smoother and give me an advantage in this summative.

GarageBand editing – digital instrument, drum use… 

I was not very familiar with garage band but I had some guidance from my teacher and classmates. I used the number bar to measure how long the notes are held for and to see if the notes are accurate. I had some trouble with getting the notes on time so my teacher helped me adjust it. I also cut the very beginning of each note so the sound would sound clear and smoother. In my recording, I didn’t need to cut my drum notes so I just lengthened it to a suitable amount. I also softened the sound so my recording would still have a beat but it wouldn’t be the centre attention of the recording. For placing the bass, piano, and chord notes I sometimes mistakenly place the notes in the wrong area, so I had to be careful in command and pasting them. For my volume. I wanted the centre of attention in my recording to be the chords and singing so I adjusted it so these two had the loudest volume, the bass and piano were to accompany the chords and singing so I made these have the second loudest volume, and since the drums are a pretty loud instrument I adjusted it so it was had the quietest volume.

Time management for your project…

During this summative task, I think I managed my time fairly well. Although I handed in my work on time, I felt like it was a bit rushed because I had to complete a lot of things in the week we were supposed to hand it in. I could have spread work better over the time we were given. Overall, I am happy with my work but I could have balanced my time spent on the project.

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

I think I used my time responsibly in the last few weeks, but then again I could have managed my time better over the whole time we were given. I tried my best to attend the online class if I needed help or wanted to get suggestions and get feedback on my progress so far. This helped my recording improve and also helped me get more knowledgeable on how to use Garageband.

 

 

 

Crit B reflection

對於這份閱讀材料 / 這個錄像,我理解了多少?

I understood most of the key words which helped me in answering the questions but sometimes I miss out on some important ones that can affect my grade drastically.

滿意的地方,舉例說明。如何更好?

I was happy that I at least understood what the content was talking about.

不滿意的地方有哪些,舉例說明。如何改善?

I was not very satisfied with my grade and I think I could have put more thought into completing the assessment. Next time, I will prepare myself better by using the words my teacher has given me, I will also read the questions more carefully.

My Instrument Info for Grade 7

The Instrument that I have chosen is the saxophone. Below is my research on how to open the case properly and knowing the names of the parts, how to assemble the saxophone, how to properly position a saxophone, how to make a sound, and lastly how to disassemble and clean the saxophone.

How to open the case properly and knowing the names of the parts:

Notes:

  1. make sure that the correct side of the saxophone case is on top (on most saxophone cases the name brand is printed on the top corner)
  2. the saxophone only had three parts: Mouthpiece, Neck, and Body
  3. Accessories inside the saxophone case: Neckstrap, Reed, Cleaning Swab, Cork Grease, and Mouthpiece Brush

How to assemble the saxophone: 

Notes:

  1. place mouthpiece cap over the reed
  2. to adjust the neck strap with one hand grab onto the plastic piece with your other hand pull the strap through
  3.  use your right hand to grab on to the bell of the saxophone (your fingers should go inside the bell)
  4.  Place the curve of the bell on your right leg/knee
  5. The saxophone and the bell are both pointed to your left
  6.  The side of the saxophone that has all the keys should be facing away from you
  7. halfway down the body, you should see a metal loop sticking out, that is where you attach the neck strap
  8. now pick up the mouthpiece and neck, then take off the mouthpiece
  9. loosen the screw on the top of the body (not too much)
  10. push the neck into the top part of the body with a back and forth twisting motion
  11. now tighten the screw to keep the neck in place

How to properly position a saxophone: 

Notes:

  1. You must always maintain a proper sitting posture
  2. Move your body a little bit to the right
  3. adjust the length of the neck strap, it should be fairly tight from your neck to your saxophone
  4. both your hand should be in a c shape
  5. below the neck strap, there is a thumb rest
  6. place your right thumb on the thumb rest
  7. going up the saxophone from the thumb rest there is your button, this is where you place your left-hand thumb
  8. it is best to hold the saxophone on the right side for beginners
  9. your right hand should push the saxophone forward and up to your lips
  10. you left hand should help balance the saxophone
  11. your head should be straight

How to make a sound: 

Notes:

  1. Curl your bottom lip over your bottom teeth
  2. Put your mouthpiece into your mouth (just under half the mouthpiece)
  3. Two front teeth are going to rest on the top of the mouthpiece
  4. Then close your mouth around the mouthpiece
  5. Make a little smile
  6. Start to push air through the gap between the bottom of the reed and the top of the mouthpiece
  7.  as you are passing air through the mouthpiece sightly bring a little bit of tension to your bottom lip and with your mouth a little bit of a squeeze

How to disassemble and clean the saxophone: 

Notes:

  1. Take off the reed by placing your thumb on the very bottom of the reed and then unscrew the ligature until it’s loose enough to move carefully lift it straight off and put down to the side
  2. Then grab it by the thick end you can take the reed off
  3. Grab the neck then gently twist the mouthpiece back and forth until it comes off
  4. Take the ligature and put it back on the mouthpiece then put the mouthpiece cap back on
  5. Unscrew the neck at the very top of the saxophone (don’t unscrew all the way)
  6. grab it from the safe spot and twist it back and forth and pull it up
  7. Unhook the saxophone from the neck strap
  8. Take the cleaning swab from the case and the put the metal side of the cleaning swab into the big open bell of the saxophone
  9. Let it drop down and put it as much of it in as you can then let the swab sit inside the bell
  10. Then carefully flip the instrument around so that the end of the swab can come out the part where we put the neck
  11.  Then carefully pull it through
  12. put the plug back on top of the saxophone and then tighten the screws (not too much but enough so the pieces don’t get lost)
  13. Then holding it by the bell carefully put the body of the saxophone in the case
  14. make sure you don’t forget any piece
  15. Then finally close the case

My logo!

This is my logo. I have spent a good amount of time to work on my logo and I have put effort into making this. Please kindly give me constructive feedback and answer the questions below so I can improve on my future logo designs. Thank you!

Here are my first logo and my final logo:

Questions:

  1. How does my logo effectively use C.A.R.P (Contrast, Alignment, Repetition, Proximity) and the design principals?
  2. Does this logo represent me? If so, how?
  3. What differences do you like about my first and final logo?
  4. If I were to do it again, what changes should I make?

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le critère C et D à l’oral

The task was to create a role-play to include all of the information you have learned since the beginning of the year.

The challenges of working with a partner are finding a time to get the work done, pronunciation and developing ideas by adding more content, we had some problems in the Begining with figuring out what to put in the script and how to pronounce the words so we spent to much time to work on that. Next time, I would organize my time better and make sure I get the tasks done on time. We also had some trouble with having enough things in our script and I felt like if we had more time we could have done better. I like working with partners because we can give each other ideas and help each other, but when your partner isn’t cooperating it’s hard to get things done.

I got a 6 for le critère C (communication) and for le critète D (utilisation de la langue), I wasn’t pleased with my score but I didn’t hate it. I wanted to score for a 7 but I can’t do that unless I work on my pronunciation and respond in detail and appropriately to simple short phrases and basic information. Next time, I will work harder on my own time and at school to get a better grade.

exhibition reflection

Grade 6 exhibition is finally over, today I am going to talk about my whole exhibition journey.

When we started thinking about what exhibition topic we wanted to learn more about I was a bit nervous because I wanted to do a good grade and choose a good topic. I was also excited to start my action but before that, I had to research and plan. We started researching after we had our lines of inquiry approved. After we had all of our information pretty polished we started our action.

Having a balanced diet is a very important part of our overall health and wellness. For my action I ate healthy for a month, I researched on what a healthy diet is before starting. In the beginning, I found it really hard to suddenly stop eating an unhealthy amount of junk food right away, so I decided to eat less and less every day and replace it with something else healthier like for example if I wanted to eat candies I would eat fruits instead. After I few days I found it easier and easier to eat healthier without the temptation to eat too much junk food. There were days that I would regret the choice of eating healthy every day for a month and I felt like I wanted to just forget about it and eat a huge amount of unhealthy things again but I am glad I didn’t, I am happy I choose to eat healthy as my action because it made a great impact on myself and the community around me. I learned that many people believe that to eat healthily they must take away all fats from their diet, which isn’t the case. It is important for people to be educated about eating healthy so that they still receive the right amount of food and nutrients for their body. I hope that my action has impacted others to try the same thing.

After taking action and recording it started to plan how our booths where going to look like and order the things we needed for the exhibition day, I was feeling a bit behind because I wasn’t done with all of my exhibition checklists, so when I got home I started working on my checklists and I did that every day until I caught up with others. When exhibition day was closer I got more nervous and I was scared that I was going to do badly on exhibition day, so I practiced talking to my sisters so they could give me some tips because they have all done exhibition before. After exhibition was over I was happy with myself but I wished I had tried more and explained better when the grade 3’s – 5’s came.

Overall I was really liked the way exhibition was planned, I still need to work on talking more loudly. I am most proud of presenting to the parents an being able to talk fluently, the tricky part was to be able to pronounce some of the medical words. My tips to grade fives are to be prepared and not procrastinate because if you don’t the last few weeks to prepare for exhibition you would be really rushed and nervous, I really liked exhibition and I hope people who do exhibition does well.

Ignite speech

Hi guys, this week I made a speech about plastic pollution and how it’s bad for our environment. I really liked learning about my topic because it’s a big problem in HK. I was in a group with Veronica, Takdeer, and Nate.

I chose plastic pollution because it is a problem in HK that I want to raise awareness about. Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down, so the damage to the environment is long-lasting.

My grows were that I need to work on speaking more fluently and not keep on looking at my screen, I think I need to work on that because I always look at my screen when I’m presenting so that makes my speech less powerful and I also need to speak more fluently because I’m always stuttering. I also need to work on adding a bit more statistics but not too much or It would be boring.

My glows are I have good information about my topic and I look like I’m confident (when I’m actually not)

this is my video link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ZFnCidFaff1aPVSClcvxOx8VdHtGFGP/view