– Step 3 – Finished Song* Lavenders Blue! 🌸



What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
The time signature of my song is 4/4 a pretty typical time signature, having a steady beat. The key of my tune was “C major” because my song used the notes “C D E F G A B C”.


What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
The rhythm of a song usually helps connect the “music” to the “lyrics”, Painting a picture of added emotion in the listener’s heads. For example The song “Lavender Blue” uses 4 beats, making it have a marching type feel, But if it used 2 beats instead it would feel like a light jog not quite fitting the song.


Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I think the melody, chord, Strums/Strum pattern and harmony are all accurately placed. The chords being placed on specific beats which match the rhythm and beat of my song. My strums following the time signature and tempo also having a nice strum pattern to add to the song, (Pattern: down, down, up, down, down, up, etc). The melody sounding like the song with correct notes placed to match the song’s beat and rhythm. My song also Harmonizing with the melody making the song sound complete and interesting.


How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
Fast tempos usually imply excitement making the music feel upbeat and energetic. Slow tempos sound more calm and sleepy, while a medium tempo feels both calm and excited. “Lavenders Blue” is originally a slow tempo song and wouldn’t sound right otherwise. So I wanted to keep that part of the song choosing to only brighten up the mood of the song a little by increasing the tempo by “1”


What skills did you acquire with your use of Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… How did you use these skills throughout the assignment? *
I have learned many things while using GarageBand this summative, such as cutting and trimming audio, Changing the tempo and times signature. Starting the metronome to check if every note is on the beat. How to turn parts of the audio off to make it easier to listen to a specific audio file needed for editing.


Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
A challenge I needed to overcome was matching all the notes during “Step one” as it was the hardest to complete out of the bunch. Getting left and right-hand notes correct as well as matching them to each other and the tempo.



My Grade 7 Instrument Info

The instrument I will be playing is the Saxophone. The saxophone is part of the woodwind group. It works the same way as most woodwind instruments, when air gets blown through the mouthpiece it causes the reed to vibrate creating sound.


Opening the Case, Naming the Parts:


Your Posture, Breathing, Sizzle (for all Wind Instruments):


How to Assemble Mouthpiece, Reed, and Neck:


How to Put the Sax Together:


How to Hold the Saxophone (Playing Position):

Daily Maintenance:


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Le critère c et d à l’oral

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

My Challenges:

The challenges me and my partner James had while trying to complete this task was completing the recording on time, the reason behind this was because we couldn’t find any free time to record together, due to James and his family being very busy. This resulted in us deciding to just record at separate times and edit them together later, so we would waste any more time.

Overall I believe my grades were decent ending up with a 7 for crit C and a 5 for crit D, but I do believe I could have done better with my pronunciation on harder vocabularies, and will next time try work my way towards 7’s or 8’s in both crits.

Design logo

In this summative, we were told to create a logo using Adobe Illustrator which represents us using some of the 5 design principles (Simple, memorable, appropriate, versatile, Timeless).

I would appreciate if you would give me some feedback on my logo.

Please answer the questions below.


Q1. What part of my logo most represents me?

Q2. What do you think should be improved on my logo?

Q3. What was your first thought once you saw my logo?

My exhibition reflection

Exhibition reflection:

I really like the way I presented and interacted with my audience.  


I wish I could have stuck on what I said I would do at the beginning of the exhibition.


I still need to work on my time management skills but have improved from the beginning of the year.


This helped me understand the causes and effects of different energy sources.


I am most proud of my action in the exhibition because I took a lot of time and effort in creating them.   

It will be easy to remember how many people showed up and were interested in my project.


The tricky part was finalizing all of my research, I think that this was the most challenging moment so far because it was the ticket to becoming an expert on your topic and moving on to your action.


Next time I need to follow what I said I would do at the start of the exhibition, instead of changing it midway through.  


There are a lot of renewable energy sources which can cause pollution, here is an example of one. Though hydropower is a renewable energy source it can still produce greenhouse gasses, this happens when plants near the damn become submerged under flooded water leading them to decompose without oxygen creating pollution, affecting climate change.


This reminds me of the MYP project in upper school because It’s very similar.

Field Trip to Oxfam

Hellooooo and welcome back to my blog, On November 13, 2018, my class and I went on a field trip to Oxfam, Oxfam is a committee for famine relief. I think that the field trip to Oxfam was interesting and showed what some migrant workers in China are experiencing every day just to get a decent amount of money. That experience even showed me how unfair it was to be a migrant worker and the way you can feel if you were one.


In the field trip to Oxfam, The guides first explained that migrant workers from China move from a village or a farm to a city because they want to earn more money. After they explained more about migrant workers they gave us an experience of what it would feel like to be one. They gave us jobs to do and if you touched the table you were working or drop something they would reduce your fee or maybe even not pay you for a week or two.


They gave us a story we had to follow and overall it was a fun experience and I really enjoyed it.



Thanks for reading!!