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.