Can’t Get Over You

How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *
My recording is the same as the original song because I tried to keep the drum beat as similar to the original beat. I also attempted to match the song with a similar software instrument and made the backing track as close as possible to the song.
How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
My recording is different to the original song because in the original song, the singers voice is edited while in my recording my singing is not edited. The software instrument I used is also different from the original recording.
Discuss the following skills in relation to your Ukulele song choice…
Be specific to earn your grade!
Ukulele Skills (if you did this yourself)
Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *
I used the metro bass and boutique 78 with the Modern R&B for the drums.
Time management for your project… *
My time management for my project was quite poor and I a half of the project until the last few weeks before it was due. I had also procrastinated until the last minute to do the singing.
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *
I was not very responsible in terms of getting things done on time. I left things for the last minute and I procrastinated a lot.

Donkey Riding

What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
C Major, 2/4

 

What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
Rhythms used are eighth notes, quarter notes, and dotted eighth notes. These notes helped the song because it makes the song faster like how it should be.

 

Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I played the notes fairly accurately and on time

 

How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I wanted a faster tempo to match the song because its fast paced and so the song wouldn’t change.

 

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 used trimming, pasting, and cutting the most because they help fix the mistakes in the song.

 

Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
Time management was one of the challenges I had to overcome.

Term 1 UOI Recap

The previous term, we started off with a fun project called Project Based Learning (PBL) It was where you can make or do something which you are passionate about and then you would present it in front of a group. Then we moved on to a unit about science. We did a lot of experiments and learned about the process of an experiment. One of the highlights was trying to make ice cream at home but it failed. The next unit, we learned about the economy, we had to write about the economy, like the great depression, communism,  and more. In between the different units, we worked on our exhibition.

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Assembly

Last week, we had our class assembly. We did a song (musical). I feel like we did pretty good as a group, with the transitions, songs, and others. In the end, it was pretty good, and we had a lot of  added lines which made it better and more interesting. But I feel like I could have done better as the drummer. I could have maybe practiced more with the singers, and also could have spent more time practicing. I feel like as a class, we could have spent more time planning on the roles. The assembly was pretty good and people seemed to like it.

Camp

A few weeks ago, I went to Outward Bound with the entire grade. We did  a lot of things, but I have a few highlights and takeaways from it. My highlights are jetty jumping and hiking. Jetty jumping is basically where you jump off a pier into the sea. At first, I found it really scary looking down a five meter pier into the sea. So I closed my eyes and just jumped off. For the split second that I was falling, I felt really scared but afterI landed into the water, I realized that it wasn’t that bad. But that isn’t it, theres one with a plank, which I almost passed out on because of fear.  Another highlight is hiking, because I haven’t hiked up and down such steep paths before, so I found it challenging. But once we reached the top of the mountain, it was worth it. We saw a really nice view of the islands and nature around so that was cool.

The takeaway from camp is probably that you may not like something at first, but if you try it, you might really like it.

中文反思

我的中文學習還不錯。中文學習做得好的地方是朗讀,因為我覺得我的拼音讀的都是對的。中文學習需要進步的地方是默書,因為我覺得字很難寫。今天我的學習目標我的閱讀理解考試要進步,也要學習用打字寫中文。為了做到這些目標,我要認真的看題,複習拼音,在家練習打字。