End of Year Reflection

Theory Test
Today we got our theory tests back from last week and we had to mark them ourselves. I think I did much better than I did last time. Last time I got a 4, and this time I got a 6. I think I did much better this time because I understood what I was doing, I also studied much more for the test. I think I have improves lots more and I am very proud of myself. Next time, I need to work on adding up the notes and finding out what they are all together, that was the only thing I really needed to work on.

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Playing Test
Today we had our playing test. I think I did a good job if I were to be honest. I did mess up a few times and I may have gone a little too quick but overall I did a quite average job. I am expecting my grade to be a 6 which I will be happy for. I practiced this solo many times and through those practices I may have been mad but the times that I actually played it correctly (which is not very often) I was very happy. Honestly, I could have done better but I am still very proud of myself. Next time I do this type of thing I will improve on sticking to the beat that I have chosen and make sure I get my fingering right.

WHOLE Year Reflection
This year has flown by so quickly and I believe I have done really well in music. I have practiced and gotten better at playing the flute, the last summative probably shows that. I have been a risk taker and tried different notes and practicing songs on the internet so that I can develop my music skills. I have also been a reflector because I have reflected on most of my summatives on my portfolio in description. Overall, I have enjoyed music and playing the flute. Next year I will defiantly still play the flute.

Blues Composition Unit Reflection

All the responses I have received from my classmates are very useful for next time I make a sheet of music. I have gotten lots of people who are saying that I don’t need to change anything and people saying that I need to change small things. I am happy for the feedback I received and I think that with this feedback I can prove that I have done well this unit. This unit has actually been very fun, I have never done this before and especially not bluesy music. I am very happy on how my solo turned out. During this unit I have asked Mr. O’Toole for help and with that help I have¬†improved my techniques in writing music. Overall, everything this unit has been a blast, I have been through ups and downs but in the end, everything as worth it. I hope I get to do this again in the future.


Blues Solo Summative

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This is my new and improved solo, I used the feedback Aiden, Grace and Nicola gave me to produce a better solo. They told me to make some notes longer, and that the last note should sound more finished. I looked around a bit and changed a few notes. In my draft solo some notes just did not fit together, for instance; there was an E flat in the 6th measure and did not sound like it connected with the piece of music. I changed this into a D half note because I thought it sounded more jazzy and flowed well. Now that I have fixed up my solo a little bit, I think it sounds really good! Next time, I think I should practice more on playing my solo because than I would know if I could play it or not. That would also be putting some easier notes that I could play. I am very proud of this piece of music and I hope you like it too!

December Tests Reflection

Reflection #1

My theory test today was okay I guess, I got a 4/8 and 20.5/50. To be honest I am not very proud of my score. This was not the best I could have done and I think I understand what I did wrong. I am not very good at theory because most of it I don’t understand. Next time, I need to really study hard and make sure i understand everything. Since my sister does higher level theory I could ask her to help me. Overall, this test was not the best I could have done and I know what I should do next time.

Reflection #2

The playing test was actually okay today! We played the theme from Hansel and Gretel. In the song there were a lot of holding notes and to me that is difficult because I get out of breath easily. ¬†When I played din front of Mr. O’Toole I was a little nervous so I messed up a few notes in the beginning but when I finished I got the hang of it and ended nicely. Next time I do this test i am going to make sure I breath in the right places and make sure I know the notes so I won’t mess up. For my playing test I got an 8 and I am so happy! Mr. O’Toole thought I had a great tone and my notes were smooth and my breathing was not so good. But I am proud of myself!

Keep it Clean, Don’t Play it Mean Presentation

Here is the link to my presentation of the flute.

I think that we all covered most of the stuff that Mr. O’ Toole talked about, but I think next time we should look at the rubric and try to cover all of the pints that it says. In the rubric we did cover most of the points but we might have forgotten maybe one or two. I felt good after finishing our presentation because we all spoke clearly and I think most of the people in the audience were listening.