This is the ukulele recording that I have been doing for the past couple weeks in music class, this is my recording and reflection.
My recording of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” is not exactly the same as the original version recorded by Ed Sheeran, mainly because I was using a ukulele and he was using a guitar. However, my recording and the original do have some parts in common, for example, in my recording, although I did not use any individual notes as he did, I still used the chords on the ukulele that sounded like a chord that he used on the guitar. Another thingmy recording and his song had in common were that neither of our recordings had any drums included. I pointed this out because, at the start, I was thinking of adding a lot of extra instruments such as the drums. But most of the instruments I was using didn’t sound right with the song so I took them out and just kept a bit of the piano in addition to my singing and the ukulele.
My recording of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” is not exactly the same as the original version recorded by Ed Sheeran. A big reason for this is that Ed Sheeran used a guitar and implemented a lot of editing in his song. But in my song, I only had to edit where the chords were and play the piano. In addition to this, my finger was fractured so I had to get Mr. O’toole to help with the chords. This resulted in the chords occasionally sounding unnatural and out of place in the song. Also, as a result of Mr. O’Toole having to do the chords for me, I couldn’t use any strum patterns which would have sounded better. In addition to this, Ed Sheeran used some notes on the guitar in his song, however, I was unable to do this as I couldn’t figure out what notes to use and it just didn’t sound good with the ukulele.
I didn’t really use any ukulele skills in my recording as I fractured my finger and had to get Mr. O’Toole to help me with recording my chords (and then I edited them into place). However, before I fractured my finger, I managed to memorise the strumming patterns and chords for the song I recorded, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. At first, I was good a doing the chords but I would occasionally mess up while switching and my greatest challenge was my strumming. This is because I have never been a great strummer and it has always been a challenge for me.
I didn’t really have any real trouble with editing on garage band, this is because this exact thing has happened to me earlier this year when I sprained my finger and had to get Mr. O’Toole to help me with my recording of Amazing Grace. However, although I deleted most of it, I used a lot of different instruments in my recording at first, such as the drums, piano, acoustic guitar, and even a bit of string ensemble. Although it didn’t take me long to get a hand of using the keys on my keyboard as the notes of the different instruments, it was quite hard to know what notes to do for each instrument and put them in time.
I didn’t have very good time management, this was because I was constantly changing the song I was going to do and when I chose a song I would spend a lot of time on learning the chords and strum patterns for it and then I wouldn’t understand what to do and so I would change my song. Although I only changed my song twice, this still resulted in lots of time lost and so I was very rushed to get it done before the deadline. Apart from this, I feel like when I found my last song, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, I was quite efficient in getting my work done and I managed to hand my work in before the deadline.
I think that on this particular project, I think that I was quite responsible with getting my recording done by the deadline. However, on the other hand, I was slightly irresponsible with getting things done and spreading out my work. A big reason for this was that I kept on changing my song and this resulted in me not getting things done on time and spreading out my work. This resulted in me really having to rush to get the final product of my recording done by the deadline.