What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
The key of Amazing grace is C major and the time signature is 3-4.
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? *
The rhythms used in Amazing grace are half notes, quarter notes and whole notes.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing… *
I think that I had good note accuracy because I have recorded my song over a few times until the notes are not bad. In my strumming, I just recorded it one by one and then copy and pasted it so that I would have enough time to complete and edit my whole song.
What Ukulele skills have you acquired? *
I have acquired new strumming skills and new notes and how to explore different songs. I played the ukulele last year in grade 6, so this is kind of a review. But this summative has also taught me time management and how to play the ukulele better in general.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I decided that my tempo matched my song and style because Amazing grace is kind of a sad but very strong song. Therefore, I decided that a slow steady tempo would match this song.
How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Editing, cutting, flex-time, trimming, plugins… *
I used the trimming a lot because my playing wasn’t on time so Mr. O’Tool had to help me. For the strumming, I just played a few strums and copy and pasted the ones that matched. In the future, I think that if I ever record something like this again, I think that I should record it more on time so that I even my time out and don’t spend too much time editing.
Discuss your recording process; did you have any concerns or issues? *
In my process of recording, I didn’t have a big struggle because I started early before there were long line ups to the recording rooms. So, I had more time to record and edit. Me and my friends also came in during lunch to record and ask you to help us so that we could finish it in time.