How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *
the chords and the structure i kept the same so it would keep the song authentic and still sound something like the original song. without the same chords, it would sound a lot different and most people wouldn’t be able to recognise the song anymore.
How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
I added the ukulele chords to the song so it would be a ukulele song and made some parts faster because nowadays more and more people have less and less attention spans. i also added a different beat for the drums which made my recording more upbeat which reflects my personality more.
Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *
to put in the notes, I copy pasted from the ones Mr. O’toole gave us and put them in the correct order. I also learned how to pick different drummers to see which one would go with the song better, I muted different tracks so i could focus on the parts i was doing and I learned how to make the end of the song fade of smoothly.
Time management for your project… *
for each track, it took me about one to two classes to complete, at first i thought the editing would only take four classes, but there were some found errors that i needed to fix, so i continued the editing at school.
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time)
I got those tasks completed by setting a goal for myself each lesson on what i was going to do. I also took into account on how many classes we had left so i could manage my time easier. But after i submitted my music, there were a few things wrong so Mr. OToole helped me fix a few things and i needed to edit some other things in my music file too, but luckily we still had more class to work on our music.
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
the rhythms are 3 beats/4 notes each bar.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I think that I had the most accuracy when I input the notes for the melody because it was the most simple for me since I’ve never used garage band before this unit. The strumming was a bit hard for me, but when I joined the zoom call Mr. O’Toole helped me and it was clearer on how to add it
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
The words in the song were separated in parts which made the word being sung for longer which meant the song was slower so I made the tempo slower that usual.
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 picked up how to insert audios, trimming, changing the beat based on what beat the song started on and cutting. I used all these skills to add the notes and strums i needed for the song. I cut and trim different notes so that it would be in the right place during the correct part of the song.
Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
Before, I had no Idea how to use garageband and the tools within it. I had to overcome this by watching the videos that Mr O’Toole posted on GC and start to learn and remember how to add trim and cut different parts of the song. At first it took me a very long time to get all the notes in the right place and have the melody done, but after having practice I started to get faster at it. Near the very end of this assignment, my work got deleted on my computer by accident so I (tried downloading different applications and watching videos on how I could find files that might have been deleted and emptied in the trash, but unfortunately I couldn’t find it. I then told the Mr. O’Toole and he suggested to download the audio from step 2 and continue from there. I then went to garage band and imputed the two audios, the one from step two and the audio that had muted all the other sounds.
Unite 1: Parlez-vous francais- critères C et D a l’oral
Task: Create a role play to include all of the information you have learned since the beginning of the year.
At the beginning, Horus and I were struggling on what topic would be best to be put first and after, but after a while we started to flow everything together. We also had a hard time pronouncing a few words we weren’t very familiar with. We solved this problem by copying the words we wanted to know, put it on google translate and listened to how it is pronounced. Sometimes, we would ask the teacher for pronunciation. Horus and I were always on time for class, one of the days I was sick, but I wanted to help Horus and not have him do the script by himself, so at home I went on the French document the same time Horus did and we added a few things together. In my opinion, Horus and I made a great team, no one was really being more controlling, tried our best and had great cooperation and teamwork skills.
What I learned about myself:
I learned that it really depends who I work with for group tasks. Most of the other times I’ve worked with other people, I feel more bossy and controlling and me and my partner both have very different ideas about the tasks.
For my Criteria C, I got an 8 out of 8. I got an 8 on this criteria because I responded in detail appropriately, I interact confidently, I use basic phrases effectively to communicate ideas and communicate with an excellent sense of audience. For my Criteria D, I got a 7 out of 8 because I spoke effectively and accurately, I had a clear pronunciation and good intonation, making communication easy and use language effectively to suit the context. For both Criterias I scored a lot higher than I expected. When Horus and I were communicating about our french role play, we both thought that we weren’t interacting confidently enough which lead to multiple recordings and that people would not really understand what we were talking about at some points. I’m very glad that our pronunciation was good and our grammatical structures were used correctly.
My Next Goal:
For our next assignment in french, I want to keep up with my good communication skills and improve even more on my pronunciation and use more sentence structures as we go through the next unit. I can do this by asking the teacher what sentence structures there are, look through my notebook and check for any previous ones we have used. I can improve my pronunciation by making sure I’m saying the word correct, repeating new words a few times to remember them and occasionally listen to how google translate say the words.
In our first unit for design, we have been learning about how to make effective logos. After learning about C.A.R.P., illustrator, shape and colour phycology, we finally got to create our own logo by applying these skills.
Please give me feedback on my logo by answering these three questions:
Hello! I’m Ava,this is our last unit in Chinese. During this unit, we needed to make a beam design for the Chinese Culture Centre. My design included a phoenix, bamboo, Chinese lucky clouds, yin yang and two dragons. I used red, yellow, orange, black, white, green and gold. Next to the phoenix there are two Chinese lucky clouds and above the phoenix, there is a yin yang, the yin yang is black and white. The lucky clouds are blue, next to both of the clouds there are bamboos. Above the right bamboo there is a gold dragon and the other side is the same except the dragon is at the bottom. In Chinese culture phoenixes means noble, bamboo represents improvement and growth, 八卦 represents balance and finally dragons also means noble.