Project Genesis – Criteria Aii

What information are you using from this link? *
In this link, I learned how to write music for the bari sax and how the lower notes sound compared to the higher notes. I also learned what to avoid when writing for bari such as long low notes because the person can run out of breath really easily(not a problem on musescore but something to think about if giving this arrangement to a band).



What information are you using from this link? *
In this link, I learned the basics of writing music for the clarinet. I learned what the range is on the clarinet as well as what each part of the range sounds like. I also learned that I could write jumps in the music because it isn’t too hard on the clarinet.



What information are you using from this link? *
I learned that when I write the part for the bass clarinet, the lower notes will sound loud while the higher notes start to sound softer. The range on the bass clarinet is also quite large so it gives me a lot of notes I can use.



What information are you using from this link? *
In this video, I learned how to write for percussion. I learned that there are a lot of instruments in the percussion section. Some of these instruments are made to fit in nicely with the rest of the band while others are made to stand out. I also learned which instruments are used more than others and what they often used for.

Project Genesis – Criteria Ci

What is the goal for your assignment and why? 
My goal for this assignment is to make an arrangement of a song in musescore because I haven’t done any big projects in musescore before and would like to try to make one.
Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal. 
 1. I need to find a song to make an arrangement of
2. I will choose the instruments that I will use
3. I will then make parts for each instrument
4. I will add dynamics
5. I will get feedback and fix anything that needs to be fix
What criteria will you use to self assess this assignment? 
 1. The whole arrangement will have to be at least 2 minutes long.
2. The arrangement must include at least 6 different instruments.
3. The arrangement must flow well with no massive or sudden jumps and no gaps

Responding – December ’19

Discuss your practice routines and development on your instrument.
My practice routine is a bit of a mess, I sometimes practice a few times a week but other times I don’t practice as much. The amount of time I practice for is also not very consistent, sometimes I would practice the songs many times to get better but other times I found only practice a part of a song a few times and stop after 10 minutes. I think that I have become better at my instrument because I am now able to play the lower notes on my instrument almost all the time. I started practicing the lower parts in the songs and over time I have gotten better and am now able to play the parts without too much trouble.
How successful were you at your theory test? Discuss the concepts that you did not master.
I did ok in my theory test, I didn’t do too badly but it could definitely be improved. I got some questions right but for some questions, I had to guess and try to get the answer. I got the right answer for some of these questions but I got most of them wrong. I was having some trouble with minor scales because I didn’t memorize my key signatures so it took a long time to figure out the key signature before working out the question. This made me take way more time on the question and made minor scales harder. I messed up on some of the minor scales because I got the key signature wrong and messed up when changing it to the minor.
What are your strategies to improve results in the subsequent months?
My strategy for improving my results in the subsequent month is to take the time to learn and memorize my key signatures so that I don’t have to spend a lot of time on each question. I think that this will help me find the key signatures so I don’t have to rush the last few questions because I ran out of time. I think that I could also take the time to learn and do more practice with the minor scales. I add a lot of trouble with it on the test so I can improve by doing more practice so that I could get better at it and do it properly.
How do you show the IB Learner Profile in the music class?
I think that I show the learner profile in music class because I try to do new things and take risks. I also reflect on what I did good and what parts could be better so that I could practice the parts and do it better. I also reflected on what I could do better theory test and tried to go back and try to learn the minor scales again so that I could do better next time.