For this music session, we got to pick our own song to play. Here are the statements, mp3 alongside a picture of my song.
What was the inspiration for this song choice? *
The song I selected was Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur. I am actually a big fan of James and I listen to a lot of his songs. I think my inspiration for this song came from the guitar. I always liked simple acoustic songs. I didn’t end up using the guitar to play it even though I was an option, I think I picked the ukulele since I had experience from the last unit.
How did your music classes as well as your previous music session and assignment prepare you for this assignment? *
For this assignment, I think that the music classes and the previous session gave me experience and time to practise. When we were doing the last music session, I didn’t know how to strum properly. After some classes of practise and watching some videos, I was able to strum better and get the proper notes.
Name of Peer *
Song Choice *
Up on the Housetop
Identify alternatives and perspectives
Listen or watch your peer’s final recording submission. After listening, read their artistic intention and thought process behind their work. How does what you thought align with theirs? *
Like me, she picked a song that she think that is best for her. She also mentioned her personal experiences and how that helped her while playing the ukulele. While recording, we both chose to do it outside, and there were indeed some background noise, but that was the best we could both get it to.
What interesting, different, or exciting elements did they use that you would be incorporate into yours next time round? *
I should include the things I found easy and hard throughout recording and playing the ukulele, and also she put in her own personal experience in the statement and I think the next time, if I had to do something similar to what I did before, I would mention it in my statement.
Did the context of the song change through their interpretation?*
A bit, because the song had something similar to what she did in the past, so she had a good idea of choice for her song. I think that is very smart, because that won’t only make life easier, it can help her to improve what she had learnt.