Explain the process of this assignment. *
In this assignment, we were told to make a mashup that would meet a requirement of 3 minutes and also would have 4 songs that would fit our theme. First, before making the mashup and also finding the songs, we had first started the project by making a proposal and also we had researched about the songs we want to do, so for this assignment, I had decided to make a theme of video game mashup/a mashup with a theme of electronics. After researching and also choosing my songs for my project in their first two classes or so, I had downloaded them all and also had put them into my GarageBand project, and had put them into their own sections. Following that, I had gone on to Mr.O’Tole’s music mashup’s “All people doing mashup must watch thingy” and had watched it to know how to make my tempo timing correct. So I had made sure my tempo and also my songs’ timing correct and had adjusted all their volume to the correct volume and had put them in the right order so it would sound good with each other. And after finishing all the editing and also with finishing the entire piece of music, I had put the music that I had created onto my blog.

 

Discuss your must haves and desirable qualities here… *
In my project, the must have and also the desirable qualities that I had set for myself includes making the mashup with less to no lyrics since I want the mashup to be like a non-lyrics song, which I had achieved in my mashup, I also had wanted my music’s songs to be able to fit well with each other, and also to be able to mix them together with them sounding good. I had also wished my music piece to be 4 minutes long instead of only 3 minutes.

 

Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
For this project, I had learned a lot more about making mashups and also a brief idea of how to edit the tempo of the song(s) so that it would be able to sound good with each other. Other than that, I had also learned more than I had previously known and also had gotten more used to in making the volume up and also down so that it will match the other songs in my project.

 

What challenges did you face and overcome.*
For the challenges that I had needed to face and also overcome, at the beginning of the project, it was kind of difficult finding 4 songs that would be able to sound nice with each other, and also 4 songs that is electronic and would be under 5 minutes in total timing, so for that problem, I had needed to search a lot of times for the songs on youtube. In my project, it was also difficult to fix my songs to the exact timing that it would need to be, for example, it was difficult finding the correct tempo for my songs because of how they constantly have a change in their rhythm and also beats, and because of that, I needed to edit their timing a lot of times.
The things that I could have done better
In this project, even though I had tried my best to make my tempo and also my rhythm according to my other songs and also make the timing correct, I could have put more effort in making the timing correct, instead of editing every single change in my music, I had only edited some parts of each song, next time, I could have edited more of each song and have made the timing better than my correct timing. Other than my timing, I think that I could have done better if I had made the songs more balanced, even though I had tried my best to make the songs fit well with each other, some parts of the song didn’t sound as good as I had wanted to, even though I had tried my best to make them sound good. Next time, I could ask a good music student/the teacher himself to help me with the mashup so that I could have perfected it more.

 

Inspiration and Research Info
Criteria A – Knowing and Understanding

ii. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the art form in original or displaced contexts

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocFq770FhxQ

Important info from link:

For this mashup, I would like to make something that is somewhat similar to the speed and also the rhythm of the mashup I had posted in the link, it consists of a total of 2 songs and the maker had made the songs sound well made and also very well mixed together, by overlapping the songs on top of each other. However, even though I want to make my mashup similar to their’s, I want to use a total of around 5 songs mixed together to make my mashup instead of only 2.

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxldMN4E8j4

Important info from link:

For my second mashup chosen, I had selected this mashup because of how I think that they had done a great job making the mashup with two songs, and changing the lyrics by using the two different song’s lyrics to overlap each other and entirely changing the song(s) from their original.
Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wghCTyPG_0Y

Important info from link:

For this mashup that they made, they had done a great job by using several pauses throughout the music, and also giving a suspenseful effect. This mashup also changes the music lyrics by sometimes skipping several lines and continuing with the lyrics while making a very smooth skip.
Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubjq14osHE

Important info from link:

For this mashup, the person had used two songs that were sang by the same author, and since both of these songs have a similar type of theme, lyrics, and rhythm, it was really easy for him to make a mashup out of these two songs, in this mashup, it sometimes find the same lyrics and the sound and change one song to the other, and using the beginning of a song and putting it as the background music through the entire mashup except for certain parts.

Bii
 
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Note accuracy: Substantial
Rhythm Accuracy: Adequate
Tempo: Substantial
Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Dynamics: Some
Now respond to these statements…
 I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over music this year. Explain… *
I have developed the skills to play this line, 57, with the trumpet because that I have practiced multiple time to prepare for the playing of the trumpet. I also have spent my spare time on practicing the chords of the trumpet (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, a, b). I also have been practicing a lot with the trumpet’s other lines, such as 49 to practice my tempo and speed so that I succeed in playing line 57 when doing its rhythm, and also be able to easily follow its beats.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
I have demonstrated the skills to create a successful piece of music because from practicing the entire time on my trumpet and on the notes, I have known how to get the notes precise and exactly how to play the piece of music rightfully, and also from my practices with the lines, I had done well In getting ready for the right tempo for line 57, in the playing process, I think that I had also done well in playing the notes accurately .

Trumpet Statement
Bii
 
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Note accuracy: Substantial
Rhythm Accuracy: Adequate
Tempo: Substantial
Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Dynamics: Some
Now respond to these statements…
 I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over music this year. Explain… *
I have developed the skills to play this line, 57, with the trumpet because that I have practiced multiple time to prepare for the playing of the trumpet. I also have spent my spare time on practicing the chords of the trumpet (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, a, b). I also have been practicing a lot with the trumpet’s other lines, such as 49 to practice my tempo and speed so that I succeed in playing line 57 when doing its rhythm, and also be able to easily follow its beats.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
I have demonstrated the skills to create a successful piece of music because from practicing the entire time on my trumpet and on the notes, I have known how to get the notes precise and exactly how to play the piece of music rightfully, and also from my practices with the lines, I had done well In getting ready for the right tempo for line 57, in the playing process, I think that I had also done well in playing the notes accurately .

What was the inspiration for this song choice?

I had chosen this music because it gives the audience a feeling of nostalgia and also of the past. I got inspired when I heard people in the upper school play a music piece that drags long and also has a good tune to the song.

How did your music classes as well as your previous music session and assignment prepare you for this assignment?

My previous music session and assignment had prepared me for this assignment because that I had both learned how to use GarageBand and also how to play the ukelele properly, so I know how to use them and how to play as well as record the piece of music properly.