Music – Genesis – Crit A


What information are you using from this link? *
This link helps to learn more about writing a song overall. It tells me the elements and steps to compose a song. Also, it gives me step by step information about making all the elements. Therefore, this website helps me a lot in creating a song.



What information are you using from this link? *
This link helps me a lot when doing the chords in Garageband. Before watching this video, I never knew there was ‘smart string’ in garageband and I needed to play the chords one by one, and having a lot of troublesome during the creating process. This makes the step for making chords simple and fast, and makes my pace faster, and use more effort on other things.



What information are you using from this link? *
This link helps me a lot when doing drums. This drum gives me more advanced information than normal drums. It teaches me ways to create a unique set of the drum. This video gives me information to change different beats and fillings into my project. This really helps me to make a good drum track by myself rather than getting them from apple loops. This time I get to choose my own type of drums.



What information are you using from this link? *
This link helps me a lot in creating lyrics. Creating lyrics for me has always been a hard job for me as I don’t usually get inspiration. However, this video teaches me basic ideas to create lyrics and gives me an idea of what area my lyrics would be. This video allows me to know more about creating lyrics and find inspiration during the things near me.

Music – Genesis – Crit C

What is the goal for your assignment? *
For this project, my goal is to create a lyrical song. I would like to compose a song that includes different components, like lyrics, melody, chords, etc, and to make all these elements work together in harmony within the song.


Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal. *
First, I would need to compose a lyrical melody that sounds nice. Then I would write a set of lyrics that suits the feeling of the melody. After that I would compose chords and drums for the song. At last I would record the vocal part of the song.


Why this project? *
I chose this project because I want to try new things and learn more about composing songs. I am interested in writing a song because it is a new experience for me. I also would like to sharpen my skills with using garageband through this project.


What do you hope to learn? *
I hope to learn how to compose a nice melody and meaningful lyrics. With my sharpened garageband skills, I am sure that it would be help me in the future, such as when promoting events and making videos. I also want to learn more about the different characteristics of various instruments. Through this project, I get to make use of different instruments when composing and learn about them more in depth.


What are you must haves for this assignment? *
My composition must be at least 2 minutes, which is just right, not too long nor too short. I also need to include a melody as it is the main part for a song. I would also need a lyrics because it is a key part for a song. Lastly would be instruments, which is used to support and set off the music.


What are your desirable qualities you hope to add in for your assignment? *
I would like my composed song to include a wide range of instruments when producing music, either from Garageband or actual instruments. I want to add some dimension in the song, rather than writing a piece of plain music. I want my song to have a unique and innovative feeling to it. For example beats, I would be adding different patterns of drum beats in it to make the song more interesting.