Ukulele Song – Count On Me

This is my audio recording track

 

My recording is Count On Me by Bruno Mars. His recording and my recording have some differences. One of them is the tempo of the song. I let the tempo go a bit slower so that the audience can enjoy the music and really enjoy every single note and lyric of this beautiful song. The next change that I changed about the song from the original track was the beat of the drums. I carefully recorded the drums playing different patterns during the recording so that the drums can match the tune and lyrics of the song as well as possible.

 

My recording is Count On Me by Bruno Mars. His recording and my recording have some differences. One of them is the tempo of the song. I let the tempo go a bit slower so that the audience can enjoy the music and really enjoy every single note and lyric of this beautiful song. The next change that I changed about the song from the original track was the beat of the drums. I carefully recorded the drums playing different patterns during the recording so that the drums can match the tune and lyrics of the song as well as possible.

My Ukulele Song (Amazing Grace)

The song that I chose for my Ukulele was Amazing Grace. To play the song, you need to know how to play 3 different chords they are C, F, and G7. I found most difficulty in playing the G chord because it took a long time for me to place my fingers on the right places. The song that is a hymn from Old American times that was composed by John Newton starts with an anacrusis that is G is strummed by a fingerpicking the string closest to the top of the ukulele. Then, you play the C chord for two bars consecutively and then you play F for a bar then your return to the C note. Then, you play G7 after 3 consecutive bars of playing the C chord. The skills that I acquired by playing the Ukulele during this unit were to have a better understanding of key of tune, reading notes, playing in time and rhythm accuracy. But of course, most importantly during the duration of playing the Ukulele, I further broadened and improved my skills in playing the Ukulele.
During these classes where I have been exposed to the Ukulele, I have been using Garageband to record my progress and my recordings for my Ukulele. I have been exposed to Garageband before on an I-pad before but never on a computer. Therefore, my knowledge of recording things on Garageband on a computer is very limited. My skill in using Garageband has really affected my song because if I was an expert, I would have been able to make my recording look flawless. Unfortunately, I am not an expert in Garageband so my editing skills are terrible.

Instrument Research

Clarinet –

  • woodwind instruments family
  • Johan Christopher Denner is generally believed to have invented the clarinet in 1700
  • ¬†originally made of boxwood
  • now made of metal and wood

Flute –

  • It is believed at least 40 000 years ago
  • Part of the woodwind family
  • Found all over the world in India, Germany, China e.t.c.
  • 3 types of flutes – Piccolo, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute