Explain the step by step process of this assignment… *
I began this project with the thought of creating a mashup track that would be somehow influential to the world. However, as I proceeded throughout the project, but I realised that it would be difficult to create space for every track. So I decided to create a track out of MIDI instead and use certain sound effects and parts of vocals to add on to the song. I wanted to add something influential at the final part of the song so I added a quote from Morgan Freeman on the CNN interview.
Assess your success against your must haves and desirable qualities from your proposal… *
I think this project ended up a bit differently from the proposal. I began with the idea of mashing up songs yet it was changed after the difficulty and unsatisfying ways that it turned out. I still feel like there was a bright side of success to the project from the proposal. I was able to improve a lot of things that I never knew about or didn’t try throughout the years and the project turned out wonderful.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
Throughout this project, I learned many skills. I got in hand of downloading and distorting, changing the BPM of the track. I was able to learn stuff that I never learnt in the class and it was pretty interesting and was something that satisfied me. It was also pretty sweating for me when I tried to read piano sheet music and recompose everything. I have played the piano before yet it was still difficult for me to try playing it in 5 years.
What challenges did you face and overcome. *
I think I was able to overcome two qualities in this project. The first quality being playing the piano. I had difficulty getting used to the piano notes and thinking of ideas because it had been so long since I played it and it made it more difficult at the fact that it was impossible to play a instrument fluently on the typing keyboard. I had to rearrange the notes with my mouse which was difficult yet I managed. Don’t worry though, because I changed it a lot from the original song. The second quality is the messiness of the track. I had difficulty arranging the notes and there were, and are still, unsatisfying and boring parts throughout the track. Although I managed to fix it a bit, I feel like it’s gonna be something that I have to work on if I’m going to do this properly and often.
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There will be some boring bits throughout the track, but I would appreciate it if you still listened to it completely. Thanks. ✌️