Ukulele – Your Choice! – Say you won’t let go by James Arthur

This song is called “Say you won’t let go” by James Arthur. I chose it for my music summative. Here’s my work:


How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *

My recording is the same as the original because on Uketabs, I used the notes that they gave me which Mr. O’toole had already gave us. Even though the octave sounded different compared to the original song the notes where on the same beat as the song. My piano and bass notes I did are the same as the original notes just in lower or higher. My singing octave is basically the same as the one in the song, there are just some high notes that I wasn’t able to reach so I just tried my best to hit them.

How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *

My drum pattern is different to the original one. I used a drum pattern which i created my self and I started it from the begging of the song. In the original song the drumming only starts later in the song, i thought that it would go with the song if I added a boom clap boom clap for the first part until I reached the chorus. Then during the chorus I used a Crate digger song which had already been created, then after the chorus switch back to the boom clap boom clap and so continue for the rest of the song.

Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *

My Garageband skills have improved a lot since this summative, my trimming abilities and skill to copy and paste really improved. This time the drums where really easy to use, I was given so many choices to chose from that I was able to find the best one that fit my chorus and i made up my own drum pattern for the other parts of the song. My skills to move stuff to fit the best beat has improved because with some singing parts and the drums, I had to move them around to get the best fit into the song.

Time management for your project… *

During this project I think I managed my time really well, at the very start of the project I had finished my notes and bass and paino parts in like the first 2 weeks. Then after this I wasn’t joining the online classes, which means I started to fall back a bit. I joined one and Mr. Otoole helped me to create my own drumming pattern which was very helpful and matched my song very well. With online school it was hard to keep up and everything so i think I did a pretty good job. Next time I should of recorded my singing earlier so I didn’t have to stress about getting the right timing and everything. When we finally got to come back to school, Mr. O’toole helped me and I realized my drum pattern was wrong so we had to change that and restart all the drummings, this took some time but I got it done.

Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *

Overall, I think i got my time management pretty well, I was only a couple hours late on submitting the song since I had to go home and do some final touches and finish my reflection. When we finally got to get back at school, I was definitely more settle downed and focused to complete my work, they’re where much less distractions which helped me focus and complete my work. There where not to many problems overall other then my singing in time and getting my drum patterns correct. I think I did good on this project. 🙂

Ukulele Submission – Step 3 – Finished Song – Donkey Riding

What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
1. F major 2. 2/4
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
Donkey riding starts with a F on the first bar of the first beat. The first bar goes F, G, A, A. The rhythm mostly has quarter notes with it in the song. And the whole song repeats itself twice, it ends at 13 then you copy and past it until 33.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
In Donkey Riding there are many different notes and there is a wide range. When I turned the metronome on the chords and my audio would be in a time and that was good. But i found it difficult to match the singing with the rest of the song. At the very start of the song it was hard for me to start on the right speed and on the right note so I had to record a coupe times to make sure that my singing was on time with the rest of the song.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
My tempo was at 105 which is quite fast, the song Donkey Riding is also quite fast. Mr.O’toole also provided us with the chords which made it easier for me to match the tempo. I thought that the tempo fitted with my song quite perfectly.
What skills did you acquire with your use of Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… How did you use these skills throughout the assignment? *
In the process of using Garageband I learned many different skills which I never knew before. During this process I mostly copied and pasted, trimmed some of my notes and singing and different patterns. I also used the volume changer on the side, this I think was very helpful as I was able to find the perfect match for my different parts of the song. At the start my drums where very overpowered and they where loud so I wasn’t able to hear the rest of it as clear. But now I can hear everything quite clearly.
Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
The biggest challenge for me during this assignment is to turn my work in part by part as i did it. I didn’t turn my work in when it was due but only as one big assignment at the end. Another challenge for me was the fact that I wasn’t able to get a quite space and get my singing on point with the rest of the song. I have a very loud house and when i did it correct there was too much background noise so I had to redo it and eventually get it correct. Another challenge that I had during the assignment is the fact that I was quit self conscious with my singing and it didn’t sound that good put I realised I wasn’t being graded on my singing but whether or not I was in time with the song.

My instrument for grade 7 – Trumpet #music #playing

The reason that I have chosen to play the trumpet is because I use to be in band, and I really liked the way it sounded and how you would play it.  I saw a concert and the sound of the trumpet  was really nice and it looked really fun to play.  I also like how the different sounds are able to be played only using three buttons, I find that really fascinating and cool.

This is how you clean your trumpet:

How to put together your trumpet:

This is why I wanna do the trumpet


Logo Design

Down below is a photo of my logo, I have a few questions could you please answer them as a comment. Thanks

What catches your eye as the first thing when you see my logo?

In what ways does my logo grab your attention?

What do you think my logo expresses?

How could I improve my logo?



Camp Reflection

I thought that this years camp was interesting and fun because there were a lot of different up and downs. So for this year’s camp, I think that the best animal that would describe me would probably be a chameleon because when I was doing the jetty jump I would want to do it and then not want to do it like a chameleon changing color. Also in our tents and dorms, we would sometimes disagree but it wouldn’t matter eventually.

What did I try hard this week at?

This week has been a week with lots of up’s and downs, and I will mostly focus on working with Jordan quietly on math and beating our own badminton record.

Jordan and I were quietly working on our math and we nearly completed them all, it was very fun and we try as hard as we could to do the five different topics differently that were mostly related to find the Number Patterns. We worked as hard as we could to complete them all. We would work together on some of the topics and the rest of them we would work individually whilst listening to music, and I really enjoyed doing it

In P.E we are still learning how to play badminton properly, one of our activities is Team Rotation. In team rotation every we would have to hit the shuttlecock once and then the next person would hit it. Me, Declan, James and Trevis were all in the same group,  we were able to take turns to hit the shuttlecock up to forty-five times. I really enjoyed doing this activity because at my old school our P.E class was a lot stricter. We were trying as hard as we could to beat our old record which was thirty-six. At last, we succeeded! YAH!

This week was a great week, I enjoyed it a lot and now I am finally part of the CDNIS community.


Home Learning Success

For this years home learning grid I will try and make sure that I can hand all of my topics on time and I can make them neat and put them in chronological order if I need to.  I will also try and reflect on my work so next time I can know what I did wrong and so that I can improve my work for the next time I do it.

In this home learning topic I think I did ok because I was able to explain well on the goals and how I can achieve them for the next time I do home learning grid.