Ukelele song: Jingle bell rock

My recording:

How is your recording the same and different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions?
The lyrics were the same as the original song because jingle bell rock is a quite good song, better than any modifications I make, It creates a cheerful, festive environment. also, I don’t want to get confused, Because by the time I am halfway done, I will get really confused about what modifications are mistakes and what are intentional. However, I found the original chords not sounding at all like the intended sound, so I changed those out to something that sounds like the intended music, and it also sounds much more in tune when put together with the singing compared to the original chords.
How did your music classes prepare you for this assignment?
The music classes first help me get more comfortable about holding the ukelele, It also helps me by teaching me some basic chords and knowing how to learn new chords, because I didn’t know how to read the chord diagrams. Also, thanks to the classes, my garage band skills allow me to sound at least somewhat competent. I am now much better at using flex time to make my song in time, also, I know how to copy and paste pieces of music, I just kept recording a chord until it is perfect, and copied and pasted into the appropriate parts of the song. This has greatly helped with my time management, allowing me to make better songs with less time, meaning I could spend more time on other things such as singing, or tailoring the drummer. Also, I added a drummer to make my music sound better, since my strumming and singing is mostly in time, the drummer blends in with the song quite well and gives it a bit more flavour.

Science post-Structures & Forces

How does the natural world affect us?

The natural world can affect us in many ways, wind, temperature and rain can affect how we live, what we eat, what we wear. also, places with frequent natural disasters usually have architecture adapted to survive.   

How do we use scientific thinking to learn about the interaction between the natural world and us?

We can definitely use science to our advantage. For example, we can harness different natural sources with power plants. Another way is to prevent natural disasters from being too damaging by using science to help us engineer better structures.


3 How did you use science?

I used science to determine whether the more cardboard I place, the stronger it becomes. This can have real-world applications. For example, in an earthquake-prone area, according to my experiment, having more materials would lessen the chance of the structure to breaking.


How did you improve as a learner?

Firstly, I can now organise data to make it useful.  Secondly, I now know how to find and troubleshoot problems. thirdly, my time management is now much better.


Ukulele Submission- Amazing Grace

My final product

Criteria Ai, Aiii:

Discuss your Ukulele recording. Items to discuss include timing, note accuracy, rhythm accuracy.

The song I am doing is Amazing Grace, the song is 16 bars long. The time signature is 3:4. the song is also accompanied by C, F and G chords. However, I failed to complete my recording, There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, in the second lesson that we can record, I didn’t realise that I needed to set up Garage band, due to the time needed to install Garage band, I didn’t manage to record the ukelele. Secondly, during the two lessons after, I realised I still haven’t finished practising it, I think I overestimated my ability because I just couldn’t edit out my mistakes. So I spent the next few lessons practising. After I was confident that with minimal editing, I could get it right, I brought my Bluetooth headphones. The first time I did that, I hadn’t known that my headphones weren’t connected, so after I finished recording, The metronome can still be heard. Then the next music day, I did connect the earphones and garage band said it was recorded, but the audio just didn’t play out, even the master volume gage didn’t show anything, also, I used the wrong time signature. In the last lesson, I managed to record the first eight notes using my classmate’s earphones, but I ran out of time to finish the rest.


Discuss your overall understanding of Garageband and its processes. Items to discuss include editing, timing, arranging, timing, etc. How has your skill at Garageband impacted your song?

My skill in GarageBand is okay in my opinion. First of all, I know how to trim some parts in the audio to help me with my do so, you press command and T. Secondly, I know how to use flex time to edit as well, however, I still don’t know how to expand the audio. I don’t think this would hinder me too much, however, I still think that if I knew, I would be able to save lots of time, not needing to focus on stretching my notes out. Thirdly, I know how to use the metronome and the beats before the actual recording. Also, I would like to have known how to connect my blue tooth earphones to GarageBand, because I would have saved even more time and might have managed to finish the submission. Overall, I think my skill in GarageBand has helped impact my recording, however, if I knew more things, I might have been able to complete this task.