Uke Eastside project

I have spent about 1 month doing this Uke project and I have chosen Eastside by Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid

How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *
My song also uses the bass and the same drums as the original song, I put them there because I did not want to be too far apart from the original song and I wanted to use the same instruments because it would change the mood of the song if I had used a different instrument for the melody and notes

 

How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
my recording is faster than the original song, I did this because I couldn’t get the notes exactly on the exact same beat as the original song and so I could make it more my own and not exactly the same and also has a few more instruments than the original song, I did this because I wanted to make the beat and the notes more clear, I also added the piano for a more vivid beat.

 

Discuss the following skills in relation to your Ukulele song choice…

Be specific to earn your grade!

 

Ukulele Skills… *
I learned new cords on the Ukulele and also got much better and changing cords in the song to get the beat correct. I also got better at getting the right cords without looking at the ukulele.

 

Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *
When I did not get the note exactly on the right beat for the piano, I learned how to edit the notes onto the right beat, this also helped with the drums because it sounded much better when I was finished editing, for my singing, I recorded my singing for every 10 beats and then stopped and started the second one and again and again.

 

Time management for your project… *
for the first part of the month in this project, I was not very productive and what is worse is that I sucked at using the keyboard as the piano, so I had to seek lots of help from my friends and finally got the notes for the piano playing, in the middle, I was a lot more productive and got a lot of my drums and singing done there, and about a week before, I completed the singing and the ukulele, I just needed to finish the piano, and I completed and fixed up the loose ends.

 

Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *
I think my time management could definitely do better for an example, for a week, I can focus on one part of the recording and do that. I could also do better with the piano and bass, thus completing the work on time and maybe early.

My instrement choice

My favorite flute player is Elisabeth Wentland she is really good and she always plays a nice melody and she is one of the only flute players I know, the other one is my flute teacher Nelson.

I have already learned the flute for around half a year and I know the simple things like notes and the beats/counts, and I really enjoy it. I will still explain how to play, clean it and put it together

For cleaning the flute usually, there is a piece of cloth and a stick-like thing that you use, all you need to do is put the corner part of the cloth put it through the hole in the stick and then wrap the cloth around it and put it through the parts of the flute, and to clean the outside there is another cloth that you use to clean and it is usually blue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wJiDbcw3Zs

For playing it will explain in the book and you will learn it, for B you press the top 2 buttons

Unité 1 Parlez-vous Français Le Critère C et D à l’oral

I chose Matthew because I worked well with him and I had good chemistry, we worked well together but we just barely got it on the deadline. I got a 5 out of 8 but I felt like I could have done better, I had bad pronunciation skills and that ruined my score, if I had remembered how to say some of the words I would have gotten a higher score. Next time we do this I will do better and learn the words more thoroughly.

Exhibition is over!!!

well as you can tell from the title Exhibition is over! so much work had been put into this and it is just done, it’s finished! I feel so FREE! woohoo!!! Sorry I get a little carried away doing that, so anyway, I believe that the exhibition was a good experience and I had a lot of fun doing it, there were some rude and nice and I can tell that a lot of people liked it, most of my classmates liked it cuz we did not have Chinese and we were in the library for most of the day.

in case you didn’t know my topic is light pollution and I loved it, I had a lot of people that came and I really enjoyed it. to be honest I don’t really want to do these reflections and just not think about the exhibition because it makes me want to break something so yeah (CRASH!) yeah I just broke my glass cup so I am probably going to have to end things as soon as I can but I don’t really want to leave you all hanging (although) I need to stop so I don’t break anything else so ya byeeeeeeeee!

Energy Sharing-reflection

I had an Energy Sharing project where we have to share an energy source with 3rd graders and I would get feedback from them. I made a topic on what I would like to call LEG POWER KINETIC ENERGY energy energy… so what is supposed to do is to collect the kinetic energy and then turn it into electrical energy here is a picture of me in action! As you can see, I am presenting to 3rd graders and I believe I did a pretty good job at presenting, I got 8 people! Matthew on the other hand only got three people😢. I like to speak to random people of the public (cough cough unlike the 75% of other people that are afraid of public speaking cough cough) I kinda felt bad for the people that were listening to Matthew, so boring, I am just kidding Matthew I don’t mean it!

I got my feedback and most of the kids said that I did very well! they said things like a nice loud voice and really clear and I had a lot of detail in my infographic, I feel more confident about explaining what I know and it really opens my eyes (Not like they were already) I think this improved my knowledge of energy and energy transformation.

Nicolas-option A, B

I thought of a different type of energy source that I believe is sustainable. You know how nowadays people want to exercise and want to get fit and healthy, well all the energy of you running on a treadmill or lifting waits is wasted as in it is not turned into electrical energy that can power things, that is why I made up a type of source of when you put on a certain type of pants that our company made and run, the kinetic energy from your legs running is turned into electrical energy that we can use to power things like a light bulb. However, doesn’t the treadmill need electricity? Yes and that is why the energy will directly put into the treadmill to power it and it goes in a cycle on and on.

I also thought that you could not only get this from the gym but also for yourself, you can buy one for yourself and donate that energy to a warehouse so that people can use the energy that you donated to good use and so that I here can type this.

Expert talk reflection

After the expert talk, I think that I did pretty well consider that I got approved. I had a conversation with 6C and 6D, everyone who came really liked my presentation and that’s how I got approved. When we did the expert talk I explained my three lines of inquiry and what they are about. I would say it went very smoothly and I was prepared enough that my grade mates were very impressed. I think that I am on the right track in my exhibition, all I need to do is finish is interviews and meeting with experts.

What is Energy?

   When people ask this question they expect an answer like “it is electricity” but yes and no. energy is everything it is how we hear, feel and move.

   The first thing I want to talk about is energy transformation, you like transformers don’t you? Well this is similar, the most simple answer would be Potential energy into Kinetic energy, for an example if I tie a rope to a bowling ball and pull it up the ball has Potential energy in it , when you let it go, it swings and turns into Kinetic energy, Kinetic energy is basically the energy of movement like when we walk and jump we are using Kinetic energy. Energy can also be transformed in a cycle, the sun has energy in it than it will give energy to the plants grow which grow food that we eat and gain energy that will give us energy to do other things we do.

   We don’t use energy very efficiently, we are using environmentally friendly resources like coal and oil when we should be using clean energy like solar panels, wind energy and hydro power.