Project Genesis Research

  1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fscxWcRb7u3yUQ0XtsqWPmSfAoWay6jX/view 

It is crucial that the mashup is in time so it flows well and prevents it sound choppy(which is one of my criteria). This video explains how to adjust tempos of different songs to match the beat and what speeding up tempos on garageband looks like. I will use this technique in the process of putting together my mashup.

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I stated as one of my criteria that if my songs happen to contain explicit lyrics that I would cut it out. It is also important that the mashup is school appropriate. This video clearly states how to effectively cut out a swear word completely and even replace it with an adjustable sound to make it sound more natural. It does not result in the tempo getting messed up or anything, so I know this is a good source.

3. https://www.betterdjing.com/how-to-make-a-mashup/ 

This link teaches me how to make a mashup and has very similar steps to what I had outlined. It gave some helpful advice about how it is important to find songs that have compatible keys and what I can do to ensure that. It went more in depth with how to sync the tempos which is important for achieving my criteria.

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Kh8yasXN8

This is a HipHop mashup made by someone on youtube. The songs don’t go the absolute best together but overall it flows well, there is some nice overlapping and many different songs included which makes the mashup sound more interesting. It is also very short so even though mine will have to be a bit longer, it is a good example on how to keep things interesting throughout the whole song. This person also managed to cut out the swear words in the song and make it sound really natural, which is something I would like to achieve. It is good inspiration for me because my criteria states that there has to be no swearing, at least 4 songs, and the songs need to flow well. This video has all of that.

Project Genesis Crit C Proposal

What is the goal for your assignment and why? 
My goal for this assignment is to create a mashup of a few of my favourite songs. I want to do this because I would like to create a unique sound with the beats and the variation of all the different music put into one whole song. I have never created a mashup before and I always see people making them on sound cloud so I would like to give it a try as well. I feel like this is a good opportunity to get creative and so I can listen to the songs I enjoy in a cooler way.
Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal.
1. Research on how to make mashups and how to make songs go well together. Go on youtube and watch tutorials and use all the sources provided.
2. Find at least 4 songs that go well together.
3. Download the songs and the instrumental/acapella versions and convert into mp3.
4. Upload to garageband, experiment with it, and find the order I want the songs to go in.
5. Change the bpm and tempo so it flows better.
6. Cut and trim the sounds and cut out swearing(if there is any).
7. Add transitions to make it sound better and do some overlapping.
8. Review the rubrics and whether or not the sound I created fulfills the requirements
9. Get some feedback from my peers.
10. Make some changes according to their feedback if it is helpful to me.
11. Submit the song to my IFolio blog and reflect on the final product.
What are the criteria you will use to self assess the success of your product?
1. No swearing. I will cut it out if there is any.
2.  Between 2-4 minutes long so the song is interesting but not too long so it doesnt get boring to listen to.
3. The songs flow well together.
4. Includes at least 4 or more songs.
5. Use garageband skills I have learned to make it sound more interesting and unique.