This unit has been the performance unit. I chose to play the Instrument clarinet. I played clarinet last year as well. I also play piano. When I started playing piano I learnt about music theory. That helped me a lot. The unit question Is ” How are notes used to show rhythm and pitch?”. I think that you can tell the pith by reading the notes.
During this unit I have learnt about music theory. I have learnt about holding and playing my clarinet In the right position. We have been giving three band songs , Two Bridges March, Pirates Cave and The Music For The Royal Fireworks. In class we worked on Two Bridges March and Pirates Cave. Sometimes It was hard to stay together, meaning that some people could be behind or ahead a measure. It was also useful when we played In a group because If I made a mistake It wouldn’t be so clear and I could listen to others playing and then join In again. When we were had to chose our solo songs I chose amaizing grace. I started practicing and I realized that I didn’t know enough of the notes. I changed my solo song Into a song that I started last year but I played the harder verse. Every night I practiced my solo at least once. I asked for feedback from one of my parents friends who play clarinet. I listend to proesionals play the solo and what helped the most was that I listend to my own recording.
It was hard for me to go from a low note to a high note. Sometimes when I tried I would make a “squeeeek” sound. When I was practicing clarinet I would spend two minutes going from low notes to high notes. I also had trouble with choosing my solo. I went through different songs but they were all to hard or to easy for me to play. I tried changing the song but I couldn’t find a song suitable for my level. The song that I eventally chose was a bit to easy for me. I think that I could have chosen a harder song. Over this unit I Improved because I practiced more this year then last year. I also think that I Improved because I had more help then last year. I want to continue playing clarinet In the future. Clarinet Is a great Instrument and I want to be able to Improve.
Here Is an Audio of me playing my solo, Now’s The Time, on my clarinet: Nows the time- Music- Solo- Rhiannu