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Media Fair Reflection

For our final unit in Grade 10 English this year, we studied media. We all chose a topic that was portrayed as a controversial topic in society, and found various sources of the topic. As a product, we created a poster displaying the sources, and we shared our posters with the other class as well. The Media Fair took yesterday…

The “Monster Study”

The Story: In 1939, Davenport Iowa, an experiment on stuttering was conducted on orphans. The study was done by Mary Tudor, a 22 year old clinical psychology graduate, and Wendell Johnson, a speech pathologist working as an assistant professor at Iowa University was her supervisor (Collins). The study started off by selecting 22 subjects from the orphanage. There were 10…

Kinuta Concert Performance – Reflection

On the 11th of March, Grade 10 performed at the MS / HS Hougaku Concert. We performed a piece called “Kinuta”, which we have been practising since last year. Before the performance, we readied ourselves by choosing a few sections which we needed to practise at home, and we did a few blog posts beforehand videoing the parts we needed…

Kinuta – 3 Sections

Currently in Grade 10 Koto, we are practising for our next performance, which is coming up this Friday. We will be performing a piece called “Kinuta”. I have chosen three parts from the whole entire piece to practise and focus on before the actual performance. The first section which I decided to focus on, was Page 6, Line 3, Measure…

Koto Kinuta Practice 2

This is my second video for the piece we are currently playing in Koto class as this moment, a piece called “Kinuta”. ¬†For this practice session, I continued to play the same parts from the video before and a bit more. I practiced three parts in total, and the three parts are actually all connected, but I had decided to…

Koto Kinuta Practice

For this practice, I practiced two parts from the piece we are playing right now, Kinuta. I focused on page 3, lines 3 and 4. The piece is a lot faster compared to the speed I am playing in the video, and I also really need to work on my presses, and the transition from full press to half press,…

Music 9: Composition

For this unit in Grade 9 Koto, we have done some research on world tonality, and created a magazine article with our research. We then chose one tonality, and created our own composition from it. I have decided to use the Pelog Scale from Gamelan music. Gamelan music is very soft, and it is also very repetitive. I have used…

PSA: Lack Of Sleep

Statement of the problem A lot of people seem to lack sleep as they have homework, social network, and often do not sleep as much as they are required to. Design Specs Design Spec I would want some kind of audio(background music, sound effects, etc) Where? Almost every PSA I watched and analyzed seemed to have some kind of sound…

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