Category: G7 music journal

Traditional folk music

In music Class we had to pick a traditional folk song from our country I chose one from Ireland and its called “raggle taggle gypsy/tabhair dom do laimh”

This is the link to the song on youtube.

This is my definition for traditional folk music: A type of traditional song that has been past on for generations and becomes a folk song.a song that the country uses a lot.

In the video the band uses lots of instruments  like the mandolin, guitar, the uilleann pipes and  the bouzouki In Ireland common instruments are: Bodhran, Tin whistle, irish harp, fiddle and the uilleann pipes.

 

Music (rhythm)

Why is rhythm important in music?

Rhythm is very important in music because it shows patterns in music and it gives it a bit of a beat and the music will be more catchy,a rhythm is a note that is repeated and that is important for music because each Composer has their own style and the rhythm shows the style that they have through the music.I think with the rhythm in the music it makes the music more interesting for the listener.

Right now in Music Class we are Making our own Music and We write the song and sing and play at the same time which is quite challenging.

this is  My Song   

Unit 1-Music Reflection

From the last 3-4 weeks our class and I have been doing a unit and in this unit we had to pick a song practice it then perform and record.we had to pick a song and practice it and actually get it memorized,it was very hard to memorize it and play it,I got very nervous.


First we had to pick a song it was very hard to pick an easy but a little challenging song so we could perform it soon.I practiced about 4 times in a row and I practiced for at least 20 minutes,The Song I chose Is called Falling slowly By Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. The song was pretty hard to play because you have to stretch your fingers a lot but i learnt it quite easily,I think practicing this song was very nice and it was nice to play and to listen to the music i had practiced,when all that was done I had to record it,I could not record it for some time because i live in an apartment and i didn’t want to bother the neighbors so I got the Idea to put ear phones on and then put them so loud and close to the microphone and I played and it turned out to work.

I played the song on the piano which I take lessons but i still have not mastered the skills at all,but I picked the piano because I have one in my house and I can get to it easily and it is my most best instrument I can play.It was hard to get the whole song right and I kept making mistakes but as I kept going and practicing I had less and lesser mistakes and afterwards I kind of felt happy,In music class we all had to do a little performance infront of the class to show how much we did and to show the teacher what we had been doing.but before that I never even saw the sheet with the music and I had never played it ever in my life,I had panicked and I was very nervous,and when I got my sheet I practiced in class but I knew I couldn’t do it and I was very irresponsible and i didn’t do the song.

 

I thought this unit was very fun I had some ups and downs but all together I thought it was nice to learn a piece of music and be able to play and to preform infront of people even though I get so nervous and shy,I hope I practice enough to do good in the real performance and I hope I won’t make a mistake over all the things that happened to me in this unit.