Category Archives: Music

Playing The Blues

 

 

This is the medium challenge, it was not in shuffle, and it was a mix of the C scale blues and the F scale blues, as well as the G scale blues all connected.

This  (easy challenge) is the same one as the one above but is the simple version. instead of playing the C chord I played just the key.

I played the medium challenge but I played it in staccato  shuffle this time.

I played the easy challenge and and played it in shuffle staccato and shuffle.

 

I plan on practicing constantly and to work on using both hands at the same time. The blues scale is simple and the the idea of the C, F, or G scale. I just need to work on practicing the base line for the blues.

Music Performance Task 2

 

I found a song from the worksheet and I listened to the song on youtube and thought that it sounded cool. I decided that I would try to play that song. I did a warmup exercise by doing the C scale and it helps me because my song is within the C scale so if I get used to it I can play the piece easily. First I listened to the song over and over again until I got it stuck in my head before I decided to even practice. So I know how the song goes and what the melody like. One way that helped me remember the melody was to sing along with the piano piece so that you can play along with a beat. After I memorised the melody and lyrics I wrote the notes underneath the notes on the sheet of the music so I could read them easily. I wrote down the letters down on the keys on the keyboard so I could find the keys easily and played the keys as the sheet of music said. Then I played the song without the letters on the keyboard. After I memorised the song I tried playing the song over and over again to get the timing and pace correct so it sounded better. I think that I should practice on my piece so that it sounds more smooth and fluent.  Next week I will try adding the other hand to the piece and repeated the steps that I did to get the first hand correct. Then I played both hands together.

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Video number 2

I worked on using my left hand with my right hand so my music piece becomes better and sounds more like a full song. The left hand is also between the C scale so I spent time on learning how to do the C scale with the left hand. Once I learned how to do that I practiced first using only the left hand so that I remember all the notes that hand plays and where the hand comes in. Then I would practice using only the right hand. Then I would mix both hands together and play the song. The song right now is not that clean and smooth but I am still practicing on the fluency and that will be the next thing that I will work on. I changed my rehearsal routine one at a time. I will practice that over and over again until i am able to get the song really smooth and with good timing between each note.

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Rhythm Unit Reflection

The song that we made called “Fry my Chicken” This unit was about rhythm. The goal was to write a song on a piece of paper using proper music notes like half rests whole beats. We had to make the song more exciting towards the end and our group made the song more exciting by adding solos and adding crescendos. there is symbols called piano and forte and those tell whether to play loudly or softly. First we started the song with quarter notes and we added some eighth notes to play with it. I think that when we performed it went okay but I think we could’ve used some more practice time.

Music Reflection of Presentation

How To Act During A Performance

First bow, on stage we should look confident and happy and you should look nice and act happy to be there. If you make a mistake act like its part of the music. You should not say “ Whoops I messed up! “ because they will think you don’t know the piece of music and they won’t like your piece of music as much as they did before.

 

How To Be A Good Audience

As an audience we should be quiet and applause and not say anything negative. You should be looking at the person playing and all your attention should be focused on the player. You should not talk to your friends, look at your phone, and do not laugh at the person.

 

How To Prepare For A Performance

If I had to perform again I would practice more. To use your practice time properly you should first have everything ready like tuning your instrument and getting your instrument tuned. After that you should focus on little part of the music like two measures and then master those two measures and be able to perform in front of people without a mistake.

 

Break Up Practice

 

You should break up your practice and u should set goals and make sure you accomplish those goals in that time. Like accomplish two bars and make sure you know them well enough to perform it in front of lots of people. And you should be good to make a mistake and play like it is supposed to happen. You should have at least twenty minutes of practice to be able to get to your goal. At the end of your practice you should play the whole song again.

 

How to learn a instrament

To be able to play the piano you need to have a sheet of music that you can read and under stand. To get the rhythm you can clap out the beat and listen to the beat. Then once you get that down you need to find the C key which is behind the two black keys. And practice going C D E F G H   H G F D C  going up and down the scale. Then look at the sheet and look at the time signature and see how many beats are in each mesure then make sure you have that right or it won’t sound like  music. After that practice each part mesure by mesure so you can get it in your head and repeat that with all of your mesures until the song is over and from then on practice practice practice!!!

My instrument

For my instrument I chose the guitar and it is made by using cedar or spruce wood and cutting it out a guitar shape. and it is played by making strings vibrate and the hole amplifies the sound.

a famous author that plays this instrument is Stevie Ray Vaughan and one of his songs are

http://youtu.be/grBmQwLSlDw the type if music he plays is called rock. I don’t really like that song because I do not usually listen to those types of songs usually listen to songs with no orchestra instrument and I listen to songs that don’t have instruments in then like this one