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Rhythm Unit Reflection

In this unit we learned about composition creating a creative piece with a Djembe which is an african drum. I had a group and they were awesome! I think we did a good job because we were focused and we got most of the composition done on our second lesson. I was happy with how it turned out at the end when we performed in the class. on the last page my group let me write down the notes and dynamics and we all add a hard time playing it, i think i made it too confusing! If you don’t know what dynamics are, they are just the way you play it loud to soft or soft to loud. Here are a few other composition parts:

– Dynamics

– Tempo – Which means the speed of how you are playing

– Rests & beats- which means stopping and take a short 2 second rest in the composition.

– Repeating- which means playing the same thing over again at a different point of the song.

– Rhythm – Repeating a pattern of music

At the end we asked our music teacher Mr. Johnston to help us play the last part which I wrote. We all played it at the same time which sounded like a jumble and made it sounded awkward.  My goal is to get better at writing notes. I think you can use rhythm in anything, like drums,piano, guitars its literally just repeating a pattern which is music .

 

Performance Reflection

How do we act when we are on stage as a performer?

We should always be smiling while we’re on stage because it tell the audience that you are confident. By listening to other people performing I saw them mess up but they kept on playing. Always stay positive and don’t say oops! Sorry I messed up I’m going to start all over again.

How do we listen as an audience? How should we act?

When we are an audience then we should listen and pay attention . While people are playing you shouldn’t be using your phone or talking to others beside you because then the player will get distracted. A good audience would be someone who listens and someone who pays good attention because later you never know if your teacher is going to ask questions about peoples performances.

How can I prepare for my next performance?

I could practice more. I could organize my schedule for the day, I can spend more time to play the piano maybe 25 minutes for  piano then supper then back to piano and then dinner then 5 minutes of piano again and sleep!

How can I break up my rehearsal time into smaller pieces that are achievable?

Same like organize my schedule i could even go to the music room at lunch or break so then I can practice or even finish my work for music. I think the better way is to practice at home because you have quiet time and you can take as long as you want.

 

Music Project

I think we made a sort of useful project because it teaches you how to tune a piano and play the piece “I Like Bananas”. One thing that worked was we took the video in clips so even if we made a small mistake we could always just take it again instead of starting over again.  Something that didn’t work was my co-operative skills with my partner KEITA. I did loose a little bit of track because I didn’t want to film my face! Something that was difficult was having to read the script without making it obvious that we were reading off the script. I dont take piano lessons so I have not learned so many techniques on the piano. Me and my partner aslo think that we didnt explain enough about the process of the piano

 

 

Step By Step Piano

Random stuff:
Say if one day we have to go to music class and we are very sad for some reason, when you play the music you might feel more joyful!. It even increases the capacity of your memory if you practise. Practise time boosts up your skill of learning and remembering.If you’re practising reading your notes on a sheet of paper it will help you concentrate and build up your eye and hand coordination.  Playing A Musical Instrument Makes You Smarter Music is one of life’s simple joys; it helps calm the mind.If you’re a beginner learning to play your first piece, it can be frustrating. But once you’ve mastered it, the satisfaction you’ll feel is priceless. Never mind if it’s just a simple piece, believe me you’ll never forget the first piece you’ve mastered. You are one more step closer to achieving your goal and that is certainly something to be proud of.
 
Steps:
  • If you want to know the rhythm try clapping the song out first.
  • You want to learn how to read the notes and try to play the piano without looking at the keys.
  • Learn the pitches, where the keys are and start practicing!!
  • Then put the treble clef and bass clef together and then try to have a rhythm.
  • You should learn the eye and hand coordination.
  • try positioning your hand in the right spot and try to practice your speed for some piece of music.

 

Answer To Music Question

 How Can Use Our Practise Time To Play A piece Of Instrument?
Say if one day we have to go to music class and we are very sad for some reason, when you play the music you might feel more joyful!. It even increases the capacity of your memory if you practise. Practise time boosts up your skill of learning and remembering.If you’re practising reading your notes on a sheet of paper it will help you concentrate and build up your eye and hand coordination.  Playing a musical instrument makes you smarter. Music is one of life’s simple joys; it helps calm the mind.If you’re a beginner learning to play your first piece, it can be frustrating. But once you’ve mastered it, the satisfaction you’ll feel is priceless. Never mind if it’s just a simple piece, believe me you’ll never forget the first piece you’ve mastered. You are one more step closer to achieving your goal and that is certainly something to be proud of. 

Piano History

Instrument: Piano

Artist: Mozart

Piece: Turkish March

 

History of the Piano

The story of the piano begins in Padua, Italy in 1709, in the shop of a harpsichord maker named Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori (1655-1731). Many other stringed and keyboard instruments preceded the piano and led to the development of the instrument as we know it today.

Mankind’s knowledge that a taut, vibrating string can produce sound goes back to prehistoric times. In the ancient world, strings were attached and stretched over bows, gourds, and boxes to amplify the sound; they were fastened by ties, pegs and pins; and they were plucked, bowed or struck to produce sounds.

These are not digital instruments – they’re real, acoustic pianos with hammers and strings that can be played normally – but they can also “play themselves” using sophisticated electronic technology. Instead of punched paper, they take their cues from floppy disks, specially formatted CDs or internal memory systems.

Pianos are very expensive! Pianos bring happiness and joy to your life!!!

During and after Ludwig van Beethoven’s time (1770 – 1827), the piano grew to have more keys, therefore not only increasing in size but also sounds. To create more depth in dynamics, piano makers began designing the instrument out of iron for a louder effect. The piano was incorporated into orchestras, which very quickly became a popular source of entertainment, and concert halls were built bigger with more seats.

There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 which are moving.

If all of the strings were of the same thickness and under the same tension, with high C being the usual two inches, low C would have to be about thirty feet long. For this reason, lower strings are weighted by wrapping copper or iron wire around the core wire. The lowest octave having two wrappings.

 

i like this instrumental, piece and artist because the song is relaxing somehow and it a very fast song and i like relaxing and fast songs mixed together.

HERE’S A LINK TO A PIANO PRODIGY