School of Rock – Day 15 – Celebration and Reflection

School of Rock – Day 15 – Celebration and Reflection

SUMMARY

  • I learned about the different elements of music and practiced them in many different ways

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Composition Elements

  • I practiced collaborating with other people

How interested were you in learning the leadership project?

  • 3

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

  • I learned about Theory.

How interested were you in learning about music theory and song analysis?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 4

LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)

    • I praticed theory

How interested were you in learning about HookLab and HookTab?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 5

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

  • I learned about practicing my guitar

How interested were you in learning to play the guitar?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 3

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • I learned about creativity

How interested were you in learning about topics related to the brain, creativity, and productivity?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 4

STUDIO (SONGWRITING)

I learned about songwriting

How interested were you in learning about songwriting, song structure, and music production?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 3

CONTROL ROOM (RECORDING & MIXING)

  • I learned about sound engineering

How interested were you in learning about recording, engineering (sound effects, EQ), and mixing?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 3

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • Overall I learned a lot about sound and music I enjoyed collaborating
  • I overcame a problem with hookpad

THE COURSE’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION (OVERALL)

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you most about the material in this class?

I learned about the different components of music

What was the most surprising, satisfying thing you learned that you didn’t know before?  that bass ist its own form of music 

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What did you like most about the class structure, ya’know the day-to-day work? Why? 

the room’s concept

What didn’t you like most about the class structure?

I can think of nothing

If you took the class again, what would you change? 

nothing

School of Rock – Day 13 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 3

School of Rock – Day 13 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 3

SUMMARY

I learned about collaboration and growth

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned about rocket man.

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

it was cool.

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

Which activities engaged you most? Why?

it was videos

School of Rock – Day 12 – Collaboration and Growth- Part 2

School of Rock – Day 12 – Collaboration and Growth- Part 2

SUMMARY

I learned about collaboration and growth.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

SMART Goal

By July 23 I will have a melody full in a sound trap I will write using hook pad 

Progress For Today

I posted in soundtrack

Composition Elements

Compose, record, and mix a song with these elements by the end of the course.

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

Creative Commons image Keep calm and achieve greatness by Koka Sexton at Flickr
Creative Commons image Keep calm and achieve greatness by Koka Sexton at Flickr
  • Listen to Freakonomics – How to Become Great at Just About Anything
    • “What if the thing we call “talent” is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders Ericsson, who has been studying the science of expertise for decades. He tells us everything he’s learned.”
  • It was a good learning experience

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

    • I played guitar and collaborated with my team

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

it was fun learning about how to become an expert

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating:5

Which activities engaged you most? Why? 

because it was videos

School of Rock – Day 11 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 1

School of Rock – Day 11 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 1

SUMMARY

I learned about collaboration and growth.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Goal

  1. Review requirements for the leadership project Planning & Strategies Form form (front and back)
  2. Watch Le Duc video explanation (if you need to)
  3. Add the information from the forms below…
  4. Delete Mr. Le Duc’s instructions – yes, these instructions – yes the instructions you are reading right now!

What do I/we want to do? (SPECIFIC INTENTION / FEELING / LOGLINE)

Creating  a melody for a song 

EXAMPLE: Someone fighting something for something.

How do I/we achieve it? (PLANNING & STRATEGY)

writing and playing it 

What is the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)? (MEASURABLE Evidence)

I will have a long melody

EXAMPLE: I will have a completed song of 68 measures.

INTENTION

By July 23 I will have a melody full in a sound trap I will write using hook pad 

SAMPLE: “By July 23, as part of my School of Rock team/class and by following the Jake Lizzio’s power chord tutorial, I will have created a three-chord riff going from tonic to dominant for my Summer School project.”

RESOURCES

What research materials can/will you use?  

Soundtrap Hookpad

 

RISK /HOOK

What will make your part memorable? 

the little theme

SKILLS

What media/art/music skills do you bring to the project? 

I am in the orchestra

BACKGROUND

What unique life experiences do you bring to the project? 

I am inspired by music

Progress For Today

  1. Welcome to show and tell! 
  2. I tried to export as a midi file and it told me I had to purchase  hook pad

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • I learned how to do chord changes and I worked on my project

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

it was useful learning more about guitar

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

Which activities engaged you most? Why? 

it was a bunch of videos

School of Rock – Day 10 – Community

School of Rock – Day 10 – Community

SUMMARY 

I learned about community

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

 

 

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

  • I learned the A chord.

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • I walked about his creative process

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned about more chords and practiced my guitar I learned another person creative process

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

I learned more guitar

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

Which activities engaged you most? Why?  

it was more videos

School of Rock – Day 9 – Workflow

School of Rock – Day 9 – Workflow

SUMMARY

I learned about workflow.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • Watch and Listen to Adriel Wallick’s creative process (even though it’s about game design, it’s still a great process for any creative person)
  • Go for a walk and think about what this video meant to you.
  • I thought about gaming and how it can influence the creative process.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned my first chord on the guitar. I was shown the genius of some songs and I learned about the creative process for a different point of view.

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating:5

What interested you about the material? 

It got me thing and helped me learn

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating:5

Which activities engaged you most? Why? 

It was a lot of videos

School of Rock – Day 8 – Leadership

School of Rock – Day 8 – Leadership

SUMMARY

I learned about leadership.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

I wish to work on melody In hookpad and soundtrap. I would know that I am successful when I have created a very good melody and have a good song that people can agree on.

 

CLASSROOM(THEORY & ANALYSIS)

 

 I learned about a different songwriting methods and how artists wrote different songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bduMzXKvegE

Practice room (GUITAR LESSONS)

Screenshot from Paul David’s YouTube Channel

Watch Paul Davids: 8 Things I regret not doing when learning guitar (10:00)

Screenshot from JustinGuitar.com
Screenshot from JustinGuitar.com

Start his 117 Free Lessons YouTube Playlist

 

I learned how to play chords on the guitar

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

 

I thought about my different guitar lessons on my walk

STUDIO (SONGWRITING)

Screenshot from Holistic Songwriting at YouTube

I learned how to make a good song title

 

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned how more artists create songs, practiced my  guitar  and the secrets of song writing

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

it was cool to learn about different artists songs

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

Which activities engaged you most? Why? 

They were very engaging because they were videos

School of Rock – Day 7 – Planning and Pathways

School of Rock – Day 7 – Planning and Pathways

SUMMARY

 I learned about using planning and pathways

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

Holistic Songwriting by Friedemann Findeisen

An Example: The Swift Formula – One Note Melodies

From Holistic Songwriting’s How Taylor Swift Writes Melodies at YouTube

Pick a video essay from Holistic Songwriting’s Artist Series and watch it.

She represents a working-class woman with an old soul type of singing

How interested in learning more about music theory and song analysis?

    • 1 (YUCK!)
    • 2 (not really)
    • 3 (sorta interested)
    • 4 (interested)
    • 5 (YES!)

Your score: 4

LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)

Explore the tutorials (but you do not need to watch all of them – just pick what looks interesting to you) from the:

I learned how to write songs with a hook pad

How interested in learning more about HookLab and HookTab?

  • 1 (YUCK!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES!)

Your score:5

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

 

Screenshot from mary Spender’s YouTube Channel
 

Watch Mary Spender: Powerful advice from 10 Professional Musicians you need to hear (14:15)

Screenshot from JustinGuitar.com

Start his 117 Free Lessons YouTube Playlist

justinguitar.com.

 

I learned the basics of guitar

  • Screenshot from JustinGuitar.comBe curious about Justin. 

Mr. Le Duc considers him the best beginning guitar teacher online. He’s not the only one that thinks this.  Check out some of the celebrity endorsements at justinguitar.com.

How interested in learning more about playing the guitar?

    • 1 (YUCK!)
    • 2 (not really)
    • 3 (sorta interested)
    • 4 (interested)
    • 5 (YES!)

Your score: 5

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

Screenshot from Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter TED Talk on YouTube
Watch Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life.  (20 minutes)

It was pretty cool I will keep that in mind

How interested in this topic about the brain, creativity, and productivity are you?

    • 1 (YUCK!)
    • 2 (not really)
    • 3 (sorta interested)
    • 4 (interested)
    • 5 (YES!)

Your score: 5 

STUDIO (SONGWRITING)

Screenshot from Holistic Songwriting at YouTube
Screenshot from Holistic Songwriting at YouTube

Watch Holistic Songwriting: Do THIS with every song you write | Hit Song Architect S1E3

I learned the elements of songwriting

How interested in songwriting, song structure, and music production?

    • 1 (YUCK!)
    • 2 (not really)
    • 3 (sorta interested)
    • 4 (interested)
    • 5 (YES!)

Your score: 5 

CONTROL ROOM (RECORDING & MIXING)

Soundtrap mixing and publishing at Clark Eagling’s YouTube Channel

Watch Clark Eagling: Soundtrap tutorial 5 – Arranging the song, Mixing and adding effects

 

I Learned a lot about sound trap

How interested in recording, engineering (sound effects, EQ), and mixing? 

4

 

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned a lot about different singers and how they compose their music I learned how to write a song in hookpad and how sound engineering in soundtrap

TODAY’s ACTIVITY

EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

I liked a lot of the material and liked learning about adeles style

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

Which activities engaged you most? Why? 

The adele thing engaged me most

School of Rock – Day 6 – Bass Basics

School of Rock – Day 6 – Bass Basics

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences.

CLASSROOM

Watch How Bass Works (47 minutes)

The walking bass line was pretty interesting it was based on scales.  Most baselines are the base on root notes. but there can be inversions. Which are taking note that is not the root and playing a chord through it.

 

LAB

Step 1: Watch How to write Chromatic Notes in Hookpad (some bass lines are based on chromatic scale)

screenshot from HookTab

Step 2: Watch 3 ways to use Hookpad’s MIDI drag-drop feature (you can create basslines and more and export to Soundtrap and other DAW – digital audio workstations)

Screenshot from HookLab

Step 3: Try making a bassline to chord progress or melody line.

How was this activity? I tried to write the Davey jones theme form pirates of the Caribbean

PRACTICE ROOM

Step 1: Watch How To Add Bass Notes [Guitar Strumming Lessons] by Tomas Michaud

Screenshot from Tomas Michaud video

Step 2: Download the guitar TABS for his exercise (PDF)

Step 3: Practice one of the exercises

The exercises are very fun and good.

Profile in Excellence

Screenshot from Polyphonic at YouTube

Profile in Excellence

Image from Wikipedia

OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Choice 1: Explore Carol Kaye and James Jamerson’s Profiles in Excellent.  These are two bass players are credited with creating some of the best bass lines!  Then go for a walk and think of the funky work they created.

Choice 2: Flip through the Quizlet on Bass Composition Techniques flashcards a couple times.

After playing with Quizlet, go for a walk and think about bass lines.  Think of songs that have great basslines.  When you are back from your walk, you might want to research more about the notes that make those basslines stand out?

Screenshot from Quizlet Bass Composition Techniques

I these people show how a bassline can make or break a song

 

STUDIO

Play around with playing the low E string (6th string on the top of the neck) on your guitar. Create a simple three note-ish bassline. Get funky with it.  Try different plucking tempos to great the groove. You can even try playing Smoke on the Water

Screenshot from Kidsguitarzone.com

What did you compose? I took one of the riffs from the James Bond   theme and played it over and over

CONTROL ROOM

Record the bass line you developed in the studio.

How was this did the recording go? it went ok

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned about how the bass works the origins of it and how it can make or break a song.

 

ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

What interested you about the material? 

I liked learning  about how  the bass as a role evolved and some of the personal bassists

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 5

Which activities engaged you most? Why? 

I like playing my guitar more and maybe good progress on it

School of Rock – Day 5 – Rhythm Basics

School of Rock – Day 5 – Rhythm Basics

SUMMARY

I learned about rhythm basics

ROOM

Watch How Rhythm Works (47 minutes)

Pulse

tempo

syncopation

cross rythem

 

LAB

Step 1: Watch Drum Arrangements Made Simple and learn how to create a simple groove and fill-ins.

Step 2: Learn how to Arranging Drums in Hookpad

Step 3: (Optional) Explore Advanced Drum Arrangements in Hookpad.

It was very interesting and fun.

PRACTICE ROOM

Time for the right hand to take center stage (if you are a right-handed guitar player).

Watch Mike Palmisano show you how to play guitar like a drummer.

Find a Funklet beat you like.

On guitar, play along with the beat trying Mike’s guitar strumming technique.

It is going great

A Side Note

OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Flip through the Quizlet on Rhythm Terminology flashcards a couple times.

Image Metric levels from the Wikimedia Commons

After playing with Quizlet, go for a walk and think about the rhythm of your steps.  How many beats per minute is your walk/pace/cadence? What is the tempo of some of your favorite songs?  How many beats per minute is your favorite tempo?

I generally like fast tempos but slow tempos

STUDIO

Funklet is back!  This time in the studio. Pick a drummer, like Clyde Stubblefield. Play around with their a beat with Funklet’s editing options. Play a rhythmic guitar strumming pattern over the beat. Practice playing in time with the beat. Try muting the strings and keeping tempo, chucka-chucka style. Watch this chucka-chucka tutorial, to better understand the technique.

CONTROL ROOM

Funklet is back, AGAIN!  This time in the control room.

Pick a drummer.

Export the MIDI file.

Import it into Soundtrap.

Record a rhythmic guitar strumming pattern over the beat.

 

Watch Mr. Le Duc’s Tutorial for Exporting and Importing MIDI Files with Funklet, HookLab, and Soundtrap, if you get stuck with any of these steps.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I learned a lot about rhythm and beats I also played and understood my guitar a lot more and finally got sound trap online I did not fix the issue though