In this project we created a composition and recorded it to gain experience of what a real life studio would be like. We recorded on three separate occasions with different microphone set ups to give us better sound quality each time. I recorded my song on the keyboard.
21st Century Skills Demonstrated
The four 21st Century Skills are:
- Critical thinking
I demonstrated critical thinking and creativity in this project by creating a composition and improving on it and practicing it between different recordings to make it the best it could be.
I demonstrated collaboration and communication during my recordings by working with Corban to record it and after the recordings by reacting to other people’s recordings and having them react to mine.
So the audio files I recorded about me talking about the song disappeared off my computer when I was trying to put them in GarageBand, so I’ll say what I said there down here. My first recording was not good, I really did not have a solid idea of what I was going to record and I had not practiced the keyboard enough to play any song correctly. By the second recording, I was better at the keyboard and had a more solid idea of what I wanted the melody of my composition to be, but I had not figured out the ending yet so the song still did not sound very good. By the final recording I had practiced my song and worked out what I wanted the beginning, middle, and end to sound like. The recording was not perfect since I was still not very good at the keyboard, but at least my composition was decent.
Reactions to the Final Version
“It kind of sounds like an ice cream truck” -Chase Cohen
“Some orchestra or something could be added behind it and it could sound like amazing” – Damian Negrete
Evaluation of the Final Version
My final version was my best version. I had a pretty solid recording of it and my composition was the best that it was out of the three recordings.
What I Learned and Problems I Solved
In this song I learned how to record songs on a keyboard, and I also got better at playing the keyboard (since I never really have before). I learned how a recording studio works, giving me a glimpse of what the real world of recording is like. A problem I had during this project was when I was trying to put the files I had recorded of me talking about the song into GarageBand, they disappeared off my computer. I was not able to re-record them, so I just typed up what I said in my blog post.