sad melancholy song, probably about death

I started on the song trying to focus on transition between different parts like the verse and chorus, I am also working on the beat maker function to make better drum parts. I did everything myself, also, are the drums too loud I don’t think they are but they might be.


Questions: Does the transition work well and do the drums fit the rest of the song. Also is everything mixed well. Also should there be more instruments and parts for the beginning part

Feedback: Sounds Like Black sabbath (Tristan), little repetitive and drums a little to loud (michael). Bit more of a transition (Brenna)

Song of working on I am Song

Summary: This is about fighting the sickness of the Coronavirus. This song is about someone who catches it and goes into a coma (not sure if this is a symptom, but its my song so I can do anything I want *sticks tongue out*) This is going to be like fighting against covid or something like that. I am planning to have the end be like resolution like thing.

Questions: how is the delay effect it took me a while to get it to where I think it sounds good, also how do you think the instruments came together one by one

Feedback: make the drums louder,( a bunch of people, but I am remember Tristan was one of them.) add onto the song. (hayley was one of them but I think multiple people said that) DELAY WAS PERFECT (YEEEES!!!!)

Song Analysis: Iron Man


  • I chose this song because this is one of my favorite songs and I thought it would he easier than some other songs I like.

Song Analysis

COMPOSER(S)Black Sabbath:
Tony Iommi
Geezer Butler
Ozzy Osbourne
Bill ward
If you could work on this song (change it), what would you change and why?I would change the solo I personally am not super interested in super speedy and not much dynamic solos but then I am also not very good at playing them
What is the song GENRE?rock
What is the song KEY?E minor
What is the song TEMPO?72 BPM
What do you like about the RHYTHM?it is slow and each chord is soooo powerful. They are called POWER CHORDS for a reason.
What do you like about the ARRANGEMENT?I know some people might not like this but the whole song is based around that one main line. The lyrics, drums, base everything is based around it.
What do you like about the MIX?I don’t know much about mixing but it kind of feels outlandish or primal a bit but then some parts don’t. I am not rally sure
What do you like about the TIMBRE of some or all of the instruments?it is incredibly distorted and beastly. But then Ozzy Ozsbournes voice is almost the opposite so it gives it some nice contrast. Also the correct version of how to play the song or atleast how Tony Iommi plays it it is on the low E string instead of A which it could be easily played like that. Since it is on the low E string it makes it just that bit darkerr.
What do you like about the PITCH of some or all of the instruments or vocals?I like personally that it is not a high pitch song except for the solo.
Are there particular TRACK(S) that stand out?One thing that I do love about Tony Iommi’s solo’s is that he multitracks the guitar so it is really spacy and kind of dramatic and clustered while feeling everything is going the way it is supposed to if ya know what I mean
Finally, what do you like about the overall COMPOSITION?Me playing electric guitar and more on the rock side of electric guitar the composition is just perfect for me. Tony Iommi is probably the reason I play guitar but also Kurt Cobain

“A song is a musical composition intended to be performed by the human voice. This is often done at distinct and fixed pitches (melodies) using patterns of sound and silence. Songs contain various forms, such as those including the repetition and variation of sections.”

HookTheory for Learning About Song Structure

Holistic Songwriting’s Artist Analysis

  • This YouTube series dives into the songwriting web.
  • Marketing, Lighting, Music Videos, Image…

Mr. Le Duc’s Song Analysis Resources

Film anaysis: Guardians of the galaxy 2

Film Title: Guardinas of the Galaxy 2
Director:James Gunn
Genre:action, adventure, comedy, scifi

Film information can be found at

As you view films, consider how the cuts, camera angles, shots, and movement work to create particular meanings. Think about how they establish space, privilege certain characters, suggest relationships, and emphasize themes. In addition to shot distances, angles, editing, and camera movement, note details of the narrative, setting, characters, lighting, props, costume, tone, and sound.

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Who is the protagonist?The guardians of the galaxy but mostly Peter Quil
2. Who is the antagonist?Ego
3. What is the conflict?that Ego wants to make the whole Universe him
4. What is the theme or central, unifying concept? (summarize in one or two words)friendship,
5. How is the story told (linear, with flashbacks, flash-forwards, at regular intervals)Linear
6. What “happens” in the plot (Brief description)?The Guardians of the Galaxy are helping some civilization destroy a space monster then they get in trouble because they stole batteries from them, then some dude who turns out to be Ego Peter Quills dad. Then they realize his evil plan then they stop him by blowing up his center.
7. How does the film influence particular reactions on the part of viewers (sound, editing,
characterization, camera movement, etc.)?Why does the film encourage such
They have a lot of songs that are from the 60s and early 70s, these kinda show when things should be sad or creepy or happy and so forth also they brings comedic affect when something bad is happening to them and some of the happier music gets put on
8. Is the setting realistic or stylized?What atmosphere does the setting suggest?Do particular objects or settings serve symbolic functions?The setting is not realistic it takes place in space but not the empty space that we know. some do but most objects are just objects.
9. How are the characters costumed and made-up?What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age?How do
costume and makeup convey character?
The main characters have kinda like a rag tag look, making them sorta outlaws not following the law.
10. How does the lighting design shape our perception of character, space, or mood?I don’t know what that is help I might be doing the wrong thing
11. How do camera angles and camera movements shape our view of characters or spaces?What do you see cinematically?I don’t really know how to answer this
12. What is the music’s purpose in the film?How does it direct our attention within the
image?How does it shape our interpretation of the image?What stands out about the music?
It is to make sudden changes between things like happiness or scariness and simlar things. Also a lot of the soundtrack is actual songs.
13. How might industrial, social, and economic factors have influenced the film?Describe how this film influences or connects to a culture?I have no idea
14. Give an example of what a film critic had to say about this filmUse credible sources and cite sourcesExample: “The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert.” All
Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2015.
Help I don’t know
15. Select one scene no longer than 5 minutes that represents well the whole film and shows relevant cinematic elements.Write a one-sentence description of the scene and record the time of the scene. Example, from 1:05:00 to 1:10:00.Explain why you chose this scene.The movie goes through a lot of different things so that would be kinda hard to chose on ething
16. In the selected scene: write a sentence for each of the elements below to justify why this scene best represents the film:I don’t know any of these HEEEELP
a. Screenwriting:
b. Sound Design:
c. Camera Movements/Angles:
d. Light Setup:
e. Soundtrack/Score:
18. What’s the socio-cultural context of this film?

This worksheet was developed with ideas from many IB Film teachers, thus should remain in the Creative Commons

School of Rock – Week 14 – Analysis

“Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.”

Hedy Lamarr


  • first I updated my GTD, then worked on the blog post on Sunday.


  • Set a timer
  • Spend 2 hours in this ‘room’
  • Watch a film of your own choice

After Watching The Film…

  • Set a timer
  • Spend 30 minutes in this ‘room’


  • I learned that movies and can be for accademic purposes. A problem that I had to solve was I wasn’t sure if we were doing a song or not so I did a movie because why not.


  • Give feedback on this week’s class Content and Process

School of Rock – Week 11 – Updating Workflow – Mind Like Water

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“‘Be shapeless and formless.. like water’ (Bruce Lee)” by is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

“Have a mind like water.”

― David Allen,  GTD


  • On wednesday I did most of my homework as usual. But then I forgot to do this assignment till an hour before class.


  • I got to how to play seven nations army. (he didn’t tel how to play the whole song). I also skipped some stuff because I have been playing fo a while
Screenshot from Mary Spender’s YouTube Channel

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

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  • Be 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

How interested in learning more about playing the guitar?

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

Your score: 5


  • I learned how to use Capos well. And what they are used for because I knew about them just not what they were used for. A problem that I had was that I actually kept forgetting to do this assignment. I am right now actually doing it about an hour before class so yeah.


  • Give feedback on this week’s class Content and Process

School of Rock – Week 10 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 2

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Teens are overwhelmed, partly because they don’t yet have the skills to manage the unprecedented amount of stuff that enters their brains each day.  – from

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”

“You can do anything, but not everything.”

― David Allen, (GTD) Getting Things Done for Teens: Take Control of Your Life in a Distracting World


  • I did most of my homework from my classes on wednesday and Thursday and then came. Then on Friday I did this assignment. For this assignment I also worked on CATolithism my religion because that was something I needed to get done


  • easy 2 chord songs.


Screenshot from Animated Book Summary And Review at YouTube

You are going to learn to develop your own version of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) process in this ‘room.’

  • you can’t have freedom to make a mistake or a mess when where you are working is a mess. Also creative ideas and inspiration doesn’t take any time at all so time is not the problem when you are trying to stuff. Also make sure you do easy things that can take very little time early and leave the longer tasks for later. But make sure you plan for them. It helps with stress if you write stuff down and then make sure you do it later so you don’t think about it since you know you are going to do it later


Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot from Animated Book Summary And Review at YouTube

Examine Two GTD Maps: Basic and Detailed

  1. Detailed map by guccio@文房具社 icensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
  2. Basic map from embedded below

GTD-based Trusted System

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  • Examine and pick a trusted system from the 4 options listed below to ‘capture’ your work
    • trusted system is your method for managing your tasks in a way that you consistently get things done
  1. with a – GTD Template
    • We use Trello in this class to manage group projects
      • You will create a Trello account a few weeks from now regardless
      • You might want to start now
    • We start using Trello in the second semester
    • Watch Mr. Le Duc Creating a Trello Account and Add GTD Template Tutorial (3:45)
    • You can get the free Trello app at the Apple Store or Google Play
  2. Your phone
  3. Paper and pen or pencil
  4. Examine’s GTD Resources



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  • Set a timer
  • Spend up to 15 minutes
  • Then watch David Allen summarize the steps
    • “Very simple folks! …
      1. Just WRITE STUFF DOWN
      2. Decide the ACTIONS and OUTCOMES embedded in them
      3. Get yourself a MAP OF ALL THAT so you can step back and take a look at it.
      4. And then, basically, you USE THE MAP TO DECIDE, “OK, here’s the course that we’re going to go on.”
      5. You then LAUNCH the ‘ship’ on a trusted course in the short term, as well as on the long horizon that you’re moving on.
      6. And then, on a regular basis, you need to REASSESS, “OK, we need to take in NEW DATA, CLEANUP, RECALIBRATE, and REFOCUS for the next leg of the journey.”
    • It’s that simple…”
  • ‘Capture’ all the ACTION ITEMS you can in your GTD Trusted System


  • Set a timer
  • Spend 10 minutes in this ‘room’
  • Share your system with the class in the Schoology Week 10 Discussion Board
    • Take a picture or screenshot and post on our Schoology page
  • Prepare to briefly share how your system helps you…
    1. Capture Action Items
    2. Process them
    3. and Organize them


  • I learned that getting stuff done is both more complicated but easier than I thought

Week 9 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 1

“Day 092/366 – To Do List” by Great Beyond is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Your toughest work is defining what your work is! –  Peter Drucker


  • first in class we watched the videos we had to watch then I worked on part 1 of the blog then I worked on part 2 of the blog



Image of David Allen at TED Talk
Screenshot from David Allen TED Talk

In this ‘room’ you are going to try Getting Things Done (GTD).


Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
  • math homework
  • english source noodletools assignment
  • biology thing
  • PE


Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
  • English source nooodle tools thing
  • biology assignment
  • Math homework
  • PE

  1. Set a timer for your first task
    1. Decide how long you think it will take before you start
  2. Start working
  3. Repeat this process for 45 minutes for as many tasks as you can complete, then take a 15-minute break
    • Get up and get a drink of water
    • Get up and go for a walk
    • Every 20 minute blink your eyes 20 times while looking at least 20 feet away
      • This is good for your eyes

Start steps 1 through 3 again, repeat for your school day


David Allen image
Oct. 2020 Lucidchart interview with David Allen
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Image from FastCompany Magazine,
  • Reflect on GTD and getting to the top of the colorful list above for a minute
    • How can the GTD process help you tame the crazy-busy dragon of modern life?
  • Then, go for a 15-minute walk, if it is safe to do so
  • Write a few sentence reflection

OPTIONAL EXERCISE – Literally, read the article and go for another walk 🙂

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Katia Verresen,

“I coach C-suite executives and rising stars from the earliest startups to Fortune 100 companies. My passion is to help ambitious leaders achieve their full human potential.”  – Read more about Katia…


  • I learned that procrastination never goes away no matter how you try
  • I also learned that am not very good at organizing what is most important in my schedule I usually pick what I want to do first.


  • Give feedback on this week’s class Content and Process

School of Rock – Week 8 – Melody

“LEGO Lord Of The Rings Balrog” by TooMuchDew is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


  • first what I did was did watched the weekly video in class then on Sunday (because of reasons) I did the rest of the assignments for the blog.


  • anchor finger practice


  • All music is more simiar than it seems under the surface
    • all music is based on pentatonic
    • different parts of the world have different scales
    • as music became more sophisticated they had bigger intervals between notes
    • all popular music in the last 100 years is diatonic
    • many songs change the same melody over a song
    • even popular music now a days use folk music.


  • I learned how to set up melodies with hookpad and all the keyboard shortcuts as well as how to put twinkle twinkle little star into hookpad in 20 seconds


  • I find it interesting that she is talking about people asking her if she is afraid that her books will never succeed. although I am only 14 I have played guitar for 2 1/2 years and no one has asked if I was afraid if I would ever become a star. Because I am pretty stubborn about being a guitarist even if I play in bars every saturday.


  • theme: Long more flowing melodic idea
    • motive: a short rythmic idea
    • period: 8 measure melody
    • phrase: 4 measure of a melody
    • phrase 1: antecedent phrase
    • phrase 2: consequent phrase
    • step: movement using half or whole steps
    • leaps: intervals larger than a whole step
    • conjunct motion: melody mostly out of steps
    • disjunct motion: melody mostly out of leaps
    • repetition: repeated material used as a bridge between the two phrases of a period
    • contrast: two phrases that contain contrasting material
    • variation: the two phrases have to of the same material and some different
    • tonic: first note in a scale
    • supertonic: the second note in a scale
    • Mediant: third note in a scale
    • subdominat: fourth note in sclae
    • Dominant: fifth note in a scale
    • Submediant: 6th note in a scalre
    • leading tone: 7th note in a scale

Melody Resources

Mr. Le Duc’s Key of C Major Notes and Chords Chart (PDF)


  • What I enjoyed most was the hook theory thing because using hook theory sound like a lot of fun. One thing that I solved was I was having problems with the justin guitar thing. I was kinda confusing but then I just had to click a button and it fixed itself

School of Rock – Week 7 – Tools, Time, and Room

CreativeCommons image Tool Stash by Meena Kadri at


  • so first we talked about what we talked about that we entered a new phase or something like that had to do with really getting the class together. Then we talked about our assignments and what we had to do.


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  • I learned that maybe silence instead of being the absence of sound being the absense of white noise. Also just because that the supposed silence is endangered doesn’t mean that noise isn’t bad


  • One thing i learned about is that almost every single song can be transposed into piano chords and singular notes. Also that some songs were actually more complex lyrics wise than I thought.


  • Liam A somewhat normal high school kid having a normal day with nothing out of the normal. I mean other than the election for president is in a few days and their is a global pandemic. But other than those small details it was a normal day. He got up this morning looking at his clock realizing school was in 10 minutes. At first casually getting out of bed then as his brain started to wake up he realized that SCHOOL WAS IN 10 MINUTES. So he quickly put on clothes and didn’t bother with anything else. He opened his chromebook signed in for the day and joined the class zoom for english. As soon as he went on he regretted it because today was the day that he had to prepare for a boring argumentative essay. Liam then looked at his assignment where you had to submit your question. His question was whether students should go to school before Corona is over or not. Well the teacher had marked some pronunciation errors but then came the big Whammy. “I am not sure how this would work because one of your sources has to be a book and there hasn’t really been time to have books published on that subject. I was ABSOLUTELY DEVESTATED. Oh no now I have to think of another question. For the rest of the class I pondered what I should do. And even into the next class at 10:50 I couldn’t think of anything. I may have overexaggerated (I did) some of this so don’t think I am having a mental break down or anything 🙂