Creative Person|Aspiring Musician/Sound Producer|Experienced with GarageBand|Experienced with Soundtrap|Experienced Guitarist|Songwriter
I am a Sophomore at Capital High School in Olympia Washington. I am an experienced musician and songwriter. Ever since I picked up the guitar in 2018 I have worked hard to learn and get better at mixing and playing various instruments.
I have learned and am continue learning how to write music and to collaborate with people and creative musical projects. I have performed multiple times in front of over a hundred people in the school talent show as well as a song writing workshop run by a group of local musicians and artists.
In college I wish to learn more about Sound Production and Design to be able to make my music more professional as well as help other express their creativity and make music. I wish to be creative and help people reach their dream.
I have participated in events such as the Find Your Future event. I have also participated in a songwriting workshop called the Bridge Music Project. This is a workshop where you are put into teams and for 8 weeks you work on writing a song.
I made a composition in Garageband, I did the guitar and bass myself, and programmed the drums.
Audio File Formats and Definitions
AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format): stores standard CD-quality audio; similar to WAV (Higher Quality)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format): CD audio; can be saved with different sampling and bit rates; similar to AIFF (Higher Quality)
MP3 (Audio File): Used to store audiobooks and music on a hard drive; Close to CD-quality sound; the higher quality sound comes from higher bit rates which also take up more storage space
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface): music data: notes played, when notes are played, how long each note is played, and the velocity of each note played; used to be able to exchange and use information between software and hardware programs; no actual audio data
All the audio file format information is found at: fileinfo.com
I am learning how to play the second solo in the song Comfortably Numb by the band Pink Floyd.
Intention (SMART Goal)
By May 27th, I will learn how to play the second solo of Comfortably Numb using this tutorial. I will be able to play it fluently, and without any mistakes. I will do this by practicing and playing it around 15 minutes a day.
PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY
Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)
Tom Morello is guitarist known for playing in the bands Rage Against the Machine as well as Audioslave. He is a riff GOD, he comes up with so many good songs so of my favorites being, “Show me how to Live” by AudioSlave, and Killing in the Name of by RATM.
SMART Goal Schedule
I will practice at least 15 minutes a day, both in school and at home. I hope by Wednesday the week it is due to have the whole song memorized and be able to play most of it at full speed or close too it.
Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)
I was a critical thinker because I was having trouble getting the pacing and timing when playing the fast parts of the solo so I played it over and over again while listening to the original song.
Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)
I did not collaborate with anyone for this project because this was a solo project.
Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)
I listened to Comfortably numb and played along with it as well as I used the tutorial stated above by guitarlesson’s365.
Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)
Garageband is a well known DAW that I am getting better and better at using. As well as I am getting better at guitar which is also a skill that could be used in a job.
Reactions to the Final Version
Self-Evaluation of Final Version
I think that I could have done better on the final version of Comfortably Numb. During the fast parts I messed up a bit and it was off a bit timing wise, and even since the recording I can play it quite a bit better.