Thursday, March 10, 2011
On this day we had the solo instrument assessment. The first to play was the violin. I wasn't really nervous because I had already practiced the night before that. When I played 'Can Can', I think I played well because there was no major mistakes and I played the song well. After I played my instrument Mr.Sadrakh gave me a paper to write the evaluation, like how well we played and what we can do to improve next time. I also listened to the other students songs and it was very insteresting because most of them were playing different songs.
Today is the last day for practicing our solo instrument songs. After a short time in theory class Mr.John let us go to our own respective music classes to practice our songs. Ms.Marie was absent so Mr.Sadrakh replaced her. I changed my song instead of 'My favourite things' to 'Can Can' because I feel more comfortable playing that song since I played it many times before.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Today we practiced the song again for the solo instrument playing assessment. The song I am going to play is "My favourite things", and when I played it I still had some mistakes so I am going to practice at home. My other classmates played different songs, but all is classical.
Today, in music class we practiced the scales again. Mr. John tested us one by one and gave us each of us a question, like: "What is the 5th note in the B flat major scale?" After we understood about the flat major scales Mr.John told us to practice for the solo assesment, but there was not enough time left for the violin group to play.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Today in music theory class we discussed and learnt another major scale: D major scale which consists of 4 flats: B, E, A and D. After the music class I went to violin instrument class, and we practiced the song My Favourite Things in violin for the solo playing assesment. The song is nice and Ms.Marie put some bowing on the musical sheet so its easier to play the song.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Today Mr.John told us to do a blog on reflections and what we did for everytime on music. Many people asked questions about blogging, so Mr.John explained carefully on what to do. We also learnt more scales. Today we learnt not onloy sharps again but with flats, so we learnt C, G, D, F, B, and E major scales.
Today we had the music history assessment. We had to write an essay that countains around 400 words. It was about the periods of music, like classical, baroque, gothic, etc. It was hard because mr John told us about the assessment on short notice, so he gave us extra time to read th information paper. Ithink I did well.
Today we learnt about many scales. We learnt the C, G, and D scales. The formula of the scales is 1, 1, half, 1, 1, 1, half. We also learnt about the upper tetrachords and lower tetrachords. Mr.John explained a lot on the scales and know I understand why there are sharps and flats.
Today mr.John gave us the information sheet of the history of music, like the different periods of when music was evolving over the time. After we read it we had the instrument time. Ms.Marie taught us that when we play we must relax the shoulders and hands so it's flexible. We also must make the wrists relaxed so its easier to play.
On this day I was in Singapore extending a permenent recidence with my family, but I asked my friends what they did today. They said that their sang the song my favourite things and practiced, so when I got home I researched the lyrics and practiced at home.
On this day we discussed the music class' rules, like we have to bring the journal, music book, instrument, music folder and pencil case everytime you go to music class. We also discussed the school vision: "a world class community of proud and outstanding achievers." We also discussed what it means. I think it means we have to be punctual, neat and organized.
Today is the first day of music in grade 7. This is in term 3 because in the first 2 terms we had arts, and now it is replaces by music. On this day we just choose the instruments. Our music theory teacher was mr.John, and he divided the white board into 4 sections: Violin, piano, flute and guitar. I picked violin for my musical instrument like last year. The teacher teaching our class violin is Ms.Marie.