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Final Reflection for Passion Project Semester

This semester I worked on writing music. A completely new skill which I have always wanted to approach because of my familiarity with music and love for music. I play guitar so I wrote a lot of ideas just with a guitar and singing. But I soon realized I need more instrument, layers and variety. […]

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Week 10 of Passion Project

During the long break, I had time to write a full song. This is a song I plan to perform so I used three instruments, guitar, cello and vocals. (I have a friend who plays the Cello who is willing to perform) Here is the song in its midi form, all the clarinet is representative of […]

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Week 9 of Passion Project

This week I realized that I have too many abandoned ideas, Scrapped beats, abandoned loops, melodies I couldn’t put together with anything else… I got tired of not being able to finish something completely, so I abandoned the structure and just put together a song with some ideas. https://soundcloud.com/megaphone-man/ideas This song has one recurring loop, […]

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IMPRESSIVE IMPROVEMENT

(Sorry this is not posted earlier, I misread the instructions and thought I only had to submit on dx)   My goal is to improve my tone quality.   I was unsure what kind of music to pick. I figured the best type of music for improving are long tones and scales. I also remembered […]

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Week 8 of Passion Project

This week was quite an unproductive week. Many school projects were due, and I had a talent show on Friday. However, I did spend some time at home fooling around with my guitar, and I made a little riff I like with it. The loop can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/megaphone-man/idea-2398/s-nkTKF I tried to make this […]

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Week 7 of Passion Project

I needed to talk to a music “expert” this week so I went to Mr. Long. I had a conversation with him and here are the main questions I asked him. What is your process for writing music? He answered instinctually to start with a bassline, then build chord progressions from there. Upon further discussion, […]

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Week 6 of Passion Project

This week somewhat productive yet not as productive as I wished it was. I had a sort of new found understanding that music is “good” or “catchy mainly because of repetition. When a listener hears a song, they rarely walk away with your lyrics or “Central Message”. The listener usually remembers the tune. This got […]

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Week 5 of Passion Project

In this week I mainly tried just singing and experimenting on my guitar. I wasn’t able to come up with any ideas I was satisfied with but I am definitely getting a better grasp on songwriting. I searched up some tips and tutorials on lyrics and songwriting. I also found interesting videos where songwriters try […]

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First Three Weeks of Band

The first few weeks of Band was not too stressful. While it was cool to meet new people from 9th grade, it was also some what annoying to work with irritating freshmen. I was always prepared during these few weeks, I never forgot to bring music, instrument, and a pencil. I also have been able […]

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Week 4 Passion Project

For the Monday I spent my time developing a few ideas, I was not satisfied with any of them so I did not record them down. I realized that its easy for me to experiment in the key of C and then capo my guitar after. On Wednesday I wanted to explore music editing further, […]

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