School of Rock – Day 15 – Celebration and Reflection

SUMMARY

Im so glad I got to be a part of the construction of this class, we’re starting a new age of education and this course was a lot better than whatever my schools teachers came up with. Retaining new skills and information in these hard times was a great distraction as well, and now I’ve got plenty of new websites and youtube channels to continue to learn about music theory.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Talking  and working with other people was really fun, especially in the middle of a global pandemic.

Composition Elements

 

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

I loved watching and taking notes on this stuff, it was probably over all my favorite subject. I still rewatch Howards documentaries you cannot stop me.

Your score: 5

LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)

This wasn’t really my thing, I only did it durning the first week

 

Your score: 2

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

Using my hands and having a break from the computer screen was always one of my favorite parts of my day.

 

Your score: 4.9

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

Always up to walk around outside and question life, staying active helps keep the brain juices and the creative mindset going. I’d highly recommend using this in all future classes.

 

Your score: 5

STUDIO (SONGWRITING)

I personally had no interest or guts to create my own music (yet) maybe someday ill experiment with it by myself but I wasn’t too interested

Your score: 2

CONTROL ROOM (RECORDING & MIXING)

same as songwriting, not really my thing

 

Your score: 1

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

I’m now a lot more comfortable with online tools and hands on guitar playing. Howard Goodal is a god, and I’m keeping the notes I’ve taken from this class forever.

THE COURSE’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION (OVERALL)

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: 5

Process (The HOW)

Rating: 4

 

 

School of Rock – Day 14 – Voice, Preparation, and Presentation

SUMMARY

Been thinking about the last minute or so of Let it Happen by Tame Impala even though its a whole 7 minutes and I’m not the biggest fan of it, that riff they use at the end is amazing and I can’t enough of that specific 90 seconds.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

working more on adding complex beats to pair with the melody and I don’t think this counts as schoolwork but at noon me and my teammates are gonna chat and get to know each other better.

Leadership Project (SMART Goal Evidence)

How to export a Soundtrap composition so you can mix it

 

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

Do you think the idea of creating a “magnum opus” is actually a good idea? I mean at the beginning of this course I watched a ted talk about the woman that wrote Eat, Pray, Love and I think I’ve come to the conclusion that constantly having that over arching goal of creating something almost god like, should in most cases, always be out of reach. I’d rather live my whole life chasing after something rather than have it for a brief moment before letting it go and never experiencing it again. Or maybe I’m wrong to think that, maybe creating something un earthly great would inspire rather than discourage but I have no idea so I don’t know why I’m even thinking about it.

I wanna experiment with having shared lucid dreams with someone, I’ve heard it’s possible and I feel like it would be so fun to share the ability to do whatever you want with someone else for once, and I mean if I doesn’t end up working it would be so fun either way to just have a never ending sleep over with someone I have a strong mental connection with and talk about dreams and stuff.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

My teammate has tarantulas and a fascination of musicals/musical theatre.

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4

What interested you about the material?

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4

Which activities engaged you most? Why?

School of Rock – Day 13 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 3

SUMMARY

 

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Logged onto sound trap and added some heavily Stevie Wonder inspired beat lines. adjusted a funklet track and added it to the song, tomorrow I’m gonna add more so its not just the same few loops over and over.

Progress For Today

Made a quizlet account and practiced the strings stuff. Got a 47% percent on my first test, in about an hour I’ll log on and do it again.

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

 

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: ?

What interested you about the material?

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: ?

Which activities engaged you most? Why?

School of Rock – Day 12 – Collaboration and Growth- Part 2

SUMMARY

I want more Radio lab and Freakonomics.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

SMART Goal

(I didn’t write one yesterday so I just- used the one from the first day)

My personal stretch goal for the next 3 weeks will be learning Electric Love, by borns. Im also gonna be messing around with the Gravity Fall theme song and some songs from adventure time, just to have a variety so I don’t get bored.

Okay so I’ve been working on Electric Love and the whole variety of a few different songs but not gravity falls and adventure time,, sorry, me from 2 weeks ago I have failed you. *sarcasm

And as far as leadership, I didn’t specifically do anything but the team has been chatting over trello and soundtrap. We’re going to do a video chat on soundtrap at 1:30

Composition Elements

Compose, record, and mix a song with these elements by the end of the course.

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

More of the same, just daily practice of the songs I’ve previously mentioned until I’m borderline Chewbacca levels of rage.

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

Creative Commons image Keep calm and achieve greatness by Koka Sexton at Flickr
Creative Commons image Keep calm and achieve greatness by Koka Sexton at Flickr
  •  Freakonomics – How to Become Great at Just About Anything
    • “What if the thing we call “talent” is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders Ericsson, who has been studying the science of expertise for decades. He tells us everything he’s learned.”
  • I missed Freakonomics so much. Instead of going on a walk I stayed in and exercised while I was listening to this. Honestly I was spaced out most of the time but it was interesting

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Like literally every single artist I’ve asked for advice you just need to practice, just 10 minutes a day even. It solidifies it better than doing something for 3 hours once a week.

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4

I have an addiction to podcasts, and talking with other people is always fun so over all twas a good day.

School of Rock – Day 11 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 1

School of Rock – Day 11 – Collaboration and Growth – Part 1

SUMMARY

I listened to so much Metallica-

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Ive put the first few questions in trello a few hours ago, I think we’re supposed to answer these together but I could be wrong. Maybe we could put together a group chat or something.

What do I/we want to do? (SPECIFIC INTENTION / FEELING / LOGLINE)

We want to create a short song with rhythm harmony, a baseline, melody and genre

How do I/we achieve it? (PLANNING & STRATEGY)

We will meet at 9am and talk more over google hangouts.

What is the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)? (MEASURABLE Evidence)

I will have a completed song of 27.5 measures. Or a minute

INTENTION

Write your SMART goal here…

By July 23, as part of my School of Rock team/class , we will have created a song that sounds good and sticks in the listeners head. 

 

 

RESOURCES

 email, soundtrap, trello

RISK /HOOK

Our melody is the hook.

SKILLS

I’ve casually played piano, guitar, and ukulele on my own time but never for very long it was just a small hobby. I work with visual arts, not audible for the most part.

BACKGROUND

I’m just here to make this easier on my teammates and fill in whatever anyone doesn’t wanna do, and I like working with other people in this class, they’re all very nice people :>

What do I/we want to do? (SPECIFIC INTENTION / FEELING / LOGLINE)

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

Explore Jake Lizzio’s The Music Theory of POWER CHORDS

  • Learned the tabs from the intro to Enter Sandman by Metallica, hooked up the lil mini amp to roundtrip so it sounded all grundgy and distorted
  • practiced the rest of the stuff I’ve mentioned in past blogs as well

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

  • Explore Jake Lizzio’s The Music Theory of POWER CHORDS
  • Screenshot from Jake Lizzio’s The Music Theory of POWER CHORDS video at YouTube
  • A root and a 5th makes a power chord
  • add distortion
  • power chords aren’t technically chords, they only use 2 notes
  • power chords can substitute regular chords
  • can be either minor or major
  • inspector gadget-

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • I already listened to the podcast but I did go for a walk and learn that my bird really dislikes hammocks

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most and at least one problem you solved. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done – AND THEN DELETE THESE WORDS!

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 3

Jake’s video was really interesting but after the 7 minute mark my attention is completely lost. I did retain interesting stuff though, and doing some Justin practice is always fun.

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 3

none of my teammates have talked about the project yet so I’ve been waiting on that all day, been practicing guitar and watching linked videos to pass the time.

Wait somebody just got on Trello never mind

 

School of Rock – Day 10 – Community

SUMMARY

Album artwork is to die for. I need a better left hand and Asia sounds kinda tempting

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Okay I tried uploading to youtube but my school email is being weird but I made the video but I’ve gone way overtime so I’m done for the day

 

 

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • Listen to Kevin Kelly Interview: Part 1 (Full Episode) from The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)
    • “He is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth. In his spare time, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is building an archive of ALL documented human languages and serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation. As part of the last, he’s investigating how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.”
  • no semicolons >:1
  • I’ve always loved the idea of living very simply and focusing on money as least as possible so I could do what makes me happy instead of working 40 hours per week.
  • Is college a good idea?
  • Traveling sounds like a good idea I should do that-
  • I’m gonna graffiti my leg with a MisterWives album again once class is over

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 3

 

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4

 

School of Rock – Day 8 – Leadership

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences. – AND THEN DELETE THESE WORDS!

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

I’d very much prefer to be part of a group project even though I have no idea what I’m doing song writing wise. I’ve been spending my time taking notes and learning parts of randoms songs, so creating original music isn’t my strong suit but I’m willing to try anything.

bit.ly/2ZxekGt

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

 

  • following root notes when constructing baselines
  • I love those effects people use for percussion that kinda sound like someone getting bluntly smacked in the face with a pipe. Not sure why that’s where my mind goes
  •  Chromatic notes important in Nirvana
  • Question then answer, 2+2 method strikes again
  • Kurt Cobain’s high pitched screeching

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

Spent a long time stretching my hands and replaying the tabs to Do I Wanna Know By Arctic Monkeys. Tonight I’m going to find and learn the tabs to Needs by Verzache so I have 2 things to go back and forth between

 

 

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

I have successfully graffitied my right leg during with semi-permanent ink during this time. Being a walking canvas ain’t easy.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most and at least one problem you solved. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done – AND THEN DELETE THESE WORDS!

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4.9

Now that I’m only working on the things that interest me the most, its a lot more engaging. All the playlists on song structure are great and I can’t wait to continue watching them. And if never really thought about things like hand stretching so I had a lot of fun almost tearing my arm tendons.

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: ?

Which activities engaged you most? Why?

 

 

School of Rock – Day 7 – Planning and Pathways

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences.

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

Holistic Songwriting by Friedemann Findeisen

Screenshot from Holistic Songwriting’s Channel at YouTube

An Example: The Swift Formula – One Note Melodies

From Holistic Songwriting’s How Taylor Swift Writes Melodies at YouTube
From Holistic Songwriting’s How Taylor Swift Writes Melodies at YouTube
From Holistic Songwriting’s How Taylor Swift Writes Melodies at YouTube
  • as time goes on music uses less direct characterization to inflict emotion. Instead, more single chord progressions are used. This gives the listener more freedom to put the pieces together themselves as the song progesses
  • Don’t give them 4, give them 2+2
  • Ed Sheerand draws inspiration from rap despite all the folk style music he writes
  • Ed made an short appearance in Game Of Thrones, wrote a song for the Lord of the Ring/ The Hobbit movies, and made the ending credits song for The Fault in Our Stars. He’s just seems to pop up in random things I love so now he’s one of my favorite people
  • Justin Bieber doesn’t write his own music spread the word
  • I’m not allowed to listen to photograph by Ed Sheerand anymore because it makes me cry to easily
  • Nirvana rebelling against the American dream gives me life
  • Replacing drums with slapping on an acoustic guitar is one of my favorite things
  • “The most important question facing humanity is, ‘is the universe a friendly place?'”
  • Kurt Cobain wasn’t very musically educated but he still made amazing creations
  • separating and observing all the different parts of a composition is now my favorite way to waste time

How interested in learning more about music theory and song analysis?

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

Your score: 6

 

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

Your score: ?

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

Screenshot from Mary Spender’s YouTube Channel

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

Screenshot from JustinGuitar.com
Screenshot from JustinGuitar.com

Start his 117 Free Lessons YouTube Playlist

Start the series of videos, follow his directions, and check out his web site, justinguitar.com.

Set a timer.  Maybe an hour a day?  The first 10 videos take less than an hour.

Write a few key things you learned and which videos you learned from today.

  • Screenshot from JustinGuitar.comBe 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 justinguitar.com.

How interested in learning more about playing the guitar?

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

Your score: ?

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

Screenshot from Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter TED Talk on YouTube

Watch Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life.  (20 minutes)

Go for a walk and think about what this video meant to you.

Journal here about that. The more detail the better!

How interested in these topics about the brain, creativity, and productivity?

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

Your score: ?

STUDIO (SONGWRITING)

Screenshot from Holistic Songwriting at YouTube
Screenshot from Holistic Songwriting at YouTube

Watch Holistic Songwriting: Do THIS with every song you write | Hit Song Architect S1E3

Write what was most interesting to you learned.

How interested in songwriting, song structure, and music production?

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

Your score: ?

CONTROL ROOM (RECORDING & MIXING)

Soundtrap mixing and publishing at Clark Eagling’s YouTube Channel

Watch Clark Eagling: Soundtrap tutorial 5 – Arranging the song, Mixing and adding effects

Watch all five videos in the playlist, if you are interested.

Write a reflection of the key topics that grabbed your attention.

How interested in recording, engineering (sound effects, EQ), and mixing?

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

Your score: ?

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most and at least one problem you solved. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done.

TODAY’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: ?

What interested you about the material?

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: ?

Which activities engaged you most? Why?

School of Rock – Day 6 – Bass Basics

SUMMARY

Thank you Nina Simon.

Im going to miss Howard more than I thought Im gonna rewatch his rhythm section again for fun tonight.

CLASSROOM

Watch How Bass Works (47 minutes)

  • Bass= roots of the composition
  • Seven Nation Army- White Stripes
  • Baby Love- The Supremes
  • literally everything and everything Nina Simon makes is gold
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
  • I feel love- Donna Summer
  • Deja Vu- Beyonce
  • I almost cried at the end I’m really gonna miss Howard

LAB

How to write Chromatic Notes in Hookpad

Here’s my evidence of learning how to lower or raise notes by half (Chromatic notes) in hook theory.

3 ways to use Hookpad’s MIDI drag-drop feature

Screenshot from HookLab

*aggressively key-smashes B*

Hook Theory is one of my favorite sites in this class, mostly because it reminds me of the tutorial guys voice, I love him so much and I have no idea why

After a week of adding little bits of skill I feel a lot more comfortable using it these days.

 

PRACTICE ROOM

How To Add Bass Notes

Screenshot from Tomas Michaud video

guitar TABS for his exercise(PDF)

Understanding music on paper is still a bit challenging but I figured it out after some time. I’m not too good at strumming, Ive been working with simple tabs most of the time so I’ll practice both of these exercises more often.

 

 

Profile in Excellence

Screenshot from Polyphonic at YouTube

Profile in Excellence

Image from Wikipedia

OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Quizlet on Bass Composition Techniques flashcards

Wrote down all the 8 flashcards and their definitions because writing things down gets them into my brain faster

Ive been listening to Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys o repeat this whole time and rewatching the music video, I noted that parts of the song are illustrated and seeing all the different components instead of listening was interesting.

 

STUDIO

 

Screenshot from Kidsguitarzone.com

Since I already know how to play Smoke on the water by heart I pulled up the tabs to Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys. Its mostly played on the lowest sounding string so I counted it as bass practice, played for about 20 minutes.

CONTROL ROOM

I sound a lot worse than I thought I did through recording, this is still new territory but wow.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

LOTS of Guitar playing and being bad at technology. I did everything I needed to it was just a bit daunting to mess with the computer even thought it ended up being really easy. Computers kinda scare me. I listened to ever song Howard used in the classroom documentary.

Thinking about how fun it would be to have lunch with some revolutionary musicians. I mean who wouldn’t want to have some tea with Neil Peart? I hope thats what the afterlife is like.

ACTIVITY EVALUATION

Content (The WHAT)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: ? 3.9

Loved watching so much about amazing people and using my hands to audibly create things. I’m warming up to the technology aspect of all of this, I honestly just wanna spend 3 hours learning tabs and watching people with accents nerd really hard about tonality and Cuban song structure.

Process (The HOW)

Rating: OK  – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  – HIGHLY ENGAGED

Rating: 4.2

Today I focused mostly on the practice room and the studio, hands on stuff. And Howard Goodall of course. Everything was great over all.

School of Rock – Day 5 – Rhythm Basics

SUMMARY

This blog is still a work in progress to will be completed on Sunday

CLASSROOM

How Rhythm Works (47 minutes)

  • That moment when your infants heartbeat literally becomes a Stevie Wonder song
  • Thank you spine, you created the raw core of music as we know it
  • All triple time rhythms are over shadowed by double time rhythms
  • Cross rhythm is like completing a jumbo sudoku puzzle while ice skating, a.k.a music’s party trick
  • Where can I get those big foam cubes he uses to demonstrate the subdivisions of beats?
  • The main elements of rhythm are: accent, plus, tempo, subdivision and syncopation
  • I’m so glad he explained virtual accents, I used to think I was just going insane when listening to my watch would slowly phase into X&Y by Coldplay or something with the same BPM
  • I have no idea how or what Owen and Oliver were doing but I love it
  • 3 over 2 is the most basic of basic cross rhythm patterns
  • So the thing that makes jazz so enjoyable is that parts of the song are paced slightly behind other parts, making it sound more complex and confusing in a way. On the other hand, Cuban music is the exact opposite, both the base line and the melody are pushed forward slightly, both genres give off a similar rebellious vibe.
  • Flamenco dancers are gods and you cannot change my mind
  • Cuban inspired syncopation is everything
  • the general type of music Cuba is known for is called Son (son Cubano), there are many different types of son such as: Danzon, Rumba, Guaguanco, Yambu, Bossa nova, Mambo, Conga, Cha cha cha, and Salsa.

LAB

Step 1: Watch Drum Arrangements Made Simpleand learn how to create a simple groove and fill-ins.

Step 2: Learn how to Arranging Drums in Hookpad

Step 3: (Optional) Explore Advanced Drum Arrangements in Hookpad.

How was this activity? Write a reflection on what you did and learned.

PRACTICE ROOM

Time for the right hand to take center stage (if you are a right-handed guitar player).

Watch Mike Palmisano show you how to play guitar like a drummer.

Find a Funklet beat you like.

On guitar, play along with the beat trying Mike’s guitar strumming technique.

Write a brief reflection on how both of these exercises are working.

A Side Note

OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Flip through the Quizlet on Rhythm Terminology flashcards a couple times.

Image Metric levels from the Wikimedia Commons

After playing with Quizlet, go for a walk and think about the rhythm of your steps.  How many beats per minute is your walk/pace/cadence? What is the tempo of some of your favorite songs?  How many beats per minute is your favorite tempo?

Write a brief reflection on your mental meanderings.

STUDIO

Funklet is back!  This time in the studio. Pick a drummer, like Clyde Stubblefield. Play around with their a beat with Funklet’s editing options. Play a rhythmic guitar strumming pattern over the beat. Practice playing in time with the beat. Try muting the strings and keeping tempo, chucka-chucka style. Watch this chucka-chucka tutorial, to better understand the technique.

CONTROL ROOM

Funklet is back, AGAIN!  This time in the control room.

Pick a drummer.

Export the MIDI file.

Import it into Soundtrap.

Record a rhythmic guitar strumming pattern over the beat.

Watch Mr. Le Duc’s Tutorial for Exporting and Importing MIDI Files with Funklet, HookLab, and Soundtrap, if you get stuck with any of these steps.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done.