School of Rock – Day 15 – Celebration and Reflection

SUMMARY

I took the School of Rock class were I learned all about music its structure, foundations, and how to get better. Meanwhile learning more and more about myself.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

Composition Elements

  • The project and leadership room were super fun. I spent the most time in this room this last week and It helped me get better at guitar and gave me the information and knowledge to set everything up.

How interested were you in learning the leadership project?

5

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

  • This part did not come as fun to me but a learned maybe the most out of this one It gave me great understanding of theory and history of all the component that make up music.

How interested were you in learning about music theory and song analysis?

Your score: 3

LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)

At first I was skeptical about Hookpad and it still is very confusing but these tutorials and this room helped me create the solo in it which sprouted my project and it was helpful.

How interested were you in learning about HookLab and HookTab?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 4

PRACTICE ROOM (GUITAR LESSONS)

  • This again was not very interesting but super helpful the skills introduce in the videos were helpful but boring to watch and not the spark in my day.

How interested were you in learning to play the guitar?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 2.5

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • Going outside and just thinking as well as watching Ted talks is fun for me I totally agree that the statement of going outside or engaging in sports help develope the creative mind and it was a refreshing and overall it was a great room.

How interested were you in learning about topics related to the brain, creativity, and productivity?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 4

STUDIO (SONGWRITING)

I wish we had a day where we focused on songwriting because I have always wanted to gain a greater understanding of how to write songs and it fascinated me so that’s something I wish we had focused more on as a class.

How interested were you in learning about songwriting, song structure, and music production?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)

  • 4 (interested)

  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 5

CONTROL ROOM (RECORDING & MIXING)

I find the mixing process very interesting and I really wanted to learn more about it and engage in it I ended up not doing as much as I was expected in the room and I would love to have delved into it more.

How interested were you in learning about recording, engineering (sound effects, EQ), and mixing?

  • 1 (NOT MY THING!)
  • 2 (not really)
  • 3 (sorta interested)
  • 4 (interested)
  • 5 (YES! – I LOVE THIS STUFF!)

Your score: 4.5

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

This class was great. I loved playing more guitar learning more about music and using music programs.  I started thinking my project would be making a composition but that changed when I decided I really wanted to get better at guitar and that my final project should be playing it. I overcame many challenges most of which figuring and dealing with the complicated programs that are Hookpad and Soundtrap.

THE COURSE’s ACTIVITY EVALUATION (OVERALL)

Content (The WHAT)

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

Rating: 4.5

I liked how most things related to life in the future and work not just music.

The process of writing a song and the songs structure/layout.

Process (The HOW)

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

Rating: 4.5

I liked interacting with my guitar or programs.

I can look back on it in the future.

If I took it again I would do a group project and work on Soundtrap.