oct 17
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i was searching for sound effects, next class i will be hopefully recording my script or working on my sound scape
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oct 6
chocochipmunk
so today i added more to muddy waters and how he influenced people and how he influenced people. next class i shall finish most of my reaper stuff

oct 4
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so today i finished my podcast and added some music onto it and edited it. i also finished the youtube clip where you took a speach and added music to it. now after this i have to make another commerical for the oddessy to put on the vic website.

Sept 26
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so today i was messing around with reaper trying to find my podcast and trying to mix it up.  and how to work with reaper
with muddy waters, i have all my information needed and music. tomorrow i shall finish my artist website.

september 23
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today i reserched muddy's tecnique of using microtones in his music and the type of music he used. he played an electrified delta blues.  micro tones are flats within flats or sharps within sharps.

What Alvin is an expert at
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I am Alvin Do, I am good at many things, improvising is one of them. Improvisation is the practice of acting, singing, talking and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and is a reaction to the outside world. Who knows? I could be improvising now! However I am not, I am merely reading this script that I have created in class. The point of this podcast is to teach you how to improvise! Now let’s get started.

The first thing you must do in improvisation is to know your stuff. In order to create things in the moment, you must first know your subject about what you are improvising about. For example, if you are improvising a musical piece, you must at least know some music related to it or at least a scale in the same key to make the song, or if you're improvising a speech, you at least need to know what the speech is about or maybe some background information to help you with the speech. No one can be good at improving over night, it is a practiced skill. Maybe you already know how to improvise but might not know it. Whenever you talk to friends or family members without a script you are improvising. You're improvising a speech and reacting to their words with you're words or if you've ever been in a fight and reacted to one of his punches, that’s also improvising. That’s a bad example but none the less it’s still improvising.

Improvising is used as a skill to solve problems or fill in the gaps of what you are doing. Say, for example you are acting and you forget one of your lines, you would then improvise to fill in the gaps until you remember your lines or the scene ends. Improvisation on any form of media is usually comedic. A comedian might react to the audience’s reaction or poke fun at who the audience is or what the audience does. Those are probably one of the best improvisers. And that is all on this podcast (queue theme music)


september 7, 2011
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So today i learned about pre-modern music with mozzart and beetoven and all that stuff. the thign that intriged me the most was how some famous composers got music ideas from common people on the street performing.

Foo Fighters!
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Foo Fighters was a band created in 1994 with Nirvana's drummer Dave Grohl. Foo fighters is an alternative rock band influenced by mainly by Kurt Kobain, the singer and guitarest for Nirvana. The word Foo Fighter was a term in world war II to describe unidentifying flying objects. Dave Grohl was the only official member in the creation of the first album "Foo Fighters". While in Nirvana Dave Grohl created some songs and kept them for himself and then recorded them in 1995 for his first album. After the first album Dave recruited Taylor Hawkings, and Franz Stahl. Franz Stahl was fired before the 1999 album "nothing left to lose" after the album Chriss Shiflett joined the band. Then in 2010 Pat Smear joined the band.

One of the most famous album was "The color and the shape". in the album there are 4 singles and at all 4 of them made it to the top of the charts when the single was released. This album is considered one of the best by many, so good in fact that the year the album was released was nicknamed "the year of the Foo" by Foo Fighters fans.


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