Making music with me

I’m In this post, I talk about how to make a song with GarageBand. This assignment was pretty difficult.  I was recording this song while using GarageBand on my mac. I usually record music with GarageBand off my iPad. The mac version I have is more up to date, so there was an adjustment period for me. Making the song takes a lot of time. It normally takes me a few hours to make a song. I made this specific song in about a couple of hours. I had to make my assignment a little bit different than what the prompt asks for because the background music I was attempting to use did not mesh well with the music I was creating in the video. This part of my editing took a long time because I was trying to find a sound that would mesh well with my video, but I ended up coming empty handed in terms of that.  The editing of this video was also a hassle because I used IMovie off my iPhone. This was a transition for me, because I was used to using an older version of IMovie off my iPad. Despite all the difficulties and setbacks I had during the recording and editing of this video, I was able to make a final product that I have a lot of pride in.


Assignment: How To Tutorial

Stars: 4

Step 1: find your first instrumental

Step 2: Add second instrumental and extend loops.

Step 3: Play out instrumental to get mind going

Step 4: Write out lyrics

Step 5: Listen to newly recorded vocals.

Step 6: Make changes to the sound of the audio

Step 7:  Play out final product

On my way to becoming the best big man


Kareem is my only competition. That’s it. In this assignment, we had to pick a certain sports play. In this video I try to replicate the sky hook shot, a lethal basketball move. The sky hook shot is regarded as one of the hardest shots to guard. It was perfected by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whose sky hook was so good that it changed the game of basketball forever. The shot was so hard to block because Kareem used his height (He was over 7 feet) and his altered delivery (he shot it from his ear) to his advantage. While I can’t use the move as effectively as Kareem did (I’m only 5’9), I still am able to use the move with success. I typically like to use this move when I’m attacking the basket, but can’t perform a layup as someone is protecting the rim. In this video I display my sky hook, and attempt to perform the move from both sides of the hoop. I think that being able to use the Sky Hook with both of your hands is important, because it makes your defender have to guard you squared up, as he can’t play you from one side. To film this video, I had to use the stem of the basketball hoop from the other side of the court as a phone holder. I wish I could have had a camera pod on me as it would have helped give me a balanced look.  I think that while I could have maybe trimmed the video a little bit more, I really like how I attempt to use the move with both of my hands, as it helps give my audience perspective about how hard it is to execute this move.

Assignment: Play that back

Stars: 3.5

Step 1. Attack the hoop

Step 2: Get on up

Step 3: Let it fly

Step 4: Swish

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