To complete my IB music, I need to record my performance. This year I am planning to do at least 5 songs to make my portfolio diverse. I chose four different cultures/languages (English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese) and multiple genres, including blues, folk songs, theater and so on.
Besides school, I am working with my friend to record some songs for fun, and here is one example: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMvg7NRhCx8/?taken-by=jayzhouuu&hl=en. It feels so different when you work with your friend, and that is more challenge than I thought.
In school, I am taking IB music which requires musical talents and high-quality performance. I am not a music nut or genius, I chose this class only because I think I can sing a little. So when I realize my classmates are all really great, or even professional, in this area, I am a little frustrating. Then I just do my best to catch up! I go to vocal training once a week and practice guitar around three times a week, depend on my schedule. To learning one instrument requires fundamental music theory, and practice guitar is a way for me to explore it.
Therefore, I am slowly catching up my class and now I can do some great performance in class!
I join the choir every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 am and 8:30 am, and I really enjoy it. Ms.By teaches us how to sing a song professionally, the skills are really useful. The chance Ms.By provides to performance gain me an awesome life experience, and I feel much easier after the first performance, which means i may have an individual performance without nervous. When I stand on the stage and listen to the melody from my own, I feel successful and satisfied. The choir not only improves me singing skills, but also brings me a different way to show myself.
Reflection – Creative choir (major)
I love singing very much, so the first club I chose is choir. I go choir every Tuesday 8:00 and Thursday 7:30 morning, and I am in soprano.
When I first got there, I was very nervous because I knew none of the songs, I have not heard of these before. All the students were danced during some songs happily, they enjoyed it. So I relaxed myself to join them, then I realized it was super interesting. I get used to this gradually, and now, I can sing it without looking at the paper.
The atmosphere in choir is very sweet and relax, and it decrease my nervous that first mouth in Mulgrave. Unconsciously, I am in this family. Choir not only gives me some knowledge about how to singing, but also tells me how to collaborate with others.