Midterm Blog

This past week I was not required to post anything new or interesting in this blog.  In fact, my strategic presentations class worked on our midterms instead.  Each of the students were to take everything they had learned about blogging and using the tools on our computers to create a whole new blog about anything we wanted.  At first, I was excited.  Finally, I would be able to showcase what I knew and learned and make something that allowed me to be creative while still incorporating the things that I wanted to in the blog.  Basically, I loved the idea that I was given more freedom for a blog.. HOWEVER, when it came time to making my blog, my bliss and enjoyment took a huge hit.  Honestly, deciding what to make my blog about what the hardest most annoying aspect of the whole project.  Believe it or not, I did quite a bit of soul searching in my time of deciding what my blog should be about.  I even asked a couple friends who I thought knew me pretty well!  They told me things like.. make it something that you enjoy or are passionate about and love.  Yea.. that really narrowed it down…  -.- Anyways, long story short, after a long while of thinking, I found a blog subject that I really fit to who I thought I was.  Thus, I decided on a music blog.

Music has been a huge part in my life for my 20 years on this planet so far.  The truth is… I was one of those Asian piano prodigies growing up.  I started playing when I was 4 and a half years old and for the most part enjoyed the sounds that I produced.  Shortly after starting up piano I picked up the violin and the guitar fairly easily, before joining the school band as a percussionist.  Honestly… I kinda hated the practicing and the recitals.. It was mostly all classical or jazz music which was kind of a bore for me.  However, after middle school I started playing some of the things that I enjoyed.  I took a music productions class that was taught by my high school band teacher (the easiest A probably in the history of high school courses) and tampered a bunch with programs like logic pro and other cool stuff.  Here I learned how to improv and put together some really really nice music that I could call my own.  So you can tell that I really liked music and it was a huge part of my life.  Even now in college where I don’t have much of a chance to play a lot of music, I still find myself listening to music every single day.  Whether it be on the bus, in my room, or just listening to some Sunday service church songs… music is still everywhere.

Then came the next challenge of the midterm assignment.  I had to make my own digital media component meaning editing my own audio file or video file together that related to the blog!  Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to make a song.  I knew that by doing this it would showcase my abilities to my teacher of compiling different audio files of different instruments and making it go together in one flowing song.  However, I struggled in deciding what I actually wanted to do for the song!  I pretty set on doing a cover of a song (I’d be too embarrassed to make my own.. for everyone..)  BUT which song?!  This is when the nostalgia came in.  When thinking about how much music had affected my life… for example helped me get into college.. I started going back to looking and thinking about the past.  That’s when Sadie Hawkins Dance popped into my head. This song… no matter how old it gets… just gets you thinking hahaha! It brings you back to middle school where the school dance was your entire life and nothing else mattered.  As long as you made it there with that one boy or that one girl.  All things aside.. I thought it would be pretty creative to put a techno effect on the song as I was going through making the cover with one other friend.  ANYWAYSSSSS… yea this assignment was, to say the least, pretty fulfilling for me!  I enjoyed making something that I had a lot of passion about and felt that because of that passion for music… it brought the project to a whole higher level.  So hopefully people like it! 😀

 

ps. Here’s to Theresa Lee for being my date to the middle school dance! hope you’re doing well!

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