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Year 1 Term 1 Lesson 2

It is the second lesson of Production Lab, I was expecting that we will be told to produce another random music again without any idea or concepts. However, this time, it was different. We were told to share something that gives us goosebumps and to use it as a starting point. I feel that this way we were actually killing 2 birds with 1 stone which was a great way of teaching. One is that I was able to grasp the concept of what will give us goosebumps. I learnt that everyone has something different that attracts their attention and drives their soul. Everyone has something different that gives them goosebumps. Everyone has a different meaning of art. When we were sharing all of us had different point. This was where I realise that since there are so many people in the world and they are different in many ways, how am I going to be able to reach out to them through my music that might only bring me goosebumps. I realise that I have to use techniques, surroundings, feelings to convey my…

Year 1 Term 1 Lesson 1

Today we had the first lesson of production lab, after a briefing about what the module is like we were told to create music not more than 2 minutes and given 2 hours for that. Time seems to be more than enough but when we really started, it was quite hard. We did not know how to really start or how to create something. So we ended up just fooling around with the keyboard playing with the different tones there and finding one that sounded “acoustic”. We ended up having Jie Xi playing some tunes he has in mind on the keyboard and choosing one of them to start with. So after having a starting tune, we went to one of the recording booths and started brainstorming on lyrics having a brief idea that we are gonna create some cheesy Mandopop music. Using the first line of the tune, Darrill came up with some lyrics and slowly the whole group voiced out different lyrics and different other tunes that can connect the whole thing into a melody. Darrill started playing the guitar in chords accord…