Monday, January 16, 2012

Reflection on Tech Usage

The average of my tech devices usage ( hour ) in one day are 14 Hours. Based from my data, I use 5 tech devices which are laptop, I-pad, Television, smartphone, and car each day with different time and usage. I use laptop for 2 hours, I-pad for 1 hour, Television for 2 hour, Smartphone for 5 hours, and car for 4 hours.

When I look again at my data, I felt that I am satisfied enough with the time usage for each devices. It is because I can see that I can manage my time wisely. I use my laptop for the usage of schoolwork and the time is suitable for doing the schoolwork and not wasting a lot of time. For I-pad, I use it for learning such as browsing, collecting data, e-mail, and other and I am satisfied enough with the duration of usage. During the leisure time, I watch the television for 2 hours. I think it is a wise duration of usage also for saving and decrease the electricity bill. I use my cellphone from 3.00 pm until 8.00 pm. For my transportation, I use car, a car which is automatic which means they use computer to operate.

My usage can be called as “time efficient” and not a “a time waster” because each devices I use, is based on its function and my needs such as doing papper work for 2 hours which should be enough. I motto is that I have to finish my work with the least time need but it is not doing the task fast and not focus, it means that I avoid any distration wether it is television or phone or games and focus to do my work so I can use the time wisely.

Even though I am already satisfy with my time usage, I need to improve my time and usage of the devices to achiever better result than rightnow. I am still trying to lesen my game time so I can be more focus on my work and maybe I can finish all of my work faster than before. It will be a great achievement for me. If I have more time left, maybe I can help my parents to do their work by helping them to make paper such as proposal to help their business. I am sure by helping them, I also help them to decrease their task. As a citizen, by minimizing the usae of devices, I can help the country to economize the electricity bill.

Everytime I do tasks, I always choose the one that has high priority than other such as I will do the Music task which is due on Monday first and then the Math task which is due on Thursday eventough Music task is harder than Math task. My motto is I will do the most high priority and then I will do the lower priority eventhough ther higher priority is harder than the other. By doing it, I also learn how to be organized and totally focused to my work so it can be done fast. Well, I think that's all about my relfection. I hope I can keep my work up for the future.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Music ornaments

Ornaments or embellishment are musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line. Many ornaments are performed as "fast notes" around a central note. The amount of ornamentation in a piece of music can vary from quite extensive to relatively little or even none. A very important function of the ornamentation in early and baroque keyboard music was as a way of creating a longer sustain of the note on a harpsichord, clavichord, or virginal , such instruments being unable to sustain a long note in the same manner as a pipe organ. 

Types of ornaments :
a. Trill
b. Mordent 
c. Turn
d. Appoggiature
e. Acciaccatura
f. Glissando

Trill :  Rapid alternation between an indicated note and the one above, also known as the shake.


Mordent : hought of as a rapid alternation between an indicated note, the note above (called the upper mordent, inverted mordent, or pralltriller) or below (called the lower mordentor mordent), and the indicated note again.

Upper and lower modent notation 1.png

Turn : A short figure consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.

Turn notation.png

Appoggiatura : important melodically and often suspends the principal note by taking away the time-value of the appoggiatura prefixed to it. 

Apoggiatura notaton.png

Acciaccatura : as a shorter, less melodically significant, variant of the long appoggiatura, where the delay of the principal note is scarcely perceptible.

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Glissando : s a slide from one note to another, signified by a wavy line connecting the two notes. 

Chopin and Beethoven


He is considered one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called "the poet of the piano".
Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola a village in the Ducy of Warsaw, to a Polish mother and French-immigrant father.
For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health; he died in Paris in 1849 at the age of 39.

He is one of the most famous pianist and composer at Romantic Era. 
His two most famous songs are Fantasie Impromptu and Waltz in Db major.
The vast majority of Chopin's works are for solo piano, though he also wrote two piano concerto a few chamber pieces, and some songs.


Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven moved to Vienna in his early 20s, studying with Joseph Hayden and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. His hearing began to deteriorate in his late twenties, yet he continued to compose, conduct and perform, even after becoming completely deaf. 

He is one of the most famous composer, pianist, and conductor of orchestra at classical period which is from 1750 until 1827. 

His most famous songs are  : Moonlight Sonata, Ride of the Valkarie, Fur Elise, Pastoral Symphony, Ode to Joy, Symphony no.5 in C minor. 


Orchestra is divided into two kinds :
a. Symphony : between 80 - 100 people
b. Chamber : between 30 - 50 people

In orchestra, there are 4 major family which are :
a. String family
b. Woodwind family
c. Brass family
c. Percussion

String family :
. Violin
. Viola
. Cello
. Double bass
. Harp

Woodwind family :
. Piccolo
. Flute
. Oboe
. Clarinet
. Cor Anglais
. Bassoon
, Contra Basson

Brass family :
. Trumpet
. French horn
. Trombone
. Tuba

Percussion :
. Timpani
. Cymbals
. Bass drum, side drum
. Glockenspiel
. Castanent
. Triangle
. Tambourine
. Xylophone
. Chimes

Percussion can divided into two kinds :
a. Tune : with melody ( Timpani, Glockenspiel, etc )
b. Untune : Without melody ( Triangle, tambourine, etc )

Human voices

There are four major kinds of human voices which are Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. Usually, we called those four as the SATB. Soprano is the highest voice and usually it is for female voice and Alto is usually also for woman's voice. Tenor and Bass are kinds of voices for male. 

Soprano : the term "soprano" refers to female singers but at times the term "male soprano" has been used by men who sing in the soprano vocal range using falseto vocal production instead of the modal voice.

Alto : alto" describes the second highest voice part in a four-parts chorus.

Tenor : type of male singing voice and is the highest male voice within the modal register.

Bass : a type of male singing voice and possesses the lowest vocal range of all vocal types.

Characters :
Soprano : Celine Dion, Charice

Alto : Taylor swift, Toni Braxton

Tenor : Andrea Bocelli, Michael JAckson, Il Divo

Bass : Scotty ( from Americal Idol ) 

Sunday, November 20, 2011


It is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. It may also involve singing , vocal imitation of turntabolism, and the simulation of horns, strings, and other musical instruments. Beatboxing today is connected with hip hop culture, being one of "the elements", although it is not limited to hip hop music. 

World's record of beat boxing :
According to the Guinness World Records, the current record for the largest human beatbox ensemble involved 1,246 participants and was achieved by Vineeth Vincent and Christ University (India) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, on 5 February 2011.

Character :
. Marcos Valle
. Michael Winslow
. the Fat boys
. Wise

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hip Hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop rap music or hip-hop music is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: Raping, DJing, Breaking or dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling and beatboxing. 
While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip-hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip-hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, Breaking, Raping. 
Character :
. DJ Kool Herc
. Public enemy
. De La Soul
. DJ Hero

Characteristics : 
. Have DJ
. Raping
. Breaking
. Dancing
. Beatboxing