November 2022 SMART goal project

Yamaha Oak Drumset” by dave.kobrehel is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

SUMMARY

Role

Drummer

Intention (SMART Goal)

By November 18th, as part of School of Rock, I will learn and have evidence for learning the drum set part to Nothing Else Matters by Metalica, Using this drum notation video by Jack Young.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

I chose this interview because Lars Ulrich is the drummer for Metalica, which is who wrote the song and it gives me a good perspective of the drummer which I think is important because he is the one who originally performed and worked on this song.

Training Source(s)

-bring out the first and 3rd notes in measure 4 (1:06)
-work measure 13 slowly (0:28)
-most of the song is repetitive and uses the same rhythm
-Time signature change to 3/4 at measure 36 (1:26)
-Time signature change to 6/8 at measure 37 (1:28)
-End at measurer 47 (1:56)

PRODUCTION

SMART Goal Starting Point Evidence

welp, the audio file didn’t really work and I decided not to do this song. Read below for the full story,

SMART Goal Ending Point Evidence

Instead of a recording of the final version of this song I’m going to write about why I didn’t really like this song. First off I haven’t really listened to this song before because I don’t really listen to Metallica. It doesn’t fit with my music taste. Overall I didn’t enjoy playing this song on the drums. It felt repetitive and boring but that also might just be what the drum set is like for a lot of rock and metal songs so maybe the drumset isn’t my instrument or maybe I should try to explore more general like jazz because I already have preexisting living for jazz music and it seems like it would be fun on the drums. overall I just don’t like the actual song in general but I’m glad I tried it because now I have a better understanding of my preferences for the drums.

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

For this project, I used different ways of thinking to find ways o play the rhythms and to find the best ways to learn the music.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

I didn’t really collaborate with anyone on this project but there is an underlining collaboration in everything.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

I used resources around me to learn the music and complete the project in the most efficient way that I could.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

This project helped me develop life and career skills because it helped me be able to do things quickly when I needed to and communicate with others.

Grammar and Spelling

Grammarly

Editor

April

October 2022 SMART goal project

Jimmy Chamberlin’s Drum Set” by JohnRiv is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

SUMMARY

Role: Drumset

Intention (SMART Goal):

By October 14th, as part of School of Rock, I will learn the basics and fundamentals of drumming using this youtube video and the Modern Band Method-Drums book 1.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Dave Grohl

Training Source(s)

Vic Firth’s beginner drumset tutorials with Stanton Moore

Modern Band Method Book1 – Drums

PRODUCTION

SMART Goal Starting Point Evidence

I will work through the modern band method book and various youtube videos to learn the fundamentals of drumming and drum notation. As of now, I know very little about drum notation.

SMART Goal Ending Point Evidence

I have finished the modern band method book. Now I roughly know the different symbols that represent different tones and drums versus symbols and where they are all located on the staff through watching youtube videos of drumset songs that have the music with the recording, and the Vic Firth tutorials.

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills:

Ways of Thinking

This project helped me develop my creativity and problem-solving by forcing me to find new ways of thinking outside of the box to troubleshoot drumsets and use what I have learned to become more creative with music in general.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

This project helped me advance my communication and collaboration skills because I had to work with other people that are also interested in drumming and I had to communicate ways that I was going to accomplish my goals.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

For this project, I used various tools such as an electronic drumset, a real drumset, youtube, the internet, and the modern band method book.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

The skills I developed during this project will be helpful in my future life and career because communication was a big thing in this project and things tend to work better when people can communicate well.

Reactions to the Final Version

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

Grammar and Spelling

Grammarly

Editor

April