Throughout this week we have designed a guitar and plan on starting the building process next week. Our shop teacher mr. Grimsley is letting us use some scrap wood he has laying around. Next weeks blog we will fill in the missing details and let you know what our processmismwithnsome pictures.
This was a fast week for our group. We got most of the 11 done. It took some time for us too see and find all the points in the videos. In the video we have seen in slow motion is Ollies golf swings, tee height and last but not least batting. As a group we have also made some Plans to start the next steps of gathering the results and putting them into our conclusion. Are plan is to be done with this project by the end of the mounts. If we accomplish this goal we would have completed 3 projects with in a mount.
After receiving three responses, I can almost see a correlation but there are a few contrasts. This goes to show that although some chords may produce the same feeling for different audiences, everyone hears a chord in their own way and their own memories and experiences may apply to them. However for a few chords like the D chord, there was a slight similarity. I noticed on all three responses, the feelings given were more likely peaceful. This may be because of the D chords so called light tone. With the C chord, all three responses seemed to focus more on a particular event or activity. As for the G chord, it was the first time answers varied. They ranged from a happier feel, to sadder thoughts, to attending an old western show. The E Major chord yet again showed similar results, with all responses saying the colors seen were rather darker colors. As for the rest of the chords, the answers varied greatly, but with all of this information we can draw one conclusion for certain. Although each individual chord has its own natural and unique qualities, a persons reaction to each of these chords depends greatly upon what they have experience and even possibly what they WANT to hear. If you don’t want this chord to sound deep and dark, you can mentally adjust how it sounds to you in a matter of seconds. All it takes is a good ear and an unending drive to live and cherish music.
This week we also made some good starting strides in our projects. We got several different videos of Ollies. We have also pin pointed the force and physics into an Ollie. Later on this week we got some good videos on tee height And how the tee height effects the ball in air. We also put the points on the ball and how the ball is effected in the air. This is just the start of the project in the past week we have taken the project in a good direction and plan and and intend to take this even further next week.
Click on this link to take a test based on what you hear. You will receive a list of chords to listen to and your job is to put what emotion you feel when you hear it, perhaps a memory that comes to mind, and what color you feel corresponds with that chord. This will not only give me a lot of results to base my observations on, but you may find something out about yourself in the process. Antonio : for me when I did this I learned some things about myself that I did not previously know about myself. In my opinion being that I was one of the first people to compete this I found it rewarding and amazing to go deep into a level of music that I never thought could happen. To me it was interesting to notice what each chord does to you and the effect that the sound makes on yourself. I also liked how just a little different pitch and sound can change the outcome of what you think and how it makes you feel. Anthony: I really got a lot of insight not only about the chords but about myself. When I hear a guitar being played it’s like we are giving it emotions instead of the other way around.
The passed few weeks I have been going around and having people listen to me play a few chords, and having them tell me an experience, emotion, or thoughts that the chord gives them, and giving a color they believe corresponds with that chord. I’m trying to find relations or trends between each of the chords, which may in turn give me a better understanding of the chord and perhaps when I should use it. The color is what is really meant to identify trends, because there is much more of a possibility for answers to be similar.
After surveying a few people around the class, I felt it was necessary to spread the question further than my peers. We created a survey online, in order to get a wider range of answers because this will allow for a more unique test. We have an answer box under each of the chords so they can put whatever they would like, and a link so they can hear the chord before they answer. I will update on all results by the end of next week.
This semester we are going to start doing little projects, that will only take up 1-2 days at the most. Tony and Anthony are going to be doing this while, Caden is doing research to find out why certain sounds sound good. I’m going to work with myself on different chords and pitches with my guitar, and I will probably use garage band a lot to get a structured project. I plan to come up with a thorough explanation on why this chord sounds good to the ear and why another doesn’t sound so good. By the end of my project I hope to show a demonstration to the class. We also have a lot of projects that we have planed out and plan to do. Some of those projects are baked ice cream, making a pickle light up, and a little project known as putting an egg into a glass bottle. We found a neat website that gives us a wide variety of projects to choose from. That website is called
http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/ProjectDetail.aspx?ProjectID=138. Last Friday we did a small project. The. Small project was putting ice into a cup of water and put a a string into the cup and pouring salt on the ice cube and string.
This week we made some progress with recording a lot of videos shooting hoops from the various lengths. We shot from the mid free throw line, free throw line,and finally from the three point line in the gym. We analyzed the videos with the app on our iPad and got some good results. Mr. Ludwig said it was exactly what we wanted to see with projectile motion. All in all I think we accomplished a good amount of work, but still have a long process to go