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Capstone#2

Now that I have y topic we had to pick a main inquiry question. My inquiry question is, How have science and technology changed the experience of the rides? After we picked our main question we picked subtopics. my subtopic questions are, How do simulators work? How do water rides compare to roller coasters? How have rides evolved? How has science and tech made rides safer? What is the difference if a ride is indoors or outdoors? Right now I am finding resources and evaluation them. I have a couple books, videos, websites and search terms. I am in a good spot right now.

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Capstone #1

For capstone I chose to study thrill rides. I chose this topic because I love going on rides and I wanted to learn how they work and how they evolved. I was choosing between thrill rides and Marvel. It took me a little while to pick which topic. I was not sure which I wanted to pick. I asked my family for some advice. The way I ended up choosing my topic was by figuring out what I wanted to do for each topic, how I was going to present and I narrowed both topics down. I ended up choosing thrill rides.

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Passion Project#6

I finally finished my project. I am going to share my presentation tomorrow. I had a lot of fun making it. I recorded my songs on Monday. Instead of using garageband to record the songs, I recorded using voice memos. My favorite song that I recorded was Crazy Train. Here is my slideshow:

My Favorite part of making the presentation was recording the songs. I really enjoyed the project and I am excited to present my research.

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Passion Project #5

Today I researched Ed Sheeran. I learned a lot about him. I learned how he was discovered, that he was bullied and that sometimes he slept in the parks or the subway. Ed Sheeran Had a lot of perseverance. Here is what I wrote about Ed Sheeran:

Ed sheeran was bullied at school manly for his stutter and over sized glasses. He had a tough time socializing at school. He joined a church choir at the age of 4 and started playing guitar shortly after. He started writing songs when he was 11. When he was a kid he was having a surgery that went wrong. That left him with a lazy eye and severe speech problems. Whenever he raised his hand and tried to speak no word would come out. Other kids mocked him for that. He just stopped participating in class. Speech therapy wasn’t going well and he feared that he would have that problem his whole life. Hid dad bought Eminem’s record and that Inspired him. He wrote more of his own music and all of the sudden his stutter was gone. At the age of 14 he wants to London To start his music career. When he was in London he often had to sleep in Subway’s or on in parks. On some nights he didn’t have money For food and was often on the  verge of giving up but he never did. I’m on the end he was performing and small venues. He produced his own music, released albums, did auditions and collaborated with other artists he met along the way. In 2009 he played in more than 300 shows alone. He got social Media in 2010 and one of his videos got the attention of the rapper Example’s attention. Example liked his style so much she invited Ed to go on tour with him. After his social media started to get popular he moved to America. He arrived in LA without a recording contractor a place to stay. He sent out his music to anyone he could reach out to. One day he was on the show of the local radio host and was brought to stage. He was terrified. After 12 minutes he got a standing ovation. The host was Jamie Foxx. He was so impressed that he let Ed use his recording studio. He also let him stay at his house for a few weeks. After getting number 2 on iTunes with a new song he was invited to work with Atlantic records. With their help he made his label debut studio album “+.” it sold 102,000 copies. Later that year it was the best-selling album in the UK. A year after the album was released over 1 million copies were sold. After the hit he worked with Taylor Swift and One Direction. His song “I See Fire” was in the movie The Hobbit. His next album “X” came out in 2014 and had some of his biggest hits. It went straight to number 1 in the US and UK. In 2016 it won the Grammy award for best song of the year. 

Here is the article I read:

Ed Sheeran’s Life Story: How a Bullied Ginger Boy Became Britain’s Biggest Music Success

Today I started learning some songs from different time periods. Next Monday I am going to record the songs. I am only going to record Parts of the songs. I will be recording the riffs(main part of the song that repeats). Here is a picture of the songs:

Today I worked mainly on the riff of Crazy Train. Here is the music for that:

Some of the songs I will be using an Electric guitar but on the rest of the songs I will be using an acoustic guitar.

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Passion Project#4

Today I started making my slide show. I have been gathering information about different artists. Next Monday I am going to start learning about some of the songs that I want to learn. I am going to record the songs on GarageBand. My original idea was that I was going to make a video of me playing and accompany it with a slideshow but instead I’m going to play a recording but still keep the slideshow. I am going to organize my slideshow with different parts, like a book. The project has been going really well.

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Passion Project #3

Yesterday I looked over all my song lists and found a couple artists that I would like to look into more. I decided to look into Elvis Presley. I learned that a magazine printed a lie about him that he was racist. Critics savaged him because they thought that his dancing was noxious. They also called him vulgar. They did not mean it, they feared that Elvis would lead to equal rights and racial interrogation. People considered Elvis’ songs to be black music. Some people said that he copied people’s songs. I am also going to research Jimi Hendrix and Ed Sheeran.

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Passion Projected#2

Today I Interviewed my Guitar teacher. It went well. The questions I asked were:

What are you favorite songs played on guitar from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and from 2019 to Present Day

Who are is your favorite artists from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and from 2019 to Present Day?

What Artists influenced different types of music?

A lot of the answers he gave me were similar to the songs on the lists I got. The interview went well here are some of his answers:

What are you favorite songs played on guitar from

50s? Johnny B Goode

60s? Purple Haze By The Jimi Hendrix Experience

70s? Hotel California

80s? Message in a Bottle by The Police

90s? Enter Sandman Metallica

2000-2009? Wake Me Up When September Ends By Green Day

2010-To present day? Down By Marian Hill

Who are your favorite artists who played the guitar from

50s Chuck Berry

60s? Jimi Hendrix

70s? George Harrison

80s? Eddie Van Halen

90s? Krik Hammett

2000-2009?Billie Joe Armstrong

2010-To present day? Ed Sheeran

What Artists influenced different types of music

Jimi Hendrix: Rock

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Passion Project #1

This week I started my Passion Project. I am studying the evolution of Guitar in Music. I have been looking at the top 5 songs of each decade. I got my lists and have been comparing them. Some of my questions are:

  • What are the most famous songs for each decade?
  • What are the most famous artists of each decade?
  • How did people react to different artists and songs?

I came to a problem with my research. I realized that all the websites I looked at were just rock songs, so I have to go back and find sites that have all different kinds of music. After I do all that I am going to interview my guitar teacher. I am also going to learn how to play some of the different songs.

To present all of my research I will be making a video of me playing the different songs and accompany it with a slide show showing what I have learned.

Some Popular artists have been The Rolling Stones and Bill Haley. A good Website that I have Been using is vintage Guitar Magazine (https://www.vintageguitar.com/) I have also been listening to the songs I have Found.

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Rube Goldberg 6

My group finished all of our work in presented it to the class today. My group and I  are really proud of all the work we’ve done. I have learned some much and had so much fun doing this project. I have learned to work well with group mates and learned not to get frustrated and I have learned you have to be patient when something isn’t working. Another thing I learned is that you can always make things better and improve them. This relates to my group because we could not use one of our steps, and even if we didn’t change the step our machine would still not be as good, and it would not have worked because the step was not made for what we were trying to do. Here is my groups video:

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Summary Of Refugee By Alan Gratz

In the book Refugee, by Alan Gratz, Josef, Isabel and Mahmoud all have to flee their country. They have to flee their country due to vilence. Josef is moving because they are have been attacked by the Nazis and are Jewish. Isabel is leaving because of the dictator. Mahmoud is leaving because there is a civil war in his country. Josef is going to Cuba and, Isabel is going to the US.

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