6:07 PM Feedback

Summary So for this project, I wanted to write something new that people would find interesting and would keep them in their seats for the entire song. To do this, I was trying to create a riff that would make people “headbang”. So to get into that mindset, the logline was me impersonating someone that […]

Brightside Production Project

SUMMARY Role: Intention (SMART Goal): PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)   Training Source(s)   Project Timeline ALREADY ESTABLISHED: Tempo (57 BPM), 4/4, melodic chorus riff, Minor key, intro written and recorded, chorus written. TO BE FINISHED BY END OF BREAK: Verse written and recorded, chorus recorded, rest of song written. […]

Week 14 – Analysis

“Day 94 – music analysis on a road trip #100daysofdatasketches #the100dayproject” by Kelly-Ann’s Pics! is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 “Theory is a six-letter dirty word to most musicians, but hey, musicians love dirty words, right? And just like all the other dirty words, theory is easy to learn and fun to use!” ― Ray Harmony, Hack Music Theory, Part 1: […]

Song Analysis: Shinedown – Special

Summary IN ONE TO TWO SENTENCES, DESCRIBE WHAT SONG YOU ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT AND WHY YOU CHOSE IT DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s ALL UPPERCASE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE Song Analysis TOPIC MY RESPONSES SONG TITLE Special COMPOSER(S) Brently Stephen Smith, Scott Stevens, Zach Myers YEAR 2018 COUNTRY United States If you could work on this […]

School of Rock – Week 13 – Changes

“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” –  Leonard Bernstein SUMMARY Write your weekly summary here, last, at the end of the week… Only one to two sentences of WHAT YOU DID DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS, AFTER YOU ARE DONE CONTROL ROOM (RECORDING & MIXING) This was actually really insightful. Even though I […]

School of Rock – Week 11 – Updating Workflow – Mind Like Water

  “‘Be shapeless and formless.. like water’ (Bruce Lee)” by Akinini.com is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 “Have a mind like water.” ― David Allen,  GTD SUMMARY Write your weekly summary here, last, at the end of the week… Only one to two sentences of WHAT YOU DID DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS, AFTER YOU ARE DONE STUDIO (SONGWRITING) Screenshot from […]

School of Rock – Week 10 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 2

  Image from BiggerPlate.com Teens are overwhelmed, partly because they don’t yet have the skills to manage the unprecedented amount of stuff that enters their brains each day.  – from LifeHacker.com “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” “You can do anything, but not everything.” ― David Allen, (GTD) Getting Things Done for Teens: Take Control […]

Week 9 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 1

  “Day 092/366 – To Do List” by Great Beyond is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Your toughest work is defining what your work is! –  Peter Drucker SUMMARY Welcome back! This week’s production cycle is different, as there is only one room I focused on this week! Can you find it? Let’s find out! CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS) In […]

School of Rock Week 7: Tools, Time and Rooms

CreativeCommons image Tool Stash by Meena Kadri at Flickr.com SUMMARY This week, I went into imaginary “rooms” representing the essentials that professionals in the music industry use today. Enjoy! PRACTICE ROOM (TUTORIALS) Explore the over 100 lessons for what you need,  https://mrleduc.edublogs.org/2020/07/13/justin-guitar-lessons/ CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS) Image by Richard Darbonne, © All Rights Reserved. In Gordon […]

Developing Quality Workflow

What is Workflow? Image Creative Workflow from Behance.com, https://www.behance.net/gallery/27919515/Creative-workflow-GIF Work•flow /ˈwərkflō/ “The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.” – lexico.com What is a quality workflow?  How do we develop it?  Below are elements of the production cycle that most creative people move through as they create something.  First, […]

Recipe for Success 2020: James Hetfield

Image of James Hetfield from Ultimate Classic Rock, https://ultimateclassicrock.com/james-hetfield-rehab-support/ Born: August 3, 1963, in Downey, California Personal Success Definition When I think of success, I think of someone who started from nothing, rose to greatness, and always stays humble and gives back. James Hetfield has embodied that since day one. He helped found Metallica, which […]

Leadership 2020: Guitar Tech

Hello! So for my leadership requirement, I did something a little unorthodox. Over the course of the winter (prior to the global pandemic) I served as Mr. LeDuc’s guitar tech, which meant that I would arrive early every morning and change strings and inspect the guitars to see if they were in a good enough […]

Stretch Goal 3: May 2020

Hell0! This is my third Stretch Goal post. This is also a continuation of last month’s Stretch Goal to write MIDI files for songs for my album, The Torch. Role: My role this month is to be a mixer/masterer. I say this because those skills will be needed to write what I have written in […]

Linkedin Recommendation Semester 2 2019

It’s that time of year again. Every end of semester, the School of Rock class, led by Mr. LeDuc, has to write recommendations for one another. This year, my choice is Silas Parker. The following is my recommendation: If you are inspired by people who overcome challenges on a daily basis, look no further than […]

Recommendation(because Linkedin wasn’t working)

Recommendation for Joseph Parks When people say “talented singer” I think of Joseph. I had the great pleasure of having Joseph as a fellow student at Capital High School. Right off the bat, Joseph was a kind friend, and I knew if I asked him something, he wouldn’t let me down. Not to mention his […]

Semester 1 Final

3 sentences of a mission statement: What do you want to do? How are you going to do it? Why are you doing it?   Rise above the cycle of punishment and reward. Intrensic motivation undermined by the extrensic factors. Schools don’t prioritize what kids want to learn.   4 P’s of creativity: Passion, Projects, […]