Product Work LogName: Eric Hayden Holcomb Date: April 19th, 2012Product: “Trust and Believe” Piano CompositionDate/Time: 6/8/11 Activity: Discussed and Comment/Suggestions: This6:00-6:30 PM planned the idea for my was to me a very fun session senior project with my with my facilitator. I walked facilitator. Determined genre, away very excited for the tempo, key, and just project ahead of me! This was brainstormed the project as a truly going to be a project I whole. would have a passion for. Commentary: I felt this was a very successful session with my facilitator. We determined the base of my project and got a good start on things.Date/Time: 6/9/11 Activity: I worked at home on Comment/Suggestions: I just4:00-7:30 PM my song. My facilitator asked say down and wrote my that I have the lyrics done rough draft of the lyrics in one when I come back, so I wrote sitting! They just came to me, all my lyrics in this sitting. so I spent a good part of the day working on it. Commentary: When I started doing this, I just kept going and wrote all three verses in one sitting, the chorus has not yet been addressed.Date/Time: 6/14/11 Activity: This was the session Comment/Suggestions: She6:00-6:30 PM with my facilitator that I just looked over my lyrics and showed her my rough draft of told me how to improve my lyrics. them! Commentary: She instructed me on how to make sure syllables match up and some
other information to help me perfect my lyrics.Date/Time: 6/21/11 Activity: This is when my Comment/Suggestions: I am6:00-6:30 PM facilitator actually sat with me very glad I began work on my and helped me fix my project over the summer and mistakes on my lyrics, got going so that I would not matching up any that I got procrastinate like everyone wrong. else. Commentary: It was great seeing my lyrics coming along nicely, and my project coming along period.Date/Time: 6/28/11 Activity: We did the same as Comment/Suggestions: I6:00-6:30 PM our last session; we just would like to have been able worked with the lyrics a little. to spend more time at one time with my facilitator, Commentary: I continued to which I will try do later on. work with my facilitator to complete the lyrics.Date/Time: 7/7/11 Activity: We finally finished Comment/Suggestions: This6:00-7:00 PM the lyrics, so we began had to be one of the hardest matching the melody notes parts of the entire project! with the syllables and words. Commentary: This was a terribly tedious and long process that I worked on for many of the sessions to come.Date/Time: 7/10/11 Activity: I worked hard at Comment/Suggestions: I wish3:00-5:00 PM home on matching the I had asked my facilitator melody notes with my words. more specific questions, luckily I could call her. Commentary: This was a long process, so even in this time frame I could not finish.
Date/Time: 7/12/11 Activity: My usual lesson, my Comment/Suggestions: It6:00-6:30 PM facilitator pointed me in the would have been nice to have right direction with what I more time with Mrs. Linda so was doing with the melody she could walk me through it notes so I could finish at slower. home. Commentary: This was basically just an instructional period; I did not get much of my work done.Date/Time: 7/17/11 Activity: I determined I Comment/Suggestions: I wish1:00-4:00 PM would finish the melody notes I had broken this work up today before lessons so I over the week so I did not could move to the next step. have to spend so much time doing one tedious thing. Commentary: It took forever, however I did finish around 4:00 so I could bring in something finished to Mrs. Linda on my next session.Date/Time: 7/28/11 Activity: My facilitator Comment/Suggestions: This6:00-7:00 PM checked my melody note was a great amount of time to work, and made any spend at one time with my corrections and advised me facilitator; hopefully it works on any trouble spots. out more often. Commentary: She got to check my work and give me more to do over the week.Date/Time: 8/1/11 Activity: The day before my Comment/Suggestions: Once3:00-5:30 PM session, I wrote in the verse, again, I crammed in all of my found the chords, and work the day before my practiced while counting out lesson. I need to work on loud what I had written so far. spreading it out so I do not get burnt out! Commentary: I really enjoyed finally being able to play even
the most basic form of my song that it would be in. It gave me great satisfaction to see it taking shape like it was.Date/Time: 8/2/11 Activity: She checked my Comment/Suggestions: I wish6:00-7:00 PM work, and then I played while I could have spent 4 hours she sang it so I could get use working with her today I had to the timing. We then began so much fun working on my brainstorming the chorus. song! I love seeing it take shape. Commentary: This was extremely fun. Getting to play my basic song while my teacher sang it was a real achievement to me.Date/Time: 8/9/11 Activity: We finished writing Comment/Suggestions: I6:00-6:30 PM in the octaves, and I played it simply love playing my song. some more. Commentary: Not too much change, just getting to a good point to move on to the next point.Date/Time: 8/23/11 Activity: I finished fitting the Comment/Suggestions: I am5:30-6:30 PM second verse of my song in glad my facilitator is often with my facilitators help. We able to fit me in for more than began the third verse! 30 minute lessons. Commentary: Just working on it as usual, those verses take forever to get to fit! You have to match everything perfectly and change stuff all the way though.Date/Time: 8/30/11 Activity: We finished the Comment/Suggestions: Sadly6:00-6:30 PM third verse and began the a 30 minute session, but a chorus. productive one!
Commentary: With all three verses fit in, it really is starting to feel more like a real song.Date/Time: 9/27/11 Activity: We began the 4-part Comment/Suggestions: Very6:00-7:00 PM harmony of the song. exciting to be at this stage and school just is starting up good. Commentary: This is when I feel very ahead of the game. the song fills out and finally starts to sound like a legitimate song!Date/Time: 10/4/11 Activity: I finished the 4-part Comment/Suggestions: I could5:00-6:30 PM harmony, and began playing not feel better about where I it. am at in my project and where I am at in regards to my Commentary: This is a senior project deadline. momentous stage in my project, I enjoyed the feeling that it was going well.Date/Time: 10/18/11 Activity: Met with facilitator Comment/Suggestions: I am6:00-6:30 PM about possibility of just really happy with this copyrighting, and we spoke of project, I love it. improvising. Commentary: With the base of the song done, copyrighting was certainly something I wanted to do.Date/Time: 11/3/11 Activity: Practiced my song at Comment/Suggestions: I must4:00-5:30 PM home, worked hard on getting do this more often! timing down, and sang the words softly as I played over and over to learn it. I also established a name for it. Commentary: Very relaxing
for me to sit down and just play a song that I composed over and over.Date/Time: 2/14/12 Activity: Submitted online Comment/Suggestions: We are6:00-7:30 PM copyright form and met with almost ready for my favorite facilitator. part about any song! Improvising! Commentary: Took a break from working hard on this for the holidays, doing fine on time but getting started back up again.Date/Time: 2/28/12 Activity: I showed her my Comment/Suggestions: I love4:00-5:00 PM copyright receipt, and then my song so much at this we began the improvising! point. Commentary: I am so ready for this part; it will make my song sound amazing.Date/Time: 3/6/12 Activity: Got improvising Comment/Suggestions: The6:00-6:30 PM ready for me to practice. composing part of my project is basically done! Commentary: From this point out, the composing is done, I just have to practice and get it ready for my presentation.Date/Time: 3/13/12 Activity: Practiced at home! Comment/Suggestions: None.5:00-6:30 PM Commentary: I am getting quite good at playing my song; I am ready to get this done.Date/Time: 3/20/12 Activity: Worked on how to Comment/Suggestions: This5:30-6:30 PM play a Introduction, just makes me realize how verse/chorus, a transition, legitimate my song is! then another verse/chorus.
Commentary: Learning this allows me to play this song for example at my church and have them sing it.Date/Time: 4/7/12 Activity: The last time I will Comment/Suggestions: I will6:00-6:30 PM officially record hours. I just still be practicing, but it will played my song for a while not be recorded. making sure I knew it. I will practice more between now and presentations, but in small amounts and very spread out. Commentary: The end is near, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am excited to almost finish this up. Total Hours: 30