Category Archives: Music

App Reviews: Acapella

Music video apps and singing apps have become extremely popular in the past few months. Each of these apps is fun and cool in their own way. They allow you to make funny or serious videos that are short and fun to watch. The app that is being reviewed specifically is Acapella, which as far as I know is currently only available on iOS devices.

Acapella is an app in which you can record someone singing or making music in up to nine frames all in one video. The result is a short video that is really cool and entertaining to watch. The app is free, with the exception of $1.99 to unlock three minute length videos and $9.99 to unlock ten minute length videos. Every frame type and video length, excluding the three and ten minute video are completely free.

The entertaining part about this musical app is that you can choose to make whatever kind of music you want to, express yourself, and if you choose to, you can share your musical creations with other Acapella app users or on social media.

The Acapella app is easy to work with when creating videos. There are features like a metronome to help keep a beat, a count-down timer, and another timer to let you know how much longer you have to sing or play an instrument of some sort. Saving the video and sharing it is fairly easy, it just takes it a little while for the app to process it so that it can be shared or saved.

Overall, Acapella is a creative, enjoyable, and easy-to-use app. Whether you’re singing, playing an instrument, making sounds, dancing, or just being silly, this app will help you create something fun to watch. Several other apps that are music and singing related include, Video Star, musical.ly, Dubsmash, and Vine (this is more of a social media). The possibilities are endless with Acapella, so if you’re interested in music and making fun, short musical videos, this is the app for you.

App Reviews: Acapella

As a side note, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break if you’re off this week from school or work, and wish you a great Thanksgiving. 🙂

Did You Know: Dubstep Music

Dubstep music, what is it? Dubstep music is a thing that has come and gone for quite some time. For the past year, dubstep has made a huge comeback and is very popular. Here are a few things you might not know about this unique type of music :

Did You Know: Dubstep Music

1. This music  is  in a genre of electronic dance music.

2. It originated in South London, England in the late 1990s.

3. Dubstep music uses sequencers, turntables, samplers, drum machines, synthesizers, keyboards, and computers. So high tec!

4. This type of music is believed to originate from reggae, grime, 2-step garage, drum and bass, and breakstep.

5. The “dub” in dubstep comes from Jamacian Reggae and the “step” comes from two-step, which supposedly is a variation of UK garage music.

6. Several famous artists of this music genre are Skrillex, David Guetta, Avicii, and Nero.

So whether or not this stuff is new, now you know a few things about this type of music that is making a comeback! If you want to learn more, click here. The video shares a lot of the same information but there are a lot of other videos and things to learn.

Did You Know: Dubstep Music

Cleared to Go!

This past Thursday, I was officially cleared to come back to sports, by my physical therapist, and boy was I excited!

I still have to take it easy and be aware of my body, but I can return to the volleyball court, tennis court, and dance floor.

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Having to be out for such a long time (like eight months) can be really frustrating. Especially when you think, “Oh, I’ll be good in a few weeks.” and then those weeks turn into months and it seems like forever! But it’s important to be patient and go with the flow, and in the end, things will straighten out. Things do get better, even if it doesn’t seem like it for a while.

Cleared to Go!

I would personally, like to thank everyone who supported me, cared for me, and helped me have a smooth recovery. You guys know how to do it right! 🙂 I truly appreciate all of the care and help and I can’t wait to get out on the courts.

 

 

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“Let it Go” Presentation

The song “Let it Go” from the hit Disney movie, Frozen has taken the world by storm. People just can’t let it go. (Haha, pun intended.) It was written in 2013 by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and sung by Idina Menzel in the movie, and Demi Lovato for the credits. It reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 2015, so it has been super successful. It has also been translated many times and there are over a million covers done on this song.

Let it Go

 

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Here is a presentation I made in eighth grade, using the famous song. The song “Let it Go” is all about leaving your past in the past and letting go of the bad things that happen. Personally for me, I know and understand that people talk behind my back and they might say good things and they might also say bad things. I just want to let those people know that those actions don’t bother me and I let go of whatever they have to say. Enjoy!