Welllll, here is my final audio creation for this week. The assignment description is found here. But when I read it I knew I had to do it. It is exactly like my favorite scene from Pitch Perfect, the Riff Off! How they could think that stuff up on the fly was beyond me. It was hard to do even with Google to help me.
How I did it:
First I picked the song that I wanted to start out with, which may not have been a good decision but I rolled with it because I liked the song. I started with American Kids by Kenny Chesney because it’s such a dang catchy song. I didn’t want to cut it off in the middle of a verse or a line and that may have been my problem. It probably would have been a lot easier–and more fun, quite frankly–if I didn’t try to make the end of one verse match up with the beginning of another. But oh well, it’s done and over now. Anyway, so I went with the word “alright” as my double word. So the next song I had needed to start a verse (because of my stupid rules) with “alright.” Honestly, I tried to just think of some but I resorted to looking at songs that I already had downloaded on my computer and ctrl+f their lyrics. When that didn’t work, though, I googled “songs that have alright in the title.” Sad, I know haha. Anyway, I found Alright by Darius Rucker and went on from there to Too Much Fun by Daryle Singletary, Fun Fun Fun by The Beach Boys, How Do You Like Me Now? by Toby Keith, and Who You’d Be Today by Kenny Chesney.
The fun part for me was the editing. I don’t know why but I like editing songs and making them fit together. I imported the songs in order into Audacity and cut out the parts that I needed. Then I lined them up so they sounded good together and faded in or out if I needed to. Again I had problems with moving tracks and I still haven’t figured it out but after some angry clicking they finally moved. Maybe that is the trick ;).
Alright, well here is my tweet about the Riff Off which should allow you to click to the link about where I posted the audio track on known. But I also am going to attach the audio track to the post so here you go!
My Own Little Riff Off http://t.co/fyLYiZPSgT
— Brittany Scites (@brittanyns13) September 19, 2014
I also refused to use songs that I didn’t know. It would have been a lot easier if I didn’t but I wanted them to all be songs that I knew. But anyway, I looooved this idea for an assignment. It was fun and I hope you enjoy my take on it