Friday, August 26, 2011

Senior Project

So, I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time and I think that I might end up going in the same direction Nick Saenz did last year: Music. But I’ve been oscillating for quite some time now, and the reason is that I see a lot of draw backs and obstacles. However, I don’t want to step down before I ever take on the challenge. The obstacles and draw backs I’m referring to are that for one what would I record my music on? I have no studio, I don’t know anyone who does and even if I did I wouldn’t know the first thing about how to use any of the equipment. A second approach to this might be to record all the music on a computer program similar to Garage band, but the problem with that is that I need the proper equipment to record the instruments onto the computer, which I don’t have and I guess are probably expensive. A way around this would be to simply play the music live, which is always a possibility.

Another obstacle is that I want to write the music, which means guitar, bass, vocals, and I might be able to defer to Erick Martinez for the drum parts, but a decent knowledge of music theory is needed for this, and I lack that. So I might spend the majority of my senior project time trying to learn as much as I can about theory and practicing my instrument, and start the actual writing process towards the end of the project. I’m not quite sure however. If anyone has any suggestions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to voice it, it’s more than welcome.


  1. I think you drew back to quickly from the recording studio. Remember what we learned at Rice this Summer. A lot of the most important thing we do in the workforce is networking. MEETING people. You may be right about not knowing someone with a recording studio, but you know somebody who knows somebody: Nick. You can talk to Nick, who can talk to his friend. Or even directly, get his friends contact info and see if he is willing to help you. Like you said don't shy away from something without taking the challenge.

  2. My project ideas are extremely similar to yours and I have the exact same questions. On one side I want to throw a concert show casing student musical talent such as you, Nick, Shomari, Marisa, and many more including myself. I want to do this because I can put my organizational skill to work and I want to finally bring to the light some of my own work. The problem is I also don't have the musical parts down. I don't play any instruments which means I will have to make my own music through a program like nick. This is hard for me to do. I do advice you however that in tasks like ours one might get too carried away in the learning process or the learning process might take to long and when you least expect it you have learned a lot but you have not brought your project together and then end result is not how you wanted it because even though you learned much you lacked time.