School of Rock – Week 7 – Tools, Time, and Rooms

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  • Overall, the activities were fairly engaging. I enjoyed looking through Hooktheory and Soundtrap, and the freedom to just explore was nice.


  • Learning Bass from MusicCollegeTV
  • The playlist seems to cover many areas that I’ll need to improve upon and seems promising.


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  • Listened to Washingtonian Gordon Hempton’s interview: Silence and the Presence of Everything,
  • This guy is a rather interesting person. The way he thinks about things is a different perspective I would not have thought of normally. I thought it was incredibly interesting when he mentioned that no creature on earth evolved to have earlids. That fact really showcases the importance of hearing.


  • Explored some songs at
  • The website was very interesting and I found great enjoyment in messing with all of the features of the song like tempo and key. I will most definitely be revisiting this site when learning new songs.


  • Went for a walk
  • When asked to think about my life as a narrative… I was a bit shocked. I had never really thought about my life as a story in any way, much less one with a coherent plot. Though it did remind me of this one time when talking to a friend. I was discussing some personal issues and hangups and said “dude you have like 4 character arcs ahead of you” which made me laugh, as that was a funny way of saying “you have a lot of emotional baggage my guy.”



  • Finished expert training

Developing Quality Workflow

What is Workflow?

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Work•flow /ˈwərkflō/

“The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.” –

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, we must identify the stages of project production. What is each stage and what are the quality checks for each stage.  Read on and find out!

Stages of Creation Development


How do we find ideas to develop?

  • Look for everyday things in life to provide inspiration or find the projects of other people and groups
  • Analyze what sparked your interest and invest time into exploring areas related to it
  • Share your general ideas and topics for the project
  • Have the team share all their ideas and communicate together on what idea will be the most quality


How do we clarify our specific goal(s) for a project?

  • Use any formatting necessary to organize goals
  • The team will communicate on what ideas and goals work well
  • Keep coming back to your organized notes and check if it needs revision
  • Change existing ideas or add new ones if the team comes to a conclusion


How can we brainwrite, brainstorm, storyboard, and plan our ideas at this phase?

  • Create visual organization ideas
  • Consider everyone’s ideas before discarding
  • Continue to revise plans based on the realism of the goals and time span
  • Team members will call to change plans based on new information and ideas


How do we communicate with each other and execute our plan for this phase? This is where we actually make the project.

  • Create a schedule and use timers to maximize proficiency
  • Have team members each work on their assigned aspects of the project
  • Come together to find out the amount of work finished and help those who need it
  • Team members will help one another if a task is too much or a new problem arises


How do we communicate with each other and execute our final stages of the project for this phase? This is where we publish the project.

  • Collect all the important details of your project and what you found, did, etc…
  • Format and present your work cleanly, and precisely before publishing
  • Read through your paper/findings multiple times before publishing
  • Have the team analyze and revise and then publish


How do we share our project with our learning community, advisory members, and the world?

  • Make a visual presentation along with a verbal one
  • Analyze what aspects of the project should be included or left out
  • Practice presenting to achieve confidence
  • Present to peers not associated with the project to give outside criticism


How do we conduct a feedback session at the end of the project development cycle?

  • Record all feedback you recive even if it seems useless
  • Compare the feedback with your project and record what aspects you could have changed about it
  • The team comes together to discuss what went well and what didn’t
  • Make a finale conclusion together as a team