My arts reflection

Arts reflection

This term  I have been learning about the elements of music, and how they can be the same in lots of music. Tone colour, rhythm ,beat, dynamics, pitch, tempo, are all music elements.

To show this learning I created a soundscape based on a poem I wrote,
a poem about where does my heart lie, which has lots of birds and plants. I made this soundscape to show my understanding of the elements and connected to the poem I wrote about Christchurch.  It connected with the bird noises because I whistled, and all of the other things I  wrote about connected with my music too. For the bird noises I did whistling. For the beat I clapped then stomped. For the happy things I played the ukulele. For the walking around part I did stomping.

I think I did well because I got it finished in only two days and one of the days I forgot my iPad. I used many musical elements in my musical soundscape but I need help with coming up with music ideas. I think my soundscape is good because it matches with my poem.

Check out the soundscape I did.

Where does my heart lie?

Where does my heart lie.

Where piwakawaka hop
around on the leaves, hearing crunchy noises  
like a hedgehog's digging holes in the leaves. 

Where kereru Jump 
around the trees 
playing with friends 
and being clumsy.

Where kea make holes 
in the ice making sure there is 
same where to sit
to play a game.

Where the toetoe danse 
around with the wind 
on a date with the clouds.

Where the harakeke
cuts into my legs
like a blade.

Aotearoa is where my heart lies.


I am learning to use personification in a beautiful poem. 
I am going ok because I can write many things using personification.
For example.a wood pigeon jumping around the trees playing with his friends.being so clumsy .
My next step is to not work with my great friends 
so I get more work done.


  1. Hi Lila. I love your story and blog post. It is really good
    You are great at writing poems .and reflections .I loved the sentence when it said
    Where the harakeke cuts into my legs like a blade. You are really good ,Ruby

    1. Thanks Ruby that's great that you like my writing.
      I love your blog to. 🍉 🍉 🍇🍇🍌🍌


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