After gaining experience in doing baby steps assessments for Composition in Music Education as well as on prac – I think I’ve kind of gained a kind of knack/style for them. I strongly prefer using manuscript and working at an instrument, which I think is reflected clearly in Baby Steps 1 and Baby Steps 2.
If you refer to my reflection on prac here, you’ll see I kind of accidentally did Baby Steps before I knew it was a real thing. I learnt many valuable lessons, including the fact that it’s actually REALLY difficult to write and talk at the same time! I decided to be a little smarter and do a voice recording over the top. SO much easier.
The baby steps I did for mu previous prac was very scripted – which actually, for me, was too restricting. I think dot points are better, and if you can reinforce the main points both visually and speaking, then you’ve really covered your bases.
Baby Steps 1 draft:
Baby Steps 2 draft:
So I did the instructed process myself, which really helps refine and cover all the bases needed for the baby steps. Once that draft was done, I simply film myself writing/copying out the result but in a much smoother and efficient manner than on the first go. Then, I do the voiceover and edit in bullet points/title cards as needed. As I’ve attempted in the past, speaking and writing as actually really difficult! Would definitely recommend the voiceover route, I think it sped up the process to take half the time I would say.