m3838 Posted December 13, 2007 Share Posted December 13, 2007 I keep on bringing this, and technology keeps on improving, making it more and more possible for more people: How about online, or rather on-site school? Somebody is learning a tune, and once a month (a week, every day, once a year) posts a video, or sound file of his/her playing on special thread, named, say, "On-site school". Whoever wants is welcomed to jump in and offer critique, suggestions, ornamentation, harmony, change of the key - whatever. What would also be good, is if pieces that beginners learn, would be posted by advanced players, at will, just to demonstrate. To play Devil's advocate, I might say, that a teacher may feel threatened by this free school, esp. if it picks up. But is it really a consideration, given that teachers are few and far between? Besides, whoever doesn't want - feel free to laugh at beginners' attempts, or marvel at their remarcable progress - in anonymity. Whoever has Mac OS X - it's piece of cake, using built-in camera and recording in Web format, using iMovie. For Windows I'd suggest either free Movie Maker or better one, Ulead Studio ($80 off the Net). Or if you don't want to fiddle with the video, just upload audio from your mp3 recorder, that can be had at $30-50. To make recordings available, you don't have to go to Youtube, just sign up to Mediamax Web storage or similar ones (I'd recommend Mediamax, they give the biggest free storage so far). Then you can post links on this forum very easily. It sure takes some effort, but so finding a teacher, and teacher tends to be more expencive and time consuming (if you have one, but you probably don't). Even advanced players, when getting ready for performance, can get big help from fresh ear. And by the way, for school teachers out there, where can I find ebonite stick, used to demonstrate static electricity in high school? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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