Here’s a brief example of how you might contribute a course introduction during our first few weeks of class this semester. You can see many others here.
While open online participants are free to jump in and begin on any particular assignment they like, even a short video introduction to yourself and your playing can provide a meaningful connection to your classmates before we get going.
Here are some prompts to get you going:
I’m forever indebted to Alan Levine’s description of #IntroGuitar sometime last spring, where he included Gleneagle‘s Introduction to Guitar 11 in a list of experiments in Open Courses You Won’t Find in the New York Times, A Cheesy Edudemic Infographic, or Among Davos Champagne Sippers:
In a basic hosted WordPress web site, he has a place for his high school students and anyone else interested to post their recordings, videos, and writings about elearning to play guitar. There is a loose curriculum, but open participants can jump in and out easily.
And a semantic distinction, it is not a class that teaches guitar but one where you can learn guitar.
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An ambitious turn for Clayton as he takes on three instruments (around a loop pedal) in this We Are the City cover.
As I advertised a few times in class this past week, my band played at Vancouver’s IGNITE! Youth Festival at “The Cultch.” I feel that we played a pretty good set, although there were some tech issues. We had more… Continue Reading →
Nice work in the sunshine today!
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/90098089″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Great work from Clayton & his band Alluvium on Friday night!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoMCrkdee8s] While I’ve been pestering him to join us for some guitar this semester while he is commanding the International Space Station, I came across this video of Chris Hadfield talking about the guitar that lives aboard the ISS… Continue Reading →
By Miles, Sobhan and Rachel in 2011.
[vimeo 10444517 w=500 h=667] Francois in 2010. Francois and “The Most Canadian Riff Ever” from Bryan Jackson on Vimeo.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23YLuBN9yAY] By Nina & Vanessa in 2011.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81fiEZUlM80] By Edward, in 2011.