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Anne’s Final Performance Preflection

Here is my rather long preflection for our final performance in guitar class this semester! I have really enjoyed spending time in a laid back atmosphere and getting to play music, and meeting some more amazing people along the way!… Continue Reading →

Ian’s Performance #3 – Sunflower

Eric Kim’s Second Performance

My song for this performance was “At the Bottom of Everything” by Bright Eyes. I chose this song because I liked the fast and upbeat chords, as well as the unique lyrics. I did not have a particular backstory to… Continue Reading →

Cathy and Jessica’s first performance

#IntroGuitar Course Welcome & Introduction

Hey folks!

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:

  • Who are you? Where are you from? How do you come to find yourself in #IntroGuitar?
  • What is your experience or history with guitar (or music)?
  • What do you want to learn during the course?
  • Is there anything you would like support in learning from the #introguitar community?

Be sure to categorize your post under Course Introductions so they will sort … Continue reading

“…not a class that teaches guitar, but one where you can learn guitar.”

#IntroGuitar Performance Day

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.

Already people … Continue reading

Clayton vs. the Loop Pedal

An ambitious turn for Clayton as he takes on three instruments (around a loop pedal) in this We Are the City cover.

IGNITE! Youth Fest: Some crazy guitar playing -Clayton

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 →

Careless Whisper (George Michael cover) by Liandro, Clayton & Paul

Nice work in the sunshine today!

Liandro, Clayton & Dakota | Fix You (Coldplay cover)


Alluvium live at #Voices2013

[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!

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield on pickin’ Larrivée Parlor in Space

[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 →

Performance: Six Pence None the Richer cover

By Miles, Sobhan and Rachel in 2011.

Performance: Riff Improv

[vimeo 10444517 w=500 h=667] Francois in 2010. Francois and “The Most Canadian Riff Ever” from Bryan Jackson on Vimeo.

Take Away Show: Kate Nash cover

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23YLuBN9yAY] By Nina & Vanessa in 2011.

Performance: Final Guitar Presentation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81fiEZUlM80] By Edward, in 2011.

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