What’s happenin? Have you played some music today? I had a great session today with Jeremy. Meet with Bill in the morning.
We are ramping up to another school year. Thinking on the path – history, culture, sampling, podcasts, stop-motion video, sonic visuals. New session formats too.
The path is a sequence for practice; an order to learn things. It’s also an organizational system for exploring and mapping our harmonic/melodic sonic terrain.
We are studying and playing music from the base level…experimentation with the elements of music.
There’s no perfect sequence which suits all, but as teachers, we still try. This is my rendition.
Stand-alone modules, pages, & print resources are available for you to dig deeper into a particular topic. I encourage you to print maps to take with you.
Our goal is informational and experiential musical integration. We are opening up to our own creativity by working with the materials of music, applying them in ways which ‘make them us’.
First, we get 2 basic skills set [figuring out melodies by ear & strumming songs]. Then, we map chords and scales by key, training & jamming, to create a sonic palette for song playing and writing.
This is a quiet space where you can study accurate & relevant musical information. There isn’t any social media/commenting. If you have a question, please get in touch.
Be sure to add your email to the path update list. The updates include new lessons only, and not stand alone modules or pages.
Tier 1 is a starter or restarter block. From there, we train and experiment our way through chords and scales by key, expanding our sonic palette. Reading music is included in each tier. Learn to read!
Designed for self study. This path is based on ‘if we know these 20 things, we know 1000′s of things’. Yet, it’s not about how much we know, but how we put the information to work [we have music to share].
The 20 things are this path; core concepts to help you figure it all out, if you’re that type of student. Even though, I can write endless material, at a certain point, everything is on the table. It’s just a matter of integrating all of it. I’m building content as fast as I can. We are going through every key, but not every possibility, in terms of the mix.
I’ve worked with over 1000 students over 20+ years and we all have same goal: put it all together, jam with/for others, have good musical experiences. We just keep going.
If you happen to be a teacher, I don’t mind printing [landscape works best!] content for students, but please keep it fair use. Have a student sign-up if the content is working for them. I’ve had at least 20 solid teachers; inspired people that communicated so much insight into the instrument.