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March 26, 2008

Live Guitar Lessons!

You can check my new guitar lesson channel at http://live.yahoo.com/dolphinstreet - I am trying this out to see if it work for live guitar lessons.

This is sort of an experiment, so feel free to be a guinea pig! Yahoo Live is a fairly new thing, but it seems well designed. I am wondering how well it will work when there are a lot of people online with video at the same time. I guess time will tell.

My idea with my live guitar lesson channel is that it's a bit like open counceling. You go to the channel, I sit there and show people how to play certain things asked. It is possible that some things will be beginner stuff, like how to play a certain popular song with strumming technique, but the next guy might ask for tips on improvising with the diminshed scale, etc. The point here is that we'll have to expect the difficulty level to be all over the place. There could be beginners mixed in with experienced players in the audience.

If you try this, I think for this to work well, you use the text chat to ask me questions or give me comments. Do not use your microphone to ask me questions - it will become very difficult to follow as there may be several people talking at the same time. No, use the text chat instead. I will then respond by talking and playing guitar as asked of me.

I haven't really planned how this will evolve in the long term. This whole thing is just a test, and it can go anywhere. If I don't think this idea is of much use, it will just fade away as another experiment in Dolphinstreet history. If seems to work well, I might continue to do sessions on a regular basis. Time will tell.

Another thing, I am not sure when I will be available. I have so many things on the go, that it's hard to schedule time slots well in advance. What I can do, is to post a message here on Dolphinstreet when I am available on the Live Dolphinstreet Guitar Lesson channel. Then you just go there and try this thing out.

Disclaimer : I am just a guitar player who enjoys sharing what I know. I don't know everything, so keep in mind I might not be able to answer or explain every question asked. I'll just do what I can.

It's probably best to sign up with a Yahoo account on the chat. I am not sure if that is a requirement or not, but I would recommend it regardless. Then I'll be able to know who I'm talking to, in case I know you from emails or forums, etc.

Now go and take a look! http://live.yahoo.com/dolphinstreet

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on March 26, 2008

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