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Teaching Theory?!

Discussion in 'Music' started by andrewjdimond, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm currently generating a series of youtube videos which my be of help. Please watch, comment, and I will expand and refine gradually. Hopefully it can be of help to lots of people.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V7vlpZDeTE

    All the best,

    Andrew
     
  2. LennoxBerkeley

    LennoxBerkeley New commenter

    Dear Andrew
    Please don't. Life's too short.
    All the best
    Lennox.
     
  3. Hi there, I will check out the clips. Just ignore Mr B today if you find a thread he hasn't commented on with something useless/sarcastic but humorous nevertheless you'll be lucky!
     
  4. midnightoil

    midnightoil New commenter

    I felt the presentation was not really good enough and you had not planned what you wanted to say.
    Do not reinvent the wheel as there is a better version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhBjsK6gg2Y and a set at http://www.musictheoryvideos.com/
     
  5. the website no longer works but his youtube videos are just amazing
     
  6. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I rather agree with midnightoil. You need to think things through in careful stages. For instance, you say that major scales can start on any note of the chromatic scale. Will students who are only just learning about major scales know what a chromatic scale is?
    Then there is the question of why you chose F as the note that is a semitone above E. Why did you not choose E# ?
    Try and avoid "er" quite so much in the commentary, and try to find some way of pointing out matters such as the clef without the annoyance of having a notehead attached to the Sibelius cursor as this badly detracts from items (such as clefs) that you are talking about.
    Hope that's helpful and doesn't sound too negative.
     
  7. Making videos is harder than it looks! I've tried several times and in the end always taken down the results after a bit of painful self criticism. My m method, however, is to write the script first and record this as a wav file. Then you can add the images, pictures, live video and diagrams to it afterwards using movie maker. Children are expert consumers and critics of new media - they wont pay attention if our production values don't at least look half decent.
    I too am sorry if this sounds negative, don't give up, in the end a video can save you time and increase learning as students can refer to it again and again.

    Has anyone seen the music content on the o2learn site?
     

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