Great thanks for the insight Lori.
I agree that the all older lessons need to be broken up into smaller bit sized chunks. And they will be.
On my side this isn’t too big a task. I already have all the lessons edited in a program called Screenflow, so I just need to split them into multiple parts when the focus changes eg. from left hand voicings, to full arrangement.
Then re-export and re-upload. I need the the new lesson page layout (see below for update) to make this process quicker and easier.
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iPad / app keeps seizing up I can't loop
Yes the A/B loop on touch screen devices has been problematic. I’ll keep pestering my tech guys about it.
That’s great to hear. I’m aiming to get a ‘wireframe’ of the new lesson page in this thread in the next week or so.
A ‘wireframe’ is kind of like a blueprint of a webpage, which contains all of the information that needs to be on the page. I then pass this onto a graphic designer and they will use their skills and creativity to turn it into an actual ‘concept’. The wireframe is just words and lines/boxes. Whereas the concept then takes this information and makes it look pretty and user friendly to navigate.
I’ll share the wireframe on here as soon as its done and then also share the concepts as they are created. Both can be amended based on input here.
As we have discussed above, I think it’s very important to have some kind of tab system which will allow students to navigate between the related tutorials.
Something that just sprang to mind is also Lesson Chaptering
Here is an example using the video player i use: https://foliovision.com/player/basic-setup/vtt-chapters
This could be useful even for the short tutorials so that students don’t have to fiddle with the A/B.
It looks relatively straight forward to implement. Just a strong cup of coffee needed
I’ve tested the above link on both my laptop and iPad and the chapter markers work great.
Yes i think that’s a great idea. I’ve actually just had a quick play over it with iRealPro.
The other comment you shared (amazing performance btw) is a lovely but complex improv. I’ll reply to that shorty.
I’d recommend trying something simpler. Really focus on the chord tones (roots, 3rds, 5ths and 7ths) - if you feel your improvisation getting lost, or lacking direction, just sit on those tones, or bounce between them, you should then feel ‘at home’ or ‘inside the harmony’. Then venture away by trowing in a few alterations/extensions and come back to these tones. The upcoming series on blues will cover this in detail.
Practice with the iRealPro too!!
The chord tones should always be the ‘bread and butter’ of your improvisation (unless you’re playing free jazz ) and then you should use extensions/atlerations sparingly to colour your lines.
I’ll make a tutorial on this. It actually ties into one that I’m making on transcription… I have almost finished transcribing a whole trumpet solo for “There Will Never Be Another You” and I think it will really open everyones eyes to the benefits of transcription.
It’s taken me over a week, on and off, but you need to dedicate this amount time to transcription.