If you don't know my work, the video below shows some teaching tips for Blind Blake's ragtime techniques.
However, my lessons include all styles of acoustic blues. If you're a long time subscriber, check out the text below the video.
After experimenting with Skype and other media, I came across a site called Concert Window. Actually, a fan asked me if I'd do a live concert over the internet as he would never get to see me play live (lives in the U.S - I live in France).
I realized that this could be a great way to hold a live tuition session in a 'Master Class' type format.
What really interests me is that payment is flexible and cheap! For example, I'd set the price at $1, so if you are strapped for cash (and we all are sometimes) and can only afford $1, then that's what you pay!
I would ask for $5 for a 45 minute class, but how much you pay is entirely up to you. Here's how it will work:
- Bookmark this page - this is where the class schedule and sign up links will appear.
- When I schedule a class (probably twice a month) I'll post a link to download the tab you'll need during the class
- I'll also record the session and provide a link here to view it (or download it), so you can refer to it at your leisure.
Sounds good to me, and I'm getting excited about it!
The class would take this format - 10 minute intro, song performance and technique demos/discussion. We'd go through the tablature and take a detailed look at how to approach the 'tricky' bits. Viewers can post questions from their computer as they watch - for the last 15 minutes or so, I'd pick some of the common questions and answer them live, or demonstrate what was requested.
First class is called 'The Perfect Slow Blues In E' and show how to make an arrangement exciting - how to make it unique, professional and - exciting!
The Perfect Acoustic Blues In E - A fresh Approach To This Basic Blues
Notes: For each broadcast click on the class date and time best for you according to your timezone (set up for Europe, USA and Australia). If the class has already been broadcast, then the class title link will take you to the video recording of that class. For future classes, the links will take you directly to the ConcertWindow site where you can sign up.
Brisbane, Australia 5am
Brisbane, Australia 7pm
Brisbane, Australia 5am
San Francisco, USA 12pm
San Francisco, USA 2am
San Francisco, USA 12am