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by sw1tch73ch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from Montreal Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Welcome Patrick! Playground Sessions will layout a lot of the foundation for what you are looking for. I'd like to suggest you also check out Playground Sessions' YouTube channel. There are more lessons there that discuss more theory and techniques you might want to be aware of. Assuming you haven't...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Counting with Rookie Bootcamp lesson "Clocks"
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Counting with Rookie Bootcamp lesson "Clocks"

That is an interesting "rhythm" in that lesson. Yeah, the quarter is the "1", the half the "and 2" then the quarter is "and" - then the dotted line, and of course the tie means don't lift from the quarter and just let it play through the whole note and count the "3 and 4 and". So I think you've got ...
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Counting with Rookie Bootcamp lesson "Clocks"
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Counting with Rookie Bootcamp lesson "Clocks"

You've probably heard people counting "1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and". In this case, with 4/2 - the Half Notes get a full beat - a "1 and" and Quarter Notes get half a beat - so the "1" or the "and" or a "2" ... and so on. So "1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and" is eight Quarter Notes. You might notice that there ar...
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: New forum member contemplating signing up for sessions.
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Re: New forum member contemplating signing up for sessions.

If you follow the YouTube channel for Playground Sessions you might find the information covered. There are regular Q&A events so you can ask for that kind of information be covered.
by sw1tch73ch
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: When to cont with bass clef
Replies: 3
Views: 2260

Re: When to cont with bass clef

You can move forward. What I recommend is learning one note at a time. Start with the bottom or the top line of the clef. The top is the A just a couple white notes below Middle C. Or you could learn the G that is the bottom line - that will be more interesting, it is An Octave and then a bit more b...
by sw1tch73ch
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Learning the theory behind finding an optimal fingering?
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

Re: Learning the theory behind finding an optimal fingering?

There isn't any real set theory, but there are books on fingering - I don't own any and therefore have no specific recommendations. Fingering can be unique to the individual. All the fingerings in the program are based on an average hand. It is not necessarily optimal because smaller hands will have...
by sw1tch73ch
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Finger numbers vs notes on the staff
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Re: Finger numbers vs notes on the staff

The time is how long you actually took playing an exercise to completion. If you aborted part way through, or looped the thing, that time doesn't add into the time spent. Basically you have to have that little pop up at the end of an exercise that shows your performance time and score. I don't remem...
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from sunny Denver Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: Hello from sunny Denver Colorado

Welcome Tim!

Good luck and report back on your progress now and then.
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Hello from Italy

Welcome and enjoy those lessons. Half the fun is the journey, exploring new music and new knowledge.
by sw1tch73ch
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: When working through the Rookie Bootcamp, when are the courses supposed to unlock?
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: When working through the Rookie Bootcamp, when are the courses supposed to unlock?

The Social Media Challenge course is where the Monthly (or nearly monthly) Facebook challenge music is held. It is only held for the duration of that challenge, so it might be empty at times, or have new content for the current challenge. It is currently empty (12/05/2019) but will probably have the...