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Video Guitar Lesson – The Easy Solution For a Busy Life

Just because your schedule is full does not mean you should put your dreams in the closet to gather dust. Remember that old guitar you bought years ago, hoping to become a skilled musician? Maybe it is time to tune your instrument and start searching for a high quality video guitar lesson to get things started! It is never too late to learn, and if you are motivated there are ways to fit learning into your packed schedule. The first step is finding a program that offers fast, efficient learning that fits you!

Choosing the Right Skill Level

You may have dabbled in guitar a little before. This could mean you already know the basics. Be selective about your video guitar lesson. Do the research to decide if you truly know the basics, or could use a refresher. If you buy a disc geared towards completely new players, you may be disappointed with the content. On the other hand, if you are brand new to guitar playing, look for a disc that is made specifically for beginners. You may even find a video guitar lesson that offers lessons that will guide you through each level. These are usually more expensive, but offer a wider range of material to work from.

Who will be your Guide?

Even though you won’t be learning in a classroom, you will still have an instructor on the video guitar lesson. Make sure the one involved with your chosen program is a well known player and not an obscure amateur. You may not recognize the person’s name right away, but a quick internet search should provide you with the information you need to know if this person truly is a guitar guru or just another mediocre player.

Music Theory is a Must

A good video guitar lesson should contain music theory throughout each part of the program. You must learn how to read and understand music in order to be a good player. Your guitar education should not focus solely on memorizing each song. In order to become a skilled player, and possibly write songs of your own, you must learn music!

Learn at your own Pace

One of the reasons you may have chosen a video guitar lesson over an actual class is benefit of learning at your own pace. While practice is required and should be done daily, you should be able to tailor your class schedule however you like. A quality video guitar lesson should promote this based on its format, with ways to pause, rewind or supplement lessons.

Practice is Important

No matter how you choose to learn, you must practice. There is no way around it. Your video guitar lesson should include practice tracks, preferably with guided options as well as ‘jam’ tracks. These will give you a diverse selection of practice methods, both on your own and with the instructor along for the ride. It is also important to practice with rhythm tracks to become accustomed to playing with others and monitoring your speed.

When you start your search for the best video guitar lesson, do not settle for a mediocre program. Instead, invest your hard earned money into a disc that will help you every step of the way. Just because you are not going to an actual class does not mean you should expect a lower quality of learning. Be selective and do the research so you can learn to play the guitar as efficiently and quickly as possible!

Video Streaming and the Imagination Consumer

There was a time when Groucho Marx said, “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

At the time it was understood that television stole the imaginations of people because on the small screens in the corners of rooms across America no one had to listen to the radio and wonder what the world was like that was being described in the ‘theater of the mind’.

MTV took the notion of finding meaning in a song to an unusual place where the association you might have with a song was no longer based on a set of personal experiences tied to the song, but rather the video released in support of the single.

Ann Landers once said, “Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.”

Together a generation lamented the passing of imagination as a new generation seemed ill equipped to understand the lamentation song. This new generation not only approved of the entertainment value of video they began demanding the video be portable. From home video to DVD players in vehicles and then to portable devices with on demand video streaming the former lamentation has been inculcated into the very fabric of life in the 21st century.

Paddy Chayevsky may have understood this shift when these words were penned, “[Television is] the menace that everyone loves to hate but can’t seem to live without.”

Just try managing an outing with the family renting a motel room that does not have a TV. This would be thought of as the ultimate punishment.

For this generation on demand video streaming has made its way to computers and portable devices. They can get caught up on sports highlights, news stories the latest real life videos from YouTube or similar site, they can watch music videos and receive video messages from friends and family fully streamed to they downloadable device for viewing whenever they want to watch.

In 1929 the New York Times reported, “TV will never be a serious competitor for radio because people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.”

This sentiment is proof that we can never really adequately explain the power of certain dynamics that fluctuate from one generation to the next.

Video streaming is a growing phenomenon that seems to be the logical extension of television for an on demand and highly mobile world.

Video streaming is taking us places and in the words of Bill Gates, “Where do you want to go today?”

Is There Life After Music Video Television?

John A. Lack, a cable television producer of the time, came up with the fundamental idea for MTV. Record companies would give away music videos for nothing (probably as promotional material for their music), so putting this abundant supply of videos on a channel would later show immense return on their investment.

This little innovation in television marketing somewhat unexpectedly created a mass following, where even Gospel preachers would borrow the contemporary communication techniques, then employed by Music Television, using senses and emotion as media to convey messages to the youth, rather than the conventional narrative means. The whole concept revolutionized humanities way we all view education, learning and information dispersion itself.

It’s a terrible shame that now MTV has now placed fresh, vibrant creativity as 2nd to commercial standardization? Musicians and artists would use the channel as a blank canvas for infinite expressiveness, calling on ones every sensory capability to come alive. Now the playlist comprises a series of prescribed eye and ear candy that’s simply designed to reach the greatest number of people possible – more than a billion households worldwide. Unfortunately, it’s a vicious cycle, as many youths are fooled, thinking it’s the only way to be. I say, play something bizarrely interesting before we all turn to jelly! Music TV should review it’s own history and search inside itself for a revamp of it’s old ways.

Perhaps, the true artist will continue to receive the cold shoulder from the mega music video channel. Maybe we are doomed to watch as they play us the prescribed performances. Perhaps there is a new advent on the way that will knock our socks off. There is of course the revolutionary new age of the internet. One might say the interactivity of the great online search based media form could wipe the music appreciation slate clean. After all, 233 North Americans (70% of the population) use the web. Who knows how many of them use it to download music in the form of mp3, apple lossless and other popular music formats. It may only be a matter of time before the majority of users browse for music videos as well, rather than the more accepted choice that is the array of music television channels.

We could be looking in the near future at a total rebirth of information technology as the known world change over completely, abandoning the road more taken. Asia, with close on 400 million web users, may show the western sector up when it comes to music video consumption levels. In the United Kingdom, according to survey, about 23 hours weekly are spent online by the average internet user. Of this time, most is spent browsing websites, while online banking & shopping, playing online games, listening to radio and watching TV or video take up the rest.

So, it would appear logical to assume that eventually all media experienced by one individual will be through one portal. And, sooner than later, the music video world may be once again free to live it’s own life.