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{February 6, 2011}   Timbre Tips is ONLINE!

Timbre Tips, the side video series to Expressivo Piano, is now up and running on my new YouTube channel. I would like some comments, feedback, and criticism so I can help you all make this a great experience.

YouTube Channel: MezzoForteProduction http://www.youtube.com/user/MezzoForteProduction

Timbre Tips # 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkzHhl7Kqjw

Expressivo Piano Lesson # 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rANrTRVLPvk



{January 31, 2011}   Expressivo Piano is ONLINE!

Expressivo Piano, my series of piano lesson videos, is now up and running on my new YouTube channel. I would like some comments, feedback, and criticism so I can help you all make this a great experience.

YouTube Channel: MezzoForteProduction http://www.youtube.com/user/MezzoForteProduction

Expressivo Piano Lesson # 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rANrTRVLPvk



{January 30, 2011}   Web Piano Lessons

I was on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and I was uploading a video of my sisters playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii. The first time I tried to upload it, the video processing had stopped. So I canceled the video and tried again. At the very top of the page I see it say “Congratulations, you are now able to upload videos that are 15 minutes long.”

At first I was really excited and then I questioned what type of video can I put up that’s about 15 minutes long? I don’t even have a video that’s ten minutes long. For a couple of days after this event I made a joke with my friends saying that I should have a web show just like the other million users of YouTube have. That idea went down the drain because I didn’t know what would be a good topic for the show and I would have school work on top of it.

I was browsing through videos on YouTube yesterday in the evening when I spotted a couple of videos for web piano lessons/instructional videos. The topics ranged from learning about the piano as a whole to learning how to play a certain song and have them broken down by part for each hand. I would like to become a piano teacher later and when I have told people this they would ask for piano lessons from me. To become a piano teacher I have certain requirements to fulfill before I graduate and one of them is to teach a kid for a semester. I figured if I can get used to teaching a friend I can teach a kid. But of course, I was also thinking of all the people who can’t get lessons for a plethora of reasons so they would most likely end up teaching themselves or look towards something as a guide.

So, I came up with the idea of starting a series of videos for piano lessons and all things about the piano. I didn’t fully get the idea until after I saw one of my friends, Jess Hoover, make a YouTube video of them singing a capella of Viva La Vida by Coldplay. I thought this “web series” would be great to practice my own playing, learn how to teach others, and get my own music out there.

So far I’m working on a guideline for the first few videos on what I’d like to touch on. But the one thing I’m working on is a title for the ‘web series’ in general. I’d like for it to be catchy and unique. The first video will be up soon. If any of you all have content suggestions, or even an idea for the title let me know.

Here’s a link to Jess Hoover’s a capella version of Viva la Vida by Coldplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM6gT4LFfdk



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