Striking a pose, and a chord

#learningproject learning to play the guitar

So the #learningproject I decided to tackle is playing the guitar. I decided to dress the part, because as Edith Head said:

So I am dressing for it, at least today!

I am finding that there are many other skills I need to learn in order to document my learning! Just in preparing to learn, I needed to get really familiar with the Screencastify extension for Chrome… and found out that I can do tab, desktop AND cam recordings!  I recorded the video below all at one time, but I am not sure what I will do if I want to combine bits of video together or add voice overs afterwards.

I also needed a place to upload my videos to, since I have never uploaded videos online. During my pre-internship, April Hoffman and I recorded video reflections, like this one after “Wacky Wednesday” at our school. We just used April’s channel. Therefore, step two to produce this video was creating my own YouTube channel.

Lastly, I managed to upload my video to my YouTube channel, and edit the title and description. I even changed the video thumbnail photo using YouTube Video Manager and found all kinds of other things I could edit! Despite our course title, I was not expecting to have so many types of technology to catch up on in order to learn something that’s not technological! Also, I came into this thinking I was pretty tech-savvy. Even for an online learning project, there is a lot more to it than just googling resources!

So without further ado, here is my first video. You may have seen that I can “strike a pose”, but you will have to watch the video to witness my first chord.


Stay ‘tuned’ for more of my learning reflections, and please comment if you have any suggestions for me on the guitar learning. Oh heck, even the wardrobe is fair game.



One thought on “Striking a pose, and a chord

  1. Lol! I love the tattoos. Very believable 😛 Super cool that you’re using your previous skills to learn a new one! I played guitar in elementary school for a few months. I wish I kept on with it – i’ve always wanted to be able to play. I think it’s a great way to get involved with students (like you said).

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