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tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by chrispeppler » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 am

I have done a search on this forum and it appears that there are no comments on Tonebase, a fairly new initiative of Yale University. The description given is; 'tonebase, inc. aims to democratize music education by opening access to the world's greatest artists and educators. By providing a platform for the world to engage with the knowledge these legends have collected over their illustrious careers, we hope to inspire the next generation of musicians and bring music education into the 21st century'.
the link is https://tonebase.co/ and from a brief scan of the lessons given, it appears most suitable for Upper Intermediate to Advanced player levels.

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Post by StevSmar » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:21 am

Looks interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Post by guitarrista » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:06 pm

Thank you!!
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Post by lagartija » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:31 pm

I watched the series on Capricho Arabe and came away with a few tidbits to try out. :-)
The site shows promise, and yes, I would say that the level of the video is intermediate to advanced. My only problem is the slowness of my DSL. :-(
It makes trying to watch streamed videos torture.
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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm

I know they didn't set out to do this, and I really am not making a thing of it, but in today's world, how did they manage to have every single one of their contributors male?
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Re: tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by tormodg » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:47 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm
I know they didn't set out to do this, and I really am not making a thing of it, but in today's world, how did they manage to have every single one of their contributors male?
Good catch!

There's actually one female artist so far: https://tonebase.co/artists/SabrinaVlaskalic ...buuuut she doesn't have any videos yet.
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Post by Paul Janssen » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:00 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm
I know they didn't set out to do this, and I really am not making a thing of it, but in today's world, how did they manage to have every single one of their contributors male?
Good pickup Stephen. i didn't notice that until you pointed it out. Maybe we could all request some female instructors via that annoying "Suggest a song" popup that keeps appearing.

As far as the website itself is concerned, there are certainly some great players. Most of the repertoire is out of my reach, but still it's fun to watch professionals unpack these tunes.

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Re: tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by lagartija » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:25 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm
I know they didn't set out to do this, and I really am not making a thing of it, but in today's world, how did they manage to have every single one of their contributors male?
Being a female lizard, I noticed that right away; only one female artist in their lineup. :-|
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Post by robinfw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 am

Does not look very democratic to me.
No women?
Women make up the best CG players.
Also saw Fisk there. That's a no go for me.
Beware of that word "Democratize".
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Post by muirtan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:20 pm

robinfw wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 am
Does not look very democratic to me.
No women?
Women make up the best CG players.
Also saw Fisk there. That's a no go for me.
Beware of that word "Democratize".
Just google The word democracy has been hijacked.
But even if you don't like a particular player ( and it's all subjective) learning the way not to play something has it's merits. There are a couple there who's style I don't 'appreciate' but I would still consider watching. There are also a few I've never heard so again a chance to learn.

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Post by hackedpineapple » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:16 pm

It's a quite a fresh new site so I think that we can forgive them for not having a lot of women. I'm certain that they will add more female players as time goes by.

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Re: tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by SteveL123 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:14 pm

chrispeppler wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 am
I have done a search on this forum and it appears that there are no comments on Tonebase, a fairly new initiative of Yale University. The description given is; 'tonebase, inc. aims to democratize music education by opening access to the world's greatest artists and educators. By providing a platform for the world to engage with the knowledge these legends have collected over their illustrious careers, we hope to inspire the next generation of musicians and bring music education into the 21st century'.
the link is https://tonebase.co/ and from a brief scan of the lessons given, it appears most suitable for Upper Intermediate to Advanced player levels.
Thanks! Nice resource. .co , the country code the site is hosted in is Colombia. Any reason for that? If it is Yale, shouldn't it be yale.edu? It says it is temporarily free and currently funded by the Yale entrepreneurial institute, suggesting it will not be free in the future. Enjoy, while it's free!

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Re: tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by Kevin Cowen » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:44 pm

chrispeppler wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 am
I have done a search on this forum and it appears that there are no comments on Tonebase, a fairly new initiative of Yale University. The description given is; 'tonebase, inc. aims to democratize music education by opening access to the world's greatest artists and educators. By providing a platform for the world to engage with the knowledge these legends have collected over their illustrious careers, we hope to inspire the next generation of musicians and bring music education into the 21st century'.
the link is https://tonebase.co/ and from a brief scan of the lessons given, it appears most suitable for Upper Intermediate to Advanced player levels.
Hello Christopher.
If you're upper intermediate to advanced you're not going to be hanging around internet forums looking for tips.

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Re: tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by chrispeppler » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:45 pm

Hello Christopher.
If you're upper intermediate to advanced you're not going to be hanging around internet forums looking for tips.
I would estimate that I am at the lower end of the Intermediate spectrum but I, as I am sure most other forum members, enjoy interacting with other CG enthusiasts and reading interesting posts across a broad range of topics. I can't speak for the advanced players on the forum, but I would imagine that they enjoy watching lessons by professional performers in order to learn more and expand their range of performance pieces.

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Re: tonebase - new site for advanced players

Post by Guitar-ded » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:34 pm

tormodg wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:47 pm
Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm
I know they didn't set out to do this, and I really am not making a thing of it, but in today's world, how did they manage to have every single one of their contributors male?
Good catch!

There's actually one female artist so far: https://tonebase.co/artists/SabrinaVlaskalic ...buuuut she doesn't have any videos yet.
There are two options here that spring to mind;
Either she's not pretty enough to be seen on video :twisted: :roll:
Or
She IS pretty enough and she is being held back as an 'added value feature' for the pay-to-use site. :lol:

Wouldn't surprise me in the least.
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