minorkey wrote:I've taken a look at the site, signed up for the newsletter, and liked the free materials available. I'm still uncertain about joining, tho.
I don't need a certificate, but does the certificate program give you a step-by-step sequence? I'm looking for something that will allow me to work on a repertoire piece (I'm a false or high beginner), linked with targeted technique exercises, scales, etc. that will help me with that piece. That seems like a good way to play "real" pieces, while getting the most of out of technique practice. In other words, I don't want to do a bunch of isolated exercises.
Is this how the lessons are structured? Thanks for any info.
Each level, say Level 2 for example has a section on technique and within this there might be 20 videos with an accompanying exercise on various aspects of technique. Then in Level 2 there is a section on theory and analysis and another on notation and one on repertoire pieces at that level. There is a 'certificate program' for Level 2 that then logically provides a sequence to tackle everyone of the lessons/videos in Level 2.
For example, step 4 in the certificate might be guide fingers, step 5 pivot fingers, step 6 The anacrusis then step 7 would be one of the repertoire pieces that I presume Simon has selected at this point because it builds on what you've learnt in the previous lessons and levels.
Hope that answers your question.