Tonebase?

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Tonebase?

Post by John Oster » Wed May 16, 2018 7:39 pm

Does anyone have a "premium" account with them? If so, does the quality of the lessons justify the monthly fee? Right now they are offering a "special" of just $8.95 a month instead of the normal $14.95. (Without the upgrade, one can only watch the introductory lesson, which often consists of an overview of the piece or technique in question.)
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by lagartija » Wed May 16, 2018 8:04 pm

I do have Premium. I think it depends on how often you watch as to whether or not it is worth the price.
I haven’t had time to watch many of the lessons, but there is always some useful tidbit in each lesson if not an epiphany.
Whether or not it is worth it will depend on whether or not I devote more time to watching.
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by powderedtoastman » Wed May 16, 2018 10:43 pm

I have a free month now, but have not watched any of the videos yet. I will check it out when I have some time and let you know what I think...

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Re: Tonebase?

Post by powderedtoastman » Wed May 23, 2018 7:26 pm

Some players are more interesting to listen to than others but there is some pretty nice content in there which you probably wouldn't be able to find easily, or at all, on Youtube or whatever.
A lot of the lessons are not super in-depth but they cover a broad range of topics that should give you some good ideas on things to do.
You can kind of tell where they edited and cut the videos, and each lesson is split into multiple separate videos, sometimes the transition from one to the other is a little abrupt.. like I feel like the artist could have said a little more on a topic but then the video cuts and it's on to the next thing.

Aside from those little quirks I have to say I am kind of liking it so far! I may try to get into the habit of watching more of these, and I might consider staying on board for at least a little while.

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Re: Tonebase?

Post by lagartija » Wed May 23, 2018 8:09 pm

I’ve started to watch the videos as I eat lunch. That places them into my schedule on a regular basis. I stop watching if they take too long to load. For me, that is the downside of having DSL only for an Internet connection. :-(
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by Dofpic » Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 pm

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Re: Tonebase?

Post by rpavich » Thu May 24, 2018 7:28 am

I got a premium subscription after reading this thread. I have watched a few videos and got something out of them however I'm going to cancel after the current month; there isn't enough on there that I'd get something out of as a noob that would justify spending more money on a subscription, I'm already springing for lessons.
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by lagartija » Thu May 24, 2018 11:52 am

Dofpic wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 pm
DSL? Boy are you back in the 1990's
Yep. That is what happens in rural areas. Even though we live only two miles from a major University with super fast connection, the infrastructure for the surrounding community is non-existent. 🤨
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by lagartija » Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 am

rpavich wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:28 am
I got a premium subscription after reading this thread. I have watched a few videos and got something out of them however I'm going to cancel after the current month; there isn't enough on there that I'd get something out of as a noob that would justify spending more money on a subscription, I'm already springing for lessons.
It is aimed at more advanced players. There was a lesson on polyrhythms and meter that I listened to and probably only understood about 1/3. :oops:
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by Wuuthrad » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:27 pm

This is a great website! Exactly what I need.
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by Dofpic » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:51 pm

The free version is quite good. Learned a few good things. Guessing the monthly version has a lot of good tidbits.
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by Nick Trapani » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:18 am

I had a premium membership and canceled. The videos were very well done, but most were beyond my beginner level. I received a nice message asking for feedback on why I canceled. When I explained the reason, I got a very quick reply agreeing that the site is a bit more advanced and they are working on adding a beginner level of lessons in the future and would contact me when it was included. A very classy site.

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Re: Tonebase?

Post by ronjazz » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:06 pm

Yes, tonebase is for intermediate to advanced students and players, although Thomas Viloteau's lessons on Lagrima and Romanza are not as involved, but very good. The various technique vids are really interesting and all give food for thought. At $8.95 or even $14.95, an excellent resource.
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Re: Tonebase?

Post by Dirck Nagy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:18 pm

lagartija wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:52 am
Dofpic wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 pm
DSL? Boy are you back in the 1990's
Yep. That is what happens in rural areas. Even though we live only two miles from a major University with super fast connection, the infrastructure for the surrounding community is non-existent. 🤨
Same here. Many folks near us still have land-line phones; no cell coverage.

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Re: Tonebase?

Post by moonshadow » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:20 pm

I think there are many great videos there and I browse around from time to time. I keep my premium subscription running as I think tonebase is a great initiative.

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