Hi bloggers, it’s Mark McKenzie here. Thought it was about time I added my two cents in (exchange rate isn’t good at the mo).
This is titled “Why I like Songpond” for lack of a better title. But since the reasons are many and your time is precious, I will give out only one at a time for you to comment on or disagree with.
Just over a year ago I sat with the masterminds of the monster that is Rockstar Recipes. Over a Flat white, they painted thier vision of a thing called “Songpond” a place where anyone could learn the songs THEY wanted to play from the comfort of thier home. You see I have been teaching Guitar now to ordinary people for over 20 years. But whenever the student would leave the nest and fend for themselves, they struggled. I would later bump into them on the street and they would look all embarassed because they’ve not learnt any new songs since the last lesson.
I’ve found that the easiest and most rewarding way for a musician to progress is to they want to play!. Otherwise they get bored and disillutioned. I’ve had countless guitar players tell me they almost quit because they didnt like the songs they had to learn.
So why Songpond?
You choose the songs you wanna learn!
Nothing revs you up like the possibility of you being able to strum along to your favourite song NOW! And you have no motivation issues when it comes to finding time for practise when it is a joy. You learn your favourite song, you are getting the strum and feel of the tune. Maybe there is a chord you’ve never played or a lick you thought would be too advanced but actually it’s not that hard. Most of all it’s the FEELING you get when you can hear it. You are doing it. No gimmicks or cheating, for that moment you are in the band..on stage …and loving it. That my friends is why we play music. That is why we spend our precious time watching the lesson over and over until that little section is sounding like something. Let’s get you playing like your favourite players.
Just one bite at a time!