MuseScore – Software & Interface Design (Tantacrul)

This is a UX & UI design review of the music notation software: MuseScore, which has become increasingly popular over the last few years. In this video I look at three things: the visual appeal of its UI design, the usability of its navigation and how it compares to Avid’s Sibelius when it comes to notation finesse.

Since the company was bought by Ultimate Guitar in 2018, it’s beginning to look like a serious competitor, especially since it’s open source and free to use.

Download it now and see for yourself!

Gypsy Swing Guitar with Joscho Stephan

0:22 “Django’s Tiger”
3:45 Joscho’s US Tour
5:30 Early Guitar Influences
11:20 Joscho’s Guitar and Picks
12:30 The Importance of Making Mistakes and Learning From Them
13:55 Learning Moment: Building Speed Through Proper Technique
18:45 Learning Moment: Tips for Effective Practicing
21:40 Learning Moment: Rest Strokes in Gypsy Swing Picking
24:45 Learning Moment: Arpeggios in Gypsy Swing
29:30 “Ballad for Django”
37:40 Rhythm Playing for Gypsy Swing Guitar
40:15 Chord Shapes for Gypsy Swing Guitar
44:30 Joscho’s Guitar
1:00:00 “Minor Blues”

How To Be Your Own Teacher (Jens Larsen)

Do you record yourself? How do you use it? Why don’t you do that?

0:00 – Intro – How Lessons really work
0:36 – How To Teach Yourself
0:53 – The Only Approach to Know how you sound
1:22 – Why Should You Record Yourself
2:00 – The main reason this works better
2:48 – How To Record Yourself
3:36 – Using Video – A Phone and A Coffee Mug
4:05 – More Metronome than Backing track?
4:52 – I HATE listening to my own playing. (The Confidence problem)
5:16 – Just Get Started! – Notice Negative and Positive Things
5:52 – Strategies for using recordings
6:39 – The Gap Between how it feels and how it actually sounds
7:14 – 3 things You Need to Do
7:31 – #1 – Distraction
8:14 – #2 – How Do You Want it to sound
9:12 – #3 – Measure over a longer period
10:01 – How Do You Use Recordings of your playing in your practice?