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Are Barre Chords Really Necessary?

Are Barre Chords Really Necessary?

This week I tackled my greatest guitar enemy so far … barre chords. I’ve been told they open up many possibilities and become easier with time. So, I figured I would focus on them this week. First, let me explain what a barre chord is! Guitar Lesson World defines them as “chords that have your index finger holding down more than one string and not playing with any open strings”.  Learning Guitar Now writes, “[s]imply put, barre chords will allow…

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Entering Uncharted Waters: Week 3 Continued

Entering Uncharted Waters: Week 3 Continued

Hi all! So, I’ve been wanting to try out Screencastify for my learning project. However, I wasn’t too sure how to do that with learning guitar. In my week three update I made a chart of beginner guitar chords and that got me thinking. I thought I’d make a quick video explaining how to read the chord charts so you can give them a try! I’m still getting used to the proper guitar terms, so I’m using pretty basic terminology. For all…

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Learning in a Culture of TikTok, YouTube, and Jumanji…

Learning in a Culture of TikTok, YouTube, and Jumanji…

It’s no secret that new advances in technology are shaping our world every day. There are always new ideas, new products, and new ways of connecting. We have created a unique sense of community. Yet, how is this community shaping us? Furthermore, how does it affect the world of education?   As we discussed in EDTC 300, a participatory culture is one where people are active contributors. It’s where people share their creations and collaborate with each other. This is our…

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Slowly Strumming Along

Slowly Strumming Along

I’m happy to report I honestly had a hard time putting the guitar down this week! I’m really enjoying learning it. Week 3 Accomplishments:  Spent time practicing chords (C, D, E, Em, A, Am, and G) using the Yousician app Found suggested chords to learn on Pinterest, such as these 10 Guitar Chords for Beginners Created a Pinterest board to organize ideas, diagrams, and songs in one place Super comfortable tuning my guitar Learned Bm7 chord Started working on F chord This week I created…

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Information Overload!

Information Overload!

After getting started on my project I knew it was time to learn to tune a guitar on my own, instead of having someone with greater guitar skills do it for me! There are so many ways to tune a guitar! To name a few options, you could purchase a vibration tuner, a microphone tuner, or you could download an app on your phone. If you have a piano available you can also tune by matching the guitar string sound…

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Finding My Place on Twitter

Finding My Place on Twitter

When I first joined Twitter for EDTC300 in May, I felt a little overwhelmed. I have never been a big social media person, and so having another platform just seemed like more unwanted screen time to me. However, I was willing to give it a chance.   As I began following people I started to like the sense of community, and enjoyed the sharing of resources. It is a convenient way to share articles, resources, support, and much more, especially in these…

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The Changing Future of Education

The Changing Future of Education

It is no secret to anyone that we are living in challenging times, with many unknowns. In EDTC300 this week we were posed with a couple questions regarding the impact of Covid-19 on education. To be honest, I had not thought a whole lot about these question before our class discussion. I was picturing schools returning to normal this fall, yet quickly realized there are more changes to come than I had considered.  First of all, I believe education this…

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I’ll Just be Here Strumming Away!

I’ll Just be Here Strumming Away!

When I first heard about our EDTC 300 Learning Project my mind instantly jumped to the guitar. I have always wanted to learn, and have picked up bits and pieces here and there, but I have a long way to go! I have loved music from a young age so I’m very excited to spend time strumming away on the guitar!  What I Already Know I can read and understand music well due to my many years of playing piano….

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Adventures With Blogging and Technology

Adventures With Blogging and Technology

Hi all! Welcome to my blog! My name is Tamantha and I am a second year Elementary Education student. For as long as I can remember I wanted to one day become a teacher. I have always enjoyed spending time with children as I love their curiosity, creativity, and vast imagination. Over the years I have had opportunities to do volunteer work with children and youth at my church, and I have been working at an Early Learning Centre. As…

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