That’s right. Forget YouTube videos.
If you want to get real saxophone lessons online, get Skype.
You see, YouTube is great for a lot of things. It’s great for learning the lyrics to your favorite new song, enjoying bootleg concert footage, and surfing from one amateur karaoke video to the next for hours on end.
It’s not, however, a great tool to learn how to play the saxophone.
Here are a few reasons why should forget YouTube and get Skype.
”In This World, You Get What You Pay For.”
YouTube is a popular destination for two major reasons.
It has a LOT of videos.
And you know what Kurt Vonnegut has to say about that?
In this world, you get what you pay for.
Simply put, free information is not as valuable as information that you have to pay for. Because it does not cost any money to upload and it costs very little money to create, videos on YouTube tend to be of poor quality.
Another thought about the cost associated with free…
Even though it does not cost you any money to enjoy these videos, you are spending two of your most valuable assets when viewing:
- Your time
- Your attention
As a result, you get what you pay for… low quality information and ads.
YouTube Is Like the Web… Not Very Well Organized
There are billions of pages on the web.
They are not well organized.
That’s why we need search engines.
Likewise there are billions of videos on YouTube. Again, like the web, this video network is not very well organized which is why we rely on a combination of search, text and tags to find our desired videos.
Not only do you wind up spending your valuable time and attention watching ads before you can get to the content you want to watch, you also spend your time searching for the right video to answer the question(s) you aim to resolve.
YouTube can be a fascinating platform for discovering content and bouncing from video to video, but it is not very well organized.
Wouldn’t it be a lot more efficient if you could just type in your question and have YouTube provide you the right video with the right answer presented in a way that makes sense to you?
Wow! There’s an advanced idea for improved database distance learning.
YouTube Is Passisve… Skype Is Interactive
Let’s say that you eventually find the right video, and you actually get your question answered.
What happens when you have a follow up question?
If you want to connect your newfound understanding to another concept, you have to go looking for another video for an answer.
You see where I’m going with this?
When you have a live teacher on the other end of your internet connection, he can answer follow up questions. He can package answers in such a way that relate to you and your learning style.
You might find the right information in a YouTube video, but unless that information can be personally packaged and transformed into usable knowledge, the raw information is not useful to accomplishing your goals.
A saxophone lesson online using Skype, conversely, is an interactive experience that allows for a dialogue, a conversation and an unfolding of ideas.
Skype affords you the opportunity to get specific answers to your specific questions, and this translates into a benefit of understanding how to play your saxophone at a higher level than you did before the lesson.
With a Skype saxophone lesson, you can personalize your learning. With YouTube, you are at the mercy of learning what these “teachers” have provided in their videos.
With a Skype saxophone lesson, you get timely answers to your personal questions. With YouTube, you get to spend your time hunting for videos and watching ads.
So What Now?
Now that you understand that a superior online saxophone lesson happens using Skype, you need to find a teacher equipped with both the knowledge and the technology to help you.
And where would you find someone like that?
Well, you just happen to be in the right place
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