I use the web every day, but I’m only beginning to learn how powerful it can be. See the video above, where Jane Lui plays a solid original tune. Pretty hard jazz chords, no? Well, you can learn to play Jane’s original tune–from Jane herself. See below:
If you liked Marie Digby’s song in my Marie Digby post, you can also learn to play it from the songwriter herself (at 1:50):
There’s something very communal about writing a song and then teaching people to perform it. It creates a global village far beyond anything Marshall McLuhan would have imagined. What’s great (and communal) about Jane and Marie’s guitar lessons is that they perform it, teach it, and encourage people to post what they’ve learned. The result is that people learn from them and in turn teach others. For me, it’s amazing to see all the hidden talent out in our community that is no longer hidden.
Sigh. It makes me envious that I’m unskilled in any kind of performance art. When I touch a guitar, it doesn’t sound anything like what these women can produce. My “music” sends people running in the other direction. Well, I may not be able to play just by watching youtube, but at least I was able to use the internet to learn how to gut a fish. That was the extent of my performance art. 🙁