Webinar Beta #1 for "Clair de lune from Scratch"
What is a "webinar"? It's a semantic and functional mashup of the words "web" and "seminar" - simply put, a seminar on the web! The "Clair de lune from Scratch" YouTube video series has been garnering a LOT of attention and wonderful comments from folks all over the world. As terrific as the YouTube medium is, I'm limited to posting clips under 10 minutes at a time, forcing me to keep the lesson points short and right to the point (wait a minute...maybe that's a good thing...) The next step will be a series of "live" webinars to go more in depth into the piece and interact with students in realtime. With the webinar format, I'll be able to spend pretty much as much time as I want to help answer questions via email, posted video responses, realtime chat, and even passing the virtual camera to any participant with a webcam! How cool is that?
I recorded the above webinar test last night. Keep in mind, I'm still working out the bugs, and learning how to manipulate 3 different cameras on the fly. I'm going to try to replace the front camera, for example, and definitely increase the volume of the lapel voice microphone to better match the piano mic. Feel free to post any other suggestions you may have in the comments below.