Two new e-learning courses (MOOC) to be offered by the Music Department
From the 8th of February 2016 onward two free e-learning courses will be made available by the UT VCA music department, namely "Accompaniment on the guitar for beginners" and "Microphones - the sound engineer’s musical instrument". The courses are open for registration (www.ut.ee/en/current-students/moocs) from today to all who are interested.
„Accompaniment on the guitar for beginners“ is an introduction on how to construct, finger and change the most common chord shapes on a six-string guitar and how to play the six popular chord progressions that are ubiquitous in the 20th century popular music. The author and instructor of the course is Kristo Käo, currently a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and a PhD student at Tartu University in the field of educational technology. In cooperation with Margus Niitsoo, Kristo Käo has developed a unique web-based music instrument learning environment known as MatchMySound (TM), which will be utilised by this course.
„Microphones - the sound engineer’s musical instrument“ is developed by University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy guest lecturer Christoph Schulz. During the course, Christoph Schulz will be assisted by UT VCA music technology lecturer Janar Paeglis and UT VCA studio assistant Mihkel Pajupuu. The aim of the course is to introduce various microphones and microphone types for recording live-music and working in the sound studio through video lectures, audio and video examples and practical tasks. More information can be found from UT website.
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