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Online VS. In-Person Classes: Which is Right for You?

Online VS. In-Person Classes: Which is Right for You? Social distancing is all the rage right now and schools are offering online options like never before. The question is: are online classes right for you? Even though we’re practicing social distancing, Beat Lab Academy is still able to offer in-person classes. Beat Lab offers online, and Live Online courses as well. With all that flexibility it can be hard to choose. In this article, we’ll help you know the options a bit better. su_divider top=”no” size=”1″ Online Flexibility One of the benefits of online courses is that you can take them anytime, and anywhere. You aren’t limited by the physical classroom. That sort of flexibility comes at the cost of some options you may prefer, like live instruction and dedicated study spaces. With the flexibility of online courses, you are more in control of your education. Online courses are mostly …

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Wheel Method – A Different Way to Visualize Rhythm from John Varney

Wheel Method – A Different Way to Visualize Rhythm from John Varney How many of you have ever practiced your rhythm before?¬†Drummers may be nodding but if you aren’t a drummer then you most likely haven’t practiced rhythm or looked at a rhythm sheet with the notation on bar lines. Typical rhythm notation doesn’t stray far from the classical method of notes on staff lines, there are pros and cons to this method. Pros include generalization from sight reading musical notation and familiarity but the format doesn’t often account for polyrhythms in a meaningful or clear way. This can be frustrating. The ‘Wheel Method’ described by John Varney in a recent TEDEd video attempts to mediate that issue with a layered visual approach to rhythm notation. The Wheel Method involves using concentric circles to represent multiple instruments and their respective timing. Like a clock, imagine a hand or needle spinning …

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