4 Rad Skills You Can Learn From Home
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Do you want to be cooler? Probably not -- cool people are weird -- but maybe you want to be more artistic and creative? That sounds kinda neat, right? While you're stuck in self-isolation, you might as well use this time to learn some new skills, and we've rounded up some of the best online courses to teach you new instruments and how to draw and stuff. You'll be a more artistic cat (or dog or spider monkey or whatever you are) in no time.
This five-part bundle is taught by Jason Allen, a Certified Ableton Instructor and music professor at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. This guy knows his stuff, and he'll take you on a beginner-to-expert journey in Ableton Live 10. From recording and editing audio to production and live DJing, these courses will turn you into an Ableton aficionado.
Don't know how to draw? You WILL. Is that a threat? Maybe. This comprehensive bundle is almost like online art school, a place where you'll learn by following along with experts as they show you how to perform special drawing techniques or draw in specific styles. You'll cover a range of topics, from portraiture to comic book drawing. Better get on it. Time's a-tickin', and you don't wanna know what happens when it runs out.
That old guitar has been sitting around your apartment for years at this point. It's time to finally do something with it. This nine-course bundle will teach you how to play in a wide variety of music styles. You'll delve into jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock, and music theory, all guided by Dan Dresnok, a teacher with more than 26 years of training experience. Don't be that guy who only knows "Wonderwall."
Many musicians are held back by their lack of knowledge of music theory. This course is designed to give anybody an extensive musical vocabulary through practical, hands-on lessons. Focusing on the piano, you'll learn to understand theory, chords, and harmony, without even having to know how to read music. Reading is for losers.
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