I've been following your progress with interest and observing the reactions on here.
I'm fairly new to chordie but have been around internet forums, including those of the musical kind, for many years.
I think the reception you got on here is fairly typical of the way most forums seem to work.
I must say I was a little surprised by some of the posts from those who have been here a while and some of the moderators.
They were, shall I say, a little uncharitable. There should be no need for bickering on here as we are all in this to learn and pass on what knowledge we have to others who may benefit from it.
I tend to reply to a query in this section if I feel I can answer it and it looks like no one else has yet replied. People like a quick response.
Clearly you have knowledge that will benefit others, and want to share this. So far so good.
If you look in this section, you will see that Jerome has obviously spent a lot of time putting together some lessons on music theory, particularly scales. There's not much point in repeating this or going over the same ground, don't you think? No need to reinvent the wheel!
However, there are areas he hasn't covered yet so why not write something that fills in the gaps?
For example, in the section on minor scales he hasn't yet got around to talking about the "melodic" and "harmonic" minor scales, just the natural minor. Why not talk about that? Melodies in the minor key do not confine themselves just to the natural scale, and one needs occasionally to play major chords when singing a melody in the minor.
Just my thoughts on a possible topic.
Music theory can be highly complex and it is difficult to know where to start and how to approach teaching it.
The subject of scales, sharps, flats, keys etc is tricky.
Rhythm can be even worse and I have had disagreements on here over aspects of this.
However, don't let the bickering put you off.
Last edited by Stonebridge (2009-07-16 20:01:59)