Taking advantage of the resources on Vibesworkshop.com
One of the things I find most inspiring about this site is the generosity with which everybody shares their knowledge, experience, ideas, opinions, and passion for this instrument we all love so much. Beyond the pure joy of hearing and seeing great performances from the "Pro's" and non-professionals alike, there is a real opportunity here to learn. You would normally have to pay a fortune for the lessons that are available to the members and subscribers of Vibesworkshop.com
So, here comes my pitch. I personally would love to see more people participate more actively in the lessons that are offered here. No one is ever put under pressure to exhibit a certain level of playing or to compete with others. I think we would all agree that there's a great deal of support coming from everyone. Of the 4 or 5 last lessons I posted the only "regular" participants have been Dimitris and Stefan. They have the great advantage, of course, of measurably improving after each new post they make. Some times I feel Dimitris and I have been doing private lessons over the past months. It's of course extremely gratifying to me to see what incredible progress he's made.
In one of his last posts he made the comment that he couldn't understand why more people aren't practicing these concepts. Well,maybe they are secretly. There's so much more to be gained from posting, getting comments, posting again, getting comments and posting again.
I don't want to stand on a soap box. I just thought I'd put this out for discussion, so let's hear what you all think.