Length Of Lesson..
Trond Vold
Feb 18 2008, 07:21 AM
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Just wondering if there's any rule on what the max length of a lesson should be? smile.gif
I have tried searching around but didnt find any info..

Is it ok to do a full song (maybe 4-5 minutes) if it's kept interesting throughout the whole video? Or is 30-40 seconds to 1-2 minutes the wanted length?

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Muris Varajic
Feb 18 2008, 07:28 AM
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I believe 30 secs is minimum.
About maximum,well,it's pretty individual I guess.
Personally I like to keep it up to 1min,seems reasonable to me.
But hey,if you have something cool that lasts 4-5 minutes,a song or som,why not. smile.gif
However it'd be nice to split it in few lessons,like parts.
My opinion. wink.gif

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Marcus Lavendell
Feb 18 2008, 08:16 AM
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I was told that 20 seconds is the absolute minimum. But that was a loong time ago, maybe it's been changed? unsure.gif If you want to do longer than 1 minute, you could split it up into serveral lessons as Muris said. smile.gif

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Trond Vold
Feb 18 2008, 08:23 AM
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Yes.. splitting it up seems like the best idea smile.gif

For some reason, that thought didnt even cross my mind when i made the topic.. and i've allready seen it been done in various lessons happy.gif
The nightshift is killing my brainpower.

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Muris Varajic
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 18 2008, 08:23 AM) *
The nightshift is killing my brainpower.


Related to Horrors or? wink.gif

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Trond Vold
Feb 18 2008, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 18 2008, 08:28 AM) *
Related to Horrors or? wink.gif


hehe .. Nah, work i'm afraid, or maybe it is .. Since my only task is to sit infront of a pc all night and make sure everything is ok.. i do get the time to watch alot of movies, and cruise the forum smile.gif

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Muris Varajic
Feb 18 2008, 08:42 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 18 2008, 08:35 AM) *
hehe .. Nah, work i'm afraid, or maybe it is .. Since my only task is to sit infront of a pc all night and make sure everything is ok.. i do get the time to watch alot of movies, and cruise the forum smile.gif


I see. smile.gif
What is it that you're working,what kind of job?
Sorry if it's unpolite question,you don't have to answer at all. smile.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Feb 18 2008, 08:45 AM
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This depends on the lesson - we have some "full song lessons" that are ~3-4 minutes and we need more of those!

As for mimum length - if a passage is extremely content rich it can motivate a short lesson. But generally we want the lesson to be at least 45 seconds.

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Muris Varajic
Feb 18 2008, 08:48 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 18 2008, 08:45 AM) *
This depends on the lesson - we have some "full song lessons" that are ~3-4 minutes and we need more of those!

As for mimum length - if a passage is extremely content rich it can motivate a short lesson. But generally we want the lesson to be at least 45 seconds.


Yeah,just as I expected,too many speedy notes in few minutes will make a whole mess,
to learn it and practice. smile.gif

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Trond Vold
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Thats more than ok question smile.gif

It's a temp-job as nightguard at a local IT-company, boring job.. but need the money to pay off my home-college course. (Electronics)

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Muris Varajic
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 18 2008, 08:51 AM) *
Thats more than ok question smile.gif

It's a temp-job as nightguard at a local IT-company, boring job.. but need the money to pay off my home-college course. (Electronics)


That's smart thinking Trond,investment in education,thumbs up! smile.gif

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Trond Vold
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 18 2008, 08:56 AM) *
That's smart thinking Trond,investment in education,thumbs up! smile.gif

Thats what i thought too (untill i got the bill) smile.gif

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl)
This depends on the lesson - we have some "full song lessons" that are ~3-4 minutes and we need more of those!

As for mimum length - if a passage is extremely content rich it can motivate a short lesson. But generally we want the lesson to be at least 45 seconds.


Ok smile.gif

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Juan M. Valero
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yeah, 45 seconds is ok, but for really difficult licks 20 seconds would be enough... I think there was some of this kind of lessons, I remember a Pavel lesson with an imposible sweep arpegios !!!
IMHO 30-75 second is ok.

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Dejan Farkas
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When designing a lesson I try to fit it in approx. one minute, but it varies from 45 seconds to a minuta and a half, IMO it is an optimum lenght of the lesson. smile.gif

But I agree for the extraordinary difficults licks to be shorter, but I am not a fan of very difficult licks, I would rather make an intermediate lesson with one or two advanced licks inside, than to make the full advanced lesson. But it is only my opinion smile.gif

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Gerardo Siere
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I may give a try to full song lessons, but there´s this thing, in a full song context there are repetitions, and reexpositions so that may be kind of boring to student.

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