Most criticisms of social networking I come across share two common elements: the complainer often has less experience than those at whose ears the comments are aimed; the complaint features accusations of egotism.
I’d like to offer an alternative example – one of someone sharing their learning, free of charge.
Matthew Warnock is a man I have never met. However, he is a guitarist and teacher and posts useful material on his website, which he then mentions on Facebook – I came across this through a mutual friend – that’s the networking bit. This seemed sufficient grounds for making contact.
I was particularly impressed with recent posts on pentatonic scales (general Wikipedia explanation here). For some guitarists, there is only one pentatonic scale – usually used in blues. For many there are two – major and minor. Matthew’s recent posts featured the lesser known:
Lydian Dominant Pentatonic Scale
Mixolydian b13 Pentatonic Scale
Melodic Minor Pentatonic Scale
Each post features the scale, scale patterns and licks in the context of a chord sequence.
Why not try them out?