Justin and Team is already providing a massive amount of resources, for all of us to enjoy and learn from. They are so busy helping us. How can we help back? Can different kind of backing tracks and other resources like sheets and what ever, help all of us?
We as a community are already musicians and helping each other with advice and so on. We are also as a community able to produce resources. I will just throw out some thoughts and ideas that have been brewing over especially last couple of weeks:
I at a point got tired of listening to the metronome and lucky had got Guitar Pro, so it was a pleasant welcome to learn how to make my own drum beat metronome. I have recently gone through the Strumming SOS and reached the Backbeat Section. There for example, it could have extra good value, to be able to download some resources as support, like a drum beat backing track, that Justin rap in the start of the lesson - There could be some drum, rhythm guitar etc backing tracks as support for those and other lessons and maybe some challenges also. - I have made a fun challenge as example for this post in general to share here:
I made it possible to download the file also. Just a fun challenge for strumming especially doing D D DUD, starting at 40 increasing to 200 at bar 110 and rest of 60 bars increasing to 250. Can be used for fingerstyle, scale etc. - Can you follow along all 5 minutes?
So here is my ideas and thoughts:
We as a community can provide these resources to JustinGuitar. Could be done from us via Creative Commons License or how ever Justin and Team prefer and decide. (Sheets, Guitar Pro files, MP3 or formats etc etc).
Justing Guitar and Team can request certain things to the community. The community could maybe request some help somehow also. It can be drum backing tracks. Could also be a rhythm guitar sample to use for backing track for solo exercises, or the other way around. What ever it could be.
We can make different challenges and other fun stuff, to especially support those who get stuck, feel bored, discouraged etc etc.
Justin and Team could also in certain cases put few things up as a challenge, something they would love to use for a workshop or what ever, and the one thing they pick win a T-shirt, you know they are so many possibilities in so many directions. Or it could be some stuff that are hidden behind a paywall, which also still support JustinGuitar and you win a T-shirt or something. It’s a good deal and you are helping tons by doing that.
There could be made a library of different types of backing tracks in different tempo, all from beginners to very advanced etc etc. Again many different possibilities.
Many people don’t have the time and resources for these kind of supports. @tommion and others have been using plenty of time and resources finding an alternative to the metronome. We as a community could have provided that easy. Now he bought a something to help him, he might not have done, if the Justin Guitar had a library available with drum backing tracks.?! Many might not have that option to buy something or don’t really have time to search for it, or get annoyed by the adds etc etc etc.
Justin are already providing tons of resources for free. We as a community of musicians can help expanding.
This is tricky, as I have no clue about the legal issues. - I am unable to print out sheets for a song I would like to learn. I can’t print out sheets and bring with me to my little practice place, unless I go through a lot of effort or pay somewhere else for it and not sure where the money really goes and if the sheets are any good. - Can I make sheets of popular music and hand it out for free? Let’s say I want to use Guitar Pro and simply do the hard work and put in all the notes etc, for Yellow Submarine. Would I be able to share that and make available for people to download, so they can print it out, without getting into legal trouble or have to pay some mafia somewhere?
How such thing could look like in practice and be actually working, I wouldn’t know. I guess there are many things that have to be within certain boundaries and so on, within the Justin Guitar as whole.
Also if I make something, I would like it was available on Justin Guitar, and not depending on my Soundcloud account or what I might use. Personally I would gladly give it as a gift to Justin Guitar, so there never would be any legal issues about it. There certain things to consider, which I have no clue about how to deal with, the legal issues and so on.
Just some ideas how we could expand helping each others growth and especially having extra fun and possibilities on our guitar journey. (We don’t have to look elsewhere, Justin Guitar provides everything, from first time beginner lesson to advanced backing tracks for the blues solo lessons and beyond).
There are so many good and creative people in this community, so I don’t see it as something impossible or hard to manifest some of these ideas in some form. - With luv from Denmark