I have two ideas for my 20% project. Any comments/ideas/suggestions would be great!
I was thinking that I could continue learning guitar. In 2011, I bought an acoustic guitar during a crazy Black Friday sale. I was stoked to be able to let my creativity ooze through music. As you can tell by this blog post, I didn’t get very far (life gets in the way sometimes). I had several friends give me lessons, but only got as far as learning a few basic chords that I could combine to make simple music. I would like to go further, with actually being able to change the strings on my guitar (because in the four years of having it, I’ve never changed the strings myself...I had other people do it), being able to change chords quicker, thus enabling me to play more complicated music. Through the 20% project, my goal would be to learn to play the song Play Crack the Sky by Brand New (see video below). If I master that song, then I will move on to a song by Jack Johnson :)
I would use different tech resources, including YouTube and an app called GuitarBots.
Sprechen sie Deutsch?
I surely don't. At least, not totally. I started learning German in 2012, when I happened to meet my current boyfriend Alex (who is German!). He speaks perfect English, but I would love to continue learning German so that I can communicate better with his family and impress him with my German skills.
I can say extremely basic things, including a few colors, counting to about 12, and (of course) bad words (because Alex thought it was hilarious to teach me those words first). I bought Rosetta Stone in 2013 so that I could learn the language, but ended up only completing half of one lesson (do you see a pattern here?). My goal would be to complete three out of the five lessons. Doing this would help me gain a basic understanding of the language, and would help me with basic communication.
The tech resources I would use include: Rosetta Stone, YouTube, and an app called Babbel. Below is a video of a song that I think is absolutely hilarious... I learned the chorus :)