So I have (finally) completed my 20% project! I was so hesitant to play in front of the camera because I did not meet my goal of actually being able to play a full song. I think that I bit off a little more than I could chew with this one! With so much going on during the semester, I just could not dedicate enough time to playing, so I couldn't reach my goal. On another hand, though, I was able to progress with my skills! I was able to learn new chords for the song, practice switching between chords, and play a different type of strumming pattern. I haven't actually played my guitar in over a year, due to the fact that I would not change my own guitar strings. Through this project, I pretty much had to force myself to change them (success!). I am glad that I did this, because I had nearly forgotten how lovely it is to play. It's almost cathartic - I am able to just relax and release and it's honestly one of the best feelings in the world! So although I did not meet my goal, I made some really good progress and picked up my guitar again from a long absence. I will definitely continue playing, and hopefully one day I will actually be able to play an entire song :).
So this is my final week of my 20% project. As I said in the video, I've been major procrastinating on doing this final video because I am just not where I wanted to be with my guitar skills and let's be real, I'm shy about this kind of stuff! But I finally (manned up) and did my final video, which is me playing a progression of the chords that I learned. I was unable to actually play the song I wanted, but I made some good progress with learning! So, without further ado, here is my last video!
P.S. I look extremely intense in this video because I'm concentrating...hard.
So here is my finished Gooru lesson on Banksy! It was really fun using this tool to create an interactive lesson using technology. I think that students would really enjoy being able to participate in a lesson like this, because it is designed in a language that they really understand! So, enjoy my lesson and let me know what you think!