Play With Your Music 2.0 starts this Friday. We can't wait!
We think of Play With Your Music as a community, rather than a course. We recognize that many of you have busy lives and have designed this course so that you can move at your own pace. Rather than structure the content into time-based chunks like weeks and days, we've curated several learning and music making modules. You can feel successful just by completing one module, or go on and complete many - all taking as much or little time as you have. We will be releasing new modules - this time focusing on the music of Peter Gabriel - every one or two weeks. We'll be supplementing these modules with live and pre-recorded interviews with audio educators and musicians. We'll also be pouring through the projects you create and share, curating and reflecting your great work back to the community to celebrate what you learn and the music you make.
Rather than looking at us as your guru teachers, we've designed PWYM so that you can easily "find your crew" and learn from the community's collective wisdom about music, recording, and production. You'll work individually on module content and then share it to the broader PWYM community for comment and feedback. No doubt you'll all find something to learn through this experience, but we also hope you'll find many things to teach and share with others.
We will be using our email system to send out regular updates whenever new Peter Gabriel course content is posted to the PWYM Community. Be sure to follow the Course Announcements category in the PWYM Community Forum, too. We'll post the content of our update emails and each module's "learning pathway" there if you'd rather follow the course via the Forum rather than this email. And, because we see PWYM as a community, we will leave all course content posted and available for the forseeable future. If something comes up and you'd like to restart your learning journey later this summer, or NEXT summer, no problem. Feel free to come and go as your busy lives allow.
Our first official course email will arrive on Friday, May 16th. In the meantime, we encourage you to join our PWYM Community! This will be your "hub" for the course where we will be posting all course content. We'll also be encouraging you to share and collaborate with fellow PWYM participants in the community.
Once you've joined the community, please:
- Reply to the Introduce Yourself thread, and share a bit about yourself.
- Add a pin and place yourself on our PWYM map. We are truly a GLOBAL community.
Create or Reply To a new topic in the Meet category to meet and connect with others that share your interests.
- We suggest organizing around things like location, language, favorite artists and genres, your experience levels (e.g., novice, expert), and roles/professions (e.g., teachers, producers, mix engineers, fans, etc.). Feel free to be creative as you "find your crew!"
- Invite others to join you in this experience via the #PWYM hashtag and @PWYMusic on Twitter, our Facebook Page and our G+ Community.
Be sure to check out the course curriculum for an overview of each module and for the schedule of live interviews for PWYM 2.0.
See you on Friday when PWYM 2.0 featuring the music of Peter Gabriel hits the BIG TIME!
-The PWYM Crew