Doc Higgins is an educator with a Ph.D. in educational technology. His focus in this activity is on providing tools, resources, and interaction to facilitate online learning.
Doc Higgins has developed the "Just Play It" method for learning ukulele, guitar, piano, ubass, music theory, and songwriting. The two main components of the "Just Play It" method are:
All lessons cover guitar, ukulele, or ubass, plus piano/keyboards for music theory. Guitar and Ukulele lessons start with chords and strumming and progress to some lead bits, then flat-picking, then finger-picking. Ubass starts with simple patterns and finger positions, then more complex bass runs. Piano notes and patterns of the keys are taught initially, followed by chord shapes and simple playable scales. Music theory is introduced gradually in ways that provide support for improved playing and musicianship. Songwriting starts with standard popular music patterns and styles, and shows how lyrics can be added. Songwriting then moves to ideas for songs and ways to write the lyrics that reflect what you want to say.
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