Fender Play’s lessons are also useful when used as homework assignments and reference material. They can bridge the gap between in-person lessons. Because lessons are short, they tend to be easier to watch and could help to encourage additional review of concepts and skills.
Specific ways to use Fender Play after a lesson include:
- Assign exercises, glossary terms or song lessons to your student on Fender Play to use between lessons to help reinforce what you are teaching
- Ask your student to go through Fender Play and to come to your next lesson with questions about skills or songs that they might want to learn
- If they can’t contact you immediately, students can use Fender Play for reference to refresh material that they are unclear on from the lesson
Example – After a lesson:
You have ten minutes to wrap up your weekly lesson with a student who is impatient with learning the basics and always wants you to show her how to play extremely advanced techniques she saw on YouTube.
How can Fender Play help?
Explain the different levels on Fender Play and show her where she is in relation to the levels in a path. Show her a riff video that she can work on during the week. Practice playing it one time with her before she leaves. Tell her to watch the video several times before her next lesson. When she practices, tell her to start slowly and gradually increase the tempo as she gets comfortable with the riff. Tell her that you expect her to play the riff on her own at tempo by the next lesson.