Tag: Instructional Videos

Producing Bireli Lagrene’s instructional videos

I spent the past month preparing the lesson materials for the official Bireli Lagrene instructional videos, which will one day (please don’t ask when) be available at DC Music School. It was a bit of difficult task considering the number of styles and instruments that he plays. Furthermore, we are dealing with a 100% self-taught musician with very little knowledge of music theory, if any. When producing “In The Style Of” videos, my goal is to stay true to the personality of the artist. I avoid making them talk about things they wouldn’t really say. Nonetheless, I usually spend some time coaching the artists on how to communicate their ideas, or I gently push them in a certain direction. Bireli’s musical development is without a doubt more than impressive; however (and the interviews confirm it), behind all […]