Mike Verta's courses (Are they videos or just text) ?

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  1. muziksculp

    muziksculp Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I'm considering buying a couple of Mike Verta's courses, but I can't tell if they are videos, or just text , or both as far as the format of the course is concerned ?

    Some feedback on this would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Muziksculp
     
  2. MatFluor

    MatFluor Senior Member

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    Videos - mostly 3-5 hours. No text - how did you come up with that?
     
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    muziksculp Senior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Well, I wasn't sure of the format of his course, since I couldn't find any info. about that on his site.
     
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  4. synergy543

    synergy543 Senior Member

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    In some of the classes Mike provides scores. I doubt Mike will write a text book :) ...but you never know. Mike has lots of free classes on youtube so I suggest you check those out first to see the format and what to expect.

    The live Brass Class is really particularly outstanding and if you're interested in brass writing at all, I would highly recommend that one for starters (though its not typical as the others do have live players).
    Here's a little promo of the class:
     
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    d.healey Music Monkey

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    muziksculp Senior Member

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    Thanks to all for the additional feedback. I will check them out.
     
  7. Paul T McGraw

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    The live symphonic brass class is really outstanding. And you get scores and recording for each of the examples, in addition to the video. I loved it!
     
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    muziksculp Senior Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I will consider in the near future.

    Right now I'm more interested in his Structure, and Counterpoint courses.
     
  9. ghandizilla

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    Counterpoint is great. Very practical, with direct application of the advices on the DAW. Don't know about Structure (would gladly hear more about it).
     
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  10. theiss1979

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    It sure is. Watching it right now and from the material I did watch, I already know that these are the most valuable 4 hours about counterpoint I probably will ever have had. It's both entertaining and informative. Apart from his drinking habits and swearing and "fuck the rules" attitude (which is the entertaining part), there's soooo much to learn from this, that I truly recommend his courses to anyone who really wants to learn with a real-world practical approach in mind.
     
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  11. Henu

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    I dodged these for a year before I bought one in January to check out if it would be of any use.

    I have now ten of those.
     
  12. Sami

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    The Counterpoint course is my favourite. Also, anyone else think it contains some of the most amazing themes in any class?
     
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    I really hope to see a "Counterpoint 2" in the near future.
     
  14. Consona

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    Structure and Counterpoint are great classes. But you'll end up buying all of them anyway. :laugh:
     
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    Before you watch any of Mike's videos make sure you have a good whiskey available.
     
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