About Astlessons

Ast is shortenings for accuracy, simplicity and thoroughness; which is my three catchwords. I will always keep working on the mixture of these qualities. I aim for quality rather than quantity which means a bit slower flow of uploads compared to many other channels, but hopefully the benefits will make up for this. On the majority of my uploads I will show a high level of accuracy and details along with possible live variations, but I will always have ways to make it easier, as well as show tips how you can make it your own. To make this possible I have added a few features on my tutorials, some that people have used before and I just modified, and some that I have come up with all by myself.

So let me introduce some of the features that make this site unique and the thoughts behind them!
I plan to be effective with the time on the tutorials, therefore I will edit the videos and cut out parts that don't serve a purpose, keeping the videos relatively short and at the same time being able to be thorough. But at the same time I like to leave a little pause in between the different parts, both so you can get a breather and that it more clearly announces a new part. Editing also give me the opportunity to organize them better and add more helpful things on the screen, such as lyrics & chords, chord diagrams, tablature, strumming/picking patterns et cetera.
     Another addition I think will be very popular is the "timestamps". There are a few reasons for adding these, the first being that people can decide for themselves which parts of the tutorial they wanna see and which parts they wanna skip. Another closely related to this is that everyone has different skill levels, which means that certain parts of the tutorial will be unnecessary for some viewers. On the latest videos I've also started to show the timestamp for next part in the beginning of a part, which I think makes it even easier to skip parts.
     And then something not many others offer is free papers to go along with the tutorials, especially with the details and variety of papers I make. If you want to know more about the papers just go to "Songpapers". .

I will always try to be clear early in my videos when something is simplified instead of being as exact as possible, so you won't feel cheated into watching something that doesn't interest you. Bare in mind that even if I intend to show something accurately, there is always the human error factor involved and mistakes will probably be made. However after many years of eartraining the amount of mistakes will hopefully be few:D. If you believe you have found an error please don't hesitate to politely point it out by emailing me.
     Remember that the sole purpose of this channel is to teach people how to play songs, and everything else is beside the point, I am not looking to get either credits or criticism for my own skills in playing, I know there are probably thousands of better players on youtube both on piano and guitar. Whether I play something perfectly or not is irrelevant, as long as you are able to learn the song and understand both my explanations and demonstrations. I am also aware that my english verbal abilities are far from perfect, so as long as you can hear what I'm saying please have understanding and know that I'm trying to improve.

So if you have any constructive criticism on my teaching, ideas on improvements, suggestions etc. then I'd gladly receive those by way of email. Please try to keep comments under the YouTube videos more about the content; for exemple if anything is unclear, you have questions, something isn't working, you wanna show or explain alternative versions, you need extra tips or wanna share tips of your own etc. If you want to show your appriciation it's best done by liking my videos and spreading the word about my channel and website!

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"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them"
Albert Einstein