Website Review: 'Music101'
MUSIC101 (www.music101.com) How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Well, if this site’s to be taken seriously, the answer is, Practice, practice, practice — on the Internet. Such is the mantra of Music101: Interactive Education, where novice and out-of-practice guitarists can take ”private lessons” and rehearse between classes. Strong on theory, 101 teaches the reading and placement of notes and chords on an interactive fretboard while photos display the correct placement of fingers and hands. Download Shockwave to hear selected chords or to test your knowledge of key signatures and intervals. Acoustic pros Christopher Parkening and John Tapella offer performance tips and practice techniques. While there’s no prof to offer individualized critiques of would-be Eric Claptons, 101‘s strongest suit is its interactivity — no two lessons are alike. B