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About the Course There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it is. If you haven’t written any or many songs, this course will show you an efficient, effective process for tailoring songs to express your ideas and emotions. The course will start by examining the tools available to you, all revolving around the essential concept of prosody. You’ll be working both lyrically and musically, though musically it’s not necessary that you either read music or play an instrument. Assignments will ask you to post something for peer review—sometimes lyric lines or sections, sometimes melodies, sometimes both. Most important, you’ll have a lot of fun. Course Syllabus Lesson 1: The Journey of the Song By the end of this lesson, you will see how to develop your song idea so it creates an interesting journey from start to finish. Lesson 2: Stopping and Going Lesson 3: Sonic GPS—Mapping Your Song with Rhyme Lesson 4: Making It Move

Knitting Instructions: Learn to Knit Learn to knit in just a few weeks! Use this step by step guide to become a professional knitter in time for the holidays. Each week I will add new instructables to this guide that will teach you a new knitting technique. Why I made these lessons: I taught myself to knit using video tutorials found online; however, I found many of the videos hard to follow and I needed to check out 4-5 tutorials before I fully understood what I was supposed to do. I suggest using wooden needles when learning how to knit. BeginnerLesson 1: Casting On Techniques - including Single Cast On, Longtail Cast On, Knitted Cast On, and Cable Cast OnLesson 2: The Knit Stitch - including American and Continental StylesLesson 3: The Purl StitchLesson 4: Binding Off Possible Projects : With these skills you can knit a scarf, pot holder, and bookmark. IntermediateLesson 5: Increasing and Decreasing Stitches Check out the Yarn Channel for more great knitting projects!

20140529 104804 Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.

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