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Teaching guitar on Youtube. Free tutorials and contradictions in the “digitalmorphosis” of learning an instrument: the MrGalagomusic channel

Abstract : This article presents the results of a study on how to teach guitar on YouTube. It highlights one of the contradictions inherent in Do (Learn) It Yourself related to free service. “I wonder if I haven’t killed the profession of guitar teacher by offering free content?” muses the owner of the MrGalagomusic channel during an interview. Whereas tenisons around listening to music as a consumer activity are decreasing, how do free tutorials renew a tension inherent in sound reproductibility with the transmission of gestures, expertise and knowledge related to learning to play a musical instrument This tension is specific to convergence culture analyzed by Henry Jenkins: the collective contribution of communities to learning always faces the problem of how to pay the creator. What happens then when learning is plural?
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Laure-Hélène Swinnen, Raphaël Roth. Teaching guitar on Youtube. Free tutorials and contradictions in the “digitalmorphosis” of learning an instrument: the MrGalagomusic channel. Tic&société, association ARTIC, 2020, 14 (1-2), pp.187-220. ⟨10.4000/ticetsociete.4971⟩. ⟨hal-03660077⟩

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