How can I get set up to teach music over the internet using Skype?
July 20, 2010 3:34 PM Subscribe
How can I get set up to teach hand drumming over the internet using Skype?
posted by freecellwizard to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to teach hand drumming to students who can't meet me in person. So far I've created a Skype account and bought a decent webcam (~$70 Logitech with autofocus/HD). I haven't done a Skype test yet but I tried recording a test video using the built-in mic on the webcam and it looks good but sounds lousy. I tried a normal instrument mic plugged into my front mic jack, but it's very faint. Ideally I want a tolerable drum sound and the ability to talk normally to the student when not drumming. I'm a good musician and good at computer stuff, but I'm horrible at combining the two.
I'd also like to be able to recommend a basic setup for students.