Yesterday, my Logitech cam was un-clipped from the Big Mac during a lesson to Greece.
The pupil, hanging out on the island of Kos, needed a graphic representation of my hands braving a few difficult measures in Bach’s Little Fugue in C Major, BWV 952.
It’s the composition where the composer challenges the player to devise a humane way of dividing a voice between the hands. There are a few awkward places. For most pupils, a voice or two, or three, in this case, can get lost in the fabric if not fleshed out by a willing and helpful teacher. But as a rule, the instructor should do the leg work well in advance of leading an adventure through the rockies.
I must admit to having logged enough miles on this one to get through the journey in one piece. (And be a reasonably good guide)
To cut a long story short, I videotaped the lesson in progress, where the mini-cam assisted my efforts, but having quickly realized that little Logi, had a mind of its own, slipping and sliding off my knee, I decided to make a separate, personalized video, with a blown up view of my hands. It was unimpeded by the forces of gravity.
Here are my initial Logitech assists:
1) The lesson-in-progress videos
2) The blow-up view using a post-lesson, separate camcorder that I aimed down at my hands
A flashback to a “knee jerk posting,” where a Mozart ornament was navigated with Logitech at the helm.