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Moving the E, Em, A and Am Chords Around the Fretboard
 
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In this video we will use our knowledge of the guitar fretboard (roots), open and barre chords to shift the A, Am, E and Em chord shapes around the next. By the end of the video you will know 48 new chords!
Views: 832 John Wiskin
Introduction to Sociology Lecture #1
 
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A brief introduction to sociology. Enjoy!
Views: 45326 John Wiskin
What Chords Sound Good Together?
 
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This video demonstrates how you can use the major scale to find chords that sound good together. With seven notes of the major scale the first (I), fourth (IV) and fifth (V) chords are major and the second (ii), third (iii) and sixth (vi) chords are minor. The seventh chord is generally ignored.
Views: 13340 John Wiskin
The Intervals on the Fretboard
 
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A video to help students in my beginner guitar class recognize interval relationships across the fretboard.
Views: 1485 John Wiskin
How Canada's Parliament Works
 
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A short video for Civics about how Canada's Parliament works.
Views: 10776 John Wiskin
An Analysis of a Social Science Paper
 
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Here is an example of a professional social science article, which explains your study, research, and findings. I go through a professional article so you can see how one is written and have an example to aim for when you write your own report.
Views: 2452 John Wiskin
How to Understand Shakespeare - Tips and Tricks
 
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Here is a short video about how to understand Shakespeare. These tips and tricks will make understanding the Bard a little easier. Guaranteed.
Views: 2676 John Wiskin
Create Your Own Textbook
 
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A video that will give you some ideas for how you can create your own textbook (since I do not have an exemplar). Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
Views: 543 John Wiskin
How to Use Google Scholar
 
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Here is a brief overview of Google Scholar and how to use the site. It is a great site for simple research and finding great information beyond a basic Google search.
Views: 23762 John Wiskin
Introduction to the Political Spectrum
 
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My beginner's guide to the political spectrum, explaining the difference between economic and social issues, left and right wing views, and providing a few examples from Canada.
Views: 604 John Wiskin
Google Drive: Research, Citing, and Preview
 
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This video contains three great uses of Google Drive. 1.) 1:48 The "Research" tool allows you to quickly research additional websites, images, and scholarly articles (vis Google Scholar) all from the Drive. 2.) 5:30 The "Cite" tool allows you to simply cite sources with the click of a button. 3.) The "Preview" tool allows you to quickly preview websites from the Drive screen. All of these are very helpful and will make research seamless and easier, thus saving time for quality editing and further research!
Views: 5011 John Wiskin
5 Pentatonic Shapes Horizontal (Transposed)
 
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In this second video I continue to explain how the pentatonic scale (both minor and major) is made up of repeating shapes. I continue moving horizontally across the b and e strings, but transpose the shapes to two new keys (G minor and E minor), to show how the shapes remain the same regardless of what key. By shapes, I mean four note, two string shapes. I do not mean patterns (the 5 patterns, or "boxes" we're all familiar with). Looking at repeating shapes is a different way to look at pentatonics, but does allow for more flexibility and movement across the fretboard when you have these shapes, and their order, memorized! These shapes repeat themselves in the same order regardless of which key you are in. The five shapes are a rectangle (Rect), a forward-facing trapezoid (F), a reverse-facing trapezoid (R), and two boxes (L and H) that have the same shape, but different notes. In this second I explain how the shapes are organized HORIZONTALLY (Rect, L, F, R, H) across the strings (the B and E strings, in this case), but move them to different keys to show how the shapes, and order, stay the same regardless of the key you are in.
Views: 401 John Wiskin
Ethics in Field Research
 
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A brief overview of the Tri-Council Ethics for Research. I simply want you to be aware of any ethical problems that may arise during your research. If you have any questions, please ask.
Views: 219 John Wiskin
How to Play For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
 
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A song for Mr. Wiskin's guitar course. This is a beginner course and the song is not exact but designed to help my students work around the E and A chords.
Views: 318 John Wiskin
How to Play Cars Magic
 
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A short video on how to play Magic by the Cars. This song is for Mr. Wiskin's guitar class. It is not designed to be comprehensive as I want my students to get used to using the D chord in relation to the A and E chords.
Views: 4730 John Wiskin
How to Play You Shook Me  by Led Zeppelin Part 1 (Bars 1-8)
 
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This video is part of a series where I show you how to play Led Zeppelin's You Shook Me. This covers the first 8 bars of the twelve bar blues Jimmy is playing!
Views: 3906 John Wiskin
Guitar Theory: Major Scale Construction (Using Intervals)
 
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Here is a video about how to find scales on the guitar fretboard using 2 methods. Method 1: whole and half step pattern (W W H W W W H) Method 2: intervals (R M2 M3 4 5 M6 M7 R)
Views: 311 John Wiskin
5 Pentatonic Shapes (Vertical)
 
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In this third video I continue to explain how the pentatonic scale (both minor and major) is made up of repeating shapes. Instead of moving horizontally, I show how the 5 shapes repeat themselves vertically, using the "famous" pentatonic box that everyone is familiar with. In this second video I explain how the shapes are organized VERTICALLY (F H L R Rect), up and down the strings. By shapes, I mean four note, two string shapes. I do not mean patterns (the 5 patterns, or "boxes" we're all familiar with). Looking at repeating shapes is a different way to look at pentatonics, but does allow for more flexibility and movement across the fretboard when you have these shapes, and their order, memorized! These shapes repeat themselves in the same order regardless of which key you are in. The five shapes are a rectangle (Rect), a forward-facing trapezoid (F), a reverse-facing trapezoid (R), and two boxes (L and H) that have the same shape, but different notes.
Views: 314 John Wiskin
How to Play Sweet Home Chicago (for Beginners)
 
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A simple blues song, Sweet Home Chicago, by Robert Johnson. It's a straightforward blues song in the key of E. Enjoy.
Views: 1213 John Wiskin
How to Understand Political Cartoons
 
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A short video on what political cartoons are and how to understand them.
Views: 704 John Wiskin
Understanding Journal Articles
 
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Here is a brief video about how to understand journal articles. They are more in depth and complex than the information you will find from a traditional Google search. Professional, scholarly articles are written for a university audience (usually post-graduate) yet they still can be understood by us! How? First, watch this video and then ask any questions of the teacher for further clarification!
Views: 332 John Wiskin
How to Post and Change Appearance on WordPress
 
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Here is a short video about how to post your annotations on WordPress and how to change the appearance if you choose.
Views: 588 John Wiskin
How to Login to Google Plus
 
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How to login to Google Plus through YRDSB.
Views: 1411 John Wiskin
Walking Bass Line Blues in G
 
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in this blues video, we work on another way to play the blues, this time using a walking bass line. This is a simple, beginner lesson that offers another way to play the blues. Enjoy.
Views: 944 John Wiskin
Interval Tips & Tricks (4th, 5th and Octave)
 
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In this video we look at interval patterns between the 4th, 5th and octaves around the fretboard. I also explain how this pattern is lightly altered when crossing the G and B strings. Lastly, I provide some examples of how musicians use the 1st, 4th and 5th of a scale to create songs.
Views: 465 John Wiskin
How to Play You Cant Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones
 
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A short video for my guitar class to learn the C and F chords. This song is not a complete transcription of the song nor is it designed to be entire accurate to how Keith Richards plays it.
Views: 211 John Wiskin
Introduction to Sociology Lecture 3
 
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The final (and shortest) section of my introduction to sociology lecture. Enjoy!
Views: 1250 John Wiskin
Anthropology Lecture Part One
 
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A brief overview of anthropology. Enjoy!
Views: 985 John Wiskin
How to Play Don't Stop Believing
 
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A beginner guide to Don't Stop Believing (without the intro). A good start to working on barre chords on the E and A strings, as well as palm muting and strumming.
Views: 462 John Wiskin
How to Check Turnitin Feedback on Moodle
 
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A short video about how to view your turnitin feedback on moodle. I hope this helps!
Views: 54 John Wiskin
Blues in Any Key (Using a Capo)
 
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This video explains how to play the blue sin any key using the E and A 12 bar blues patterns from the previous videos.
Views: 401 John Wiskin
5 Pentatonic Shapes (4 Note, 2 String Shapes) Horizontal
 
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In this video I explain how the pentatonic scale (both minor and major) is made up of repeating shapes. By shapes, I mean four note, two string shapes. I do not mean patterns (the 5 patterns, or "boxes" we're all familiar with). Looking at repeating shapes is a different way to look at pentatonics, but does allow for more flexibility and movement across the fretboard when you have these shapes, and their order, memorized! These shapes repeat themselves in the same order regardless of which key you are in. The five shapes are a rectangle (Rect), a forward-facing trapezoid (F), a reverse-facing trapezoid (R), and two boxes (L and H) that have the same shape, but different notes. In this first episode I explain how the shapes are organized HORIZONTALLY (Rect, L, F, R, H) across the strings (the B and E strings, in this case).
Views: 302 John Wiskin
Cleaning Up Shared Folder
 
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A short video on how you can keep your Google Drive "Shared with Me" folder clean.
Views: 698 John Wiskin
What Chords Sound Good Together Part II
 
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A second video looking at the major scale and the chords associated with each note in the scale. Some song examples are given here.
Views: 448 John Wiskin
Introduction to Sociology Lecture Part 2
 
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My second part of the intro to sociology lecture. Enjoy!
Views: 3692 John Wiskin
The Difference Between Major and Minor Chords
 
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In this video I explain the difference between major and minor chords. In the previous video I explained what makes a major chord based on intervals (root, major 3rd, 5th) and why the open chords look the way they do. In this video I explain the difference between major chords and minor chords.
Views: 500 John Wiskin
Forces of Social Change Lecture (Part One)
 
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This is part one of my lecture on the Forces of Social Change. Enjoy!
Views: 438 John Wiskin
How to Fill in a Blank Fretboard Diagram
 
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A brief theory video for my class on how to fill in a blank fretboard diagram.
Views: 202 John Wiskin
How to Login to Google Communities
 
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The title says it all. After you've watched the "How to Login to Google Plus" video, watch this so you can find our class community.
Views: 61 John Wiskin
Beginner Dexterity Exercises 2
 
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A follow-up the last beginner dexterity exercises. This video looks at string skipping with the 1234 pattern as well as using a metronome with eighth and sixteenth notes.
Views: 22 John Wiskin
How to Play Wonderful Tonight on Guitar Part One (Beginner)
 
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Here is part one of how to play Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. I do not go over the solo riff. This is simply a video for me to help a student know when to change chords for the song. It is very basic but I hope it is helpful. Take care!
Views: 71 John Wiskin
How to Play Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
 
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A video to help my class play Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. It is not designed to be comprehensive but allow my class to focus on their understanding of common chords and how they can work together. I do not play the solo.
Views: 56 John Wiskin
A Great Challenge and Change Discussion
 
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I had a great conversation with two students in class and they asked a number of great questions about the course. Below is a brief timeline of where you can find answers to specific questions they asked. The first 5:50 is pretty useless. Skip it. 5:50 - you can’t be online for lectures; will that affect anything? 7:30 Do I have to submit work or do you see it on Drive? 7:45 What about information on learning website? 9:00 When do you update the website? General chatter about the course. 11:00 Should we get in contact with our group members for the RTDs, seminars and textbook? 12:30 easy ways to collaborate for the assignments 13:20 What do we do for the RTD? 15:00 On the Social Science Investigation Project, it mentions a “shared document”, where is it? (back to RTD question) 16:00 What do we do when we run the RTD? 18:00 Do we post questions when we lead our RTD? 19:30 How do students learn about your article and information? 20:21 How will we post the articles and videos we find? 21:17 For the textbook do we share a link to share for everyone? 22:45 What do we focus on in the textbook (builds on previous question) 23:25 What happens if we don’t teach the assignments well? 24:15 What are the topics on mid-term and final exam? 27:40 The mid-term and final exam is more opinionated? 31:55 general chat about the Malcolm Gladwell article 35:10 Do we need to memorize the terms from the Introduction to Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology activities/lecture? 37:35 Will we get an outline before the mid-term and final exam? 40:00 I work better alone and what if my group members don’t do their work? 42:45 When will we see marks? 45:31 Can I ask for feedback about anything, especially for the RTD? At 50 minutes the video ends with some general banter about the course.
Views: 83 John Wiskin
How to Play Sweet Child O Mine Acoustic
 
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A song for our growing Concert Setlist. In this case it is Guns N' Roses' Sweet Child O' Mine. We know all of the chords and this song is great because it allows my students to work on a more challenging song with a few different chord progressions. This song isn't designed to be complete (no solos, intro, etc...) and just focuses on the chords and chord progressions. Enjoy.
Views: 4726 John Wiskin
Introductory Psychology Lecture 1
 
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Here is a brief introductory lecture to psychology. Enjoy!
Views: 336 John Wiskin
How to Play Mr Jones by the Counting Crows
 
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This video was made to help the guitar students in my class play songs with beginner chords.
Views: 80 John Wiskin
Anthropology Lecture Part Two
 
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The second part of my introduction to anthropology. Enjoy!
Views: 686 John Wiskin
How to Find Google Hangouts (YRDSB)
 
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Here is a quick video on how to find Google Hangouts if you have a question for me.
Views: 81 John Wiskin
2   Setting Up a WordPress Account
 
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Here is a short video about how to set up a WordPress account.
Views: 83 John Wiskin
3   Create a WordPress Account
 
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Here is a short video about how to create a WordPress account.
Views: 79 John Wiskin

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