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Piano Lessons with Hugh Sung: Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Hugh Sung

Released On: 8/25/2016

Learn how to play piano. Music professor and acclaimed accompanist Hugh Sung has created a comprehensive video library of piano lessons and clear, over-the-shoulder shots of performances of classic tunes. Watch at your own pace while you learn fundamentals like reading sheet music, finger placement, and posture, and practice playing melody and rhythm with the right and left hands. The piano exercises in this beginner-level course cover classics like "Greensleeves" and "Scarborough Fair" at different tempos, so you can slowly increase your pace as you get more comfortable at the keyboard. Hugh's enthusiasm for piano is contagious and his lessons emphasize learning to play popular songs using a step-by-step method that any level of player can follow.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Create Flipped Classroom Lessons with Office Mix

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Oliver Schinkten

Released On: 8/25/2016

Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that allows presenters to record slideshows with embedded video and audio. It's an amazing tool for teachers who run flipped classrooms—and it can empower students to create their own presentations. In this course, Oliver Schinkten explores how to use Office Mix to convert existing PowerPoint slideshows into flipped classroom lessons or create brand-new material from scratch, complete with voiceover and interactive features such as links, polls, and quizzes. He shows how to add lecture video, videos from third parties such as Khan Academy, and even science and math apps directly in your mixes. When your mix is complete, learn how to upload and share it via your Office Mix account and track student progress through the site.


Electric Bass Basics with Billy Sheehan

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Billy Sheehan

Released On: 8/25/2016

Now you can learn to play electric bass from one of the true masters. Join legendary artist Billy Sheehan as he reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success as one of the most respected players of all time. Billy has played bass on dozens of records (from David Lee Roth to Mr. Big) and toured all over the world for decades. Here he starts with the basics: right hand and left hand, slap and pop. He shows how to break down a lick, play in time, lock in with the drums, and adapt your bass playing to different styles, including country and heavy metal. Plus, get practical advice on amplifying your sound, changing strings, and tuning your instrument. These are the absolute essentials any musician needs to know to play bass in any genre—as taught by an industry legend.


Piano Lessons with Hugh Sung: Sight Reading and Classical Pieces

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Hugh Sung

Released On: 8/25/2016

Learn how to play piano and sight-read sheet music, while you learn to perform classics from great composers such as Bach, Satie, and Chopin. Music professor and acclaimed accompanist Hugh Sung has created a comprehensive video library of piano lessons and performances of classic tunes shot from multiple angles. Learn at your own pace and build fluency in reading standard notation. Hugh breaks down classics like "Minuet in G Major," "Prelude in C Major," "Gymnopédie No. 1," and "Moonlight Sonata." These are some of the most beautiful songs ever written, and have been specially arranged by Hugh to maximize your learning and enjoyment.

Each song is demonstrated at different tempos, so you can slowly increase your pace as you get more comfortable at the keyboard, and overlaid with notation, so you can read each line of music as it's taught. This training builds on the rest of the Piano Lessons series and is designed for all levels of pianists who want to learn to quickly play the music they love.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Microsoft Azure for Developers

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ralph Reilly

Released On: 8/25/2016

Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables developers to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. If you have been wondering how you can take advantage of "the cloud" and integrate it into your development workflow, this course is for you. Professor Ralph Reilly covers the basics of signing up for a free Azure account and using the developer tools, and surveys all of Azure's unique capabilities for building cloud-based applications. Each chapter introduces exciting features like computing services (virtual machines, websites, app services, and more), storage, the Internet of Things, and content delivery networks (CDNs).


WordPress and Internationalization

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Carrie Dils

Released On: 8/25/2016

Want to take your WordPress site worldwide? WordPress's internationalization features allow developers to configure their code so they can be easily translated and localized. In this course, Carrie Dils introduces the specific functions and tools WordPress developers can use to make their code translation-ready. Learn how to use translation functions in WordPress and PHP, prep code for translation, adjust for special cases such as plurals, and internationalize your themes and plugins. Know another language? Find out how you can help the entire WordPress community by contributing to the WordPress translation project on GlotPress, an open-source platform used to translate WordPress.


Advanced Branding

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Brad Batesole

Released On: 8/24/2016

How deeply have you thought about your brand? Is it intentional, or just an afterthought? What does each component—your logo, your website, your service, and even your culture—say to customers? Advanced branding means thinking about what distinguishes your company from the rest, and incorporating it into every single touchpoint of the business: design, messaging, marketing and PR, and company vision. Learn what branding really is, how it works, and how you can build and maintain a more competitive brand, in this course with marketing expert Brad Batesole.

Explore best practices for researching, developing, visualizing, and managing your brand, and learn about incorporating your brand throughout various customer touchpoints and keeping tabs on your brand as your company grows.


How to Hire, Retain, and Grow Top Millennial Talent

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Lisa Earle McLeod, Elizabeth McLeod

Released On: 8/24/2016

More than one-in-three American workers today are millennials. By 2020, millennials will form 50% of the global workforce. The war for the best and brightest of the millennial generation is on now. Companies all over the world are fighting to hire and retain the best talent. Mother and daughter Lisa and Elizabeth McLeod address the challenges of hiring, retaining, and growing millennial talent in this course. They provide an insightful guide to help managers and leaders separate the "entitled from the enlightened" in interviews, communicate job expectations, and understand what salary and benefit options are likely to have the most impact. They also highlight the importance of social learning to any learning and development program, and the best communication methods to help millennials grow. Lastly, they outline techniques for providing performance feedback, what incentive plans work best, and how to detect if it is time to let a dissatisfied employee go.


Houdini: Advanced Motion Graphics

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Scott Pagano

Released On: 8/24/2016

Procedural animation is a powerful way to create motion that would be both inefficient and impractical to animate manually. Houdini offers a range of procedural animation tools that complement the CINEMA 4D and Maya pipelines. Adding Houdini allows for the generation of highly complex motion with relative ease and gives animators a whole new toolkit of reusable techniques. The techniques shown here use wire dynamics, rigid body dynamics, and channel networks to create animation data that can be imported into C4D or Maya and assembled, lit, and rendered there. Author Scott Pagano shows how to create organic-looking strand movement, audio-reactive motion graphics, a vine-growing system, and dynamic simulations for fracturing and destroying objects. Houdini is a powerhouse for all realms of moving image creation; with these videos, it will be a significant addition to your motion graphics arsenal.


Real Estate Photography: Kitchens

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Scott Hargis

Released On: 8/24/2016

For real estate and architectural photographers, a kitchen can be the most challenging room to photograph. Shiny, reflective surfaces and tight confines are common conditions, increasing the complexity of shooting the room. In this course, photographer Scott Hargis demonstrates techniques you can apply to capture a kitchen at its best. He shows you how to set up, take test shots, assess the situation, and adjust your lighting and composition accordingly. He also covers how to style the kitchen and how to edit the photos.


Statistics Fundamentals - Part 1: Beginning

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Eddie Davila

Released On: 8/24/2016

Statistics is not just the realm of data scientists. All types of jobs use statistics. Statistics are important for making decisions, new discoveries, investments, and predictions. Whether the subject is political races, sports rankings, shopping trends, or healthcare advancements, statistics is an instrument for understanding your favorite topic at a deeper level. With these beginner-level lessons, you too can master the terms, formulas, and techniques needed to perform the most common types of statistics.

Professor Eddie Davila covers statistics basics, like calculating averages, medians, modes, and standard deviations. He shows how to use probability and distribution curves to inform decisions, and how to detect false positives and misleading data. Each concept is covered in simple language, with detailed examples that show how statistics are used in real-world scenarios from the worlds of business, sports, education, entertainment, and more. These techniques will help you understand your data, prove theories, and save time, money, and other valuable resources—all by understanding the numbers.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Rhythm and Voicings

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bryan Sutton

Released On: 8/23/2016

Learn how to play bluegrass guitar—one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. In part 3 of the Bluegrass Guitar Lessons series, Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton concentrates on big-picture techniques that will help you develop your own personal sound. Learn intermediate techniques for fretting without tension and embellishing your sound with hammer-ons and pull-offs. Find out how to move beyond basic rhythms into more complex bass strum patterns, phrasing, and scale walking. Open up the fretboard with some exciting new scales and chord shapes. Bryan shows how to apply what you've learned to intermediate versions of popular bluegrass tunes, such as "Turkey in the Straw" and "Soldier's Joy." Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Each lesson helps you add a challenging new dimension to your sound, and improve your overall musicality.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Measure Salesforce Effectiveness

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Drew Boyd

Released On: 8/23/2016

If you don't measure the right things at the right times, you'll miss big opportunities to improve your sales team's performance and you'll lose valuable revenue. Find out how to manage the effectiveness of your salesforce. Drew Boyd helps you define the sales task, which guides all decisions such as who you hire, how you deploy your team, and how you manage them day-to-day. He then helps you identify and evaluate all of the components that make for a successful sales strategy: customer base, product/service mix, sales activities, sales support, and sales process. Lastly, he helps you determine the impact you are having on your customer, conduct a win/loss analysis, and evaluate sales deployment.


Learn to Write a Syllabus

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Karl Kapp

Released On: 8/23/2016

A syllabus should clearly communicate the scope and requirements of a course to students. It must be carefully crafted and organized, and accurately set expectations around course participation, assignments, and grading—all while meeting the specific requirements of your institution. Learn how to set up your students and your class for success by writing a well-organized and complete syllabus. Author Karl Kapp walks teachers through the various sections of a common syllabus, with best practices for making the syllabus a more valuable tool in any class. Learn what to leave in and what to leave out, how to add policies and grading criteria, and how to summarize exactly what students will accomplish by the end of the course. Plus, get tips for distributing a digital syllabus for an online class.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Feel and Crosspicking

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bryan Sutton

Released On: 8/23/2016

The bluegrass style is one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. Once you've mastered the basics, you can play most songs. But becoming a great bluegrass guitarist has a lot to do with feel and dexterity—skills you can only master with the help of a great teacher. Bryan Sutton is arguably the best flatpick guitarist since the late great Doc Watson. In this course, part 4 of Bluegrass Guitar Lessons, he shares his Grammy-winning techniques with you.

Learn how to maintain flatpicking flow—consistent tone, groove, and musicality. Find out how to play along role-oriented lines, and find more musical opportunities. In chapters 3, 4, and 5, Bryan shows how to apply what you've learned to intermediate versions of popular bluegrass tunes. Each lesson helps you add a challenging new dimension to your sound, and improve your overall musicality.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Scales, Walking Bass, Hammer-Ons, and Pull-Offs

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bryan Sutton

Released On: 8/23/2016

The bluegrass style is one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. Learn how to play bluegrass guitar or improve your current flatpicking and fretting skills in this course—part 2 of the Bluegrass Guitar Lessons series with Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton. Learn how to build strength and fingerboard awareness, and expand what you can do with the rhythm guitar with "walking bass" movement and advanced scales. Find out how to create more expressive sounds and play more efficiently with hammer-ons and pull-offs, and how to use a capo and slide.

Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Picking, Fretting, and Chords

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bryan Sutton

Released On: 8/23/2016

The bluegrass style is one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. Unlike acoustic guitar, it concentrates on rhythm, groove, and playing as part of an ensemble—the skills Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton emphasizes in his series, Bluegrass Guitar Lessons. Part 1 concentrates on the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar: picking and fretting, posture, and flatpicking flow. Bryan covers everything from holding the guitar and pick to strumming, fingering the fretboard, and using downstrokes, upstrokes, and repetition to reproduce popular picking patterns. He also helps you develop a sense of rhythm, muscle memory, and consistent sound and tone, and breaks down a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Drum Set Instruction: On The Beaten Path

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Rich Lackowski

Released On: 8/23/2016

Learn how to play the drums using popular drum beats and fills played by some of the best drummers on some of the world's most famous songs. This collection combines the entire three-level series On the Beaten Path—the acclaimed method that teaches you how to play drums using carefully selected legendary beats from the songs that shaped modern music. The initial chapters start you off with a wide selection of basic rock beats and fills by drummers including John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Tré Cool (Green Day), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), and many more. Next, expand your drum vocabulary with dozens of blues and jazz beats and fills by drummers—including Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more—to unlock the coordination and syncopation skills that you need to master. Then fortify your drumming knowledge with reggae, country, funk, and Latin beats by legendary drummers including Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley), Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (The Meters), and many more. Award-winning instructor Rich Lackowski weaves in concepts like time and tempo manipulation, time signature, and a ton of key drumming tools.

By the time you complete this course, you'll understand all the essentials of being a good drummer: from reading and writing music to playing with healthy technique to keep you drumming for a lifetime—along with a well-rounded vocabulary of over 140 famous beats and fills that you can use to create your own music and start playing in bands.


Unity 5 2D Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jesse Freeman

Released On: 8/22/2016

Learn everything you need to get started in Unity 2D game development. Unity expert Jesse Freeman builds a complete 2D game based off the endless runner genre—a unique one-button game that's not only fun to play, but also exciting to build. The end result is a reusable code base that you can extend with your own artwork and narrative.

Start watching to learn how to convert artwork into sprites, create repeating background textures with Unity's TexturePacker, and build reusable game objects such as players, obstacles, and enemies. Jesse also covers the basics of object pooling, working with custom UI components, and multiplatform publishing.


Putting ITIL® Into Practice: Problem Management Techniques

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Pultorak

Released On: 8/22/2016

Problem management is about preventing and resolving the problems underlying interruptions of IT services. A set of shared techniques can make the difference between success and failure. ITIL® mentions a set of techniques as best practice, but does not cover how to apply them. This course bridges the gap for IT pros, giving them a concise introduction to the seven problem management techniques endorsed by ITIL®, including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Ishikawa diagrams
  • Kepner-Tregoe root cause analysis
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Component failure impact analysis
  • Service outage analysis
  • Post-implementation and major problem review


ITIL® trainer David Pultorak outlines the what, why, where, and how of each technique, and provide examples so you can practice with the goal of placing each technique into "muscle memory." He examines the 4 Ps that can contribute to or help resolve every problem—people, processes, products, and partners—and provides tips on where to go next.


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