Since ages, it has been universally believed that if there’s one thing you must learn in your lifetime, it’s music. However, the way many people have been attempting to learn music over the last few years has made it a mundane, bland exercise - memorizing the notes of a few popular songs and tunes and mechanically playing them out in the name of practice or performance. Ask yourself, in such a scenario, does it really remain music? (hint: no)
edClef is an Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal concept by Akshat Srivastava with the vision to redefine the way music is learnt. I believe that by making music-initiation free and accessible to all, through the internet, we can usher in the next generation of serious music learning. Instead of hiring expensive tutors to teach, in the unimaginative fashion that has become a characteristic feature of the music learning ’trade’, anyone with access to the internet would be able to get a good music education, complete with lessons, tests and assignments.