Thanks again for signing up for the first four week block of "tidal club" course activities. I'm pretty astonished that there are over 200 registrations! Especially as I haven't promoted it very much, and didn't give a lot of information about the course.. Thanks for your trust!
I'm a little worried that there are some problems with the 'easy installers' at the moment. If you get problems, please speak up early, by posting in the "help" category, and we'll get things sorted out. Be sure to include what operating system you're using, what you've tried and any error messages you're getting.
I should say that "Tidal Club" was originally the name of an in-person meetup here in Sheffield instigated by Lucy Cheesman aka @heavy.lifting. Thanks Lucy for letting me take it online! She's an
experienced Tidal workshop superhero, and especially with so many signups, I hope will be getting involved in running this one too.
I'm still working out what this online Tidal Club is and what happens at the end of the four weeks. At the moment I think it'd be great if Tidal Club could continue as a tidal community whatever happens, and then future course cycles happen within that. Maybe there'll be a break of a week before another four-week block of material. Lets see how things pan out and work this out together!
So the first week starts this Saturday 11th April 2020. As I've said elsewhere, I think we should start by going through how to add sounds to SuperDirt. Then we could jump straight into making music, taking a first good look at Tidal's built-in "mini-notation" for sequencing music.
I've given workshops before (including a weekend summer school in collaboration with Lucy), but never a full, comprehensive course. I think one of the main adjustments for me will be in coming up with activities for you to work through, as you develop your practice longer term. To help with this, hopefully I'll be able to get Lucy and other experienced Tidal performers to give different perspectives on Tidal, and approaches to learning it.
This is intended to be a from-scratch course, but I know some of you already have some experience with Tidal. Just as when using an old can opener, sometimes you have to go round two or three times before you get all the gaps. I'll also be dropping in information about new and under-documented things too, which will hopefully keep everyone interested.
By the way, feel free to ask questions about anything! Especially if your questions seems stupid - there's no such thing. I've learned a lot from teaching Tidal workshops, because those uncertain questions often give important insights in what is missing from Tidal. All questions are good. Don't worry too much about asking questions in the wrong place either - the structure of the forum is still developing, and things can always be moved around.
I've made a category "cycle 0" where all the material for the next four weeks will go:
You might want to click on the 'bell' icon in the top right, to turn notifications on, so that you get emails about new course materials.
Ok that's it for now! Feel free to ask questions below about how the course will run.