I have to say, I really love YouTube. It is such an incredible teaching resource! My students and I are always referring to it for various performers or performances. So, I decided it was time to capitalize on it a bit more and give my students a structured approach to utilizing the many performances available for viewing on YouTube. As we know, some of them are fabulous clips of world-renowned musicians. And others are, well, not so fabulous. 🙂 Here’s a very simple YouTube Performance Evaluation worksheet I came up with:
I didn’t want to make it cumbersome for the students, but merely provide a way for them to listen intentionally to the recordings and think about them critically (rather than just embracing any and every performance as a good or valid rendering of a particular piece).