Educator Showdown – Round #3 | A Music Tutorial Contest from the Steemit Music Alliance ( A DSound Community Initiative)

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Educator Showdown – Round #3

Hello and welcome to Round 3 of the Educator Showdown!

What is Educator Showdown?

Educator Showdown is a bi-weekly competition for people who make educational content revolving around music. Any form of content is accepted, so long as it is music themed in nature and teaches people something about the creation of music, whether that be music production, music theory or playing instruments.

This contest is meant to bring more quality educational content to the platform, because when it comes to music, I believe that one can ever learn everything, but I'll be damned if we don't try.

Challenge is sponsored by Steemit Music Alliance. Join Steemit's most prominent music community on discord here.

Round 2 of Educator Showdown has come to an end and this time we had 6 entries!

Thank you everyone who participated! I'll be judging the entries and putting the winner post up as soon as I can ! :)

Here are the entries from round 2:

@bengy talking about acoustics from enviroment both real and technical

@musicapoetica with a peice describing the responsibilites of the concert master

@plugdeux talking about techniques to better your ukulele play

@guifaquetti Made a podcast talking about something in Portuguese(no I do not know how I will go about judging the quality of this content, as I do not speak Portuguese)

@calebleejl back again with a post talking about major and minor chords

@vishweshv talking about some production tips & tricks

And now it's time for us to move into round 3!

That's right, this post marks the beginning of the next round of Educator Showdown!
Rules, Judging criteria and Prizes are all listed below!

  • Content must be educational and music related
  • No more than 1 entry per user per contest
  • I will post this every second Monday and accept submissions till midnight on Sunday in GMT
  • Make a post using the tag #educatorshowdown to enter
  • Winners will be announced once I go through all the entries, expect 1-3 days depending on how many entries I get
  • This competition has no topic, as I feel this would restrict the amount of entries too much
  • Resteem this post for visibility, it's about all of us learning together; the prizes are just incentive.

Posts will be judged based on a few factors:

  • How easy is it to understand what you are trying to teach? If no one understands the information you are trying to convey, it doesn't matter how good well you know what you are talking about. In this contest clarity and simplicity is key.

  • How much does your post teach? An educational post should have a clear level of knowledge expected going in and a level of knowledge expected going out. This category is about the difference between the 2 and not how complicated the post itself is.

  • How complex is the topic? This isn't so much a judgment category as it is a sort of score boost. It isn't harder to write content for more advanced musicians than beginners, but it does require a certain base knowledge, meaning that more in-depth quality content tends to be harder to come by.

  • How well do you stay on topic? If you're writing a post about triads you shouldn't be getting into drum rhythms. This makes posts more confusing than they need to be. This connects to the first point – ease of understanding, but I though specifying this might help.

  • Enjoy-ability. It's important that the content is in itself engaging and entertaining. Make it funny, give it a style, try to be as creative in your tutorial content as in your music. Learning should be fun first and foremost.

    This time around we are adding Whaleshares to the prize pool!

  • 1st Place: 5 STEEM & 20 Voiceshares & (30) Whaleshares for 25 Points in the Steemit Music League

  • 2nd Place: 3 STEEM and 12 Voiceshares & (20) Whaleshares for 15 Points in the Steemit Music League

  • 3rd Place: 2 STEEM and 8 Voiceshares & (10) Whaleshares for 10 Points in the Steemit Music League

Time to get our teaching goggles on!

DSound Community Initiative

Thank you @dsound for supporting the steemit music scene! I'm amazed by the support this community is getting and love the fact that Dsound supports these things.

If you don't know what dsound is yet, it's steemit's own audio streeming platform. You can upload your sounds, share them and get paid in steem, just like on steemit! If you have music, podcasts, sound snippets or anything else sound related you want to put onto the blockchain, this is the place to do it :)

Voiceshares, Whaleshares and Smoke all require a BitShares wallet to recieve

If you have a bitshares wallet, comment it on this post or the winner announcement post.
If you don't then get yourself one here

Are you a music creator or just love music?

Steem Music Alliance. Singers, producers, everything.


Great post! I Just upvoted you. Check my twitch stream for some Chill and relaxing music

Wow this couldn't come at a better time! I'm doing a modular series on music marketing for indie artists does that fall within the contest framework??

I'm inclined to say yes :)
Will be happy to read those posts

Awesome! Its a great thing you're doing with these contest type things, it really brings awareness to good educational content!

Anyhow I've tagged my latest module with the educatorshowdown tag, inside the post are links to the previous modules for your reference!


Thank you again for the contest, it is a great opportunity to learn from each other! This is our entry for this week.

Great contest! We are encouraging our members to contribute an entry!


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