Ploddings started after the Blah148 channel on Youtube gained steam, from people passionate about learning Delta Blues.
First off, I think learning this music is vital since it’s a foundation for what people are playing now. I’ve heard it said like this: if you seek to get to your Point B, then know where your Point A is. I think this music can serve as a great Point A.
The site is also meant to be a real repository of good information. Energy is finite, and people can use 20% of effort towards finding a good resource, 10% towards switching from “Googling mode” to “learning mode”, expend another 15% when they find that they’d prefer a different resource, and then only have 55% of energy towards actually learning. The hope here is that people can put 90% of their energy towards learning, and thereby get more done.
Another route towards using it successfully is in the learning process. Here, I think organization is a powerful tool. By learning songs in “like” groups, learning can be done “in bulk”. For example, learning several Spanish tunes in sequence, or learning several Robert Johnson songs with similar structures, the speed of learning can quicken by 300% or more. Especially with the finite time available, this can really help drive progress.
If you do notice any bugs, errors, or have any ideas for the site in general, please let me know. I would love to hear what you think.
My main contact is here, [email protected].