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Todd Simpson
post Mar 19 2018, 01:59 AM
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I've been trying to get past the 500 mark for what seems like forever. Some folks have 10k followers and don't even seem to be trying. It's been a struggle to get there for me and it happened one at a time. I use instagram as a platform to help promote my work here at GMC and my playing/music in general. It's a great promotional platform and it allows video with sound. so I've been putting my quick licks up there with links back to here.

Anyone else have any instagram stories or experiences to share? Anyone else trying to reach a wider audience on instagram? Anyone else using video? I've noticed a lot of folks don't seem to have worked how to put edited video (not shot directly in the app) up on instagram as most folks just have stills. What has your experience been like?

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post Mar 19 2018, 02:26 AM
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I don't really 'work it' so much. I have probably 340 ish followers (184 posts). I've noticed that folks like my short little playing vids at least twice as much as they like the stills. I shoot them on my phone and try to trim them (on the phone and/or in the app) so that they sort of loop seamlessly. Sometimes I'm successful.

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post Mar 19 2018, 06:19 PM
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I have a friend who teaches guitar at his home for a living. For the last 2 years he only used instagram and is happy for the number of students he found.

He pays instagram as far as I know but the stuff he's playing really isn't so hard or flashy to play. Good tone, rocker outfit and a well known solo thats as said usually not so hard.


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post Mar 19 2018, 07:27 PM
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Congrats Todd!! Instagram is a great tool for musicians nowadays. I use it a lot for everything I do.

Follow me friends! biggrin.gif

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post Mar 20 2018, 03:36 AM
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Shooting directly with the phone is the quickest way to get video/audio up on instagram for sure. You are sorta stuck with phone audio of course, which folks don't mind as most stuff is shot with a phone on the gram. You can put vids that you shot and put recorded/mixed audio together with by putting them up somewhere in the cloud where you phone can grab them. Google drive, drop box etc. For when you have a nice vid with mixed audio that you want to share. But many folks find it more trouble than it's worth.

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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 18 2018, 09:26 PM) *
I don't really 'work it' so much. I have probably 340 ish followers (184 posts). I've noticed that folks like my short little playing vids at least twice as much as they like the stills. I shoot them on my phone and try to trim them (on the phone and/or in the app) so that they sort of loop seamlessly. Sometimes I'm successful.

https://www.instagram.com/kenlasaine/



I noticed you have nearly 10k followers! nice smile.gif Well done there!!

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Congrats Todd!! Instagram is a great tool for musicians nowadays. I use it a lot for everything I do.

Follow me friends! biggrin.gif

https://www.instagram.com/gabrielleopardi/



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post Mar 20 2018, 04:16 PM
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So I did a little experiment.
I made a quick Instagram clip of me playing D, G, Bm and A chords.
5 new followers in less than a few hours.
Keep in mind I'm not playing fast. I'm not playing distorted. I'm not playing anything remotely difficult. I'm not cute and I'm not young.

People respond to motion. Like cats ... and birds.

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I noticed the same thing smile.gif I was posting stills and sorta stuck on my number of folks. Then I started posted my quick licks vids and even my youtube vids and captures of 80s cheeseball tv shows. Things that move and sound decent tended to do better for me as well. Video is still a fairly new thing as most folks are still just posting stills. As you say, folks like pictures that move smile.gif

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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 20 2018, 11:16 AM) *
So I did a little experiment.
I made a quick Instagram clip of me playing D, G, Bm and A chords.
5 new followers in less than a few hours.
Keep in mind I'm not playing fast. I'm not playing distorted. I'm not playing anything remotely difficult. I'm not cute and I'm not young.

People respond to motion. Like cats ... and birds.


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post Mar 21 2018, 11:50 PM
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You've got one more, I'm now following you smile.gif.


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post Mar 22 2018, 02:11 AM
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Back at ya! smile.gif One thing to watch for is attrition. Some folks will follow you just for a follow back and then drop the follow right after. Just part of the fun of the gram smile.gif

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post Mar 22 2018, 12:44 PM
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Instagram is being my guitar candy heaven now days, I noticed not only for guitar plays but alot of guitar modding fanatics and
collectors are using it from all over the world,
I'm already following most of the guys here.
here's mine https://www.instagram.com/guitar_llvllonk/ biggrin.gif nothing fancy there though, might start adding some of my REC takes to spice it up a little.

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