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post May 28 2014, 11:00 PM
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One of the great things about Youtube is that you can promote your music and get "audience" from all over the world. When playing live gigs and starting a band, it can be really hard to get even 50-100 people to the club on the night when your band is performing. What is a wonderful thing about Youtube is that it gives everyone an equal chance to getting very cool exposure (=audience). Let's never forget, those people watching videos are real people same as when playing live gigs. If the video gets thousands of views that is like playing big clubs and small festivals. If it gets tens of thousands, its like playing big arena concerts. If the video goes viral and a big number of views (maybe even a million?) - you can bet your music/playing has been heard by more people than big stars get on their best concerts.

Now the question: are you recording Youtube music/guitar videos? If not, why?


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post May 29 2014, 11:08 AM
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I always record videos for Youtube from many reasons:
First of all it's the most simple way to compare my videos and see my progress. Also if I look at my first guitar video it's a little embarrassing but I kept that video public because it's good people to know how I start. It's not a shame to learn things. This is me with good things and bad things smile.gif You can like my music or you didn't but I will always go on my way no matter what will happen and what people will say wink.gif

The second reason it's because was a good way to let people to know about me. My participation in guitar contests made to meet people from around the world. Also I meet some promoters who helped me a lot and they support my activity.
Many positive messages and PM from different people from listeners at great musicians made me to force my limits smile.gif
This thing made me to understand that I must bring everything to a new level. Was the moment when I start to learn video editing and to invest a lot of money for background, professional lights, HD camera etc. It's my respect for what I do and for people which are near me and wait to put a new video wink.gif

Now about the hard part for me at this moment.
I already have my Youtube channel and I have persons who like my playing and search after all I do and follow me everywhere. But also I receive too many messages with the question "when I will put a new video". Why it's hard this thing?
I made a little pause with posting videos because I take a decision. I work a lot to brings everything (playing, video editing, mixing) at another level. I need a little time to prepare my return in force. When I will be back I want to come with new things such as my songs and another level for contests. This is my strategies because I saw that you can promote alone in this way if you make all the things right and in a smart way. Bring the new things and maybe you can attract attention. Don’t do what millions of people already do. This is how I thought to make my next step smile.gif If it's good or isn't, I don't know now but I will try any possible chance smile.gif

As a conclusion, to make videos for Youtube it's the best way to make your own "audience" wink.gif

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post May 29 2014, 11:23 AM
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I did do, I went through a short period of doing this. Then I got paranoid about the quality of the playing and removed them all in a panic one day :|

I might make some new ones sometime, but I need to improve the consistency of my playing, I have a lot of technique issues I need to fix.

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post May 29 2014, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ May 29 2014, 07:08 AM) *
I always record videos for Youtube from many reasons:
First of all it's the most simple way to compare my videos and see my progress. Also if I look at my first guitar video it's a little embarrassing but I kept that video public because it's good people to know how I start. It's not a shame to learn things. This is me with good things and bad things smile.gif You can like my music or you didn't but I will always go on my way no matter what will happen and what people will say wink.gif

The second reason it's because was a good way to let people to know about me. My participation in guitar contests made to meet people from around the world. Also I meet some promoters who helped me a lot and they support my activity.
Many positive messages and PM from different people from listeners at great musicians made me to force my limits smile.gif
This thing made me to understand that I must bring everything to a new level. Was the moment when I start to learn video editing and to invest a lot of money for background, professional lights, HD camera etc. It's my respect for what I do and for people which are near me and wait to put a new video wink.gif

Now about the hard part for me at this moment.
I already have my Youtube channel and I have persons who like my playing and search after all I do and follow me everywhere. But also I receive too many messages with the question "when I will put a new video". Why it's hard this thing?
I made a little pause with posting videos because I take a decision. I work a lot to brings everything (playing, video editing, mixing) at another level. I need a little time to prepare my return in force. When I will be back I want to come with new things such as my songs and another level for contests. This is my strategies because I saw that you can promote alone in this way if you make all the things right and in a smart way. Bring the new things and maybe you can attract attention. Don’t do what millions of people already do. This is how I thought to make my next step smile.gif If it's good or isn't, I don't know now but I will try any possible chance smile.gif

As a conclusion, to make videos for Youtube it's the best way to make your own "audience" wink.gif


Hi Monica, thanks for sharing your thoughts about this. I think that your approach is fantastic, it's very inspiring for me and I think that for everybody here. You have an excellent strategy and I'm sure that you will have fantastic results. Keep on the great job and the world will hear about the great Monica G.!!

Now that I wrote G... have you thought on simplifying your surname? I find it tricky to write and remember. Is it just me?
It could be a good marketing movement but maybe you wouldn't feel comfortable with it.


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I did do, I went through a short period of doing this. Then I got paranoid about the quality of the playing and removed them all in a panic one day :|

I might make some new ones sometime, but I need to improve the consistency of my playing, I have a lot of technique issues I need to fix.

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Hey Adam, check out Monica's post. wink.gif


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post May 29 2014, 05:01 PM
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Hey Adam, check out Monica's post.


Yea, I think that's the right approach. I did like watching them and showing them to people, I think the videos themselves were actually reasonable, I think it's more that I know that the video took like 50 takes to get a useable video, because of my consistency problems. That then makes me feel like a fraud and I get a bit depressed, that's what lead to me pulling all the videos.

I think I will re-post them or make some new ones some time soon.

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post May 29 2014, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE (AdamB @ May 29 2014, 09:01 AM) *
Yea, I think that's the right approach. I did like watching them and showing them to people, I think the videos themselves were actually reasonable, I think it's more that I know that the video took like 50 takes to get a useable video, because of my consistency problems. That then makes me feel like a fraud and I get a bit depressed, that's what lead to me pulling all the videos.

I think I will re-post them or make some new ones some time soon.

-Adam

You are being too hard on yourself. If you went to the trouble to do a lot of takes to make a really good video, you are not a fraud, you are being respectful to your audience by wanting your performance to be good. What's wrong with that?

Time and practice will take care of any consistency problems. Part of that is taking the time to do retakes of your video. That counts as practice, not failure. A good take merely shows what you actually can do. You should be proud! B)


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post May 29 2014, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE (Blue Willy @ May 29 2014, 05:20 PM) *
You are being too hard on yourself. If you went to the trouble to do a lot of takes to make a really good video, you are not a fraud, you are being respectful to your audience by wanting your performance to be good. What's wrong with that?

Time and practice will take care of any consistency problems. Part of that is taking the time to do retakes of your video. That counts as practice, not failure. A good take merely shows what you actually can do. You should be proud! cool.gif


Cheers dude, yea I think I should look at it that way. It's just that, at least to me, it seems like the difference between the best and worst take is massive, I really want to close the gap so that I always perform at least a reasonable rendition.

But yea, you're right, that's only going to happen through doing it more. I will make more videos soon, I just have to find something to do a video of I guess! Maybe I'll go back and re-do videos of the ones I already did, to see how they compare. I still have the old videos on my computer somewhere.
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post May 29 2014, 06:02 PM
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BINGO! smile.gif

Look at the success of OLA ENGLUND for example. Started off just making youtube videos, then gets invited to tour with international touring bands. Not bad eh? And he's mostly a rythm player so it's not like you have to be Joe Satrianni.

Building an audience for your music is how you transform your music in to a financially viable product as opposed to a free product. It's the audience, after all, that defines the financial worth of any offering we musicians make. Even if we feel our work has inherent monetary value, or even if we paid a lot to record/took time to learn etc., in the end it's the audience that decides if the music is worth paying for, even after they steal it of a forum post somewhere on the web smile.gif



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 28 2014, 06:00 PM) *
One of the great things about Youtube is that you can promote your music and get "audience" from all over the world. When playing live gigs and starting a band, it can be really hard to get even 50-100 people to the club on the night when your band is performing. What is a wonderful thing about Youtube is that it gives everyone an equal chance to getting very cool exposure (=audience). Let's never forget, those people watching videos are real people same as when playing live gigs. If the video gets thousands of views that is like playing big clubs and small festivals. If it gets tens of thousands, its like playing big arena concerts. If the video goes viral and a big number of views (maybe even a million?) - you can bet your music/playing has been heard by more people than big stars get on their best concerts.

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post May 30 2014, 01:39 AM
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QUOTE (AdamB @ May 29 2014, 01:01 PM) *
Yea, I think that's the right approach. I did like watching them and showing them to people, I think the videos themselves were actually reasonable, I think it's more that I know that the video took like 50 takes to get a useable video, because of my consistency problems. That then makes me feel like a fraud and I get a bit depressed, that's what lead to me pulling all the videos.

I think I will re-post them or make some new ones some time soon.

-Adam


It's part of the process man! Everything that we watch at facebook or listen in albums has a lot of pre-work and sometimes thousands of out takes! You don't have to feel bad about working hard to record the best video you can at the moment. That's what I do with GMC lessons, sometimes I have to do many takes until I have a good one.


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 29 2014, 02:02 PM) *
BINGO! smile.gif

Look at the success of OLA ENGLUND for example. Started off just making youtube videos, then gets invited to tour with international touring bands. Not bad eh? And he's mostly a rythm player so it's not like you have to be Joe Satrianni.

Building an audience for your music is how you transform your music in to a financially viable product as opposed to a free product. It's the audience, after all, that defines the financial worth of any offering we musicians make. Even if we feel our work has inherent monetary value, or even if we paid a lot to record/took time to learn etc., in the end it's the audience that decides if the music is worth paying for, even after they steal it of a forum post somewhere on the web smile.gif


Great post Todd! OLA is a great example of how powerful youtube can be if we use it wisely. Do you know any other examples like him?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 30 2014, 01:39 AM) *
OLA is a great example of how powerful youtube can be if we use it wisely. Do you know any other examples like him?


Charlie Parra Del Riego is another one,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parra_del_Riego
https://www.youtube.com/user/charlieparradelriego

Did a cover of one of his songs and got a couple hundred subscribers just from that. laugh.gif


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Sure smile.gif How about our own RYAN BRUCE!!! He started with zilch and now has 20,00 youtube subscribers, several endorsement deals, his own signature line of pickups and stompboxes, and income from the ads placed on his vids is substantial just looking at his view counts. Here is his page.

https://www.youtube.com/user/fluff191

Also, KEITH MERROW comes to mind smile.gif Again started with zilch and turned it in to a big following (50,000 subscribers!) and got offered a job working for Seymour Duncan from home! He answers questions in their forum. He also has several endorsement deals and signature distortion with PRO TONE pedals. Also, in a band with Jeff Loomis now and they raised $35,000 on kickstarter to record their album!!!

https://www.youtube.com/user/diobolic5150

These are just a few examples. It all comes down to one thing.

*BUILDING AN AUDIENCE!!!! smile.gif


Youtube is great for that. Until you do build an audience, nothing your doing is likely to take on much life of it's own, nor likely to get much traction. No matter how good it is. So make vids!!! Expand your audience!! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 29 2014, 08:39 PM) *
It's part of the process man! Everything that we watch at facebook or listen in albums has a lot of pre-work and sometimes thousands of out takes! You don't have to feel bad about working hard to record the best video you can at the moment. That's what I do with GMC lessons, sometimes I have to do many takes until I have a good one.




Great post Todd! OLA is a great example of how powerful youtube can be if we use it wisely. Do you know any other examples like him?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 29 2014, 01:45 PM) *
Hi Monica, thanks for sharing your thoughts about this. I think that your approach is fantastic, it's very inspiring for me and I think that for everybody here. You have an excellent strategy and I'm sure that you will have fantastic results. Keep on the great job and the world will hear about the great Monica G.!!

Now that I wrote G... have you thought on simplifying your surname? I find it tricky to write and remember. Is it just me?
It could be a good marketing movement but maybe you wouldn't feel comfortable with it.


You have a great idea because many people have the same problem with my surname. I also don't like this name because it's too long biggrin.gif
Thank you for this awesome idea, you have perfectly right can be a good movement wink.gif I never thought at this. Now, the tricky thing it's how we can simplify the surname to sound good. Maybe you have some ideas, it would be great smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 30 2014, 01:39 AM) *
Great post Todd! OLA is a great example of how powerful youtube can be if we use it wisely. Do you know any other examples like him?

Ola is indeed a great example!
How about Rob Chapman (Chappers/ The Monkey Lord) ?


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Well said! smile.gif There are wads of them to be honest. Youtube has provided a great platform for folks to share their music with with the world smile.gif

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Ola is indeed a great example!
How about Rob Chapman (Chappers/ The Monkey Lord) ?


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Coming up with great youtube videos is certainly a way to get known these days. Learn and become better and better in video making smile.gif

It's a very nice business card to have as an artist in the times we live in - it grows exposure, skills, notoriety and it helps you evolve and keep track of your progress as a musician.

The guys have stated a lot of great artists who became know because of Youtube! Why not become one of them? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ May 30 2014, 03:50 AM) *
You have a great idea because many people have the same problem with my surname. I also don't like this name because it's too long biggrin.gif
Thank you for this awesome idea, you have perfectly right can be a good movement wink.gif I never thought at this. Now, the tricky thing it's how we can simplify the surname to sound good. Maybe you have some ideas, it would be great smile.gif


Nice to know that my idea helped! I will think on ideas to simplify it. What about starting a thread where everybody here helps? It could be funny and at the same time effective...


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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ May 29 2014, 11:50 PM) *
You have a great idea because many people have the same problem with my surname. I also don't like this name because it's too long biggrin.gif
Thank you for this awesome idea, you have perfectly right can be a good movement wink.gif I never thought at this. Now, the tricky thing it's how we can simplify the surname to sound good. Maybe you have some ideas, it would be great smile.gif


As an American I find your name fantastic and unique!
But if you want to simplify it, how about Monica George?

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 1 2014, 02:50 PM) *
Nice to know that my idea helped! I will think on ideas to simplify it. What about starting a thread where everybody here helps? It could be funny and at the same time effective...

Thank you Gab, probably I will make a topic about this smile.gif


QUOTE (klasaine @ Jun 1 2014, 04:30 PM) *
As an American I find your name fantastic and unique!
But if you want to simplify it, how about Monica George?

Thinking about what you wrote, I guess also can be an advantage with an uncommon name. I will keep this is mind smile.gif
Thank you Ken and BTW nice choice Monica George wink.gif

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I think Monica G would be a great online nickname - it has a certain musician vibe to it biggrin.gif although it takes my mind towards a DJ more than anything else.

But I definitely think it could be an option smile.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 2 2014, 02:58 AM) *
I think Monica G would be a great online nickname - it has a certain musician vibe to it biggrin.gif although it takes my mind towards a DJ more than anything else.

But I definitely think it could be an option smile.gif



I agree with Cosmin... Monica G could be a great online nickname.


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