Thanks a lot!Great stuff. I love the presentation in your vids.
You appear to intuitively sing when you play (as do many). Have you invested in vocal lessons yet so that you are able to perform backups and harmonies?
(I have more working/album credits singing harmonies and shaking tambourines than I do with the instruments I actually claim to play)
The difficulty encountered in media of this type is that youtube consumers tend to prefer sensationalism over reality. Unless you're half naked, on fire, overly theatrical, superhuman, with a cute cuddly orphan animals crawling on you, people just don't seem to get excited. IE: There's no wrestling on TV, but there is WWE.Just a quick note... I seem to not have much success with these videos and while hey cost me a lot of time and money, isn’t love to know if anyone really is interested watching them. Otherwise there’s no point... I just wanted to do something fun for others but of course if nobody really likes then there’s no point. I’d love some constructive critique. I know I’m not the best, but trying to improve each video as much as I can. Thanks!
..I seem to not have much success with these videos..
This is very true. However, lots of successful drum channels around. Or I’m doing something wrong or I don’t know lol. I try to keep it as real as possible... reality is honestly the worst type of “television” in my opinion. Just an opinion of course.The difficulty encountered in media of this type is that youtube consumers tend to prefer sensationalism over reality. Unless you're half naked, on fire, overly theatrical, superhuman, with a cute cuddly orphan animals crawling on you, people just don't seem to get excited. IE: There's no wrestling on TV, but there is WWE.
I'm not advocating a change on your part, just lamenting the failures of our society.
This is really good feedback. Indeed, I am planning more “play through”content, struggling however. Mostly to get a place where I can place my kit without issues to record... maybe, maybe... I can fix it in a term of one year with one of my businesses or my partner’s but it takes its time.I think that depends a little on what you would define as 'having success'..
Like, this video had untill now about 110 views..I have been at drumclinics from kinda famous drummers where were a lot less people..
If you would define 'having success' as having at least 10.000 views, then yes, i would agree that you are not having much success..
Personally i am not a huge fan of vlogs, but compared to the ones i saw from other people, i think there is not much wrong with your videos..I mean, your presentation is nice, your playing too, etc..
Maybe there are just too much vlogs nowadays to really stand out with something..
If you would like to get more views as a drummer though, i would advice to make drumcovers from very popular artists, drummer-songs, etc and put the artist/song in the video-title..Disadvantage in that case is, that you only get the views because of the famous artists name..But still, maybe you can create more followers like that..
All that being said, my advice would be to not focus at all on views, likes, etc, because in my opinion all those things belong to the category 'most superficial things of modern life'..
..average drumming skills..
..no wow factor..
..Nothing that really makes you stand out..
..I did say she played well right?..
With the word "Worship" in the title you will turn some people off. Not everyone is religious. Just another drummer who plays in church. Not much to get excited about in the title of the Vlog.
Any one who has ever played a gig on any level understands the process. Get ready, pack up, unload, set up, play, and so on, No news there.
You have average drumming skills. You play what you play well, but there's no wow factor. Nothing that really makes you stand out in a very competitive field.
The videos are well made but kinda boring. Your time could be better spent.
In this case there's no good answer... You absolutely must stand out if you want youtube fame. He was giving the only relevant criticism as was Kamak. Her playing is fine. It's good, and not offensive, but also doesn't stick out too much.The reply that you wrote was not really sounding as a compliment to me..
I mean, to give some constructive criticism should always be allowed in my opinion, but to only write negative (except maybe 5-6 words) and end a reply with saying that someone should maybe spend their time better, is not what i call constructive criticism..
It's not about who plays better... And that's subjective anyway. It's more about the fact that "serving the song" doesn't usually equate to something that would grab attention for the drummer... The opposite in fact.Average skills... well... maybe you do play better than me, or longer. But something has taught me over the years is to serve the song. Worship is not the style you want to show your skills. I’ll upload some stuff showing my “real skills” as you call them, but won’t be any soon due to other issues.
Some get overly defensive when confronted with observation. Many live a binary existence where every statement creates a side and they have to choose a side. Go anywhere and state that it's hot, or sunny, or windy, and you will get a number of retorts beginning with the word "Actually" telling you just how "not sunny" it is.I did say she played well right?
I don’t want the “fame”. I just want to build a community. I want to keep it real and honest.In this case there's no good answer... You absolutely must stand out if you want youtube fame. He was giving the only relevant criticism as was Kamak. Her playing is fine. It's good, and not offensive, but also doesn't stick out too much.
OP, ask yourself, what am I doing differently from other drummers on youtube, what's my personal angle and how can I play it up.
At this point in the game(late) it's that, or pay for promotion and whore yourself to garbage tactics like "click-baiting", showing skin, and the almost full time job of constantly producing new and more interesting content to keep views up.