DRUM RELATED YOUTUBE SHORT IDEAS

Jameson D

Active Member
DRUM RELATED YOUTUBE SHORT IDEAS

Hey all!
I'm trying to start to release some youtube shorts and I thought it would be a good idea to ask everyone what kind of drumming content gets them to stay and watch? What do you want to see? What are some video titles that will get you to click?
 

C. Dave Run

Gold Member
DRUM RELATED YOUTUBE SHORT IDEAS

Hey all!
I'm trying to start to release some youtube shorts and I thought it would be a good idea to ask everyone what kind of drumming content gets them to stay and watch? What do you want to see? What are some video titles that will get you to click?
You probably wont get any positive answers here. This is not your target demographic age wise.
 

WuHan Solo

Active Member
Yeah, every minute of every day should be practicing, not watching things related to drums. Kids trying to sleep? Your wife trying to get some well deserved rest? Neighbors that care about noise ordinances? F-em all! Go Practice! Don't watch videos that interest or inspire you, and god forbid don't watch anything you could learn from, go play your kit. Don't have access to your kit? .........practice on your pad. On a long flight? Tap away! In the doctor's office waiting room? Tap away! When the cops show up, tell 'em that youtube is a total waste of time, F' you! I'm practicing!
 

Jameson D

Active Member
Tell viewers to stop watching and go practice. That would be a great short.

I'm sorry. I cannot understand the need to do this BS.
actually though lol
 

Jameson D

Active Member
Yeah, every minute of every day should be practicing, not watching things related to drums. Kids trying to sleep? Your wife trying to get some well deserved rest? Neighbors that care about noise ordinances? F-em all! Go Practice! Don't watch videos that interest or inspire you, and god forbid don't watch anything you could learn from, go play your kit. Don't have access to your kit? .........practice on your pad. On a long flight? Tap away! In the doctor's office waiting room? Tap away! When the cops show up, tell 'em that youtube is a total waste of time, F' you! I'm practicing!
says the guy sitting on his computer 😂🤦‍♂
thanks for the input
 

WuHan Solo

Active Member
says the guy sitting on his computer 😂🤦‍♂
thanks for the input
Ha! I was being facetious. But seriously, the world of youtube is your oyster. Do whatever interests you and it's very likely others will have the same interests.
Just don't go posting links to it here. ;)
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
I love watching explanatory and informative videos. Although I'm sorry to say that from my perspective those YT Shorts, together with Insta and TikTok, don't make that much sense to me, since my span of attention and my hunger for details are much greater than a few seconds of sketchy and trivial clips are able to deliver.

Baby Boomers Internet GIF
 

C. Dave Run

Gold Member
To actually answer the question, I like short drum solo videos that I can steal ideas from. But that's not song related, thats looking at rudimental usage and how folks combine them around the kit.

Yeah, every minute of every day should be practicing, not watching things related to drums. Kids trying to sleep? Your wife trying to get some well deserved rest? Neighbors that care about noise ordinances? F-em all! Go Practice! Don't watch videos that interest or inspire you, and god forbid don't watch anything you could learn from, go play your kit. Don't have access to your kit? .........practice on your pad. On a long flight? Tap away! In the doctor's office waiting room? Tap away! When the cops show up, tell 'em that youtube is a total waste of time, F' you! I'm practicing!
They love this in court lol.
 

Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
To emphasize Supergrobi's post: I'm curious, why a short video?

When making a video, one should remove excess rambling and stay on topic be focused on their delivery of a particular subject of interest to drummers. Hit 'em hard with a concise review on a product or maybe demonstrate a particular technique.

Perhaps a short story with an anecdote? It could be from the studio or the road that would be a useful life lesson for others to learn from.

Just some ideas....
 
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Jameson D

Active Member
To actually answer the question, I like short drum solo videos that I can steal ideas from. But that's not song related, thats looking at rudimental usage and how folks combine them around the kit.


They love this in court lol.
me too!
 

WuHan Solo

Active Member
They love this in court lol.

I didn't even think of that. Great idea! Bring your practice pad when you have to go to court. 😬

thats looking at rudimental usage and how folks combine them around the kit.

There's an idea.
To add to that:
How about a series that focuses on the rudiments. Each short could be one rudiment.
Or just even quick tips. Like how to chase down a cymbal felt on a dark stage. Or how to use your drumsticks for leverage when trying to free that seized wingnut on that stupid backline kit. How to set up your kit ergonomically. What extras to pack for a gig, or even a tour.
There are a lot of things we take for granted, and a lot of it has been covered already by others, but those just starting out might learn from it, especially if you present it in a way that they can relate to.
I'm not opposed to short videos provided they contain useful content. I'll take that over someone packing 2 minutes of content into a 20 minute video by rambling on and on about their sponsor or begging me to like and subscribe.
 

Jameson D

Active Member
Ha! I was being facetious. But seriously, the world of youtube is your oyster. Do whatever interests you and it's very likely others will have the same interests.
Just don't go posting links to it here. ;)
sorry! i actually thought you were serious lol! so
I didn't even think of that. Great idea! Bring your practice pad when you have to go to court. 😬



There's an idea.
To add to that:
How about a series that focuses on the rudiments. Each short could be one rudiment.
Or just even quick tips. Like how to chase down a cymbal felt on a dark stage. Or how to use your drumsticks for leverage when trying to free that seized wingnut on that stupid backline kit. How to set up your kit ergonomically. What extras to pack for a gig, or even a tour.
There are a lot of things we take for granted, and a lot of it has been covered already by others, but those just starting out might learn from it, especially if you present it in a way that they can relate to.
I'm not opposed to short videos provided they contain useful content. I'll take that over someone packing 2 minutes of content into a 20 minute video by rambling on and on about their sponsor or begging me to like and subscribe.
Ooooh you're on too something there!!
To emphasize Supergrobi's post: I'm curious, why a short video?

When making a video, one should remove excess rambling and stay on topic be focused on their delivery of a particular subject of interest to drummers. Hit 'em hard with a concise review on a product or maybe demonstrate a particular technique.

Perhaps a short story with an anecdote? It could be from the studio or the road that would be a useful life lesson for others to learn from.

Just some ideas....
Short videos are good to get early traction! I randomly posted a 45s YouTube Short of myself drumming with no tags and got 500+ views!
I love watching explanatory and informative videos. Although I'm sorry to say that from my perspective those YT Shorts, together with Insta and TikTok, don't make that much sense to me, since my span of attention and my hunger for details are much greater than a few seconds of sketchy and trivial clips are able to deliver.

Baby Boomers Internet GIF
I definitely want to make full time videos in the future, I am just too busy with school at the moment!
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
Short videos are good to get early traction! I randomly posted a 45s YouTube Short of myself drumming with no tags and got 500+ views!

Ah okay, sorry, my misunderstanding - I thought it would be about the videos, not the clicks.
 

Jameson D

Active Member
Ah okay, sorry, my misunderstanding - I thought it would be about the videos, not the clicks.
well no, it is about the videos, but there is no point in spending time to make longer videos if no one is watching in the first place! Do you know what i mean?
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
When I got a double pedal I watched a lot of videos about different techniques.
I guess I would say that I only watch videos if I'm clueless about, and interested in the subject.

An instant turnoff is a 'talking head'. Someone who just wants to be on camera and rambles on.
A short explanation is acceptable, but then focus on the actual technique, and any tricks or pitfalls.
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
well no, it is about the videos, but there is no point in spending time to make longer videos if no one is watching in the first place! Do you know what i mean?

Well, yes and no.

I always created and uploaded my videos without any intention to gain clicks, but because I somehow had to make them - because I had something to tell. No matter who is watching or not. Some of them gained a few hundred clicks and I didn't care while some of them gained tens of thousands of clicks and I didn't care. Not a single click or non-click changed the way I'm doing videos - or not. This is also true for all softwares, projects and other things I create. So from my POV I don't understand it. But yeah, generally speaking I can see how clicks can be tempting.

But I don't want to hijack your thread with my personal approach to do shtuff. Go for it and please let me/us know about it, maybe there's something new to learn for me. And to spread happiness by "spending" clicks and likes :)
 

Jameson D

Active Member
When I got a double pedal I watched a lot of videos about different techniques.
I guess I would say that I only watch videos if I'm clueless about, and interested in the subject.

An instant turnoff is a 'talking head'. Someone who just wants to be on camera and rambles on.
A short explanation is acceptable, but then focus on the actual technique, and any tricks or pitfalls.
ahem stephen taylor lol
 

Jameson D

Active Member
Well, yes and no.

I always created and uploaded my videos without any intention to gain clicks, but because I somehow had to make them - because I had something to tell. No matter who is watching or not. Some of them gained a few hundred clicks and I didn't care while some of them gained tens of thousands of clicks and I didn't care. Not a single click or non-click changed the way I'm doing videos - or not. This is also true for all softwares, projects and other things I create. So from my POV I don't understand it. But yeah, generally speaking I can see how clicks can be tempting.

But I don't want to hijack your thread with my personal approach to do shtuff. Go for it and please let me/us know about it, maybe there's something new to learn for me. And to spread happiness by "spending" clicks and likes :)
well, i would love to create vids just for fun. the problem is i'm an extremely busy junior in high school. if people are actually learning from my videos and enjoying them, i'll create more. it's that simple
 

cbphoto

Diamond Member
The drum video arena is packed with killer playing, shows, how-to, and exploratory channels (e.g., sounds Ike a drum). If someone held a gun to my head and said, “Make me a cool drum video, punk!“, I would produce a 8–12 episodic romantic comedy with the drummer as the band leader/protagonist. No episode would be longer than five minutes.
 
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