About seven years ago, when I was living in a yurt in the woods, in southwest France, I did some tutorials on my YouTube channel.
The lighting isn’t great and I was struggling with a barely adequate camera. But I wanted to give something back to the You Tubes, by way of a Thank You for all the help it had given me at that point. (I’d needed to learn a lot of songs – fast – for my solo piano set, plus bands, duo and all that jazz…)
I’ve been wanting to do some more tutorials for ages.
This week, I finally did it, starting with the song I usually end my set with. Truly, one of the most beautiful songs ever written. As you can see here:
Here’s the terrifying amount of gear I used to make this.
- Cameras: iPhone 11 and iPad 4 mini
- Keyboard: Nord Electro 6 HP
- Mixing desk: Yamaha MG12XU
- Computer: iMac (late 2013)
- Software: Garageband and iMovie (Pages and Preview for the chapter markers), iRealPro for the chord chart
My intention is to make more videos of other songs on my set list. If I do one a week, this will take me a couple of years.
Watch this cyberspace for details.
One more thing
I’m going to keep an eye on my subscriber number on YouTube, with a – ahem – view to increasing them and, eventually, earning some money to pay back some of that investment in equipment. Apparently, posting a couple of #shorts helps, and so I did that.
Here are my starting stats. I quite like the number of likes for the tutorial video, which have increased even further while writing this article. Go me!