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I thought you guys might be interested in my new series! I'm creating 2-3 minute videos about writing for every member of the woodwind family. I also am more than happy to answer any questions that are posted on the video. If you're interested, here's the playlist:

 

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Hard to switch, huh? Tell that to Dick Parry:

Good video, but it would be better if it were at least five times longer, with examples from the repertoire of the instrument's different elements and capabilities and some more detailed descriptions of the technical side of baritone sax playing. I know we kind of live in a "double espresso to go" society but one can spare more than two minutes to learn information that will potentially be useful in constructing a base that will be used for decades. 

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Ha! That video is pretty amazing. I was thinking more in a "sitting down" context when you're using a sax stand. That's also a great way to dent your horns... But still pretty damn cool!

 

I actually completely agree with your philosophy. However, I actually tried making longer videos at first. Check out my clarinet videos. And then compare the view count to any of my "2 minute" videos. Unfortunately the view count is probably the best tool I have to gauge how well my videos do, and it seems pretty clear what people want. Also it takes so so much more work to create those longer videos. For a fraction of the views, and complete lack of revenue, it's hard to justify spending all that time. 

But I really hope things eventually take off. I'd love to go back and start making 10+ minute videos for every instrument. 

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1 minute ago, JoshPlotner said:

Ha! That video is pretty amazing. I was thinking more in a "sitting down" context when you're using a sax stand. That's also a great way to dent your horns... But still pretty damn cool!

I know, I was just kidding.

1 minute ago, JoshPlotner said:

Unfortunately the view count is probably the best tool I have to gauge how well my videos do, and it seems pretty clear what people want.

Touché.

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