The comments on YouTube are insane. Even on classical vids by the best artists you'll find people trying to pick fights about ridiculous things. A symptom of internet communication I'm afraid. I linked this girl's clip of Rustiques on a TM thread a while back. I thought she was doing a pretty darn good job, this is by no means an easy piece. I know I'm not ready to even try getting started on it. Rude critiques never post links to their own work.
Selmer Radial, Bb.
Yamaha YTR4420E, C.
1930 Couesnon cornet
A mind that masters the breath
Creates strength (Lao-Tzu).
It's much easier to complain than demonstrate ones own ability.
Some of the comments, if you bother to scroll down on them (I try not to), don't actually make any sense. It's almost like Munchkins traveling around the youtube videos, leaving distasteful comments.
People forget the saying "if you've got nothing good to say don't say it at all" and Nick D. is doing a great thing by locking the comments option on his channel.
Getzen 907S Eterna Proteus
"It's amazing what we can accomplish if we don't consciously get in the way" Adolph "Bud" Herseth
"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." Emory Austin
Yeah, who needs random, odd, negative comments when they put themselves out like that on a video? The best place to get comments on your playing, as you are developing, is from your camp .... Your teacher, your parents, your friends and relatives (okay, maybe not the relatives, depending ). They will give constructive criticism, designed to be helpful, and build your confidence, not break it down.
Last edited by turtlejimmy; 09-10-2012 at 09:39 AM.
From what I've seen on YouTube, some of the comments posted are actually from knowledgable people, but anybody who'd say a certain make or model of instrument is "designed" to eliminate mistakes or "rough" sounds from one's playing doesn't fit into the "knowlegable" category. Many YouTube comments also come from people who don't understand A THING about what they're listening to, and who seem to enjoy belittling the best efforts of others. To sum up, there's a mix of intelligent and not-so-intelligent comments. Guess it's a risk you take when you post a video.
Instruments: 1974 Bach Strad 180S-37, standard leadpipe
Late 1960's Bach Strad 239 CML C trumpet
2012 Schilke B5
ACB pocket trumpet (Thanks, Trent!!)
1959 Holton Collegiate trumpet
1942 Conn 80A Victor cornet
Sonora double French horn
Ve call zem trolls!! YouTube, TH, TM, you'll find them everywhere. Post something nice on the young lady's behalf if you can.
Nothing is more contagious or tenacious than music. Once you are exposed it gets inside you and you can never get rid of it. It is also non-discriminating. It can be Ride of the Valkyries, In a Gadda da Vida, the Jeopardy 15 second thinking tune, your most disliked commercial jingle - it doesn't matter. Once triggered, off you go, like it or not.
I didn't know bach strads made people sound so good. Now it's official: i'm trading my yamaha for a strad. This is a reason why I never read comments on videos. Everyone becomes a "BA" behind a computer, the poor guys making the comments are jealous obviously.
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