Adam Neelyis creating Unique Music Lessons
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Thank you so much, guys!
Please don't post spoilers on social media, though, that's kinda rude. Let's keep it between us.
A bonus video every month!
I have to edit out a lot of material for my main channel in the interest of time, so this is how you can really go deep into the topics I talk about in my videos.
You also get access to an archive of live stream videos I've done for the channel, and a courtesy heads up to all future live streams. These are super fun, so it's a great way for you to reference something that's happened on them in the future!
Plus, all of the above rewards. Early videos and exclusive content, it's the least I could do for you!
Basically, I run a channel that has to do with anything and everything to do with bass and music in general that is a little weird, a little off-kilter, and always interesting (I hope!). These things include wacky ideas like Harmonic Polyrhythms, Prescriptivism and Descriptivism in Music Theory, Polytonality and Linkin Park, and Nietzsche and the Bass Guitar.
It's a real passion of mine to make these videos that share what I find interesting in music with the rest of the world, and it's been quite a wild ride so far.
When you donate to my Patreon, you will support a month of weekly content! Every month, your donation will go towards making sure that these videos keep getting uploaded week after week, and making sure that I stay sane while trying to balance my musical career with my YouTube channel.
Why I'm Starting a Patreon
Like all good things, these videos take time to produce. A lot of time - between research, writing the scripts, filming, shooting B-roll, editing, etc, each video takes between 10-25 hours to produce and upload. I upload videos weekly, so in order to keep the quality high and the content fresh and interesting, I have to make sure that I spend time on them.
Unfortunately, finding time is exceptionally difficult. This is time that I have to squeeze into my busy schedule trying to survive and build my career as a musician in New York City, where the median rent for a one bedroom apartment is over $3,000 a month. I suppose I could support myself another way and then do YouTube videos in my spare time, but a major factor in why people like my videos is the fact that I do make my living the way I do - playing music full time.
Basically, I need your help. Patreon is a way for me to really focus on exactly what I want to do both in the world of professional music and on YouTube and dedicate the time that I need to really let this channel grow and flourish.
What I could do instead of Patreon
I could do branded content - people paying me to make videos to promote certain apps, gear, etc. I've been approached to do this sort of thing, and I've decided against it, because it doesn't really fit the vibe of what I want to do - create intellectually and artistically stimulating things that aim to inspire and teach, rather than shilling one product or another. Don't get me wrong, I have the utmost respect for people who do this sort of thing, but I don't think it it's for me!
This is a one-man operation, but thanks to Patreon and your support, it's can be so much more! Your support is why I continue to make these videos and share what I think is awesome and worthwhile with the internet.
Until next time, BASS!
My current Canon Rebel T3I has served me extremely well as an entry level DSLR, but it doesn't do a lot of the things that would be extremely helpful from the perspective of somebody who records video, like auto-focus, record time limits, etc. Getting a proper DSLR would be AMAZING and up the production value on my videos so much higher!