I Make YouTube Clarinet Videos and YOU CAN TOO!

A year and a half ago when my wife and I redesigned my professional website, clarinetmike.com, we put up 15 clarinet clinic and master class YouTube video clips. Since then, I’ve also been posting recital videos directly on to YouTube.

So,  how can YOU put video on YouTube?

Without getting too in-depth or technical, here’s basically how you can do it – at least, how I do it.  (FYI, there are lots of “how to” tutorials, videos, etc. on the Internet, just google it.)

1. Get a video camera (with HD if possible) and start video recording your recitals and master classes. A tripod is a must.

2. Download Windows Live Movie Maker on to your computer  (Vista or Windows 7 – I believe there are similar programs for Mac). This program is GREAT and is FREE!

3. Get a YouTube channel.

4. When you get some video you are happy with,  dump it on to your computer hard drive and edit it with Windows Live Movie Maker. Then, click the YouTube button on Movie Maker. Enter your passwords and away you go! After your video is on YouTube, be sure to adjust the various YouTube settings.

FYI, check out my videos:



Also, here is a recent recital video I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNttaOARHQw

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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