"Discussion forum for performances" (request for the site management)
I guess we all of have this problem- we upload something to YouTube but we don't have any way to discuss it or promote it except of advertisements.
And even in this cases in YouTube we don't have really access to many videos execept the ones YouTube shows.
Can the management of the site make a "Discussion forum" for performances?
This forum is for general discussions, no?
The editor doesn't want to be responsible for storing and maintaining your video content. Even photos are supposed to be linked elsewhere. Therefore I'm having a hard time seeing the benefit of another content category.
We won't upload things to the site, just links, as we do here.
"...we don't have any way to discuss it"
These were "unique" videos, so it was legitimate to discuss here - like "fastest in the world" caprices, and "Caprice on a bike",
David, you played "average" pieces too, and got some useful feed back on those....
Those pieces were part of the discussion there, these were an examples to show some points.
"The fastest in the world Bach's Cahconne"
Folks often post videos and ask for comments. What's the problem?
"But here you can't start a discussion on personal performances other than something special' like 'Paganini 16th caprice on a bike'."
I wonder if more people would be encouraged to post videos if there were a specific forum category for it -- "Videos" or "Feedback" or "Critiques" or something like that.
David, YouTube isn't free. True, you can join free and upload videos, but someone has to pay for the ads -- if you opt to have them.
Paul said: "People post videos of their own playing all the time. Many do not have the courage to do so, so you do at least get credit for that in my view. But having a special link for it won't change how many will do so."
As a fairly new member, and adult returner, I would be very unlikely to post a video for feedback unless there were such a category, where this is what is done. If there were this category, I would find it very intriguing to read/listen to, and learn alot that way, and I would also be very likely to post. Seeing the amazing and detailed feedback from so manyy talented members, in response to Anita's posted video was awesome and inspiring. A place for this kind of exchange to happen readily would be great.
Since it fits in this thread and back in November I promised to share my performance of the theme from Schindler's List, here it is. Too tense, too rushed, shaky intonation, but, the amateur that I am, I can actually live with it:
Jean, that was so nice, I loved it. Was the orchestral part a canned recording or were you live with an orchestra?
Thanks Paul, this is a live recording from our orchestra's concert last December.
People do not-infrequently ask if it's okay to post a video for critique, so I do think that an encouragement to do so in the form of a forum category would be beneficial.
Okay, I changed my mind. I can see how maybe it's a good idea.
It was very nice. A little bit "shaky", but overall very good.
I agree - a forum category for critiques/feedback would be great - preferably with some clear guidelines for both uploaders and commenters. For uploaders - things like what state what you are particularly looking for comments on and your overall goals in playing and with this piece.. For commenters - some hints around diplomacy, sensitivity and the like :)
Many similar sites I visit have a "songs" section. In most cases the idea is to listen, comment and critique.
Ditto that. ^^^^