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« on: December 06, 2014, 05:27:11 pm »

I published two videos of my piano music, "Les Codomas", to Youtube; one of them has a picture of Jazz musicians in black and white and other one has a picture of my original score. In just 48 hours, the video with the image of the my score has double the number of views than the other one which has been up for over a month. Why is that?





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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 05:29:40 pm »

I did tell someone that I wouldn't post another video until someone else did but it has been a long time now so I don't think I am posting them too quickly or that anyone would mind.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2014, 05:40:07 pm »

What was your reason for choosing photographs of The Original Dixieland Jazz Band to illustrate this music?

I find having the score in front of me can be useful when listening, so I would choose that by default, if offered two versions.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2014, 09:33:55 pm »

It is contemporary music but has a 'Jazzy' or 'African' feel to it.  I thought that the pictures of Jazz musicians would give it more of an appeal.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2014, 11:36:28 pm »

It is contemporary music but has a 'Jazzy' or 'African' feel to it.  I thought that the pictures of Jazz musicians would give it more of an appeal.

Yes, I see that.  But the ODJB players were all white Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 01:04:14 am »

It is contemporary music but has a 'Jazzy' or 'African' feel to it.  I thought that the pictures of Jazz musicians would give it more of an appeal.


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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 12:03:11 pm »

It is contemporary music but has a 'Jazzy' or 'African' feel to it.  I thought that the pictures of Jazz musicians would give it more of an appeal.

Perhaps you could have used a photograph of the actual performer of this music?
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 05:12:30 pm »

It is contemporary music but has a 'Jazzy' or 'African' feel to it.  I thought that the pictures of Jazz musicians would give it more of an appeal.

Perhaps you could have used a photograph of the actual performer of this music?
...with the caption "Ian plays Ian", perhaps; I certainly failed to see the point of the illustration provided and I'm evidently not alone in that...
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 07:24:01 pm »

The picture was intended to draw people who like that music to a piece of contemporary music that was in-between classical and 'Jazz'.  What is more startling is that there are more people would prefer to watch the score than see images of people that represent the music.  I don't think the photos of Jazz people are particularly relevant but how would you know that if you didn't click on the video first. This is the point that I am trying to make. There is something about the photograph that turns people off - they simply find the picture of the score more appealing than the people of Jazz musicians. I just don't know what it is..and it should be assumed that it is race, either.  That may be too simple.  I would love to do a proper academic test to see what it is.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 07:26:48 pm »

My suspicions are that it is something to do with 'modern' versus 'old'.  The black and white pictures look 'old fashioned'.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 11:21:50 pm »

My suspicions are that it is something to do with 'modern' versus 'old'.  The black and white pictures look 'old fashioned'.

It might also because they are not playing the piano Wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2014, 11:39:37 pm »

Actually in this case it is not the chocolates that are putting people off, it's the flags. In the world of today they are a symbol of evil, injustice and cruelty.
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2014, 06:14:56 am »

What do you mean by the phrase 'chocolates'?
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2014, 06:18:19 am »

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It might also because they are not playing the piano.
I know you are joking but the thing is that they may not be aware that it is a solo piano piece unless they click it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2014, 09:44:20 am »

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It might also because they are not playing the piano.
I know you are joking but the thing is that they may not be aware that it is a solo piano piece unless they click it.
It looks pretty likely, if not actually obvious, that it is a solo piano piece from the score, a part of which can be seen without clicking on the audio file.
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