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Old 02-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #1
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My Youtube Music Road

Hey, I'm Matthew and I'm a 20 year old singer songwriter from Argentina. I've played the guitar since I can remember, and started taking music more seriously these last 2 years after moving to Buenos Aires for University (currently studying Business) and finding a really good vocal coach.

I found at about two plus two 3 or 4 years ago when I started playing online poker, I even made a Poker Goals and Challenges thread where I kept track of my progress as I moved up and down the stakes.

My youtube channel started the 4th of September of 2016 and I currently have 219 subscribers. It's definitely been a slower progress from what I expected, every new like I get out of the blue in any video is huge news. I'm starting this post to keep track of my goals that I will be setting up as time passes by and I am also willing to answer any question you guys ask.

My last cover was a pretty popular song called All we Know by The Chainsmokers



My next cover will be a song called When you Love Someone by James TW which I am currently enjoying a lot!

I really hope you enjoy my covers and maybe in the future if you are interested I'll be uploading some songs I wrote. Any comment on this post is truly appreciate it.

Let the journey begin!

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Old 02-20-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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Second Update: Before I start with this update I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to read my thread.

To get you guys more into how's my youtube channel like, here's a screenshot of my traffic sources, this means where my views are coming from.



As you can see External is the main traffic source of my views, if you click external it shows you where your views are coming from.


I get the most views by sharing my youtube video on facebook, and another good chunk for sharing them on reddit. I am really careful with where I share my videos, I don't want to spam my video around and get a lot of negativity because of it, I think that's really not a good idea to advertise your channel at all.

I am actually surprised with how many views I get from suggested videos, almost the same amount of views I get from my subscribers.

Yesterday I uploaded When You Love Someone by James TW and it did not go very well on facebook, hopefully as time passes the video's result end up a little bit better.

Here's my latest cover




I'll be finishing every update with my subscribers count and a nice random picture I find on the internet, thanks for reading!

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Old 02-20-2017, 01:14 PM   #3
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Gl with your endeavours... You have nice voice

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Old 02-20-2017, 03:21 PM   #4
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Thank you very much, really appreciate it! Same to you!
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Old 02-20-2017, 03:48 PM   #5
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Great to see you around on 2p2 again man. I really enjoyed the last cover you did, will definitely add it to my grinding playlist

Will be following and wishing you all the best
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:57 PM   #6
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Great to see you around on 2p2 again man. I really enjoyed the last cover you did, will definitely add it to my grinding playlist

Will be following and wishing you all the best
Hey Ben, this is the thing I wanted to talk to you about haha. Happy that you liked it, I hope everything is going well! Good luck with the grinding, wishing you all the best to you too, take care!
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #7
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wtf man! awesome voice,accent and everything!!! massive like and definetly subscribe on youtube!
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:08 PM   #8
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I enjoyed your videos. Good luck!
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:29 PM   #9
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wtf man! awesome voice,accent and everything!!! massive like and definetly subscribe on youtube!
Thank you very much, I'm really happy that you enjoyed it. Means the world!

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Thank you for commenting, really appreciate it!
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:07 AM   #10
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Update 3: I uploaded my cover of Shape of You by Ed Sheeran today. I'm a really big fan of Ed Sheeran, I've heard Shape of you and Castle on the Hill as soon as they came out. My original plan was to upload a cover as soon as I could to attract new possible listeners.

I was a little demotivated when after 2 days youtube was full of Ed Sheeran covers by huge youtubers, so I decided I was not going to cover the song. Fast forward three weeks, I was going to a party with a couple of friends, and he asked the driver to play shape of you, I was pretty shocked because he doesn't like Ed Sheeran at all. We then get to the party and Shape of You was playing, and everyone was dancing to the song and knowing the words, that's when I changed my mind and decided to give it a go.


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To the people who know some music theory, the key of Shape of You is C#m, but I played it in Dm because I felt like it suited my voice a little bit better.

The chords I play in the video are: Dm - Gm - A# - C


Shape of You - Ed Sheeran (Cover)

My next cover will be Sugar by Maroon 5, I'm pretty excited about this one because I changed the song completely, it's the first time I'm uploading something like this, I hope people react well to it. Let's see what happens! Thanks for reading this, I hope you have a great day!


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Old 03-04-2017, 05:37 AM   #11
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Good stuff FuzzingIrish!

Do you play any gigs or anything there in Argentina? I wonder what the music scene is like there? Can musicians make any kind of money playing gigs there?

Things are not that great here in the states. There's a lot of places across the country with ****ty music scenes, and a lot of bands fall into the pay for play bull****, where they have to purchase a certain amount of tickets in order to play a gig somewhere, and then they have to try to sell them. What ends up happening is they might sell a few to some friends, but the rest are just wasted, and they pay money to play the gig, rather than getting paid for their service as musicians.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:49 PM   #12
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Good stuff FuzzingIrish!

Do you play any gigs or anything there in Argentina? I wonder what the music scene is like there? Can musicians make any kind of money playing gigs there?

Things are not that great here in the states. There's a lot of places across the country with ****ty music scenes, and a lot of bands fall into the pay for play bull****, where they have to purchase a certain amount of tickets in order to play a gig somewhere, and then they have to try to sell them. What ends up happening is they might sell a few to some friends, but the rest are just wasted, and they pay money to play the gig, rather than getting paid for their service as musicians.
Hey! Thank you very much for checking the thread. To be honest I've never gigged in my entire life so there is nothing I can confirm to you, but I've heard the same things about the live scene. Right now I'm trying to grow my youtube subscriber base and eventually one day I'll get some gigs because of that, I definitely don't want to do the pay and play or selling tickets to all my friends, so right now just uploading covers and hoping for the best! Thanks again!
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:23 PM   #13
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Update 4:Ok so, today I covered the song Sugar by Maroon 5. For this cover I made my own version of the song, I was really inspired by this guy called "Jamie Cullum" he is an amazing musician that has this series where he learns and covers a popular song in 1 hour, the songs end up sounding completely different and he just kills it, you can search his name on youtube you won't be disappointed I promise.

I am really intrigued if people will like this more than my regular covers, we'll see what happens. Shape of You did really well, I'm pretty happy about that and my subscribers count increased a lot too.

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So the chords I used in my version of the song are:

If you want to play with Capo on the 2nd fret: F Am7 Dm C

With no capo: G Bm7 Em D

Maroon 5 - Sugar (Cover)

I'll be playing Issues by Julia Michaels for my next video. I really liked the song hopefully I do a good job with that one. By the way, I want to know what do you guys think about the cover, do you prefer a cover that sounds different from the original song or do you prefer a cover that has a similar approach to the original? Let me know! Thank you very much for reading! Best of luck!


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Old 03-09-2017, 11:34 PM   #14
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I think I tend to like unique approaches to cover songs. Look at what Jimi Hendrix did with All Along the Watchtower, by Bob Dylan. If he had tried to just mimic Dylan, I don't think it would have had nearly as much impact as it has.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:51 PM   #15
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I think I tend to like unique approaches to cover songs. Look at what Jimi Hendrix did with All Along the Watchtower, by Bob Dylan. If he had tried to just mimic Dylan, I don't think it would have had nearly as much impact as it has.

Hey sorry for taking so long to reply! I agree with you, but what I mean by "...a cover that has a similar approach to the original." is not mimicking the original version but taking a similar approach in terms of melody / tempo for example Jeff Buckley's Cover of Hallelujah is a good example of that, if you see Leonard Cohen's Original version you can easily see the similarities between both perfomances, the really big thing that makes the difference it's the artist tone.


I still haven't uploaded my new cover because I got sick and I'm still recovering hopefully I'll feel better soon! Thanks to everyone who is reading and watching my videos!
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:14 PM   #16
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Update 5: I finally got a little bit better and was able to record my cover of Issues by Julia Michaels. I found this song in the youtube trending site and really felt like recording it, it's a really good song.

I got some bad news this week as well, I am going to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program in Boston and I applied for a scholarship, because the whole thing is pretty expensive, sadly I did not receive the scholarship. My parents said they would pay for it either way, they are really supportive, something I'm really grateful about.


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The song is in the key of A flat (Ab) and the chord changes are really interesting because you are barely playing the tonic chord through the entire song.

For the verse I'm playing: Db Eb Cm Db
And for the pre chorus and chorus I'm playing: Db Eb Ab Fm


Julia Michaels - Issues (Cover)



I have no idea what my next cover will be, pretty sure I might record I'm Not The Only One by Sam Smith we will see. I really hope you enjoy my new cover and thank you very much for reading my thread, feel free to ask anything you want! Best of luck!

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Old 03-25-2017, 02:31 PM   #17
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Nice job, good song!

Sorry to hear you didn't get the scholarship, that's a bummer. If you have another chance to audition you should definitely do it, don't let this minor setback get you down!

I just auditioned for a scholarship in the jazz program at my school and I totally bombed on the sight reading, but did well on the two jazz standards I did (Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard, Tune Up - Miles Davis), and I'm not sure when I'll find out if I get the scholarship or not, but either way I'm just happy to be in school studying music.
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:49 PM   #18
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Nice job, good song!

Sorry to hear you didn't get the scholarship, that's a bummer. If you have another chance to audition you should definitely do it, don't let this minor setback get you down!

I just auditioned for a scholarship in the jazz program at my school and I totally bombed on the sight reading, but did well on the two jazz standards I did (Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard, Tune Up - Miles Davis), and I'm not sure when I'll find out if I get the scholarship or not, but either way I'm just happy to be in school studying music.
Hey thank you very much for this comment,wish you the best of luck on the scholarship, let me know when you get the results!
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