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And…Action! 5 Tips for Recording Video in LessonMate

Dave Hemann
Sep 27, 2017 · 2 min read

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth…? Suffice to say, video is pretty powerful stuff. We all learn and process information in our own way. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic (when instrument is in hand) learning all takes place and are recognized in a good musical instrument video tutorial. Second only to the live lesson, video is a fantastic way to explain a musical idea and motivate a student to practice. There’s nothing like seeing your instructor on the screen, speaking directly to you about your musical journey.

5 Tips on creating a video in LessonMate

A 2014 study by Adweek found the average length of the top 50 Youtube videos was 2 min. and 54 sec. Wistia — a video hosting company — reported that avideo of 4–5 minutes, fewer than 60% of your viewers will still be with you–against 75% for a 1–2 minute video.

  1. Don’t get caught up in a production. Make the video short and succinct- ideally 1–3 min max. If you need to create multiple videos go ahead, but if they’re longer than 2 minutes, they will not be watched.

Step into the future and make lessons lasting and fun. Make a video!

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