5 Bands That Only Exist On YouTube

YouTubers Using Video Technology To Create Virtual Bands      25/10/10

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YouTube is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for discovering new music. 

What's not so obvious, though, is that it's inspiring musicians to make music in new ways. For example, many musicians are using cheap video editing tools and Internet communication to create bands that only exist on YouTube.

Here are five examples. 

Above, the Melody Myers "Quartet" sings Embraceable You

Below, Kutiman mashes up segments from "found" YouTube music instructional videos to create entirely new songs.

Here's his track, The Mother Of All Funk Chords:

Pomplamoose specializes in "videosong" music videos.

In each of their videos, every sound heard is created on camera, by multiple iterations of multi-instrumentalists Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte. 

This version of Over The Rainbow is an example of barbershop tag - barbershop arrangements sung collaboratively by YouTube friends Mike Beck and Vance Perry. 

Taking this sort of virtual collaboration is taken to the extreme with Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir. The Virtual Choir is made up of vocalists from 12 countries, brought together via YouTube. 

Here, they perform Whitacre's Lux Aurumque:

Links to each of the artists' channels on YouTube below. 

Links:

  1. Melody Myers
  2. Kutiman
  3. Pomplamoose
  4. VancePerry
  5. jbcraip

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