Our Most Popular Videos of 2013

This year we made a point of stepping up our YouTube video channel. With gear reviews on everything from organs to acoustic-electric guitars, plus a slew of online lessons, travel features, and magazine issue trailers, you can now visit us from any device and push PLAY on content that was once only available in our print magazine.

Here are some of the most viewed videos from our ever-expanding video channel.

Amazing Ukulele Drumbeat Technique

James Hill wowed the audience with this breathtaking breathtaking performance last January at NAMM, the annual music products trade show in California.

Bach Stradivarius Trumpet Demo

Another NAMM video, this one showcases one of Conn-Selmer’s latest trumpets: the Bach Stradivarius LR19043B, co-designed by mariachi great José Hernandez.

How to Improvise on Piano Using the Blues Scale

Though technically released in late 2012, this remains one of our most consistently-viewed crowd pleasers. This jazz piano lesson was shot using a series of still photos, and sequenced into a stop motion animation.

Drew Roberts is a former digital editor of Making Music magazine.

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