Official video of the song Ghatam
The song is from the album No Guitar Allowed!!!”, published in 2017. It has been ranking in the number one spot in my Spotify catalog for months, without any promotion.
I decided to create a video to get some love on YouTube. I used images from Videvo.net to create it.
I really like the dancing group near the end that matches well with the music. A little floating in tempo at the beginning that I should have fixed, but after a few seconds it fits perfectly.
Ghatam is a traditional Indian percussion instrument. It looks like a vase made of clay. You can hear it at the beginning and end of the song.
I used a Plugin from Native Instruments VST plugins, SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: INDIA for the percussion parts, mixed with drum parts from EzPlugin.
Read this article at Wikipedia if you want to learn about Ghatam.
All other instruments are performed by me.
No guitar allowed!!!
The concept of this album was to use only no guitar-stringed instruments. The only conventional instrument there is on the album is the bass.
- 4 strings mandolin
- guitar tuned in fifth
- Irish Bousouki
- Ubass (electric bass ukulele)
It gives a different overall sound to my music, usually heavily guitar-oriented. A different approach to music. A composer approach, where individual parts are secondary. I like this approach more and more.
Check out the Official Video of Gatham
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The video is also available at my VEVO channel HervSenniVEVO.
Here is the link to the video
Videvo is an excellent service. The cheapest I could find for copyright-free content. All the images in this video come from this site, minus some Green Screen effects I own. The fantastic thing is that the content is YouTube certified.
When you produce videos regularly, it can be challenging to use only your content. It is the best, but you need a team to shoot enough content. There are some great free resources, such as Pexels.com, but using only free content is difficult in the long run.
Most of the free content is boring. As soon as you see a video that looks fantastic, you have to pay for it.
Considering I want to save time searching for content each time I release a music video, I searched and compared all the paid solutions.
Videvo is the cheapest and still has lots of content, easily downloadable.
For this video, I entered: Ghatam in the search box and picked content that matches my music, most of them are free.
The paid ones assured you less usage of the footage. It took me less than an hour to release the video.
I can also re-use this content as much as I want, even if I cancel my subscription.