Talk about upsetting! I wasn't seeking any type of monetary compensation or donation- I simply wanted to expose folks to genres they may have never been exposed to, and of course share my playing with them. In a knee jerk reaction, I closed my account with that particular platform. And I didn't make any vids after that for a couple of years.
I didn't know any musicians who could provide the genres of music I like playing to, so what to do? Answer: copyright free music.
While I've used Pixabay for years now as far as their free images go, I for whatever reason was blind to the fact they also offer copyright free music to use in videos, on webpages, and the like. Upon seeing this, I decided to listen to some samples. As I have a knack for playing bongos to cha cha music, I looked for that genre. The music quality is very good. And there's an added bonus: you can use it to practice your drumming to as well. If you're making a video, I highly recommend you hook your computer up to good sounding speakers that will have enough output so the music will be heard over your percussion playing. Pixabay offers many different genres to play to, so do check it out. As I already mentioned, it makes a great jam partner that won't mind if you miss a beat! #percussion #drumming #congas #bongos #darbuka #djembe #castenets