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Why It’s Hard to Teach Music On YouTube (Rant)

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In this video, I’m going to talk about the YouTube copyright claim that got me demonetized, why I find it unfair and how I think it affects music teaching on the platform.

In this episode:

  1. How I got a copyright claim and why do I find it unfair
  2. Who else are complaining
  3. What is the United States “Fair Use” doctrine
  4. Jazz and aural learning
  5. Why I think my video “How to Learn Melodies by Ear” should have been protected under “Fair Use”
  6. How we, online music education creators teach

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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