Youtube has become a great source for not only entertainment but also for learning about things you are interested in, with litteraly no cost. Even though it is a bast source of videos, not everything is on the internet and sometimes finding very specific information can be difficult.
I like to dig into music theory from a more cientific point of view, like how sound is processed by our brains, why a mayor chords sounds happy, relationship between sounds, psycological effects etc. Sometimes finding the type of knowledge you are interested in can take some time, that is why I am making this list of the 10 youtube channels I recommend to any music lover.
I will leave links to each channel bellow the review.
1.- ADAM NEELY
Adam's cahnnel is one of the most intricate I have found when it comes to understanding the very core of music and sound. He is a Bassist, Composer and Educator with a bast and well fundamented knowledge. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where I am guessing he acquired a part of his taste and sensitivity towards jazz, music and theoreticall knowledge.
He talks about a variety of topics related to music and sound, such as: intervals, why major sounds happy, polyrhythms, techniques and music apreciation. Though it is a little bit technical sometimes it is definitly worth spending a couple of minutes to understand the topic.
2.- RICK BEATO
A Musician, Teacher and Producer who has long experience with Rock and Country genres. His channel focuses on teaching music concepts and techniques. At the same time he makes videos called "What Makes This Song Great" where he strips down a song in order to explainits elements and how they play with each other in order to resonate with us.
What I like about this channel is that videos are well produced, awesome sound in general, technical but simple at the same time where understanding the point is clear (if you have at last a little bit of music knowledge). He also gives reviews about brands, products etc. that are very helpfull if you are staring out with your home studio.
3.- SPITFIRE AUDIO
A channel from the brand that makes VSTs, which are amazing by the way. They have their own Youtube channel where they share: Tips in general for músic production, interviews with Spitfires's library useres, creative cribs where they talk to artists and producers in their studio and more. The advantage of this channel is you have access to professionals points of views and opinions. Sure you will get something usefull for your music production flow.
4.- JAIME ALTOZANO
A Pianist, Composer and Producer from Spain. Has an amazing set of videos that strips down Film Scores in a unique way. Being The Lord Of The Rings one if his most popular once, definetly leaves you with wanting more. He also shares techniques, equipment comparisons, business tips and general music analysis, from classical to pop.
His video production is very well done and he also has a nice sense of humor. He does not have all his videos with subtitles, so if you do not speak spanish you won't be taking advantage of this channel.
5.- MAURO DE MARIA
An Argentinian Pianist, Composer, Sound Technitian and Educator. His videos focus on music composition, holding a close relationship to emotions and how a piece of music can expand and contract those emotions. He has a system for Film Scorin which I found very interesting and a graet tool for my own workflow. His videos are easy to understand, well explained and entertaining because you can percieve his passion for music.
This channel is in spanish with no available subtitles as far as I know. So if you do not know spanish go learn some! you can learn some usefull tips from him.