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Saturday, July 24, 2010

What’s that song again?

MysteryGuitarMan is a YouTube *personality* who makes music videos by simply exploring and playing round with YouTube’s format. Typically, his videos display a multi-shot/mega-edit/quick cut style of production that a few people use. One of his recent vids though is a twist on the Hollywood trailer staple: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, (Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna). Play his version from now on for those moments in your life when you need to add some drama, won’t you? Granted, a lot of his pieces see his personality and dialog trying too hard at times to win you over. Still, you can’t help but admire the effort. Through sheer force of playing—literally and figuratively—he’s created a unique style that people have noticed. Since 2006, his YouTube channel has 1.1 million subscribers, over 107 million uploaded views and 13 million channel views. Comments for each video typically hit five figures. Not bad for a few simple songs.

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