Do you prefer tutorial videos with or without music?

by krull 30 replies
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I think tutorial videos should be just that. Tutorial! Unless you're teaching people how to play instruments, music in the background would be a distraction.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmw040
    No music on any site, ever, ever, ever!

    lol
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    I find it to be distracting and of no value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eutaw
    No Music for Me!
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  • Profile picture of the author jvm127
    If there is someone speaking in the video and it is something I am trying to learn then I don't like music. It distracts me from concentrating. But if it is someone who is just telling me about an idea before I'm intensively trying to learn it then I like music in the background. If it is a video showing me how to do something on a computer screen then I really like music because the silence just annoys me.

    Here is an example of a video I made that is not a tutorial. It is a recruiting video for my insurance business. You don't need to watch the whole thing. Just listen to the music in the background as the speaker (who I hired to sound like Morgan Freeman ) talks. Then imagine how dull that video would be without the music in the background. I actually spent several hours picking just the right music because some just didn't match the message I was going for.

    Insurance Agent Recruiting Video
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    • Profile picture of the author amuro
      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      If there is someone speaking in the video and it is something I am trying to learn then I don't like music. It distracts me from concentrating. But if it is someone who is just telling me about an idea before I'm intensively trying to learn it then I like music in the background. If it is a video showing me how to do something on a computer screen then I really like music because the silence just annoys me.

      Here is an example of a video I made that is not a tutorial. It is a recruiting video for my insurance business. You don't need to watch the whole thing. Just listen to the music in the background as the speaker (who I hired to sound like Morgan Freeman ) talks. Then imagine how dull that video would be without the music in the background. I actually spent several hours picking just the right music because some just didn't match the message I was going for.

      Insurance Agent Recruiting Video
      The background music is the theme from Transformers Movie right?
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  • Profile picture of the author ColouredRice
    My first instinct when I open a page with music is to either immediately click it out or if I'm really interested in the content I'm researching for, then I go on a search and destroy mission to figure out where to turn the music off.
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    For me "Only if it's done right"
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurry25
    I originally clicked No, but I think it's okay if it's done right.
    It can be distracting when it over powers the presenters voice though.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Adding some sort of a music clip to your tutorials may help you out or make things worst for people who are viewing it. For a tutorial, I would rather not have any music in the back ground.

    That's just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Harris
    Maybe during an intro graphic, but even then that music belongs in a lift!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gonzosan
      I hate music playing in tutorial videos. I do tutorial videos myself and I never use any sort of music or sound effects other than the intro and outro. I've seen some cheap tutorials done on youtube and they slap on some ridiculous techno music which makes me just stop the video altogether.
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  • Profile picture of the author williams5678
    Originally Posted by krull View Post

    I'm curious. Vote in the poll
    No, it's annoying
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  • Profile picture of the author ATTEK
    No music, full concentration
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    • Profile picture of the author downunder57
      An intro or ending I think is fine. But the whole length of the video,
      I would find it very distracting.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjpvjp123
    i dont like music your video
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  • Profile picture of the author Demetrius
    Music in tutorials can distract the mind from the tutorial itself. Imagine your chemistry teacher in teaching you a crucial topic with a music of Bon Jovi in the background. How will it feel?
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  • Profile picture of the author john richards
    Originally Posted by krull View Post

    I'm curious. Vote in the poll
    Hi krul

    Defensively annoying i would rather no distractions either and concentrate on the message being reached on.

    Hope this helps
    John Richards
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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    Definitely distracting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaamj
    I prefer being able to hear exactly what is being said so that I can take it in. The music just distracts the process and sometimes prevents you from actually learning something....
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  • Though I'm a musician myself and I do think ads benefit from using music, I think it's just too distracting for tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author mstrmindmktg
    Many tutorials will have intro and exit music that is their brand, and that is ok. But music during the tutorial would be distracting. I am there to listen to what they have to say. If they are making a movie trailer, well that's a different story! :-) Only use it if it is applicable and enhances the tutorial.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimannajmi
    A big NO. It's too distracting, especially when it's not mixed properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author mekap04
    Soon as I come across a tutorial video with music, I quickly leave it. 9 times out of 10, it's music I can't stand to hear plus it's distracting.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I created a few products with tutorial videos.

    The first product had a very brief music intro on each video. I had customers contacting me telling me they hated the intro and having to listen to 3 seconds of music everytime they wanted to watch a video.

    The next product I did had no music in the videos at all. I never once received a complaint.

    Take from it what you will.
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    • Profile picture of the author philrich21
      Personally I prefer video tutorials without audio.

      Sometimes the audio can really clash with the video and it then detracts from it.

      Either voice annotate over the video or don't bother would be my opinion.
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by philrich21 View Post

        Personally I prefer video tutorials without audio.

        Sometimes the audio can really clash with the video and it then detracts from it.

        Either voice annotate over the video or don't bother would be my opinion.
        What?!

        Tutorial videos without audio -- now there's something I have never heard of before.

        I definitely would NOT recommend this. On the very very very SLIM chance someone else felt the same way, you can turn off your speakers or mute the audio. But 99% of people watching tutorial videos are going to want the audio explanation with it -- it's pointless otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    I rarely use music, but only if it is generally for slide shows or something
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    • Profile picture of the author cjm18
      I come from a YouTube background where it has to be fast paced and over-edited so for my purposes, background music is a must, otherwise your content just seems dull and boring...

      I get a lot of compliments from my subscribers on my music choices and the way it adds to the videos. I guess it comes down to the niche and your style you are trying to achieve.

      This video shows how it can be used well, its a fast paced tips/tutorial video that works great for the YouTube audience.

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