A big part of our community forums is to post a performance for feedback from our peers. But if you've never recorded anything or uploaded to YouTube, this can feel like a big, intimidating hurdle to jump over.

Here's what we'll cover in this article:

STEP 1: How to record yourself playing
STEP 2: How to create a free YouTube profile
STEP 3: How to upload your video
STEP 4: How to post the video in the forums

Now let's take a closer look at each of these steps...

STEP 1: How to record yourself playing

The easiest, most common way to record yourself playing is to...

  • Prop your smart phone on a desk or table in front of you
  • Hit record
  • Play guitar

TIP: Make sure your video is horizontal (wide) not vertical (tall).

Once you get a performance you like, it's time to move to the next step...

STEP 2: How to create a free YouTube profile (Watch Video)

  • If you already have a Google, Gmail, or YouTube account, login to that account then visit YouTube.com then proceed to step 3.
  • If you DON'T have a Google, Gmail, or YouTube account, visit https://www.youtube.com/
  • Click "Sign In" (upper right of your screen)
  • Click "Create Account"
  • Carefully follow instructions to complete the process
  • Once your account is fully created, proceed to step 3

STEP 3: How to upload your video

FROM YOUR DESKTOP: If you recorded video on your computer or transferred the video from your phone to your computer.

  • Once logged into https://youtube.com click the upload icon (upper right)
  • Drag video or click to select the video you want to upload
  • Title video and wait for it to finish uploading
  • Click "Done" and copy your video URL

FROM YOUR PHONE: Most video recording apps on your phone will have a "share" button. Simply open the video you want to upload, find the share button, and proceed.

  • Open the video
  • Click "share"
  • select YouTube
  • Login to YouTube
  • Upload

STEP 4: How to post the video in the forums

Simply paste your video URL (Link) into your new post. It will automatically appear as a playable video right there inside your forum post!

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