Igor Presnyakov: Nothing Else Matters- Except YouTube Hits

Here’s Russian Guitarist Igor Presnyakov with a song entitled “Nothing Else Matters.”

Well, nothing else matters except YouTube Hits- try 6,548,529 on this video and counting.

Igor back in 2007 became a sensation on YouTube, further proof that the internet is a great place for guitarists to hit a mark and gain a fan base.

Here’s biography material on Igor. If you want to continue reading, you can hit the “more” button below (but do come back and watch more videos here).

Born in Moscow, Russia, Igor Presnyakov studied classical music at a nearby academy and would eventually graduate as both a guitarist and a conductor for ensembles. He relocated to the Netherlands to further his career, which has now spanned over 35 years. His unique acoustic guitar-style is influenced by various musical genres from Reggae,Rock and Roll, R&B, Country-western, Jazz and Heavy Metal. His most noticeable attribute, is his creative style of “beating” the percussion of the song, onto the body of his acoustic guitar while playing. This replicates the sound of multiple musicians, while only Igor is playing. Igor also rarely sings any of the lyrics to any kind of song that he covers, and instead skillfully translates them into a guitar melody, having his instrument sing the words.

Igor’s popularity has risen since he first debuted on YouTube in 2007. Currently the videos uploaded by him have over 160 million total views, in addition to over 330,000 subscribers. He is officially endorsed by both Takamine guitars and Fender Amplification.” more

If you are an aspiring guitarist, Igor would seem a sound model to fashion yourself after…

No, I’m not necessarily referring to style, I’m talking his YouTube presence and his business persona.. Obviously he has done it right…….. worth further investigation.


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