Rick Beato

Richard Beato[2] (born April 24, 1962) is an American musician, songwriter, audio engineer, record producer, and YouTube personality who lives in Georgia. He has written songs with, and produced music for acts including Needtobreathe, Parmalee, and Shinedown.[3]

Rick Beato
Born
Richard Beato

(1962-04-24) April 24, 1962 (age 58)
EducationNew England Conservatory of Music (M.A.)
Children3
Musical career
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, keyboards, vocals (background)[1]
Years active1978–present
Labels10 Star
Websiterickbeato.com

Beato is also CEO and co-founder of Nuryl,[4] an education-based company that produces an eponymous "Baby Brain Training App".[5]

Education and careerEdit

Beato studied at Ithaca College where he attained a bachelor's degree in music.[6] He earned a master's degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1987.[7]

Before beginning his latest career as a YouTube personality, Beato's roles in academia and the music industry included those as a session musician, university professor, songwriter, studio engineer, mixer and record producer. He has also written textbooks on music theory and produced online lessons on the subject.

YouTube careerEdit

Beato began his YouTube career after posting a video of his young son, Dylan, who is able to identify individual notes within complex chords after just one hearing.[8] This video of his son's display of perfect pitch received 3 million views, causing Beato to decide to parlay his social media fame into a full-fledged YouTube channel.[9][10] On August 27, 2019 Beato received the Golden Play Button from YouTube when he achieved 1 million subscribers.[11] As of December 2020, the YouTube channel has 2 million subscribers.[10][9][12]

Beato's channel is under his own name, although he introduces every video with the title "Everything Music". One series in the channel is called What Makes This Song Great?, in which Beato deconstructs and discusses the elements of popular songs. The videos in the series regularly get over one million views.[13][14]

In one video, Beato enlists the help of Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X and virtuoso guitarist Eric Johnson to re-interpret the guitar solo on Led Zeppelin's iconic "Stairway to Heaven". Beato and Phil X play the guitar solo in the styles of Peter Frampton and Eddie Van Halen, respectively, while Johnson plays it in his own style.[15]

Beato has been vocal about the issue of fair use. Several of his videos, including those about Radiohead and Fleetwood Mac, were taken down from the YouTube platform because of copyright claims. In July 2020, Beato testified before a United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the subject of fair use.[16]

StudioEdit

Beato owns Black Dog Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and began recording bands there in 1995. He also started the record label 10 Star Records which he ran with his partner Johnny Diamond.[3]

Writing creditEdit

"Carolina", which he co-wrote with Parmalee in 2013 reached Number 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart on December 20, 2013, and has achieved a million copies sold.[17][18][6]

Other contributionsEdit

Film (soundtrack)

BibliographyEdit

  • The Beato Book – A Creative Approach to Improvisation for Guitar and Other Instruments.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rick Beato | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Hardest Video I've Had To Make". Retrieved December 1, 2020. How Can I Do This Richard. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Oyer, Kalyn (September 4, 2013). "Rick Beato has helped produce some of Charleston's best bands". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "How Music Can Make Your Baby Smarter". Ingenious Baby. March 29, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Nuryl | Baby Brain Training App". Nuryl. Retrieved November 19, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Endowed Chair Schedule: Rick Beato". music.ua.edu. The University of Alabama. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Martin, Reed (November 8, 2019). "When a Guitar Lesson Becomes Controversial". OZY. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  8. ^ Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis (2018), The Psychology of Music, Oxford University Press, p. 82, ISBN 9780190640170
  9. ^ a b Hansen, Zachary (February 21, 2017). "Meet Dylan, the Atlanta child whose ear went viral". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b Beato, Rick. "Rick Beato". Google. Retrieved October 9, 2020 – via YouTube. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Beato, Rick. "Gold Play Button Unboxing 1,000,000 Subscribers!". Google. Retrieved October 13, 2020 – via YouTube. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Steinberg, Don (August 5, 2020). "It's Never Too Late to Start Your YouTube Career". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Hackworth, Martin (April 24, 2020). "Kid Charlemagne". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Beato, Rick. "What Makes This Song Great?". Google. Retrieved October 9, 2020 – via YouTube. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Bienstock, Richard (October 6, 2020). "What if Eric Johnson or Eddie Van Halen played Jimmy Page's iconic Stairway to Heaven solo?". Guitar World. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  16. ^ "How Does the DMCA Contemplate Limitations and Exceptions Like Fair Use?" (PDF). judiciary.senate.gov. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Parmalee". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum". riaa.com. The Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  19. ^ Betts, Stephan L. (August 24, 2016). "Hear Muddy Magnolias' Socially Conscious 'Broken People'". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved October 13, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Herbie: Fully Loaded [Original Soundtrack] - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Raising Helen - Original Soundtrack | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ Bakert, Bob (May 26, 2020). "Rick Beato: Behind the Curtain". Jazz Guitar Today. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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