Adam Neely is an American YouTuber, bassist, and composer.
His YouTube channel is described as containing “music theory, music cognition, jazz improvisation, musical performance technique, musicology and memes.”
Some of my personal favorites include Scotch Snaps in Hip Hop, Combination Tones, and of course—the one that alongside Phillip Ewell’s famous letter inspired music theory academia to take a long hard look at itself—Music Theory and White Supremacy, embedded below.
He also creates gig vlogs, which give insight into his life as a professional musician in New York City.
As a musician, he performs as a solo artist, as a session musician, and as a member of a number of New York City-based ensembles, including the electro-jazz duo Sungazer (along with drummer Shawn Crowder), and the jazz bands Adam Neely’s Jazz School and Aberdeen.
He also follows yours truly on TikTok; maybe we’ll collab someday soon!