Author: jakekelly

Unleasing the Universe, Part 2

Where are you?  Know where you are on the neck of the guitar. It sounds catchy, but it is practical.   Most guitarists learn scales with a root position on the fifth or sixth string, but all the scales can be played...

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Playing Guitar: Articulation

Articulation:  It more than just a way to talk good.If you have ever noticed that some people just play notes and musicians make their instruments sing; it is because they use their instrument as a source of...

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Making Your Acoustic Loud, Part 1

So you wanna be LOUD? Jake shows you how…Amplifying your acoustic guitar to get a usable sound doesn’t have to be a compromise (other than monetary expense). If you have checked out the Video Series on amplifying acoustic...

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  • Be Prepared For Anything
    If you gig long enough, evenetually something will go wrong.  Are you prepared?   Tips That May Save Your Gig or Make Your Career   Ok, it was my idea, but there was no way I was going to try to come up with all of this by myself. So, I enlisted the help of […]
  • Digital Recording Basics
      Warning: This information verges on geek-speak, but it will help you know what you’re doing when you set up your digital recording system.     A few years ago, all music was recorded on analog tape recorders. They record the audio signal as magnetic patterns that rise and fall in strength as the signal […]
  • David Grow (From Singer&Musician’s “Developing Artists”)
      The record industry has been shrinking by 15% per year. While many in the industry want out, David Grow wants in.     David Grow is, quite possibly, one of the most successful musicians you’ve never heard of. Grammy-nominated, he has written/produced a multitude of hit singles, including the Jim Brickman smash, “After All […]
  • Spinning Your Own Record – The Art of Preparing a Set or Just a Song
    When the moment arrives to prepare your first set of music for an audience, it can easily become one of those pointlessly harrowing experiences.  I remember my first opportunity. I was a freshman at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, and my mother had scheduled the ORKIN mist-meister to arrive at our house to spray […]
  • Singer, Songwriter, Musician, S Corp
    Indie success requires leaving your comfort zone—but be sure you take a strong team with you. To her thousands of fans worldwide, SONiA is known for her powerful voice, riveting stage presence and a songwriting style that wraps memorable hooks around lyrics that are compelling, if not convicting. Music is her canvas of choice for […]