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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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100 Guitar Riffs of Rock

There’s no doubt that the electric guitar is the voice of rock n’ roll (my apologies to all the singers out there), and in most rock songs it’s the first thing you hear.  Alex Chadwick’s sensational youtube video takes you...

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You Got a Publishing Contract! Part 2

They are going to want to know what songs you already had recorded.  If by chance some band had picked up and recorded one or more your songs and they released them on CD or have them up for digital distribution, then...

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Eubanks Enriches Performing Arts School

As if watching time-lapse photography, the Van Nuys High Performing Arts Magnet constructed a multi-platform performance of their own creation that blossomed in less than 90 minutes under the guidance of guest director famed...

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Dial in your acoustic guitar

In this video, Jake Kelly walks you through some simple steps to make the most out of your plugged in acoustic guitar tone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmFVHT3NQg0 Originally posted 2012-01-05...

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You got a Publishing Contract! Part 1

Congratulations, you did it!  Somehow you broke through the mucky muck and landed a meeting with a publisher, someone who can actually do something with your songs. This is great for at least one reason:  you’ll...

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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 […]