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It's SXSW Time

Every March, music industry people join up with tech and film geeks as they converge upon Austin Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). What began as a local music festival in 1987 has morphed into a set of three festivals and...

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Demo Recording for Songwriters: Part 5

It’s not unusual for the songwriter to start making arrangements in their head before the song is even completed on the page. So, when they are playing a song to a loved one or a group of friends for the first time, they...

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Demo Recording for Songwriters: Part 4

While you were at the studio recording the band you assembled for your demo session, you may have noticed that guy in the plaid flannel shirt with the beanie who looked cooler than just about everybody else.   After he...

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You Got Talent

A friend of mine forwarded me a video of her daughter singing a couple of songs in what looks like her high school auditorium, followed by a request asking if I could do anything to help her: vocal coaching, guitar lessons,...

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The Performing Songwriter: What You Do

At some point you are going to have to perform your songs for a live audience, so it’s best to be prepared.  A great way to cut your teeth on live performance is to participate at an open mic at a local bar (or a not so...

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  • Practical knowledge and music education
    In last week’s blog I wondered about the idea of a skills-based music curriculum at a time when there is an intensified discourse surrounding the idea of a knowledge-based curriculum extended to a knowledge-rich curriculum. [1] In my blog I differentiated between ‘knowing how’ and ‘skill’. Practical knowledge and music education thumbnail courtesy of wordpress.com […]
  • ‘A guitarist’s guitarist’ picks his way to Surrey for free clinic/concert
    Readers of Guitar Player magazine once voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards earned D’Agostino a bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time, for “Every Step of The Way. “Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide. Top leading publishers such as Truefire, Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard and […]
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  • Emulating musical models
    Online tutorials these days have a simple format. Just follow and of course you will need to slow it down, freeze frame it and work it up bit by bit in emulation of the model. This is what students do in coming to GCSE study in one Cambridgeshire secondary school and no doubt more widely. […]
  • Review: PreSonus Air Series
    The PreSonus AIR loudspeaker series offers great sound and enhanced portability at an acceptable price. Over the summer, I’ve been putting a pair of 15″ two-way tops with 15″ subs through some rather excruciating trials. The most recent event was a concert by the Australian duo Severed Heads. You can read the review at FOHonline.  […]