A cue sheet is a written synopsis of the music used in a production and is one way to ensure all the stakeholders in a song are compensated adequately. Read More.
Tuning a guitar should be easy, but it’s not. In fact, the more you explore guitar tuning, the more you realize there is no one way to tune a guitar. Read More.
Whether contributing backing vocals, laying down beats, or anything in between, playing the role of a musician for hire can be complicated. Here are some tips to help you make it. Read More.
What kind of responsible are you? Will you take responsibility for your music career, or let excuses define your path? You have a choice. Read More.
If you’re in a situation where there’s conflict in a band or among musicians you work with, the first step is to address it as a group so that all voices can be heard. Read More.
The fifteen minutes between one artist’s final note and the next group’s first “hello” are precious. How you handle the transition can set you up for your best performance at your next music gig. Read More.
There are baseline truths you can fall back on to improve your mixes, whatever your sound source – whether mixing with headphones or studio monitors. Read More.
If you want success as a singer/songwriter, I already know these five things need to be addressed without even seeing your show. Read More.
Time is valuable, which means time management is a valuable skill – especially for indie musicians who have to manage all the facets of their music careers. Read More.
For years, my biggest challenge was getting a reply to the multitude of emails I wrote. I’ve since perfected my sales pitch so that 100 percent of the emails I send get a response. Read More.
There are many diverse kinds of ninth chords, and they are used in different ways. In this post, we’ll explore different kinds of ninth chords, how to use them, and provide examples of their use in popular music. Read More.
You’ll love Jewel’s story because it’s incredibly inspiring. You might also hate it, because it will leave you with zero excuses in your pursuit to find happiness in your music career. Read More.
One process that may be useful for musicians is mind mapping, a visual tool that requires you to generate, organize, and explore new ideas based on a central theme or concept. Read More.
When working toward your music career goals, the big question I want to focus on is: “How do I know if a gig is worth playing?” Read More.
Though he covered tunes by many diverse artists, Cornell was no stranger to having his own songs covered as well; perhaps none has become as popular amongst other artists as Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Read More.