Always Be Ready to Audition

On another forum, a musician discussed going to an audition for a gig he didn’t really want anyway, so he hadn’t bothered to prepare much. My response (edited a little for clarity) was: To me, the whole point of playing music is getting out in front of people and sharing…

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Learn While You’re Young

Yesterday I wrote and published a bit about why everyone interested in any kind of musical pursuits should learn a chord-capable instrument (probably piano or guitar) early. That article is on the SchoolOfTheRock.com site here. But musing over that content reminded me of something that happened to me a few…

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Is There Life After Band?

When I was in bands, I promoted the band tirelessly.    I didn’t sing all that well, and I wasn’t pretty, which meant that I’d have a “tough row to hoe” if I tried to make it as a solo act.  But I could arrange and write, and I could…

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Register Your Domain Name Now

Which is more: $17, $170, $1500, or $4000? What’s the difference? $17 is the approximate cost of registering the domain name for your name, your stage name, or your band name now. $170 is the approximate cost of registering your domain name and keeping it registered for ten years, just…

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