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10 Questions Every Guitarist Should Ask Themselves

10 fundamental questions every guitarist should ask themselves once in a while. Get ready to sit back, take stock and answer a few probing questions.

How to Find Your Unique Voice on the Guitar

There comes a point on every guitarist’s journey when it’s time to go your own way. You know, that nagging feeling you’ve had for a while combined with a general dissatisfaction you can’t quite put your finger on, or perhaps you feel like something is missing.

How Teaching Music Has Progressed

Teaching methods in music have, for the most part, progressed in time. But what are some of the archaic traps one must look for when seeking good instruction?

Who Is the Most Effective Music Teacher?

Studying with a music teacher is a different experience from a classroom setting because most of the sessions are one on one. This individual attention makes choosing the right teacher even more crucial for the students.

Three Game Changing EQ Tips

What would a world without EQ sound like?? It’s such a powerful tool and also one that can easily be misused. Here are three EQ tips that will change your game and if put into practice will start your journey on the road to mastering EQ.

Don’t Get Hung Up on the Sample Rate of Your Gear

When you look back on the songs, you wrote in 10 years time when sample rate and bit depth (including most of the equipment you’re using now) will undoubtedly be far surpassed, it’ll be the quality of songs you wrote that will shine through and how you used the gear you had. Similar to The Beatles situation – or you could get stuck behind the techno talk, waiting for that day when you’ve got the ultimate gear set-up… the chances are you won’t have your songs to look back on…

5 Things You Can Do to Get Better at Mixing

Mixing is a skill that needs to be worked on like anything else – be it playing an instrument (for me – my drums) or decorating fantastic cakes (don’t know where that example came from – blame my wife!) It’s a craft that needs to be developed it doesn’t just happen. You need to put the hours in to make your mixing skills better.

Best Voice Warm Up Tips for Singers

As a professional singer, you may have experienced moments when you feel like the control you have over your voice has disappeared. Proper voice warm ups are an essential part to decreasing the likelihood of such issues. Each singer should be aware of several warm up essentials. Here are three of the most important ones.

What’s Eating the Headroom in Your Mix? (and How to Minimize It)

Headroom is essentially the difference between the peak of the signal and the absolute maximum that the audio system can handle. It’s sometimes the case that the final stages of song production are not entirely thought about when mixing and that there is another stage to the process of getting your songs finished. With that in mind I thought I’d do a quick post on headroom and why it’s important.

Tips on Buying an Electronic Keyboard

This is a review of some key points you will want to consider when purchasing an online keyboard. Some key points include size, features, connections, and price.

How to Distribute Your Sheet Music

How to Distribute Your Sheet Music. Digital and Physical Distribution. Online and Offline. PDFs and Physical Books. Once your sheet music is finished you can submit it to a publishing company to be published, or sell it yourself in paper or digital format. The major sheet music companies like Hal Leonard and Alfred won’t be interested in your sheet music until you’ve sold millions of CDs, but there are several websites that offer distribution services for books either in digital or physical form that are available to you.

How to Distribute Your Music

Digital and Physical Distribution. Online and Offline. MP3s and Physical CDs. Once you have finished music you’ll need to start selling it. You will want to make it available online at digital download stores like iTunes or Amazon, and made available to record stores around the world. There are several companies that offer online and physical distribution, each with slightly different pricing and services.

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