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A Conversation With Muscle Shoals Horns Co-Founder Ronnie Eades

We are really excited to share with you our recent conversation with Ronnie Eades (audio below), one of the co-founders of the Muscle Shoals horn section. Ronnie has an had an incredible career working with some of the biggest names in the business. He shared…

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Interview With Session Guitarist Clint Wells

Interview With Songwriter, Producer & Guitarist Clint Wells

We recently had the pleasure to catch up with and interview songwriter, guitarist, producer, and top rated session player Clint Wells. Since his teens Clint has been a working professional guitarist. Now residing in Nashville, he makes a living touring and doing sessions with a…

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Interview With Vocalist, Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist, John Lee Sanders

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and Emmy nominated songwriter John Lee Sanders. With a career spanning 5 decades as a solo artist, and working alongside industry icons such as Bonnie Raitt, Freddie King, Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, Heart and…

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Hiring A Rapper

So You Want to Hire a Rapper?

Rap is a burgeoning medium that has rapidly begun to expand outside of hip-hop into almost every genre of music. Since Linkin Park’s genre bending album Hybrid Theory rap has spilled outside of hip-hop and rock into EDM, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Disco, Musical, and so…

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Session musician vs. collaborator: which one do you need?

Songwriting, like any art form, is a very personal and complex process. Sometimes it is easy and effortless, as if something (or Someone?) else is guiding your pen. Sometimes it is laborious and even strenuous, keeping you up at night and requiring all of your…

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Interview With Adam Levy

Q & A With Top Session Guitarist Adam Levy

Throughout his work with popular artists like Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman and Amos Lee (to name a few), Adam Levy weaves a tasty blend of Jazz, Blues, Country & Americana guitar textures, into a sound rooted in tradition, but also very fresh and new. He's…

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The Importance Of A Reference Track When Working With Session Musicians

The Importance of a Reference Track, by Mark Marshall

There is a powerful tool that can take some of the guessing game out of any session. It’s called a reference track. It’s not a plugin. It’s not a piece of hardware you can buy. It’s an audio "Look Book" for your song. A aural…

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Interview With Songwriter & Producer ZIV

Ziv is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer and engineer. After getting a degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of California at Berkeley, Ziv hit the ground running leading his original band (ZIV) to play over 500 national tour dates and sell over 15,000…

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Number Charts: Crash Course by Lydia Salnikova

First, a disclaimer... You donʼt HAVE to know how to write number charts. Many professional session musicians (myself included) are willing to work with whatever materials clients give them, or write their own charts. But if you want a bit of “street” music education, a…

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Introduction to Number Charts by Lydia Salnikova

Introduction to Number Charts (part 1) by AirGigs member Lydia Salnikova Also known as “Nashville number charts”. In Nashville, simply known as “charts”. Who needs them, anyway? Say youʼre a songwriter/producer and would like to create a recording of your latest composition. You may not…

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