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How To Write And Record Better Bass Guitar Parts

How To Write And Record Better Bass Guitar Parts

In both live and studio settings, one of the most important elements is the bass line. Generally speaking, bass parts in modern day music have become considerably less melodic and on first listen sound very simplistic. However, when analyzed these lines are deceptively tricky and…

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How To Imitate Different Vocalists For Clients

Mella is an extremely experienced session vocalist. In this video, she gives you some practical insights on how to approach vocal impressions with some specific examples including Amy Winehouse, Dolly Parton and Britney Spears. Here’s what Mella recommends when approaching vocal impersonations in a vocal…

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7 Ways To Overcome Anxiety In The Studio

7 Ways To Overcome Anxiety in the Studio

Anxiety during recording sessions is extremely common amongst both beginners and professionals alike. I’m always amazed at how many talented musicians I’ve encountered who absolutely kill it live on stage, but the moment they enter a recording studio they find the whole situation overwhelming and…

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In Session With Lydia Salnikova

Lydia Salnikova has been a professional singer/musician/songwriter for 15+ years. She is a GRAMMY nominee, a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominee, and she has recorded with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Bering Strait, Sir Christopher Lee, and John Ford Coley. Her deep understanding of…

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Putting The Social In Social Media

Putting the Social in Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts for Musicians

Although I was unable to attend this year, I did attend the CD Baby DIY convention (which I highly recommend) the last 2 years in a row. A great deal of info and insight into the “New” music biz, but it might as well have…

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How To Create Chord Charts/Lead Sheets For Studio Sessions

How To Create Simple Chord Charts/Lead Sheets For Studio Sessions

I’ve been involved in a wide variety of recording sessions over the years and when it comes to providing hired musicians with charts, it’s a real mixed bag. Some writers send over incredibly detailed scores, others will only provide me with MP3s. I’ve learned something…

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Using A Preamp Pedal Before An Amp

Mark Marshall unravels the mystery that is using a preamp before a guitar amp. Why use one? Most guitar amps have some form of EQ built-in, but if you want more versatility you can use a preamp pedal to shape the tone of the existing…

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Get The Most Out Of Your Practice Time

Get The Most Out Of Your Practice Time

Many of my students become incredibly frustrated when it comes to scheduling their practice time. They either: Lead busy and stressful lives and can’t find the time Already have a regular practice schedule but don’t feel as though they are able to structure their time…

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6 Ways To Make Money From Your Music

6 Ways of Making Money From Your Music

You’ve just finished the final mix and master on your latest track, clicked the “save” button 5 times (just to be sure), and have uploaded it to your favorite streaming service, positive that this song will be “the one”! The one to get you noticed,…

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Tips For Being An In-Demand Side Musician

Tips For Being An In-Demand Side Musician

I’ve been working as a side player for the past 22 years and have been fortunate enough to work with many talented artists in all genres, as well as navigating a multitude of personalities. Even after 20 years in the business, every new experience offers…

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songwriting tips

Songwriting Tips For Overcoming Writer’s Block

How many times have you wanted desperately to write a killer tune, but the moment you sit down to work on something you don’t know where to begin? Maybe you began creating a song and halfway through got completely stuck, or everything you came up…

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Merch Madness

Merch Madness: What the other Merch articles don’t tell you

With CD sales on the decline and touring expenses increasing how’s a band or artist to make money these days? One of the best ways as always…MERCH! While I’ve seen many articles on how to sell more merch I don’t believe any have hit on…

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