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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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The Power of Pre-Production

The Power Of Pre-Production

Pre-production…it sounds like a fancy term for a big meeting held behind record label doors but quite simply it’s production before the “Production” and it’s one of the best uses of your time and money. It not only saves your resources but also allows for…

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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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Pure Country Spotify Playlist

Announcing The “PURE COUNTRY” Spotify Playlist

Over the years, songwriters and producers have been able to create thousands of songs through the AirGigs platform. We are incredibly proud of the projects that we’ve been able to be a part of. As a way to help our clients promote their music, AirGigs…

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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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George Shilling Pedcast

A Conversation With Record producer, Composer & Audio Engineer – George Shilling

If you want to book George for your project, you can contact him here: (more…)

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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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Announcing Editorial Airgigs Spotify Playlists

Over the years, songwriters and producers have been able to create thousands of songs through the Airgigs platform. We are incredibly proud of the projects that we’ve been able to be a part of. As a way to help our clients promote their music, Airgigs…

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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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History & Evolution Of The Fuzz Pedal (Fuzz Face, Tone Bender & Big Muff)

Session and touring pro Mark Marshall does a deep dive into the history and evolution of the fuzz pedal. Fuzz is often a misunderstood sound with a number of different subtle shades and colors. He begins with an exploration of the 3 classic fuzz pedal…

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