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Pro Tip #14: Tips On How To Practice

It’s not a no brainier.by Sam Wilder How many times have you wished you could be better at your instrument? Or wished you could be a better singer? We all know that the best way to get better is to practice our craft. It’s the biggest no-brainer there is about being a musician. To get...
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Pro Tip #13: Tips For Auditioning For A Band

By Sam Wilder Whether you answered a musician “want ad” or someone reached out to you, the next step in the process is actually going to the audition. So let’s talk about it. I’ve played in several bands and projects over the years and have been to my share of band auditions too. Auditions are...
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Pro Tip #12: Things NOT to do when your band plays live

By Sam Wilder So your show is booked and your band is heading out to the venue, ready to play a great show. Nothing else to worry about, right? Not necessarily. You see, while wowing the crowd from the stage is definitely a priority at any gig, your off-stage antics can still mean that you...
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Pro Tip #11: 7 Things you need to know in order to build a successful band

By Sam Wilder Ok so you want to be in a band (who doesn’t) but there’s some things you need to know in order to build a successful band. We’ll call them rules for the sake of this Pro Tip. Rule 1: If you are surrounded by musicians who are truly success minded, there are...
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Pro Tip #10 – 5 things every cover band needs to know

Written by Ken Kirkland “What do you want to do with your life?!” the crazed dad shouts to the 14 year-old kid, barging into the bedroom, fed up with the sound of loud, non-stop music practicing. “I wanna rock!” the kid says. (Enter long-haired rock musicians. Cue loud music. Exit dad, crashing backwards through the...
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Tis the season to be …. Depressed?

Written by Judy Rodman “We know that there are some for whom music is so compelling and innately powerful, they are unable to contain it within themselves. They can no more separate themselves from music as they could their own limb.” – Musicians and the link to mental illness Tis the season to be …....
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How to promote your band

Thanks to Mary at band-vans.net for this excellent article. Many bands think that if they master their instruments, write good songs and maybe even have some fans that the rest will somehow fall into place. They forget to ask themselves how other potential fans shall come across their band. The big advantage of the internet...
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Pro Tip #9: Commitment rules!

This article was taken from Tom Hess, professional touring guitarist and recording artist. I couldn’t of said it better! Have you ever been in this scenario? You are trying to find new band members. You put out flyers, ads, or even post on forums online. Then, whenever someone shows interest in your band (they call...
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Making the band / jam!

Entries are currently closed (we’re filled up!) Thank you all who entered! Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to a new idea to network among musicians and do what we all love, play music! Because this is a grass roots effort, we need participation to make this event happen. Concept is simple, signup,...
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Pro Tip #8: Knowing Value – Part 2

If you read part 1, you probably were thinking I was saying we should all play for free (don’t do it, unless a charity) and we should all just hug and sing John Denver songs (real name Deutschendorf  BTW). Nope, I’m like any warm blooded human and American, show me the money! let’s derail this...
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