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Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: How to Boost Your Confidence In Time For Your Next Gig

In Music by Craig Smith

Ask any musician and they will tell you they have experienced stage fright at some point in their career. It doesn’t matter who you are, whether you sell out arenas and stadiums worldwide or are coming up to your first ever gig in your local bar, it’s understandable to feel nervous. These nerves can get the better of you, causing you to make mistakes that do not represent your genuine talent. If you have a …

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How to Maximize Your Potential for Success as a Musician

In Music by Craig Smith

Are you interested in taking steps to maximise your potential in the music industry? This is a highly competitive sector and every year thousands of people try to find a footing selling their art. Here are some of the key possibilities that you should explore here that can help you get the results that you deserve.  Expand Your Reach First, you should think about expanding your reach as a musician. You need to consider how …

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Three concepts to level up your guitar playing

In Guitar Blog, Music by Craig Smith

As guitarists, we are notorious for learning just enough to get by and calling it a day, trusting that a few minor pentatonic boxes will be enough to carry us through anything that comes our way! This is mainly because learning guitar music theory methodically can be difficult, the way the fretboard is laid out is unintuitive when compared to the piano which makes working through these lessons tedious for many players who early on …

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How Your Child Can Benefit From Learning a Musical Instrument

In Music by Craig Smith

The kids coming out of school waving permission slips for a musical instrument makes us all moan. We do not love the prospect of listening to a child practice a high pitched violin or noisily rehearsing the recorder, but if they get the hang of it, the results can be amazing. Aside from the obvious advantages of learning a musical instrument, there are several other advantages to be gained. Apart from being a pleasurable hobby, …

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Tips For Becoming a Successful Music Photographer

In Interviews and Insights, Music by Joe Weintraub

Playing in a band isn’t the only way to make money if you’re passionate about music. There are all sorts of things you can do in and around the industry, so you’re still surrounded by music all of the time, even if you don’t play.  Being a music photographer is a great option if you are interested in photography. You get to go to loads of amazing gigs for free and you might even meet …

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How To Keep Motivated and Have Fun When Learning Any Instrument

In Music by Joe Weintraub

Learning the guitar or any musical instrument is one of those things that everyone wants to do at some point. Maybe you’ve put it off every year, waiting for the perfect time. The problem is, there’s never a perfect time. You will always have something else going on, or have distractions stopping you from getting started. Maybe you’ve already bought your instrument, but you haven’t yet picked it up and started playing. The thing is, …

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Top Tips to Help New Producers Create Better Music

In Music by Joe Weintraub

Everyone wants to learn how to produce music these days. Considering how simple it is to download a digital audio workstation (DAW) and start making a track, there’s no wonder that more and more people are starting to get into the production side of things as opposed to just playing an instrument. Even if you do play a traditional instrument, producing can be a great way to help you become a better musician because you …

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4 Ways To Advance Your Music Career

In Music by Joe Weintraub

The music business and industry is tough to break into and it’s hard to get noticed. There’s a lot of competition out there and sometimes it’s about who you know instead of how talented you are. However, it’s no reason to give up on yourself or your dreams of becoming a well-known artist and musician. You must continue to improve and get better over time. Learn four ways to advance your music career so you …

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The 5 Essentials Any Newbie Musician Needs

In Music by Joe Weintraub

Whether you are learning to play an instrument or thinking of doing so, there are a few essentials you will need to get started, perform at your maximum potential, and be consistent. From the instrument to self-motivation and confidence tips, here’s more.  Carry cases If you have an instrument or a microphone setup, you will need a carry case. This will allow you to easily transport your goods from your home to where you are …

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Music, Its Good For You!

In Interviews and Insights, Music by Craig Smith

The power of music is, quite frankly, mind-blowing. It is amazing how we can play a song, and within 30 seconds, our mood can change. Whether it is a slow love song or an upbeat summer jam, it can transport us to a different place entirely, completely impacting our emotions. This is something that you can use to your advantage, giving you the all-important pick-me-up whenever you need it. Music can lift your spirits when …