2014

17-Steps-to-getting-the-gig

Download the PDF to the left 17 STEPS TO GETTING THE GIG OR You can right click and save the long comic above. Recap of all 17 Keys to getting the gig. Leverage and flock to locations of the music industry. (L.A., New York, Nashville, World Wide Web.) Audition. Flock to local jam sessions and networking […] Read More

17 steps to get the gig p2

17 Keys to getting the Gig! Part 2. If you have missed the first part then click here. To be continued.... I hope these simple comics can illustrate the point on how and not to get the gig. These keys are basic tips that got me to perform with major artists like Ozomatli, Yolanda Adams […] Read More

17 steps to getting the gig part 1

  The number one skill to get the gig is to build relationship skills. This comic shows funny yet quite opposite keys of what you should be doing. But you get the point. There are 12 more keys to this lesson. I wrote a list of almost 30 steps to relationship building but I had […] Read More

Kick those non believers out!

2005 was an ever changing year for me. I got a date with a real hottie. I performed for the first time on syndicated television. I finally moved out of my dingy apartment. And I joined a new band. We'll call the band "La Tortilla" which means "The Tortilla." :) The music itself was great […] Read More

11 Habits of Musical Geniuses

86 steps to musical genius

  I hope you have enjoyed the comic and please share it with your friends on social media. If you think I have missed a genius quality please list it in the comments below. Thanks for reading my friend.     […] Read More

To be terrible:

Formula for terrible musicianship. Back when I was in the junior high intermediate band there was this kid named Robert. And man this kid sucked at clarinet. I don't mean to be jerk but this kid squeaked and squawked every other quarter note. He seemed to be a very studious student, but just didn't have […] Read More

RGG blog6

I remember starting guitar when I was around 8 years old. I hated it. My dad gave me his old guitar from childhood and a guitar chord chart and kind of just let do my thing. He didn't really show me anything I just picked up a few chords and that's about it. I just […] Read More

best practice technique nobody uses

"No, no please don't!!" Betty shouted. "It's the only way to overcome that fear.." I responded. "Out in the waiting room there are some parents and students just sitting there waiting. Let's go and entertain them with your awesome talent." I blurted. "Please no, pretty please don't." Betty stressful said. "Oh geez, you gotta work […] Read More

double your reading skills

Mr Roland! I need you to get up and give me that magazine now! Okay. Okay! I grumbled. In my high school chemistry class for some reason I always seemed to finish my work at least 15 minutes early. I'm not a nerd I got a C grade at the end of the semester. In […] Read More

102 musicians that were college dropouts

They were a group of college educators that, in 1892 established the American High School education system. Their standardization would separate the college bound and working class students from the start. In other words this group created the grades K-12. Their curriculum established how we think today as a society of automatons, brainwashed with the […] Read More