Musicianship

4 skills to success

When I was a kid I was scared to death! Scared to death of people of critisizing or rejecting my own performance. In my high school jazz band I played Tenor Saxaphone, and we played the tune, "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. As you all know, "Respect" has this killer sax solo. And of course yours […] Read More

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In a previous post I wrote this monster list of the "63 Attributes of a thinking musician". You can check it out here. The point of that post was so you can learn what it takes to become a true thinking musician. But that list is a monster to memorize so I had to condense […] Read More

Attributes of a thinking musician

The way we think, behave, feel, act, talk, believe and value will affect the way we approach our music career. At this age and time that I write this, musicians need a new way of thinking. 100 years from now musicians should be able to apply for jobs at a music company just like applying […] Read More

The 8 Cycles of Music

8 ciycles of music

  "I don't appreciate you guys playing that disco jungle music here at church! I can teach you guys some things about music. I've been doing this for about 35 years." The old beer bellied bass player said. My buddies looked at the dude with conceit. My 23 year old inexperienced mind said, "If you've […] Read More

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If this is your first time reading this than you're probably pretty confused with the plot. If that's the case than click here to catch up. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 I would like to recap the: 10 Critical factors for an amazing crew. Respect. Empower your crew. Always learn and discover […] Read More

To be continued... Missed part 2? Click Here. i apologize for the crudity of the sketch, my all powerful Mac computers hard drive crashed the other day. Not to worry I took it to my tech guy and in just few days it should be up and running. I had to post everything via my […] Read More

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    Missed part 1? Click here. I added a little shading in this one. Did you see it? Huh? Did ya? The juicy stuff is coming in the next part of 10 critical factors for an amazing crew. I usually create about two pages of comics. So next time I will post the comics […] Read More

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In my child hood I was a never a fan of Star Trek, I was only interested in Ninja Turtles and Star Wars. Until the 2009 release of the new Star Trek film by J.J. Abrams. That movie was action packed and pretty darn cool. I Suddenly became interested in Star Trek and started watching […] Read More

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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