Musicianship

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

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

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

Nah! If we do Ill keep getting the munchies during rehearsals. Haha! Jim giggled. "That's the eighth drummer we've audition and ever single one had their ups and downs. Man, it's hard finding the right guy.."  I sighed. It's always hard to find good help especially in a band situation. You get all kinds of […] Read More

music timing sucks

Geez!! I can't stand that annoying clicking sound! Grrr!!! My student Sandy for some reason can't overcome the dislike of the metronome. I completely understand the metronome is very rigid and unemotional. It felt like she literally wanted to rip her ear loaves out. "The metronome is just another musician in the room that wants […] Read More

privatmusic teacher vs youtube

Com: Commentator  Com 2: Commentator 2 Ref: Referee Good evening my friends and welcome to tonight's match which promises to be a true battle in every sense of the word. In the red corner weighing in at 0 lbs 0 ounces from the digital world or the World Wide Web, teaching millions of students with […] Read More

pitfall of being a freelance musician

The atmosphere was electric, the bass was grooving! It was 45 minutes of funky smooth grooving music that got everybody moving their hips. The band was killing it and the singer was leading the charge with electric vocals at the illustrious House of Blues Hollywood. Overall what a great gig. After the show you get […] Read More