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Communicating With The Sound Engineer (Another Letter)

Dear Musicians, Over the years that I’ve worked with you, many things have become apparent. One of those concepts is that, quite often, you need me to make some sort of change in the middle of a show. Often, that change is necessary to make your life on stage more comfortable, such that you can…

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Unmasking

I seem to be on a bit of a theme lately. The last time around, I talked about how most bands don’t need more or better gear to solve their problems. Mostly, they need to work as a team. That idea closely ties in with equipment used to reproduce the sound of the band and…

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Nurturing Your Creativity.

Ever been in a creative rut? It’s something I struggle with regularly. When I’m in a creative funk, nothing feels right. Everything sucks. I feel like I’m beating my head against a wall…and the Muse is mocking me. I begin to wonder, “what if my best work is behind me?”. Fear creeps in. I feel…

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3 Miracles I Witnessed Because of Music in One Weekend

I have always been attracted to music. Ever since I was a young kid I was fascinated by music, my favorite toy was the fisher price record player. When I was 7 or 8 my dad had to go to Germany for work and one of the healing things that occurred for me was he…

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Which kind of musician are YOU trying to be?

For most of human history, musicians have been community leaders. Creating connections, opening minds, and giving harmony to the voice of the people. People would gather around them and rally behind them. Celebrity is relatively recent. It’s about a lot of people loving you from a distance. It’s a product of large-scale, corporate marketing. The…

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Actually, Your Equipment Is Probably Fine

I don’t think I’ve ever been a fan of any “Battle of the Bands” setup, but I’ve been a judge for a couple of them. People asked, and it was something to do. After one such outing, a band that didn’t win was curious as to what had prevented them from reaching the top of…

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How To Be Taken Seriously Online As A Musician

I was talking to a musician last week who was complaining about how, although he’s a well-respected musician in his local area, he can’t get anyone he meets online to take him seriously. “I’ve got a website and a link for people to subscribe and get free music. I’m giving away 7 of my BEST…

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A Case Study in Live Performance (Part 2)

If you haven’t read the first part of this two-part article, please do so by clicking HERE. Now it is time to get into what happened the night of the show…both the great and the not-so-great. I was driving to the venue in Ohio and had just pulled off an exit when it began snowing…HARD.…

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