Some tips here for writing songs even when you don't feel like it.
Here are some tips for setting up a stage for a concert. For years, I worked at Jordan Hall in Boston, as a stagehand/manager, and so this is an encapsulation of lessons learned from that time, and also, from talking to some concert operations folks more recently, during the process of preparing a few related publications.
Music projects can be awfully complex, but analyzing them--not unlike analyzing a piece of music--in terms of form can help bring them under control. This article discusses music projects in terms of the five formal stages of project management. Whether you're building a rocket ship or putting on a rock concert, techniques of project management can make your project go more smoothly.
Master classes are among the most intense learning experiences for a musician. This article describes their common format and some of the reasons why master classes are held.
Learn about the history, artists, and sound/technique of bebop guitar.
If you listen wrong, your ears might fall off. Then again, they might not.
In any case, here's some advice for how to listen to music.
What's the difference between how a jazz band and a rock power trio describe their rhythm sections? Read this article, and find out!
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How many types of bass line can you name? Let me know if I left any out, and I'll update the article.