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How to Beat Songwriter's Block

Friday April 18, 2014

Some tips here for writing songs even when you don't feel like it.



How to Set Up a Stage for a Concert

Thursday April 17, 2014

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.

5 Stages of a Music Project

Monday April 14, 2014

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.

How to Host a Master Class

Wednesday April 9, 2014

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.

Bebop Guitar

Sunday April 6, 2014

Learn about the history, artists, and sound/technique of bebop guitar.

How to Listen to Music

Monday March 31, 2014

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 Is a Rhythm Section?

Monday March 31, 2014

What's the difference between how a jazz band and a rock power trio describe their rhythm sections? Read this article, and find out!

How to Find your Groove

Monday March 31, 2014

Have a groovy day!

7 Types of Bass Line

Monday March 31, 2014

How many types of bass line can you name? Let me know if I left any out, and I'll update the article.

How to Cut a Record

Sunday March 30, 2014

The ten major stages of the music production process.

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