If you guy's are going out on the road are you taking advantage of the opportunity? If going out on the road on tour, there are a few things you should have in abundance. T-shirts with a picture of the band on it or your logo if you have one. You should have a quantity of CDs with you on tour, the quantity being based on your number of tour stops. You should be rehearsed at speaking to the crowd in addition to playing for them so you can ask them to support your tour by picking up a CD, and tell where to go in the arena to find them. The T-shirts should be hanging up so the guest can see them during their purchase of the CD and the person handling the sales should actively offer the other in addition to there purchase. By that I mean if they buy a T-shirt offer them a CD to go with it, and vise-versa.
You can monogram guitar picks and sell them for 2 to 3 dollars each at a concert. Rubber wrist bands with the band name on them is another product you could sell at your show. You should have an order form available on the band's website in case you run out of CDs while on tour. They can go to your website fill out the form, order the shirt, and you get their email address too (on the form), that way you can notify them personally of shows coming up in the future. There are so many ways you can market related products using your band, it's music and its Personna. Musicians are marketing themselves and their style of music and there is no reason to stop there.
People understand that it takes money to do what you do. If you are not high on the charts, or maybe you're not on the charts at all, then the more reason you should have a marketing plan for your product, the band. Friends of mine who are going to a concert will often stop by and pick up a handful of my business cards to handout at the concert to help promote this website. Does your band have a Facebook account, a Myspace and Twitter account? If you don't then you should get one or the other or all three, and you should assign someone, a friend or loyal follower to keep the social sites up to date with your affairs. Are you getting air play on the radio stations in your home town, if not take a CD over to them, tell them who you are and leave a Bio of the Band with photos of you.
Do you have a camera man/person on your payroll, someone to take pictures of you while performing, including videos? Does your setup crew all carry your business cards to hand to people they meet during a day. Invest in your band beyond music equipment and you will find more success and money to improve with. These are by no means all the things you can do to raise capital for operating expenses your band will incur. We didn't even mention mp3 sales. Just be sure your manager is bonded. You wouldn't want him or her running off with your proceeds. Here is a fun site you can visit:
How to perform a rock concert. Enjoy!
Parents, Teens, and Young Adults; Below is an invitation I received to teach songwriting, self promotion and how to build a network. Regretfully I will not be able to honor this request. However, there will be industry professionals attending this summit, e.g., major labels, producers and radio station executives, and you should go if you can. This information has not been announced to the public yet, and if you would like to attend, please wait before contacting Reverbnation for more details. I should be notified with contact and reservation information at which time I will post that information. The jimisound site was designed to teach and inform, and most of what I would teach at the summit can be found here. Please note that Project Kindle (the producers of the summit), provides a two-week 100% free (including airfare) camp experience for kids infected or affected by HIV/Aids:
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This is your official invitation to submit to Teen Music Summit 2011!
Dates: Monday, July 25th - Saturday, July 30th
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Submissions Open: Thu Apr 21
Submissions Close: Mon May 30
Submission Fee: $0.00
Event Description: LATMS is a one-week music festival geared toward teaching and informing young talent between the ages of 10–24 years of age interested in learning about and breaking into the music industry. The festival runs July 25 to July 31. The 25th - 29th we will be holding workshops (taught by industry professionals), jam session competitions (judged by music agents and producers), the week will end with a “Woodstock” like concert that from 11am to 7pm is kid and family friendly and from 7 till midnight will cater to adults. We are seeking Artists/Bands for our July 30th all day concert Line Up!
Project Kindle provides a two-week 100% free (including airfare) camp experience for kids infected or affected by HIV/Aids. We have reached out to industry professionals and radio stations about this event and they are very excited about learning more and some have already jumped on board. So, I am absolutely thrilled to invite you to perform at our 1st annual Music Festival. As a highly successful musician, you must have tons of exciting plans for 2011, and I am positive that our Music Summit will add a unique and inspiring event to your schedule. Plus your participation will help raise money for an amazing cause. The event pays each artist $150 plus their ticket sales. Also, if you are knowledgeable with in the following, Music Writing, Self Produce or Building a Network, we are seeking Volunteers to teach at our weeklong workshops. This will be a very fun and inspirational event to be part of. Teen Music Summit has reserved 20 slots for ReverbNation artists.
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Don't be fooled, Rap is a hard game. Just ask the rappers standing behind me in the photos. Riddled with haters and mean streak people who don't want to see you making it. Rap is not a career for the meek or sensitive person. One must be coming from a place deep within struggle and turmoil to seek Rap as an outlet. The money should be secondary to your purpose of joining this genre of musical expression. Now that I have scared you a little with the truth, let me talk about some ways to do it while keeping the violence at bay. Here are 10 rules of thumb, and there are more. First rule of thumb: mind your own business. Second: make wise decisions, but especially about who you hang out with. Third: Take nothing for granted. Fourth: don't be afraid of prison, you might end up there. Fifth: Don't fear anything. Six: don't fear anything. That one is worth repeating! Seventh: you need a crew. Eighth: Be patient and be good at Rapping. Ninth: don't trust the women. Tenth: don't trust the men.
Growing up on the streets I can tell you that the ten rules I have just given you are not new nor are they tide only to Rap. These rules are rules of the street. Rap was born in the streets and will always be of the streets. I am no stranger to this element. The same goes for my three brothers and four first cousins, one of which is a Rap record company owner. He is shifting over to blues as I write this for the very reasons I noted above. It's time for him to slow down, if that is possible in this business of music and entertainment. Once here you really can't leave. It's always putting around in your soul, and so too, are the elements of the lifestyle. You have to: just say no, when it comes to certain elements trying to creep back into your life. I am an O.G.! I cannot change that, I love who I am! I have learned to mask it when appropriate, but I am not ashamed of it, nor will I ever be! I have seen more than I care to admit and done things you will never know, and it will stay that way.
Besides, you wouldn't even want to know more than you need to know anyway! However, please don't judge me, unless you are willing to judge yourself as harsh. You are a survivor like me, or you wouldn't be reading this. Nothing in this life comes easy, and most of it, isn't worth the pain and trouble you go through to get it. That's why I say shoot high, shoot long, stay tough and stay strong. If you do that you will stand a better chance of getting something out of life of which you can stand by and say "that was worth the effort".
Some will tell you that all you need is three chords and someone with a half way decent voice, and you've got all you need to make a hit song. Others will tell you that it takes much more than that. They say you will need some kind of formal music training, a seasoned lyricist and someone who has had voice lessons and or singing lessons to sing the song. Actually, it's this kind of talk that prevents most aspiring artists from ever getting there. Any combination of the preceding will do just fine. The band 'Kiss' was famous for using only three chord songs. What you'll need most is to know how to write a song and market your work, but more on that later. (special note 2015: since this blog was written there have been posts about songwriting in the entertainment branch of the site (part 2 section)
What is important is that you are doing this from your heart. It has to be you, who you are, or who you've come to be that people are seeing and listening to. The good news is that no longer is it up to some fast talking, don't know anything about music, entertainment lawyer, or so called record man who thinks he has the right to inter fear with your aspirations. These, for the most part, are shysters, be aware. There are major Labels started by legitimate musicians like Herb Alpert of the Tijuana Brass, who founded A&M records, but in most cases, even they have become talent shysters. A lady by the name of Rita Sinakin, a producer of Barbara Streisand, helped me to see the light back in the early 80's.
I was stationed in New Jersey at the time and when ever I relocated the first thing I would do was set up a studio and start writing. Then I would hit the streets visiting all the recording studios int the area. When I walked into her studio, I asked the lady at the front desk if someone would listen to my music and tell me what to do. The lady went in the back and brought out Rita. I didn't know who Rita was at the time, all I knew was that she was nicer than the guys in the previous studios I had visited that day. I think Rita saw the hunger in my eyes and fatigue in my posture and had mercy on me. She listened to my tape and very frankly told me I had a lot of work ahead of me.
She went on to say that I was welcome to hang around the studio, but that I should not be intrusive. So I did and the first friends I made were McFadden and Whitehead of the song Disco Inferno, also, I met Sister Sledge of the song "We are family" whom I can't forget, they all gave me a kiss and they all thought I was adorable. They would talk to me and helped me with my understanding of the business as it was back thenDuring my time with Rita, there was one main subject whom everybody kept in mind during the recording and discussions, and that was the record company.
I didn't know what these meant until I began to deal with record companies as a publisher in 1990, almost seven years later. Believe me when I tell you that the event of the internet has re-invented the way the music industry does business. You as an artist, writer, producer, director, no matter what it is that you do, have the power in your own hands now. You cando this yourself. It requires discipline, hard work and a vision, but you can do it. Just remember, you cannot give up!
A vice president at Warner Bros told me one day, " you cannot do this by yourself", as he was turning me down for a recording contract. He was right, and I can tell you, the same advice applies now, even with the event of the internet. You cannot, and should not attempt to do it by yourself! Get help, talk to others in the business, team up, but don't try this by yourself. We'll talk more about the new music industry, and how to go about it using technology soon. These blogs will continue to cover technology and there will be some discussions about it throughout the site. Keep reading.
How about that picture? You didn't know I was a drinker did you? That is me, but the bottle is a prop, and I'm much of a drinker. I could never be an alcoholic! As a teen I drank till I was drunk at a party on a couple of occasions. The room started spinning every time and after the third time of that, I was done. NO MORE DRINKING til drunk. I never let that happen again. No body's ever gonna get me to do that to myself again!
Jimisound.com will always be changing and adjusting. We like to call it being "in flux". The site has to do that by the very nature of the subject matter it addresses. We began constructing the site in January about the 22th, 2011. We believe it's come a long way in a short time. The site was first published a few days after that, because we work around the clock. We still work around the clock doing re-writes, research, expansions and adding new material.
We are passionate about our concept and its purpose, which is to advise, instruct and educate by putting the entertainment business into an accurate perspective and making it understandable by people of all ages. One way we do this is by our method of delivering the information. You may not realize it, but you are learning a lot about the world of arts and entertainment, and the skills required to provide transcending entertainment just by hanging around at the site. The reason we can do this is because we have no alternative motives. The experience we work from is real, and grounded. All you have to do is be objective and read everything on the site.
Transcending entertainment is entertainment that scoops you up and takes you away from your regular world. Then it returns you and gently places you back to where it picked you up, leaving you feeling different and rewarded. This can be done with a story you've chosen to write and the actors you chose to play the parts, and it can be done by a song you've written and the artist you chose to perform it.
At this website, we seek to advise, instruct and educate people in the arts and in marketing themselves.
The name jimisound has two meanings. One, is it means sturdy and locked, in other words, a door or window is jimisound, or a bank vault for that matter, (just go with the spelling) when it cannot be jimmied open. The other meaning relates to the late great Jimi Hendrix whose skills and creativity often created an environment of "transcendence" by taking you to another place and time. His genius is reflected in every guitarist you have heard since his arrival and untimely demise. We hope to help you learn to create effective material which transcends your audience. Maybe one day you will do the same for someone else.
In the picture above is me and my daughter Sara. Did you recognize the jimisound.com guitar shirt? Okay lets get down to to it, you've been reading about my journey into website building, webpage construction, website design, building a website falls into all those titles I guess, and if you are an aspiring actor, wouldn't it make sense to have your own website? What a great way to introduce yourself to people. And now, you have some inside information about doing it, and doesn't that help you decide on how best to go about doing it. Most people don't have the kind of time that I do on their hands to go at building a website by trial and error and put up with the frustrations that can occur, oh you could pay to have one done for you, but that can cost a lot, trust me about that, however that is why there are people who get paid to do it. If you can afford it I suggest you have it done and save the time. It may actually be cheaper for you to do it that way in the long run.
A head shot is mandatory and a good one paramount, but having your own webpage to send a perspective employer to, is just as necessary in my way of thinking and I think you will concur after reading this. When I was in acting school, and yes I went to acting school, I won a place in a casting call from Z90 radio here in San Diego California that happened to be a two headed kitten so to speak, meaning when I got there, there were choices and I chose the acting scholarship, I mean why not, I was spending all my time in the music business and the next logical step was movies so I sucked some air up into my chest and dove in. I was soon working for Seagal productions, you remember them, Rockford files, Silk Stockings, Renegade, and movies such as Illegal In Blue, and Double Cross for the USA network and so on, and soon was working for other show biz production companies too.
I was between projects at the time and the music business was not paying me much at that particular time, and given that Island records had put one of my songs on hold, meaning they liked it and so they took it off the rack (off the market). I was happy, and thought it would be a good time for me to take a break and do something else for a bit anyway, so I put songwriting on the back burner and started pursuing another income, which would be three incomes including a job I had working for a music producer who owned several businesses in addition to her work in the music business. She liked one of my songs called 'Does it matter' and she wanted to keep me near to her and her hubby who was and probably still is a brain surgeon.
Anyway my point being, things were happening for me and it created a bunch of extra adrenaline which was squirting out of my medulla, and I couldn't sit still, so why not act. It worked, I starting making money hanging around the movie sets, but my real love was and still is the music so I eventually went back into the recording studio, this time my own, that's another story. But while I was working in the movie industry I Iearned a great deal and met a lot of people, one of my favorites is Bruce Greenwood and through him I met Virginia Madson, then Jon claude Van Damn, hope I spelled that right, and David Geffen among others.
Anyway one of the things among many that I learned while in these environments was that producers, directors and casting agents like to see a little more than head shots, and if you're willing to provide a little something extra, well then it'll work for you to go for it, and to be able to give them a website with your persona, photos and clips, any clips, you are showing them you understand. The point is that if they can see you in settings, a series of photos, or see you on film, or video, then they can see other sides to you and they can see that you are different and they can see that you are as serious as they are about making films. It could help you get a speaking part a lot sooner.
It helps them to keep you in mind because it's doubtful that there will be many people if any, who are interviewing to come on set as an extra, or who are reading for their first speaking part who will be armed and prepared the way you are, (unless they have been in movies and can point the interviewer to a movie clip, in which case you are sunk), but don't panic, were talking about entry level stuff here, and you, with your top notch portfolio (read up on that) with those wonderful head shots that were taking by a professional photographer who shoots for movie bound people, and the confidence of having acting lessons behind you, well I think you get the idea now, it will pay off. Particularly due to your insight, foresight and preparation into the opportunity.
So lets recap, you're coming in to the business as an extra, or background actor, and by background actor I mean you are actually being instructed by one of the directors, for example, they point you to a mark, thats your starting point, then they tell you to pick up a shovel and glare at the pro-antagonist, that would be one of if not the star of the movie, before you turn away and start to dig in the ground with it, without looking back anymore after he or she walks by, once he or she (the director) says, action. Does that make sense? That's a little bit more of an acting task than just standing at a green screen and staring up in the air at a spaceship that's not there, but that will be computerized in later, that's a little more along the lines of an extra to me.
You are actually in a main scene and there are no extras in the background. Okay, moving on, you're talking to your agent, or an interviewer from the actually production staff or the director and you have your folio, acting lessons and time on your hands, and you'll need that, time that is, because you might not be back home for awhile, you see you can't leave till the director tells you you can and who knows in advance how long the shoot will take, not long if everything falls into place for that particular days work, and sometimes they won't get to your part that day and you will have to come back after you've been sittin around all day and night for 16 or more hours eating and drinking coffee and chatting with others on the set and, just so you know, more often than not, everything does not fall into place on the set, that's why a lot of movies go over budget.
Anyway that's one way to start an acting career and there's about a million stars out there that'll tell you that's right, cause that's how they themselves got started. See ya later :>), Oh and by the way, musicians you'll need the same, you'll need clips, videos, digital demos and your instrument if you're auditioning for a band, a chair in an orchestra, or chamber spot. The difference being that you guys have to be much more rehearsed and much more experienced through practice and actual hands on experience than a beginning actor. Anyway more about musicians a little later. And please, everyone, be advised that scouting occurs on this site by legitimate industry professionals via some ads, don't miss out on an opportunity presented by an ad, that's why the site is here. So pull up your courage and get your career started by exploring all your options.
In the picture above are both my daughter's Mary rt & Sara lft, both of whom I am extremely proud of. Today’s date is Feb 8th, where is the time going, it feels I just blogged yesterday. Started SEO two days ago, mostly reading at first, so much to learn, still only scratched the surface. Had planned not to work on the site today, to wake, shower, get dressed, go out and get breakfast and focus on other business matters today not related to website design, music, acting or anything related to the entertainment industry. Left a SEO application running since mid-day yesterday, didn’t want to leave my laptop on two days straight but the SEO process was not what I expected, I thought I would start the process get some answers needed about the site that reveal its current state or condition in regards to Search engine compatibility, wrong, wrong, wrong, it took almost three days and once I had collected the information the program I used was not readily compatible to the site construction program, so much for getting up, showering and going out for coffee and breakfast.
When I woke and checked the program it was still running on my computer for a day and a half, it was still not done, I started looking for answers, this was crazy, anyway, I found out that the program was functioning fine and the job traditionally takes a long time. It was after noon when I finally showered and got breakfast. I did get my other business done, some of it anyway, the most important parts. All in all the day was productive on all fronts, but I had to come to reality and except the fact that SEO won’t be completed for weeks and then some, who knew. Early afternoon the program finished, it was time for the real work I must do. Want music on the sight for visitors to listen to while hanging out at the site but didn’t want some music that starts when you enter the sight, want the visitors to have choices and control over what they want to hear while on the site, so pages will open in separate windows and visitors can use the Pandora music service I put on the home page or any internet music service that they choose and just minimize the page once it opens and it was done.
I’ve been using the service myself while working on the site listening to one of my favorite groups ‘Yes’ song after song, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy and Pink Floyd and some others it was fun. Got over the shock of the way my 13 yr old daughter talked to me yesterday finally. The divorce really hurt her, it’s been years and she is still angry, her mother is having a difficult time with her up in Chico CA, so with kind words I asked my ex if she would lay her weapon down for a discussion in the best interest of our daughter and she did. I actually think the ten year war might be over. This blog has only described a small portion of the amount of work I put in on the site today, don’t ask, you don’t won’t to know.Well I'd better get some sleep, the spiders will be here in a couple of days and I've got to have the site ready for em when they arrive.
The picture above is me when I first fell to earth to begin the jimisound project. I had to lose the wings and change color so I wouldn't be captured again! I'm kidding you. That actually a sculpture by two guys from China.These artist used actual cadaver flesh in their work.Talk about spooky! You can see more of those on the sites "sculpture" page.
Well today is Feb 4th, no 5th, forgot to post the second blog due to working on first blog, very long about flesh memory which is just repetitive reflex, important had to do it now, couldn't hold it in, but was tired and put it in blogs. Probably will remove it from blog and post in articles. Still very tired, having to keep up with examiner.com and being on the road too. Developing ad campaigns for site is so frustrating. Can’t control the advertisers, not yet, but will find a way. Just finished a review of Twiggs a little coffee shop in north park. Data research going well.
A great deal of hard work in the area of analysis of page content relevant to audience needs and development. Readers’ ages range from 12 to 60. Only 5% of site traffic comes from search engines, am surprised to get that much given site marketing efforts have only addressed familiars. As of today engine traffic down 2%. Sure it’ll be gone completely by tomorrow. Expenses are being kept at a minimum. Went over budget only once, but it was a doosie, have to cut back spending, Getting plenty of help from techs, but some time being wasted by techs who are either new or just having problems interpreting the problems I give them for help. Probably all me.
Always tired and feeling behind schedule. Won’t stop though. Have to finish and get back in school. Services page wouldn't hold on to code or hyperlinks but had to move on. Not bad for a site that’s only been running for 11 days. Optimistic. Feedback from readers by way of comments has been nonexistent, been getting email compliments on the sight though, helps me keep going. Oh, and some from people on Facebook. Overall the site is liked and audience is growing, but slowly.
Concerned about being dropped by search engines, all site traffic is coming direct from people who must have put site in favs or bookmarks, getting referrals from the affiliate training sites, a lot. Concerned about getting attention of dance students, but once they start coming retaining them should not be problem, the dance training site is so awesome. Been talking to the owner Keith’s recording studio, they did 5 of my songs, he just returned from China 2 days ago, went to meet a girl there. Miss him, still friends, but call dropped and I fell asleep on phone, have to get back to him. This blog is too long. Venting, going to sleep.
The picture above is not me of course, it just fits how it feels to work as hard as I've been working the past couple of weeks to learn as I go how to build a website and populate it. This is definitely entrepreneurial stuff.
Well today is Feb 1 and the sites been up sense Jan 23rd, began on that day with just a skeleton of a design, nowhere near completion, been working on site for days prior gathering and developing page content. Having multiple issues to correct, including some with the site design tools. Some coding issues plagued the site for the first six days requiring a great deal of design time to be spent problem solving them, seem to be under control now, getting a good lesson about coding.
Conversations with potential staff writers has been going well. Hired one and talking to two others. Two record labels came aboard with simple rosters as advisers, contacted old acting coach and one indie film director friend who agrees to advise when time allows. Is providing me with his recordings of village beats, chants and memoirs of his trip to African villages during the filming of his latest file. I cannot say more than that. Fascinating sound recordings. Approaching some professional artist for permission to approach for information for the sake of training to be passed on to readers. Encouraged. Very tired, getting little sleep. Can barely finish typing this, passing out.
As a child you developed an interest in music, its affect on you was instant. It intrigued you, wooed you and captivated you. There was no question as to whether or not you were interested, you were interested and that was that, no debate, no questions, it was done. You listened to all of it and found that some styles of music you like more than others, and some beats more than others, and when you put it all together, you got a feeling from it, it could cause you to settle down, take the world off your shoulders, that it could rile you up, create a desire to go out and change the world, or it would just simply help you see that things were okay just the way they are.
Then one day you found that you could make a beat, make music, in a simple form, but you could make music, so you explored some more and found that you could play the same beat again today that you were messing around with yesterday and it still sounded good. This goes on for some time until one day you decide to put more time into doing this, and to your surprise you have been able to add to what you were doing and it was getting better, the ideas were coming in, and it begins to seem endless.
Now you know you can create music, it may be only one measure at a time, and sometimes an entire song rolls across your mind. You’re doing it. This is how many musicians start out, not all, because the truly gifted are often noticed during infant stages or shortly thereafter, but it’s not the gifted we will discuss today, it's the self created musician, those of us who practice, unconsciously spending more time doing it than anyone else, whether it's singing, dancing or playing an instrument, we do it with great joy. Someone once said, "The gifted create themselves".
We do this because we like the sound and the challenge that's posed to making the sound better. Artists of all kinds find themselves doing this, musicians, singers, songwriters, painters (artists), and dancers and so on; they all improve the same way, by practice. Have you ever wondered why practice helps you improve your skills more than anything else you can do? Sure you have. Well check this out, whatever you do using your body repetitiously, will become embedded within the cells of your flesh, not your mind, but literally your flesh itself.
Your flesh like your mind has memory cells. For example, your flesh recognized that it has to react to changes in momentum, gravity and side to side movement while you were learning to ride a bicycle, right? Then once the skill was achieved, it became easy for you to ride a bike, any kind of bike. Well that's because now your body knows what to do whether your mind is on it or not, and that is because the skill was embedded into your flesh, your body, by practice. You will also never forget it, you can do it while your thinking about other things, and you can teach others how to do it, so actually you now do it by second nature, right?
How did that come about, it came about by practice and practice makes perfect. You've heard this before, and if you haven't you're hearing it now, practice makes perfect! But you won't become perfect unless you love what you are doing. This is why arts instructors stay on you about practice, they are making sure you are teaching not only your mind the knowledge base, but they are also making sure your body is learning it too. Even after you've made it to a level you're satisfied at, your every performance is still just practice. And don't forget to learn your scales; they are one of the first things you should focus on learning.
Hey I hope you enjoyed this little walk through memory lane with me and these archived blogs from early Jimisound.com. This note is of the present day by the way. Today is August 1, 2015. These were my first ever attempts at blogging. I couldn't help but fix the spelling errors as I put them back up for you to read. There were no pictures, the print was green and the titles aren't really very good titles, but I left them be. These are my humble beginnings online, documented. I didn't know what a blog was back then until I started this website.
Now nearly five years in and a little money later, I know a lot more. You see all I knew back then was I wanted to use my experience in the entertainment industry to help, no, to warn others. But yes, to help too. I had been writing songs, composing music and working in films for a living and now I want to write for a living. So like every thing I've done in life...I just jumped in! I had to start a website, it was technology and I've been a technology freak since a child.
I had just graduated college with a business administration degree and was on break before start another degree, a bachelors in business & internet marketing, and this is how I spent my break, creating jimisound.com. I have already started work on two new blogs here, one is search engine optimization (SEO) and the other Social Media Marketing (SMM). Be on the look out for these new blogs, there should be some interesting contrast between them and earlier blogs that have been written here. Thanks
Hi, it's me Gene. For years I was lead guitar for a variety of bands, traveling, couch surfing and having a blast. Along the way I picked up a few things you might can use. I'll come back to these blog with udates in a few years with new journal entries.
These blogs were cloaked just after 2012 because I couldn't continue them due to school. We opened them up on the site again just under a year ago in 2014. I hope you will enjoy them.
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- MUSIC & ART TRAINING
- HOW TO BUY AN INSTRUMENT
- READING MUSIC
- THE RECORDING STUDIO
- LAUNCHING A MUSIC CAREER
- JOBS BEHIND THE MUSIC
- THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS
- LAUNCHING AN ACTING CAREER
- FILM DIRECTING
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- HODGE PODGE
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