That’s right: This Day In Music History. This page will change each day when you come back, listing a different event in music history. Enjoy your history lesson!
I’m very curious about creativity and inspiration: Where does creativity come from? How different is it for each person? What makes human beings creative? What is the creative process for each artist and why does it seem to be so different for individual creative people? Can science verify anything about creativity and what inspires us [...]
OK: you got some local gigs and you are really loving playing out. Now what? Time to rest and enjoy the moments of success? Um, no.
Once you have a local gig or two, it’s time to decide where you’re headed next. Do you want to get more local gigs? Do you want to tour? [...]
I really don’t need to add to the fray regarding the possible demise of musicians making money by making their music. It’s been covered in so many ways:
If you haven’t already found it, please click over to Rain Computers “The Current” and read my post with networking tips for getting local gigs. Independent bands and solo artists should find these tips to be of interest.
While you’re there, [...]
This is a list of tricks and tips that will allow you to get a great sounding song/album, from your [...]
I knew it would be a challenging run, so I trained hard. I used a variety of workouts to try to prepare my body. And for the last [...]
This is the penultimate review in a series based on my own research, plus awesome input from a number of other independent musicians. My basic goal in this series is to find the best-of-breed that [...]
This is the seventh song sales tool that I’ve reviewed after getting lots of wonderful input from many musicians across Twitter, the blogosphere and the web. My main interest right now is direct sales of digital downloads of songs, so that’s my [...]
Before I continue my last three reviews of digital direct sales tools for independent musicians, I want to give an extra special mention to Genuine Caring. Not only do they provide an awesome service to a number [...]
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.