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Best Multi Effects Pedal 2018

Boss ME-20 Boss GT-1 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor NUX Cerberus Multi-function What to look for When Buying a Multi Effect Pedals Today we are talking all about guitar effects! Now, I’ve been an advocate for using stomp boxes for many years, I’ve certainly had a lot of experience with guitar pedals and they are predominately what […]

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Keep Your Guitar Cables Tangle Free

We’re talking about a way to keep your guitar cables tangle free. This tip has to do with the way we roll our cables up in the first place. Why am I doing on rolling up guitar cables, it’s pretty simple right? Well yes and no. You need to remember that guitar cables are essentially […]

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How To Use A Guitar Pick To Play

How To Hold A Guitar Pick For “Smooth As Silk” Rhythm Guitar. Would you like to know how to get that smoothest silk rhythm guitar sound? Well, the pick has a lot to do that when you’re using a pick and how you hold it. When you’re using a pick to get a smooth rhythm […]

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How long do musicians need to set up?

How long do musicians need to set up, and when will they arrive? As you might imagine, there are quite a lot of variables with this, but I’ll try and give you some kind of guide. If it’s a solo artist or a duo, they might need only about 20 to 30 minutes of actual […]

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Merchandise Pricing Deals & Freebies for Musicians

Now I’ve talked about the way that I came up with my pricing. But what I didn’t tell you is that, this, even though the pricing stands firm on here and people will normally pay you that price, it’s not necessarily a firm price. Sometimes people are going to come up to you and they’re […]

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Can musicians get paid in cash on the day?

Can musicians get actually paid in cash on the day? Well, it’s true, some musicians are happy to accept cash. I personally feel that are a number of reasons why that isn’t a great idea. And here they are. First: I don’t want you to be worrying about a large amount of cash in someone’s […]

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Lyric Tips for Spoken Word Music Performances

Now in the case of a piece where you don’t have a definite story but you’re essentially building layer upon layer of sensory experiences for your audience, you’re not going to have the same type of closing where you come back and refer to the beginning. You’re still going to refer to the beginning but […]

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Budget Musician Touring Tips

So you want to keep track of your income and your expense. But you also want to have an understanding of the overall picture of your finances and how this business venture is going. Make no mistake, this is not just fun and games. We’re talking about If you’re doing this full time and you […]

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Musician Touring Tips: Income Sheets

Now, I’m not saying that you have to have a degree in accounting. But, if you’re going to be successful in any way, in keeping track of your money, which becomes very important at tax time. Or, in Willie Nelson’s case, when the IRS busted him for not being diligent to report his money at […]

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