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Meditation for Better Musicianship

Meditation is nothing new.  It's an ancient technique that allows practitioners to focus and redirect their thoughts to the current moment, grounding them in the truth and challenges currently surrounding them.  There are many ways you can practice meditation, the…

Recharge Your Inspiration

Have you ever hit a point in your music practice where you felt deflated and uninspired to play?  It can be a difficult place to be, especially if you've put countless hours into your practice and feel like all your…

Plan For an Effective Practice

It's important to find a good fit for your music practice in your life.  It should be challenging enough to promote growth, but not so demanding that you quickly burnout and are no longer inspired to play music.  There are…

Buying Gear: New vs. Used

I'm a big believer in saving money wherever possible, so I buy almost all of my music gear used, but there are a few things that I have reserves about buying used.  I've been a regular seller and buyer on…

Work With What You Have (Low Budget Recording)

It's almost rent time and you may be singing to your thinning wallet, "Come on skinny love, just last the year.

Most artists aren't known for their vast cash resources or their lavish lifestyles.  The majority of artists…

Home Recording & Making Your Tracks Sound Better

A lot of singer-songwriters have delved into the world of home-recording.  The singer-songwriter genre lends itself well to recording at home.  Most of the songs tend to be honest, raw, and unpolished, relying more on the content of the lyrics…

2nd Verse Blues

Fighting through writers block...

You're sitting there, writing a song.  You have a killer chord progression supporting a sweet melody and your first verse sets up the opening of what is bound to be a classic.  You've got an energetic…