Yes, You Should Be Taking Lessons – Find A Teacher

The argument between staying true to oneself and getting an instructor has been heated since… well probably around the time of the Beatles. I’ve sat on both sides of this fight, and I think it stems from a couple different ideas. 1ā€‹. We’re afraid – We are afraid of looking stupid in front of someoneContinue reading “Yes, You Should Be Taking Lessons – Find A Teacher”

The Right Hand, The Important Hand – Tricks To Improve Rhythm

The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It’s nothing complicated, so don’t feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.

Tough Love: What are you doing to get them to come back?

All of us complain that we’re not getting enough people to come out to our shows. We promote it on Instagram and virtually beg people to come to our gig.Iā€‹ use the word “gig” in a derogatory way. I was careful not to use the word “show” because that is a massive part of our problem, isn’t it – we’re not putting on much of a show.

The Best (and your favorite) Advice You’ve Ever Been Given – Sleep More

The two most important things I schedule – the stuff I’m never supposed to move? ME TIME and SLEEP TIME.

You’re Singing Too High – How I Am Learning to Love My Voice

I have a vivid memory of singing when I was nine and having the person next to me ask me to stop singing because it was hurting his ears. It hurt my feelings as much as it hurt his ears. Young Crazy Legs would sing the way I sing now, with reckless abandon to anyone in earshot. I had no understanding of range or pitch.

Music in Motion – Tips for Making a Music Video

I have made A LOT of mistakes. Learn from ME – Your video can be funny, it can be sappy, it doesn’t have to match up with the lyrical subject matter. An example would be… well, most music videos.