Networking – The do’s and don’ts

Good (insert time of day you're reading this), my friend! I actually don't remember what prompted me to write something on networking, I think I was coming out of work one day and heard someone talking about it. If this is what happened, let's assume that everything they said was wrong. I say this because [...]

Execute Order 66 (Days) – How to Form a Habit

Many people post after their first run, the first day of a diet, or when they are writing a song, and they finish one (the first in maybe six months). I'm happy that you did it, I mean that. BUT, if you're trying to master a skill, it really doesn't mean a lot if you only do that once every six months. Even once a week will not get you to where you want to go. What about posting after you've done two songs a week for 2 months?

Box 4 – When you’re feeling sad bluesy

We're rolling right along to box 4! Let's ask this question, though. When should I add a new box to work on? Well, for each person, that's a little different. I think you should be able to play the scale backward and forwards without much trouble at a certain bpm. Let's at say 95 bpm. Does that number hold any special value? Hell, no. I just used it as an arbitrary number. You can pick any number you'd like. The METRONOME is the key part here! You should be able to have some "pressure" on you to keep you honest and moving.

The Revolving Door

Growing up, I knew the name of every single member of my favorite bands. I could have told you about their favorite movie and what their sign was. The band was a family, and I was a second cousin in my mind. There was something sacred about that.  Now I've been playing around for a [...]

How important is an email list?

An email list is directly connecting with a potential fan, more than (most) social media posts. With this, you can keep them in the know. Also, I've been told that labels LOVE THAT ****! I mean, they swallow it whole (I don't like how I phrased that). So how do you get someone's email without being too invasive?

Dead Weight

How are these terms defined? Everyone has their own schedule. It is determined by open communication. Someone isn't wrong by not wanting to commit an undefined (or a schedule sculpted a little too well) amount of time.