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New Year's Eve Gigs
New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights in the US. It is probably THE biggest night for hiring live musicians, as well as DJs.
A Droll Look At Music For The Holidays
Unbearable anticipation… tantalizing mysterious packages, glistening in a myriad of colors… rosy cheeks and noses kissed by frosty air… toasty fireplaces, yummy eggnog, family gatherings around conifer trees festooned with rainbows of colored lights… charming bedtime stories read aloud by parents ju
Singing Songs Of Freedom - Miriam Makeba
About 5 years ago I wanted to learn a song, a beautiful African song, called Hapo Zamani. I had heard it sung by Miriam Makeba, from her 1989 Welela album...
Have you ever played in an Oom-pah band? Want to give it a try? It is nice to have music work in the fall! Here are tips on playing music for this traditional German holiday.
Cuing Your Band
Bands can make their shows run smoothly and seem magically in sync and effortless, using cues to communicate onstage. Here are some useful cues commonly used by musicians in live performances.
Live Music And Audience Participation
Some musicians focus entirely on proficiency with their instrument. But there are also many ways to make your performance more exciting, satisfying, special and memorable by connecting with your audience.
Down From The Mountain - DVD Review
Top bluegrass, gospel, country, blues and folk musicians in a concert documentary, featuring live performances of songs from the Grammy award winning soundtrack of the movie, “O Brother Where Art Thou”.
Musicians And The Law - Book Review
Being a musician is a pretty safe profession, right? Indeed, but with some gigs, you might be at higher risk of getting arrested, even if you weren’t looking for trouble, if you don’t know…
Promoting Music Events On Facebook
Here is another great way to make good use of Facebook for promoting your music and your band.
Good Musician Practice Habits
Want to learn fast, maximize your musical skills, and put on a dazzling performance? And have fun doing it? Here are recommendations from seasoned pros for getting the best results from your practice time.
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