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  • Weirdest Pre-Fame Jobs Of Famous Rock Stars

     

    The road to fame is rough, as many of your favorite rock stars will tell you. Some of the pre-fame jobs they took on were completely unexpected. Here's what a few of them did before they hit it big.

     

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  • Different Ways To Kick Start The Songwriting Process

     

    Every guitarist dreams of being an accomplished songwriter some day. In fact, songwriting is more difficult that singing or playing the guitar. Most guitarists who want to begin the songwriting process are sometimes faced with difficult choices. It's common to find them torn between writing music first, or the words. Luckily, there are several ways to go about this. One can start with either the music or the lyrics depending on a number of things. Alternatively, a guitarist can choose to begin with a combination of the two.

     

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  • Musician Tips: The Importance Of Social Media

     

    So, you're in a band, and all your members embrace social media as a promotional platform for your music. With an online presence already established on social media websites such as Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pure volume, you continue to post, tweet, update, and comment. But unfortunately, you're not getting the results you expected. Nobody is checking out your MySpace, Facebook, etc., nobody is sharing your music with others, and nobody is buying your merch. On top of all that, it's always the same group of friends and handful of fans that attend your shows. So what's the problem? Well, your band probably doesn't have something unique to offer, does not use an effective method of marketing, or both.

     

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  • Top Home Recording Mistakes To Avoid

     

    Nowadays, many musicians tend to prefer working in their very own home recording studios. This trend is usually meant to avoid the pesky booking process and exorbitant fees associated with using professional studios. Most of these people feel rushed and constrained to accomplish their projects in the allocated time. Still, putting aside the costly fees for utilizing professional studios, you cannot overlook the numerous advantages of settling for this process. Some of the most notable are being able to work with sound engineers and professional recording equipment. Granted, in-home studios are hard-pressed to offer such unparalleled convenience. However, this doesn’t necessarily equate to obtaining lackluster outcomes. When you take the time to discern the errors, which many a musician often make, you can ensure your projects are successful even if you are on a tight budget. So, here are some few tips on how to make this a reality.

     

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  • Affordable Gear That Can Noticeably Improve Your Tone

     

    Like many guitarists, you’re probably always searching for ways to refine, tweak or improve your tone. Yeah, a brand new guitar or amplifier will definitely do the trick but most of us out there don’t have the cash to drop hundreds of dollars on a whim. Luckily, you don’t have to spend that kind of money in order to better guitar tone. With that in mind, we take a look at a few pieces of affordable guitar gear that can make a noticeable impact on your current tone.

     

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