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How to Grow as a Musician: What All Musicians Must Know to Succeed

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Professional musicians tell how they developed as artists, how they approach performance, and how they handle the business side of the business—offering solace and heartfelt inspiration along the way. How to Grow as a Musician is packed with candid advice on everything from overcoming failure to the art of writing a song to doing that all—important "ego check." It also covers such vital practical areas as the role of contracts, self—promotion, getting and keeping gigs, and managing money. A special self—evaluation lets readers assess whether they have what they need to succeed in the music business.

Synopsis:

Musicians finding their artistic voices and developing the right character for their craft will find solace and inspiration in this collection of intimate interviews. By revealing the large and small moments that have helped to define their lives and careers, musicians discuss how they developed as artists, how they approach performance, and how they handle the business side of music. Readers will learn how others selected musical genres; how they learned their craft or instruments; the difference between formal education and learning on the stage; personal approaches to practicing and composing; and much more. Candid advice is offered for overcoming success and failure; doing ego checks; and letting relationships affect art. From a musician?'s point of view, the book examines the role of contracts, self-promotion, getting and keeping gigs, and managing money. A special self-evaluation is also offered for readers to assess whether they have what it takes for a life in music. Anyone wanting to benefit from the wisdom of those who have learned their lessons the hard way will savor every word of this revealing guide.

About the Author

Sheila E. Anderson is host/producer of The Art of Jazz on MNN television and host/producer of Late Night Jazz on WBGO Radio. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781581154160
Publisher:
Allworth Press
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Author:
Anderson, Sheila
Author:
Anderson, Sheila E.
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Music
Subject:
Music -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Music-Music Business and Songwriting
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 9 in
Age Level:
Children's All Ages - Music

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How to Grow as a Musician: What All Musicians Must Know to Succeed
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"Synopsis" by , Musicians finding their artistic voices and developing the right character for their craft will find solace and inspiration in this collection of intimate interviews. By revealing the large and small moments that have helped to define their lives and careers, musicians discuss how they developed as artists, how they approach performance, and how they handle the business side of music. Readers will learn how others selected musical genres; how they learned their craft or instruments; the difference between formal education and learning on the stage; personal approaches to practicing and composing; and much more. Candid advice is offered for overcoming success and failure; doing ego checks; and letting relationships affect art. From a musician?'s point of view, the book examines the role of contracts, self-promotion, getting and keeping gigs, and managing money. A special self-evaluation is also offered for readers to assess whether they have what it takes for a life in music. Anyone wanting to benefit from the wisdom of those who have learned their lessons the hard way will savor every word of this revealing guide.
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