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Upwork is for Thieves & Fools

here ends the positivity bit Right now I am beyond vaguely angry. I am livid. I am hoping that when you read and understand what I am about to show you here, you will feel the same too. Further than that, I hope that you will start to think about how you may be having… Continue reading Upwork is for Thieves & Fools

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Mixing Midsomer Variations

I was asked to show a whole track being mixed. Normally that is a tiny bit difficult for me as I have the track essentially mixed by the time I have finished composing it so there isn't a discrete process wherein I go through and Mix things. But I was disciplined as I worked on… Continue reading Mixing Midsomer Variations

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Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix

This article is a holder for the 5-Video series on making, composing with, arranging & mixing the main categories of melodic sounds you will use when making almost any style of music. Part I: BassPart II: PolyPart III: LeadsPart IV: Pads Part V is about Layered Sounds which helps you to understand not only how… Continue reading Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix

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When can I start calling myself an Artist? When am I ready to start Releasing Music?

I have had some conversation in the last few days with a fellow from parts unknown, nationality, race, gender, age, aspirations... all unknown. The conversation has solely been around him wanting me to help him Produce a song or songs of his. Part of the reason I mention my lack of knowledge on him is… Continue reading When can I start calling myself an Artist? When am I ready to start Releasing Music?

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#review The Indie Musician’s Guidebook, by Benedict Roff-Marsh

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My Review:

I’m not a musician, but I have a great deal of respect for the author of this book and have been very curious to pick apart his brain in terms of in a written work of uplifting no-nonsense approach. I’m impressed. I wish I could relate a bit more to the musical side of this book, as the points put across and the tips laid in place are very well thought out and extremely well writen. Much of the content has band/artists references and comparisons, as well as musical success and failure stories. Much can be learned here for a musician… so if you are one, then READ THIS BOOK!

Now as for myself, and the areas of this book that were personally applicable for me, as an artist of a different sort… There are some concepts that Benedict covers such as, ‘Who are you and what is…

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Do you do your work work for FREE? Didn’t think so, so why expect it of me?

a thief is a thief no matter what he calls himself How well do you think I will do if I walk into any business and ask for their product or service for free? I'm not talking about a taste of cheese or ice cream before I purchase the white one or the blue one.… Continue reading Do you do your work work for FREE? Didn’t think so, so why expect it of me?

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Stamina in a World focused on Moving On.

Stamina is a very important thing. It is the thing that separates people who get chomped by lions from those who win at the Olympics (and score advertising contracts where they stick a finger in the air). I bet this guy did more than invest 30 seconds then wander away I have published a few… Continue reading Stamina in a World focused on Moving On.

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What is The Best? Ten Tips on Getting The Best.

honest What is The Best _ _ _ _? is one of the most common questions one sees on the internet. It gets asked over & over for the same product & situation which in itself, tells us something pretty important. I promised you 10 Tips. I could do the fashionable thing right now and… Continue reading What is The Best? Ten Tips on Getting The Best.