Tag: tips

  • 3 Ways to Help Create a Winning Mindset

    3 Ways to Help Create a Winning Mindset

    If you work in the arts, you work in one of the toughest professions in the world. I once heard someone describe it as “getting kicked in the nuts every day and having to say ‘thank you’.” Ouch. Artists are constantly putting themselves out there, baring their souls, and getting doors slammed in their faces…

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  • Intro to Electronic Drumming: Adding a Drum Pad into Your Performance Setup

    Intro to Electronic Drumming: Adding a Drum Pad into Your Performance Setup

    Becoming comfortable with playing electronic percussion is a vital skill for the modern drummer, especially when playing contemporary, digital-heavy genres such as trap, neo-soul, and pop-rock. Contemporary music production has a tendency to involve a combination of very specific drum sounds and completely electronic sounds that cannot be easily emulated by acoustic drums, and as a…

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  • So You Think You Can Dance Buildup?

    So You Think You Can Dance Buildup?

    So, you think you know EDM. You’ve been listening to all the latest players in the electronic music world, and you think you know what they’re all about — the unique, infinitesimal nuances of sub-genre that distinguish one from another. What you may not know is that all of these artists in almost all forms of…

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  • 10 Things Sun Ra Can Teach Us About Band Leadership

    “He widely claimed (and legitimately believed) he was born on Saturn and was 5,000 years old.”

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Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability