The hardest part of being a musician is leaving. We’re torn, because we love what we do, and we love our family and friends.
I’ve been in love with the Nord Stage since I played a model one in high school for the first time, and Nord continues to impress me with how it makes its Stage series better with every new release. Here’s why this is my favorite keyboard of all time:
I leave in 3 days for a month of shows with an artist named Francesca Battistelli. All I have from her is a handshake from her manager and the promise that I’ll get paid on the first and 3rd Wednesday of the month. For this promise, I’ve cancelled all of my work for the next month.
We live in a technological golden era. Gear is cheap (compared to the past), and there’s literally hundreds of options for everything from sustain pedals to analog synths.
A few of you have requested I share more stories from the road. Here’s three short ones to keep you entertained, along with a self-righteous moral:
I've been kicking around trying to make music mostly without a computer, and I'm curious if any of my readers have any experience with producing/writing music without a DAW. What do you use?
NOTE: if you use a hardware based option for producing music, I'd love to talk to you! Would you include your email address?
(That was the lamest title I've ever done, but I couldn't resist).
So some of you have noticed I'm back from a long hiatus from blogging this week. I missed you all.
I didn't die, lapse into a coma, or anything like that. I just got busy.
This week I've been slammed with work, but I didn't have time to make a quick video about how I'm using the Deepmind 12 this week for some shows.
Musicians are constantly bombarded with advice. Granted, a lot of advice isn’t that helpful, but some could completely change the trajectory of a musician’s career.
So why do we suck so much at listening to good advice from others? I have 10 reasons I think keeps us from integrating great advice into our careers: