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10 Quick Tips to Help You Be a More Creative Musician

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This article originally appeared on the Music 3.0 blog.

Here are some great tips that that have been floating around various blogs for a while about how to get creative and stay that way. Regardless of who created the list, it's still pretty good advice and something I wish I would refer to more often myself. Take a look:

6 Things All Great Studio Musicians Have in Common

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This article originally appeared on The Big Picture Music Production Blog.

 

When people think of studio musicians, they immediately think of great technique, but there are a number of other traits that you'll find common in all successful players who make their living in the studio. Here's an excerpt from The Studio Musician's Handbook (which I wrote with the great studio bass player Paul Ill) that takes a look at everything expected when you hire some for a studio gig.

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8 Things to Check Before You Hit the Record Button

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This article originally appeared on The Big Picture Music Production Blog.

 

Here's an excerpt from my Recording Engineer's Handbook: Third Edition that's a checklist of questions to ask yourself before you ever hit the record button.

Smart Tips for Packing Clothing for a Tour

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This article originally appeared on The Big Picture Music Production Blog.

 

When most musicians plan for a tour, the first thing they think about is the musical gear they're going to bring. While that's important, you have to put some thought into your personal items as well. Here's an excerpt from my Touring Musician's Handbook that looks at some of the other things to consider when packing for a tour.