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What 'Fundamental Frequencies' Have to Do With Recording a Great Song

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What are “fundamental frequencies”? And why are they important?

Great questions! Let me answer them. Here’s why you need to know about them in order to record a great song.

Why You Should Only Take Music Advice From Trusted Sources

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Why should you only take music-career advice from legit sources?

Because your music career depends on it, at least partially. If you get bad advice, you could end up wasting years of your life chasing a facet of your music career that wasn’t working and was never going to work. 

And that leads us to the question, “What are these reliable sources you speak of?”

And that’s what I’d like to help with. I’ll go through the different categories of being a DIY musician and point you to some things I’ve found super helpful.

You Can Make a Professional Song with $0

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

It’s true. You can make a song that can hang with Charlie Puth’s or Avicii’s on a Spotify playlist. And you don’t have to spend a single penny.

That’s right, I said no money. Zippity. Nada. $0. Here’s how you can do it.

How to Figure Out If That Venue Is Right for Your Music

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You don’t have to say yes all the time. “No” can be a freeing word. And sometimes, you’ll need to use “no” when deciding where to play gigs. But how can you figure out which venues to turn away and which to embrace?

In this post, I want to help you figure that out. I’ll encourage you to ask direct questions of yourself as well as taking The Perfect 30 Test.

Is Releasing an Album or Single Better? (And Does It Actually Matter?)

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Albums vs. singles — it’s the big argument of today in the music industry. Which is better for your career? What if you pick the wrong one? 

In this post, I’d like to present both sides of the argument, how each can benefit you, and a solution that will make everyone happy.