This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on Jul 4, 2016 10:00 AM

It's your patriotic duty to educate yourself in the ways of booking, home recording, and more this Independence Day! So take a sec away from the grill and before the dazzling fireworks display and get prepared for the week (and summer) ahead with our top 10 most read articles of the week.

1. How Many Repetitions Is Enough to Learn a Song? Here's What Science Says

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Is it helpful or harmful to "overlearn" a song? This research may change the way you practice.


2. 7 WTF Booking Mistakes Bands Often Make That You Can Easily Avoid

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These booking mistakes are typically a result of carelessness – and they could all easily be avoided.


3. 5 Pieces of Music Gear That Are Totally Worth Splurging On

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Give yourself permission to spend a little money on beautiful music gear like this.


4. How to Make Quality Music Videos for Free in 6 Steps

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You don't have to have a huge budget to make an incredible music video.


5. 6 Risks You Should Take With Your Music Career, Starting Today

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By playing it too safe, you might actually be hurting your music career. Start taking these risks today.


6. How to Build a Home Studio: 5 Essentials You Need to Get Started

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Build your home studio, fill it with great gear, then protect it so your awesome sounds will last.


7. How Much Does It Really Cost to Make An Album? A Breakdown of the Costs Involved

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Making an album isn't cheap, but costs vary greatly. Check out these price estimates for making an album with a full rock band instrumentation.


8. The Introverted Musician’s Guide to Dealing With Bandmates

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Being an introvert in a band might seem a little scary, but it's actually a positive thing for you and your music.


9. The One Thing Most Musicians Do Wrong on YouTube

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Success on YouTube isn't just about the views.


10. Use This Production Trick to Thicken Your Vocals

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Never settle for thin vocals again. Your music deserves better.

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