This Week's Most Read Articles on Sonicbids

Posted by Sonicbids Staff on Jul 11, 2016 10:00 AM

When you've got to beat the heat of these summer days, take a second to relax and chill out with this week's most read articles! We've got everything you need from recording tips to legal advice. See what's in store below the cut!

1. 5 Performance Psychology Skills Every Musician Should Master

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Feel more confident, refine your practice skills, and improve your psyche to become a better musician.


2. The Number One Mistake Bands Make Right After Booking a Gig

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Here's a thorough checklist to avoid this big gig-booking mistake.


3. 8 Signs You're Being "That Guy" Onstage

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No one likes "that guy" onstage, but you know who REALLY hates "that guy"? Your sound tech.


4. How to Record Your Band Using One Microphone

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It doesn't take a fancy-schmancy recording studio to get something great. Keep it simple with just one microphone.


5. What to Do When You Keep Getting a Low Turnout at Your Shows

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Don't settle for a sparse crowd. Try these tips and watch eager fans flock to your next gig!


6. 8 Terrible Lyric Clichés You Need to Stop Using in Your Songs (And What to Write Instead)

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if you want to be a real songwriter, you should be aware of these overused lyrical concepts. It’s the only way to avoid them!


7. Follow These 6 Rules to Stay BFFs With Your Bandmates While Touring

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Going on tour with your bandmates shouldn't be torturous – it should make you even better friends!


8. Are You Practicing Wrong? Why Your Routine Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good

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According to scientific research, your bad performance has more to do with your practice routine than your nerves or what’s going on around you.


9. 5 Lessons All Indie Artists Should Learn From Chance The Rapper

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From the importance of giving back to keeping the right people around you, take notes from Chance The Rapper's playbook.


10. 9 Nuggets of Wisdom From Henry Rollins That All Musicians Need to Hear

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You didn't plan to wake up and get inspired by the former Black Flag frontman today, did you?

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