Music by Eric

Tips to Encourage Your Child to Play an Instrument

It’s going to happen eventually. Whether your child’s school asks them to play an instrument as part of their education or your child naturally gravitates towards music, it’s something you’ll have to deal with. Playing an instrument well takes time and effort and most kids don’t have that. They would much rather be playing with their friends than studying in any kind of form. So, how do you encourage a child to play an instrument and enjoy it? Flickr Choose Wisely If your child has the choice of instrument, instead of the school just placing something in their hands, choose wisely. It may be cool to play the drums, but your child may be much better suited to the keyboard or piano. Let your children…
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How to Choose the Best Home Studio Monitors

Your studio monitors are an often overlooked but absolutely critical part of your home studio setup. They play an integral role in ensuring your recording, mixing, and mastering all sound as good as possible. And whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, it goes without saying that you want the music you produce to sound as good as it possibly can. Choosing the best studio monitors can be a little tricky – they are not one-size-fits-all pieces of equipment suitable for any space or user – but by following the below tips you can make a choice that will benefit your work for years to come. What is the Cost? This should probably seem obvious, but your budget is going to play a big role…
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Wham! Make It Big In The Music Industry With This Cheat Sheet!

So you’ve decided that you want to launch a professional career as a music artist. Your dulcet tones mesmerize anyone that listens to you sing. But, how can you make it big in the industry? As you probably know, launching a successful career in music can be a challenge even for the most talented of artists. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on luck to help you on your musical journey. Nor do you have to pray for divine intervention! That’s because this handy cheat sheet will give you some inspiration on how to build the perfect strategy to launch your music career. Here is what you need to know: Image Obtained From Pixabay Hire a recording studio for the day…
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Why You’re Not Making Better Music

Contributed Post Now, we don’t want you contributing to the struggle of the soul that is being a creative. We spend enough time down on ourselves and our talents that we certainly don’t need any help doing that. What we might need help with, however, is finding the way out of that mire. Even if you never feel like you’re making good music, so long as you keep the below in mind, you will start to show improvements. The reception to your newer tracks should show that, too. Credit You don’t work at it If people aren’t taking your band seriously or they’re not taking your production seriously, it’s likely because they know that you don’t take it seriously. Sure, it’s easy to have the…
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Rotator Cuff, the forgotten little band only I loved

I need to take a little trip back into Music Nostalgiaville for a moment. Not for any reason, just because. I’m going to do it with a cut from a band called Rotator Cuff. (If you want to skip the story and go right to the music, go below.) This band was completely local, so I acknowledge this is ’90s nostalgia for no one but me. It’s not even all that nostalgic for people in my area. This song got a decent amount of airplay on WHTG 106.3, which back in the day was one of the most important college rock stations in the northeast. Matt Pinfield of 120 Minutes was an alt rock icon locally thanks to his time there, and that’s where I (sort…
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