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April 12, 2014

Music Industry tips

Music Industry tips

1. Make sure you learn the academic music theory and music history that will help you understand the meaning and context of any music you are trying to perform or promote. What were the beliefs and musical goals of the person who wrote the music you are performing? How will those beliefs and goals be reflected in your performance of that music? What audience members will feel a sense of identity with that music? How can this information add meaning to your musical performance?

2. Whether you’re an amateur or professional musician, you need to seek the “proving ground” of public performance as you build your music career. After each performance, ask yourself, “What was good about this performance? What part of my performance excited the highest level of audience reaction?” Also, ask yourself, “What part of this performance learning experience needs improvement? How can I use what I’ve learned in public performance to be a better musician?”

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