Tag Archives: Musicianship

How to Produce Music

Tony Visconti is the producers’ producer.  If you have heard any popular music at all, in the last four or five decades, then the chances are high that you’ve heard his work.  It was fascinating, then, to see him post … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Don’t Know

I’ve been a guitar player for a very long time, but each and every day, I discover something else I don’t know how to play.  It is this acquisition of knowledge that turns out to be the main challenge, in … Continue reading

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The Corrosive Effect of Pay to Play on Artists

Yesterday, I posted an article about the prevalence of pay to play, or payola, in modern mainstream radio.  It isn’t officially acknowledged, or even legal, but it goes on in many clandestine and disguised ways.  Rest assured that any mainstream … Continue reading

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On Being The Best

What does it even mean?  When I see art competitions or song competitions, I truly wonder what it is we are measuring here as “best”.  Is it popularity?  Is it conformance to a required style?  Is it alignment to popular … Continue reading

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