Drummer practising in a garage

Discovering the pleasure of personal practice

'I'm pretty sure I have nothing useful to say' - this was my immediate thought when first asked if I would consider contributing an article. Music is not, and probably never will be, my source of income. I...
Songwriter Composing a Song on Acoustic Guitar

Ten quick tips for songwriting success in 2015

Howard Dobson celebrates 20 years of Christian worship songwriting in 2015 - and condenses two decades of radio play and cover version success into 10 top tips. 1. Don't do everything yourself - use a...
Computer keyboard & mouse

4 Digital Tools Every Musician Needs To Know About

If you’re slogging away at your music career without the help of management and booking agents, then the most important thing you can develop is an ability to connect and build relationships with industry...
A man and woman with their backs to each other.

Music and me – bittersweet lovers

For most people music is a source of joy and pleasure. They switch it on for a pick-me-up, a dance, or a ‘happy for deep people’ moment. For me music has been a continual source of rage and...
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Recording Session Structure 101

Every record is different. It thus holds true that each experience is different. Different people, different gear, different songs, different vibes. How can we have all of these constantly changing—and...