January 1, 2020 music

This tip is especially useful if you’re super strapped for time. When you sit down to do a thing — something that will move your career forward — set a timer. Whatever time you have. Fifteen minutes, an hour, two hours; set a timer to help you focus 100% on the task at hand. For some people, this may sound like a stressful idea. I get that. But maybe this tip can help you break through that stress and get stuff done. We look at Ligeti’s famous composition in order to decide how much, or how little, the use of…

November 18, 2019 music

This is an alternate picking exercise that I used to build speed early on in my career. It’s incredibly effective, and you can employ the concept in your soloing. It’s called “modal alternate picking.” Considering booking your own tour? This collection of articles will help provide you with the advice and resources you need to start booking better shows, get great audience turn out, and help you use your gigs to sell merch and music and build your fanbase. For more help, check out Soundfly’s free course, Touring on a Shoestring. (more…)