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$30 Music School
By Michael W. Dean
 
Publisher : Muska & Lipman
Pub Date : 2003
ISBN : 1-59200-171-8
Pages : 536
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"Making art your full-time job is a full-time job." If you're ready to take on this job, then you're ready to follow the advice that you'll find inside $30 Music School. Do-it-Yourself recording, distribution, and promotion have made it easier than ever to make a living making music. Learn how to thrive in this new business model. $30 Music School is for people who want to be musicians, not just look like musicians. It's all about cutting through the star-system garbage and getting to the heart of art, and making great music that can reach the world on no budget. No matter what type of music moves yourock, Alternative, Metal, Punk, Hip Hop, Country, Jazz or Salsayou can take this book and put it to work for you. Go one-on-one with musicians who have made music their life. Use their advice and learn from their experiences. Find out what it takes to create both realistic goals as well as a map to reach them.

Features

  • Make great music that can reach the world on no budget

  • Written by a musician who has experienced everything he preaches

  • Author not only shows you how to make music, but also how to distribute, tour, promote, and sell your own music

  • "$30 Music School" is your ticket into the showto do it yourself, not compromise your vision, and be heard

  • Book includes useful CD-ROM and insightful interviews

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$30 Music School
By Michael W. Dean
 
Publisher : Muska & Lipman
Pub Date : 2003
ISBN : 1-59200-171-8
Pages : 536
    buy print version
    Dedication
    Acknowledgments
    About the Author
    Introduction
      What You'll Find in This Book
      Who This Book Is For
    Chapter 1.  Band Politics
      Meet the Players
      Art by Committee
      Why Bands Break Up
      Conclusion
    Chapter 2.  Songwriting Basics
      Song Structure
      The Recipe for Music
      The Writing Process
      Conclusion: Melody Good, Structure Good
    Chapter 3.  Guitars, Basses, and Amps
      Getting Your Gear
      Where to Look
      What to Buy
      Conclusion
    Chapter 4.  Effects
      Distortion
      Delay
      Wah Wah
      Compressor
      Reverb
      Chorus
      Volume Pedal
      Flanger
      Phase Shifter
      Pitch Shifter
      Vibrato (Also Called Tremolo)
      Noise Gate
      Envelope Filter
      Multi-Effects
      Octave Divider
      Guitar Synth
      Talk Box
      E-Bow
      In General
      Conclusion
    Chapter 5.  Microphones, P.A. Systems, and Troubleshooting
      P.A. Systems
      Troubleshooting
      Conclusion
    Chapter 6.  Drums
      What to Get
      Get Creative
      Coda
    Chapter 7.  Electronic Music and DJ Equipment
      Skip Frederiksen
      Keyboards
      Interview with DJ Kafka
      Interview with DJ Satan
      In Summation
    Chapter 8.  Operations: Practice Space and Human Resources
      A Place to Play and Some Friends to Play With
      Finding, Keeping, and Firing Musicians
      Outro
    Chapter 9.  Singing and Playing
      Guitar Chords
      Keyboard Chords
      Let's Get It ON!
      Summation
    Chapter 10.  Finding, Playing, and Putting On Gigs
      Booking Shows
      Contacts
      Contracts
      Conclusion
    Chapter 11.  Hardware Recording
      History
      Why Use Multi-Track Systems?
      Final Mix
      Conclusion
    Chapter 12.  Software Recording
      Let's Get It ON
      Advanced Sound Program Use
      Miscellaneous Stuff
      To Culminate
    Chapter 13.  Make and Promote Your Own CDs
      Nero
      RecordNow Max
      CD-Extra CD
      Covers
      Giving Back
      Audio Subterfuge
      Visual Subterfuge
      Promotion
      Using the Internet
      Wrap Up
    Chapter 14.  Business
      Band Names
      Copyrights
      Slick Guys in Suits and Ties with Little Ponytails
    Chapter 15.  Starting Labels and Production Companies
      Running a Record Label
      Running a Production Company
      The Final Analysis
    Chapter 16.  Touring
      Booking
      Merch
      Roadies
      Money
      Van
      Cheap Tickets
      Getting Along
      Advancing Shows
      Booking Agents
      General Random Advice
      Conclusion
    Chapter 17.  Closing Arguments
      Spouses and Kids and Jobs
      Polyamory
      Resentments, Enemies, and Stalkers
      Humility and Work Ethic
      Art KarmaAnd Green Karma (Money)
      Conclusion
    Chapter 18.  Interviews
      Henry Rollins
      London May
      Janis Tanaka
      Dave Brockie
      Joan Jett
      Peter DiStefano
      Jonathan Richman
    Appendix A.  What's on the CD-ROM?
      Movies
      PC Software Demos
      EPK (Electronic Press Kits)
      Songs
      Goodies
      Thanks
      Book Cover Photo Credits
      Contact
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