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Why Do Musicians Wear Headphones When Recording?

As a non-musician, you might be wondering why musicians wear headphones when they’re recording. Similarly, you might be confused as to why only certain members of a band wear headphones when recording in a live setting.    So, why do musicians wear headphones when recording? When producing a multitrack recording, headphones are used to prevent ‘bleed’ and to…

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How To Make Your Guitar Playing More Interesting | 7 Actionable Tips

If you’re a budding guitarist looking to add interest and variety to your playing, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 7 actionable tips for making your guitar playing more interesting:  1. Spice Up Your Chords Spicing up your chords is a fantastic way of livening up your rhythm parts. I’d recommend implementing the following two techniques:   Inversions This…

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Does A Band Need A Leader?

If you’ve recently formed or joined a band, you might be wondering if you need a dedicated ‘leader’. Whilst you may want each member to have a clear say in the direction of the project, you might also want somebody to call the shots and keep everything running smoothly.    So, does a band need…

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What Do Musicians Do All Day?

If you’ve recently attended a concert, you might be wondering what musicians actually do outside of their 90-minute set each evening. As a non-musician, it’s all-too-easy to assume musicians sleep-in until noon and party their days away. However, the reality of an average musician’s life is often a far cry from the typical ‘rockstar’ lifestyle they may…

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5 Essential Qualities Of A Great Band

If you’ve recently joined a band, or simply have a passion for music-making, you might be wondering what makes a band ‘great’. With so many bands fighting for the attention of both audience & industry, there are undoubtedly certain qualities that can set the ‘great’ bands apart from the rest of the crowd.   So,…