Chock full o` ideas for promoting and selling your new record, and building a fan base.
Ideas for improving your recorded guitar sound.
My long-term goals are simple, continue improving and have fun! I don`t care really if I don`t become a `rock star` or a `guitar hero`, as long as I`m happy with my music and maybe someone else likes it too.
How to start and organize your own record label. It's a lot easier than you may think.
I`ve sold thousands of copies of the "Dreamscapes" CD. You have to realize that 95% of all my sales come from traditional print advertising. Reviews don`t sell your product. Marketing and advertising do! I`m amazed at the amounts of money bands and artists put into the recording and manufacturing of their product and then have no idea on how to sell it. Marketing and promotion go hand in hand; you need to do both.
I was offered a couple of small record deals, but the contracts were ridiculous so I invested my own money, and it`s starting to pay off. At least this way you own your product.
Stop strumming those simple barre chords, and embellish your chordal work with licks and phrases that blur the distiction between rhythm and lead guitar playing.
Don't fall into the same old trap of convincing yourself that now is not the time.
Stuck recycling the same licks and riffs? Dig yourself out of your guitar playing rut and rediscover the instrument you love.
McAvinchey dips into his magic bag to bring you 16 tips you can use today to improve your tracks.
Dan McAvinchey is a guitarist and composer living in Raleigh, NC.
He believes every musician or composer has the power to write, record and release their own music.
His 1997 CD release on Guitar Nine was entitled "Guitar Haus".
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