How to Make Music: Making Music When You Don’t Know How to Read Music


downloadIf you’ve ever wanted to make music but have felt that you can’t because of what it takes to be a musician, read on. You’ll discover how to start making music right away even if you don’t know how to make music. What instrument would you love to play? What would you want to pick up and really make music with right now? It could be a guitar. It could be a horn. It could be a piano. It doesn’t matter, as long as you really want to start playing it. You don’t have to buy an instrument to start playing. You can borrow one.

If you don’t know how to read music, you can figure out how to make sounds you like with your chosen instrument, whether it’s a guitar, piano, or piccolo. Just start making joyful sounds. Some of the most memorable musical solos are a single note. (Think Neil Young and the solo to Cinnamon Girl or Katrina and the Waves tune Walking on Sunshine). All music is a series of notes or chords repeated over and over (and in the case of modern music, over and over and over). So just find a pattern that makes you happy or makes sense to you, and put it together.

Attention Music Artists: Want More Fans? Here’s How to Get Yourself Known

OK so you’re a good artist, but how do you become a great one? What are the secrets which make stars stand out from the crowd? Yes lots of this is related to dressing well, taking care of yourself and looking good however what makes real ‘star quality’? The answer is confidence and self belief. You can have all the talent in the world but without that quietly confident swag, you are nobody. That might sound harsh and it’s not meant to. It’s just the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Of course you are! Each and every singer, rapper, musician on earth wants to get a record deal and if they tell you otherwise, they are lying. Gaining recognition and fame goes hand in hand with talent. Its all about having the right positive mental attitude, about looking good and about self belief. Confident people attract admirers like a moth to a flame. Ever met a really open, fun, friendly and charismatic person who might not be the best looking but are oozing charm? You know that way they made you feel really good? Well that person can be you. No matter who you are and where you are from, the right attitude and being seen in the right places with the right people is just as important as the talent you have. It’s a dog eat dog world out there in the music business. Be ready and stand tall and strong.

Your fans are your livelihood. Getting as many fans as possible on your mailing list and marketing yourself as a ‘brand’ is your goal. When you have a real and loyal set of fans, you can afford to give up the day job and concentrate on what you love. Imagine being your own boss and doing what you love forever. Now that’s life!images (1)

A life that is possible for you. Its important to not just think of your self as a rapper, or singer. You are an entrepreneur. You are running a business. If you treat it as a business, you will get business results. If you treat it as a hustle you will get hustle results. You can get all the information in the world, but you have to take action. Always remember what you don’t know, is not what hurts you, its what you do know that’s hurting you. Everything that you know now has gotten you to where you are today. Don’t be afraid to expand your mind. “The more you learn, the more you earn”. You are more valuable to yourself and everyone around you, when you grow. You grow by learning. You are a talented artist, and you deserve to live off your music… You Need Fans! So go and learn how you can get them.

One of the best ways for unsigned music artists to get a breakthrough to fame and success in the music industry is through online musical talent promotional sites. It is not necessary for all talented musicians or singers to be million-dollar platinum successes like Carrie Underwood or One Direction. It is possible for unsigned music artists to enjoy a good income by selling their music or songs on the Internet. There are millions of web users who would be willing to pay a few bucks to download some new song in the market even if the singer may be unknown in the music industry. These few bucks add up to a fair bit for an unknown artist even without being famous on the high streets. Online promotional platforms charge a small fee to upload the unknown music as long as it is original.

Good responses from the web community may lead on to greater opportunities such as recording of song by record companies. These platforms would assist the budding artists in securing recording opportunities with reputable recording companies if the song is very well received by the web community. However, there is a need to secure the necessary copyright licence to be protected from infringement of copyrights in case there is a dispute.

Some of these promotion sites offer free services until the song makes a profit where others charge a small upload service fee. There are other sites that allow unsigned music artists to promote their musical talents or music by placing an online ad at their web pages. ClickBank sites offer free services where a certain number of clicks on other online ads entitle unsigned artists a free ad display.

Free Computer Music Recording Tips – Basic Recording Music Equipment

imagesIt’s really shocking that there are music producers who use basic or even free music recording equipment and still achieve great results. So I’m going to cover the basic recording music equipment you need to get the best sound from your home studio. In order to get the most out of your computer music recording you need to go for the best quality music production equipment. If you are on a shoe string budget but you have an important recording session, hiring top notch studio equipment is not a bad idea. The digital music production age has made a lot of music producers to do everything in the box. If you are recording music in the box you will need a professional audio software (find out more about that on my blog).

On this online music production lesson I’m going to focus on recording audio without a mixing desk, using the internal software mixer. If you are working inside the box you won’t need a mixing desk. But if you have outboard studio gear stick around you might learn a thing or two from these free music production tips.

And if you are using VST plug-ins you won’t need a mixer, you will only need it if you are using hardware synthesizers. You just need a good audio interface with a lot of inputs. Get yourself a valve pre amp to record rich vocals and guitars. Other audio interfaces come with built in pre amps. Use DSP headphone mixes from the soundcard if you need different headphone mixes. Getting a headphone amp can bring out a good vocal performance because the singer and the producer will be able to hear exactly what is being recorded.

You can also be able to add effects to encourage a great performance. But other audio interface come with a built in headphone amp. You must also get a pop filter, if you have a good budget go for nylon but you can get amazing results with metal pop filters. If you really need hi-end quality recordings you may get yourself analog to digital converters, but they are very expensive, and I wouldn’t recommend them for newbie’s.

Avoid using USB microphones, they may be good for recording a lecture but not a professional audio performance, and if you are on a very tight budget get one with no auto gain circuits and they must have solutions for monitoring. To get the most out of your pre amps you will need an accurate monitoring. Buy a good pair of monitors, and as a professional music producer, you also need a competent sound engineer to master your tracks.

Recording music is a hobby of mine, and I enjoy the ease and convenience of recording in my home studio. My studio didn’t cost me an arm and a leg; it’s basically all done with my home computer, recording software (a digital audio workstation, or DAW) and an external audio interface. This article will explain how I record, and hopefully you can take some of this information and adapt it to your own situation.

First of all, what I mostly record are cover songs (songs written and recorded by others). This makes the process much faster and the recording goes relatively smoothly. The song is already written, and the different tracks are already established. Very little in the way of creativity is involved on my part. Therefore, from my perspective it’s pretty easy. By the way, I record one track at a time, usually by myself. Once in a while I’ll have someone record a couple tracks for me, but 99% of the time I perform on all of the tracks.