Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 29

WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING FOR MUSICIANS

WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING FOR MUSICIANS Last week’s blog COLD CALLING MARKETING FOR MUSICIANS received a really nice reaction with the comments. (It is always nice when readers leave comments) My friend Dieter Uken left a comment that his form of marketing was WOM  ( WORD OF MOUTH) This prompted Leslie and Martin to comment …

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Jul 24

COLD CALLING MARKETING FOR MUSICIANS

COLD CALLING MARKETING FOR MUSICIANS   For the second consecutive year now, I’m I Austria for the summer. Doing the rounds of the hotels marketing myself, I realise that of all the skills that a working musician needs to survive,this is the thing I least enjoy. Very often I find cold calling marketing soul destroying …

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Jul 16

I DID A GIG IN A PICTURE POSTCARD

Austria

       I DID A GIG IN A PICTURE POSTCARD A couple of weeks ago I did an article about my adoptive home La Herradura (Spain), my adoptive home for part of the year. I’m presently in Tirol, Austria, my other adoptive home for the other part of the year. Over the years I’ve …

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Jul 14

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF AXE?

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF AXE? Somebody called Steve S asked the question on the internet search forum Yahoo answers When did the term axeman change to mean Guitar player? He posed the question in quite a humorous way, and I thought it would be a fun way to start today’s blog. “We needed some …

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Jul 05

Ear Training

Ear Training In a recent blog PIANO PERFECTION -1 I discuss the piano as an instrument that is easy to to visualise the relationship what you hear and what you see. The guitar however is not always so easy to see the relationship visually and aurally. It is therefore important to take extra effort to …

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