Develop your Own Music Career
When you stand in front of a mirror with a guitar in your hands, the first picture that comes in your mind is of you performing in a live concert, as a guitarist of course. It is quite unfortunate that only a chosen few have been successful to establish their hobby into an exciting music career.
Oh yes, the exciting music career, all the bliss and glamour and the paparazzi hounding you for you to strike a pose, but wait. You’ve got to come out of La-la land and focus on developing your music career first, don’t you?
It isn’t that easy to break in to the music industry by just yelling out the word “Shazaam”. It takes a lot of hard work and a certain amount of patience to establish yourself in the industry, unless you know some influential figure in the music industry.
If you’re not that lucky, it’s obvious that you have to start out from the scratch. Guitarists usually make a mark for themselves by playing for a live audience, particularly in nightclubs. They have the option of performing solo or join a band. It is well known that the practicing process requires a lot of time since they have to come up with new musical pieces for their next performance.
As performers, their work schedule involves late working hours and the practicing can go up to 7-8 hours at a stretch. Working on a weekend is like any other day for a guitarist. Traveling constitutes an essential part in the music career and the guitarist is no exception for that.
Most guitarists often hold other full-time jobs since they don’t find secure employment in cafes and clubs. This factor only adds up to the stress in the life of a guitarist. The Internet is probably one of the best ways to develop your music career.
The foremost thing in your agenda should be to prepare your profile that highlights your goals, your music experience, your favorite music, your favorite guitarist/musician, your music genre, the instrument that you play, in this case it would be the guitar and your hobbies. Just don’t forget to mention music in your hobbies list
Another addition that you can include is your photos, cds, mp3s or even tapes will do in this matter. Making a CD of your performance will help you attract talent scouts who are on the prowl for new and upcoming stars.
One final word to boost your morale, do whatever it takes to improve your guitar skills. Take lessons from an expert guitarist and don’t look back on the money you spend for those lessons, it’ll only pay off in the long run. Besides why the hell do you want to work when you can play, a guitar of course.
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