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10 Money-Saving Tips for Musicians: Create Music Without Breaking the Bank 1. Work from a home studio. You can literally save thousands by investing in a basic home studio. You can start with just a quiet room (or a room padded with rugs to insulate), a computer, and some basic software. You will have to look into what you need. Do you mostly mix beats with some sampled vocals? Then a PC and a good mic is probably all you need. Do you work with video and music? Then you will need a faster computer and software that allows for scoring to music. Do you have a live band? Then look into a home studio set up where the recording equipment and the band are separated by a room (or dividers, at least).
While it is ideal to be able to record with top-notch engineers in a sweet acoustic space, most folks do not have the cash to back it. Instead of letting your project sit and get stale, get your hands dirty and learn how to record from home. Then release your demos, rough cuts, mixes, etc. via so…
Music Secrets: The Music School Survival GuideDon't have any time to balance rehearsals, exams, and a social life? Then read on!
So you find that between playing in orchestra, the school musical, a solo recital or two, joining Sigma Alpha Iota or Phi Mu Alpha, playing in the alternative band at night, pep band, and marching band that you can't keep your eyes open, let alone study for the music history midterm next week or even begin to write your term paper on Debussy? Then read on and learn to balance life in Music School.
1) Musicians DO need to SleepYes, you need to sleep, even if it is only five hours a night plus catnaps. Your brain cannot function if you do not sleep. So sleep, even if that means that you can't play in that awesome alternative band that jams every other night till 5am at the local bar.
2) Eat right and exerciseOkay, so I sound like your parents, or Oprah, but I am serious. My biggest mistake as an undergrad (well, one of my biggest mistakes, it is co…