Over the coming months, we'll be featuring a series of articles by local musician Mike Mindel. If you're a working musician or just aspiring to be, we think you'll find these articles interesting and informative. After reading them, perhaps you'll find you have your own thoughts or maybe some questions for follow-up discussion. If so, we invite you to share your ideas on our Musicians Discussion Board.
|05/99||More Positive Thinking for the Working Musician||Don't read this article-- hot licks and a bad attitude is all you need.|
|04/99||Auditioning for a Band||Some do's and don'ts from an experienced perspective.|
|03/99||Positive Thinking for the Working Musician||Mindsets and perspectives to guide you in your musical pursuits.|
|02/99||Studio Time, Part 2||Part 2: Continuing where we left off in part 1.|
|01/99||Studio Time, Part 1||Part 1: Some things to know before you head off to the studio|
B.S.ing Techniques to|
Get Through a Gig
|So, the band has just launched into a song you thought you knew...|
|11/98||Learning Tunes Efficiently||Part 2: Chords and Notes|
|10/98||Learning Tunes Efficiently||Part 1: Song Form|
|9/98||When in Rome... Don't Roam||The art and wisdom of playing appropriately.|
|Note: These articles first appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine. Thanks to George Fletcher (R&N publisher) for his support of their publication here. Please check out the Rhythm and News Website when you get a chance!|
About Mike Mindel
Mike has been playing keyboards professionally since 1979. He has been a
full-time musician since 1992.
Mike currently runs and plays in a number of bands:
Mike's business, Michael Alan Music, does regional/national jingles and commercial scoring, digital arranging & orchestrating (sequencing) for hire, music for singers and songwriters without bands for song demos, and keyboard lessons.
Mike would welcome your comments and ideas and can be contacted at Toupeeband@aol.com or you can go to the Contact Bill's Toupee page for a phone number, mailing address, or online form you can use to send Mike a message.