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How To Run a Band Rehearsal

How To Run a Band Rehearsal

Every band needs to rehearse. That should go without saying. But some young bands might not fully appreciate what is needed to run a proper band rehearsal. So here are some pointers for getting the most out of your band rehearsals. Read More Comments

Tim Hicks: Rebel With Applause

Tim Hicks: Rebel With Applause

Stomping Grounds There's something to be said for old stomping grounds. The Golden Horseshoe cities of St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ontario may not be known for their cattle farms or rodeos –... Read More Comments

How to Overcome Stage Fright - For Musicians

How to Overcome Stage Fright - For Musicians

Many of my music students and fellow musicians ask me, “How do I get over stage fright?” I am a professional musician, and at times I still experience stage fright.  Here are some ideas and strategies which I have used in order to perform to my best ability, despite that primal and familiar fear of stage fright.... Read More Comments

Cause and Effect – Building a Pedalboard

Cause and Effect – Building a Pedalboard

When it comes to guitar players, gear placement is a topic that pops up on a regular basis.  Whether it’s finding that sweet spot when miking a speaker cabinet, having that amp at the right angle so it projects well, or daisy-chaining effect pedals and rack gear to mold your tone of choice, placement is paramount. Read More Comments