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I answer a variety of questions about musicians. I have multiple music degrees and years of experience in the field.

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15 years professional experience.

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BM, BME, MM, DMA.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

To appreciate something you must first understand it. If a style of music has not yet lost grasp of your interest or preference, try getting a deeper understanding of its meaning and purpose. This may find you with the freedom to appreciate and enjoy more styles of music than you thought was possible.

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2012-10-03 BETWEEN SCALE DEGREE CHORDS:

The relationships shared among the different scales that you mentioned address the use of modes.    Using all natural pitches:    C to C is the C Ionian mode  D to D is the D Dorian mode  E to E is the

2011-02-23 not sure:

Hi Jenny,    Thank you for your message. I only recently disabled the ratings system on here because, at this point in my professional career, it isn't a necessary feature for me, as these are volunteer

2011-02-19 not sure:

Hello Jenny,    Thank you for writing. The issue of drama in a band that plays any kind of popular/commercial styles of music can be fairly common, and perhaps more so in younger groups. I can't tell you

2008-07-10 NEED PUBLISHER GUIDANCE:

Hello,    The first thought that came to mind was J.W. Pepper. However, you might consider looking into CMPA (Church Music Publishers Association). They both have websites.    Here's a link to the website

2007-07-27 Touring musician... am I being fairly compensated?:

Hello,    Some musicians accept as a low end of pay as anywhere between $250 to $300 per show, assuming your band plays a full night (this is at small venues) consisting of perhaps 2 or 3 full sets - probably

 

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