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For YouRockNYC’s rockin’ West Coast students, the American Youth Symphony will be auditioning in June 2014. That may seem like a long time from now, but that’s actually just about the perfect amount of time to start thinking about your audition pieces and putting a plan into action. Take a look at the link below and consider sending this to a friend if it isn’t right for you. Also, happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy the free music below for ukulele and guitar:
About 14 or so great free Uke songs including U2, Everly Brothers, Beach Boys and more.
Very cool breakdown of how to transpose songs, plus many free PDFs such as Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, The Glory of Love and more for ukulele.
Great free book of PDFs for guitar, very extensive and well done!
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A tablature is a method of writing down music played on stringed instruments using ASCII characters and numbers. It’s a visual representation of the instrument’s fretboard. The 4 lines correspond to the strings of the instrument, A ukulele tablature is made of 4 lines representing the strings of the instrument, with numbers showing where to fret the strings. Extra symbols shows how to play the notes. Tablature is more or less the general name given to online sheet music, often just made of chords & lyrics.
This list of ways to send out music came into my inbox via www.digital8track.com, and it has some good tips so I thought I’d pass it on to my students who are out there working to try to get their music heart. If you aren’t a current student but would like to consult with me about your music project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to help!
10 Tips For Indie Artists: How to Effectively Send Out Music
Now you all know how important it is to pay attention to the small details in this business. There is no room for carelessness when it comes to your music. When sending emails, you need to be professional in order to get the response that you’re looking for.
This is one business where you usually only get one chance to prove yourself, and you wouldn’t want to mess up that chance with a tiny mistake like sending out an unprofessional email. Here are a few tips to make sure your emails are as professional as possible:
1. Always put a subject that gives the receiver a clear idea of what’s in the email.
2. Always introduce yourself and be sure to leave your contact info.
3. Don’t CC a bunch of people on the email. If you are sending it to a few people BCC so that everyone’s email addresses are not visible.
4. When forwarding a message, delete the previous info that shows who it was already forwarded to. (You don’t want everyone in your business.)
5. Do not send a whole album or a mixtape full of tracks. Pick 3-5 that show you at your highest potential and send those.
6. When sending music to a DJ, radio station, etc.—always be sure to send the ‘radio edit’ (clean version) first, as well as the explicit version. You don’t want to limit yourself. You want to be able to have your music played in clubs as well as on the radio, etc.
7. It’s usually better to send a link to your songs instead of sending an MP3. You don’t want the person to have to download your track before they even hear it. Pay attention to how the sender wants to receive music, some people specifically ask for links. If you are sending to a Gmail account, you might be safe sending MP3’s but you are always safe sending links.
8. Try to personalize each email instead of sending a generalized mass email. (Save that for your mailing list!) You will always get a better response talking to each person directly instead of sending the same message to a bunch of people and hoping that someone responds. #GetPersonal
9. Always have a pretty clear idea of what you would like to accomplish with that person before you send the email. If you want them to just listen and give their opinion, let them know. If you need help with promotion, tell them. Never just blindly send someone music without a goal in mind.
10. Always… ALWAYS proofread your emails before sending. Good grammar is more important than you think!
-If you follow these few small steps you will be on your way to getting a much better response!