LSS_Home

l

Guitars4Kids

l

Ask_Guitar_Sensei

l Gift_Shop l Search

Search Sheet Music Plus:      

-

LadySixString       Songwriting Contest Freebies & Giveaways Search for Tour Dates
        
         
 

 Guitar Sensei

 

David Wimble.  Editor, The Indie Bible, listing 10,000 contacts that will help you to promote your music to the world, and gain valuable exposure!
 


Questions will be answered by a randomly chosen music industry professional and posted here at LadySixString.
Submit a Question

-
Dear Guitar Sensei,
    
i have a friend and she is 17 about to be 18 in like one month...but anyways she is really good at gutiar and i wanted to know who i can talk to to get her noticed...she is really good she plays all types of music...please e-mail me letting me know what to do thanks

-sanny


Sanny

 
I am assuming that your friend is already out playing live a little bit and has a band that she has either formed, or is a part of. If not, that should be her focus right now.

 
There are many famous musicians that will admit to seeing better musicians performing on street corners and in small dingy clubs. Why did the less talented musicians succeed and the excellent musicians remain unknown? The answer is because they were in the right place at the right time....but the fact is, in order to make these "right place - right time" situations possible, you can be sure they were out busting their butts for a long LONG time playing live in less than desirable clubs.
 
The show "Behind the Music" is a great portrait of what even the most famous artists in the world had to endure before they became well known. No one jumps from obscurity to fame in a single bound.
 
The key element to success in any area of the music business is marketing and promotion. The key ingredient in this element is tenacity (not talent, as you might think). Of course, a certain degree of talent is needed, but the "key" to success is tenacity. There are a lot of guitar players in this country that are equally as talented as your friend, but most will never be heard from. It takes a special person, with an iron will, and ferocious tenacity, to be able to push through the ebs and flows of the music business and break through the surface.

 
It's important for now that your friend plays as often as possible...it doesn't matter where. The more your friend plays live, the more opportunities will arise to take another step forward. She'll meet people along the way, and who knows who they may know...and where that will lead. If she remains focused, good things will happen.

 
However, having said all this, the first thing your friend must do is sit down and decide whether or not she's willing to put the hard work in that is required.

-David Wimble
Editor, The Indie Bible
02.24.0
4


David Wimble
Editor
The Indie Bible

 
 

LSS_Home

l

Guitars4Kids

l

Ask_Guitar_Sensei

l Gift_Shop l Search

Search Sheet Music Plus: