As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 11 - Spring 2020 - SoCal Inspired By Kathryn Cloward When I started my career 21 years ago, I worked for a corporate recruiting firm with a 100% compensation plan. The risk/reward factor was high....
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 11 - Spring 2020 - SoCal Inspired By Nikki O'Neill As songwriters, we can often run out of things to say because we’ve been going about life the same way. We do the same things...
Need a new warm-up routine? Looking to expand beyond major scales? Then it’s time to dip your toes into the wonderful world of arpeggios! An arpeggio consists of the notes of a chord played in succession, either ascending (up)...
Let’s talk endorsements and brand! I often get questions from people about how to get endorsed with their favorite companies. My go-to answer is not always as black and white as many would like, but it’s part of the...
There is a lot behind the business of music that many in the industry miss; from copyrighting your work, to ensuring your publishing is submitted and tracked, to keeping up with your independent contractor taxes throughout each at fiscal...
Elixir artist Sus Vasquez offers a few of her tips for guitar warm-up exercises on Elixir's YouTube page. From YouTube: A daily warm-up exercise is an important part of practice routines. But warm-up exercises can often be unmusical and boring....
I started my music journey at a young age. I learned about the ways of this world by trial and error, and by being a black woman in the nature of the music business and more. Many times, I...
During my first few months of starting The TxLips Band, LLC., I was unsure about a lot of things. I was still learning myself and how I wanted to execute this complicated business model. I was (and still am)...
Let’s face it: the future of live music is looking a bit bleak right now. Major festivals and large concerts have been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic, and many news outlets have predicted that we won’t see them...
Kaki King, composer and fingerstyle virtuosic guitarist, packs a lot of songwriting tips on how to get "unstuck" in this short video. Kaki’s go-to string is Elixir Acoustic 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB Coating.