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Australian T3 - - TECH LIFE -

1/ First, lis­ten to a lot of mu­sic of dif­fer­ent gen­res and an­a­lyse it. What in­stru­ments can you hear? How is it ar­ranged? Why do you like it? Read about mu­sic, mu­si­cians,

pro­duc­ers and mu­sic his­tory, too. 2/ Play­ing at least one in­stru­ment will be a mas­sive help. Train your ears, write songs, un­der­stand chords pro­gres­sions and how it

in­ter­acts with melodies and phras­ing. 3/ Know the tech­nol­ogy. Read about ana­logue

and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies, record­ing and mix­ing tech­niques. Get­ting an in­tern­ship in a pro­fes­sional stu­dio will also teach you a lot. 4/ Cut your teeth on small projects and ex­per­i­ment. Record­ing lo­cal bands and remix­ing songs you like are good start­ing points when de­vel­op­ing your skills and own style. 5/ Fol­low your in­stincts and go for it. Start net­work­ing, print busi­ness cards and go to gigs

to meet mu­si­cians. Don’t fol­low the trend, set your own – re­mem­ber, you’re an artist now.

Oh, and don’t for­get to have fun.

Mu­sic pro­ducer JB Pilon counts you

in to set­ting up your own stu­dio

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