Which Songs To Put On Your Demo Recording

Billy Joel Demo Tape

   One of the most important pieces of marketing material you will produce for your band is your demo recording. I’ve already discussed using a live recording in your marketing kit as opposed to a studio produced recording. Today I would like to discuss your song selection that you will be including on your demo. The songs you choose for your demo can sell your band in many different ways.

   I guess it’s a no-brainer that you will want to put your best songs on the demo recording. What determines your best songs? A combination of different things. Obviously you want the songs that you actually play the best. These would be the songs that the band knows like the back of their hand. Songs that you play perfectly every time you play them. It’s very important that you give a great consistent performance of your demo songs so when you play them in another club you will sound like your demo.    Continue reading “Which Songs To Put On Your Demo Recording”

Hal Leonard Gig Guide Book With CD – The Performance Guide For Bands

Hal Leonard Gig Guide

   I’m always checking out new and interesting products to help make my life in a band easier. I was looking at some guitar tablature books and stumbled onto the Gig Guide series published by Hal Leonard. The Gig Guide series is designed to provide musicians with a blueprint for building bands.

   What Hal Leonard has done in the Gig Guide series is to pick a musical genre, say Classic Rock, and compile a 12-song setlist. It’s the same thing I’ve done for you with the Live Musician Central Set List series. You get several tools to use to learn the songs with the Hal Leonard Gig Guide series. Along with the list of songs are a Lead Sheet with the basic essential parts you’ll need to know to play the songs. This could be as simple as chords and melody. You also get a demo CD with a full band playing the song so you can hear how you should sound. Continue reading “Hal Leonard Gig Guide Book With CD – The Performance Guide For Bands”

Live Musician Central – Weekend Album Downloads 7-5-08

   I’m mixing it up a little bit this weekend. I’m giving you some links to great new albums from both iTunes and Amazon. As I’ve said before about Amazon.com MP3 downloads – they’re affordable, they’re DRM free, and they’re ripped at 256kbps. All Amazon.com MP3 downloads are compatible with all MP3 capable devices as well as music management interfaces such as iTunes, Zune and Windows Media Player. Enjoy!

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Live Musician Central Dance Set List 5, iTunes iMix


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icon  This is number 5 in our series of Dance Set Lists for your band to learn. These lists have been compiled from the Mobile Beat Top 200 Dance Songs Of All Time. These songs are proven to keep the dance floor filled all night long. You should be able to pick the songs you want your band to learn from these set lists and have the rest on your iPod. They’re a great way to keep the party going while your band is taking a break. So please download and enjoy Live Musician Central Dance Set List 5.icon     Continue reading “Live Musician Central Dance Set List 5, iTunes iMix”

Weekend Album Recommendations 6-07-2008

   Here are the album recommendations for the weekend of 6-07-2008. Live Musician Central brings you this list so your band can stay current with new music. If you predict the next huge hit, your band can be ahead of the game by learning it. (and the games link is just for fun!)
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Live Musician Central Dance Set List 4, iTunes iMix


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Today we have our fourth set list in our series of Live Musician Central Dance Set Lists. This list is Live Musician Central Dance Set List 4.icon Now that we have four complete dance set lists, you have enough material to play an entire night at a club. An average set in a club is 45 minutes long and you will usually play 4 sets in a night with a 15 minute break every hour. If you stick with the songs in the Live Musician Central Dance Set Lists you will keep the people dancing all night long.

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iTunes iMix, Live Musician Central Dance Set List 3


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iconHere’s our 3rd Dance set list compiled on Apple’s iTunes. It’s available for download as an iTunes iMix. We have already compiled Live Musician Central Dance Set List 1iconand Live Musician Central Dance Set List 2 so when you add Dance Set List 3 you will have 3 complete sets of music for your band to learn.   Continue reading “iTunes iMix, Live Musician Central Dance Set List 3”

Live Musician Central – Dance Set List 2, iTunes iMix

 
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  Here at Live Musician Central we’re just trying to make things easier for your band. Here’s the 2nd of our instant set lists for your band to learn – Live Musician Central Dance Set 2

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