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If you’re a fan of metal, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve also thought about chasing the dream of playing obnoxious noises to smelly people in assorted grungy bars and establishments. If you’ve ever entertained those crappy thoughts but never knew how to start a band, then this article is for you! Keep in mind there are multiple ways to go about doing this. The method I’m about to lay out has been the path that has worked the best for me when starting out with NOBODY. 1. Use GuitarPro or some other type of tab software to write at least three kickass songs...

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“I don’t need music theory, bro! That’ll just cockblock my creativity!” If you’ve ever thought or said something as remotely douchey as that, then this article is for you. Now here’s where you’re right: you definitely don’t need to learn every obscure music term and rule in order to be successful. Just because another musician knows what an “augmented-G-sharp-inverted-dimished-clusterfuck” is and you don’t doesn’t make them a “better” artist. With that being said, there are still enormous efficiency, communication, analytical, and compositional advantages for learning the basics of music theory. Think about it in terms of participation in a marathon. You could decide to run...

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Armed with a little mini amp, a friend with a camera and some tech-death riffs, I set out on the streets of San Francisco to answer the old question EVERYONE and their cat is wondering: “How much money can I make while playing metal on the streets?” First, you can watch exactly what happened here: Now here are my main conclusions I came to while conducting this fun test: People will pay for uniqueness over familiarity Although we didn’t include this in the final video, we A/B tested our hypothesis by playing “Wonderwall” on an acoustic guitar over and over again on a street corner. Although we captured the...

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