TIL despite his success as a musician, Harry Chapin left little money when he died. His widow was reportedly quoted saying with only with slight exaggeration that "Harry was supporting 17 relatives, 14 associations, 7 foundations & 82 charities. He always said, 'Money is for people.' wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_…
TIL American blues musician Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the devil. The story is that he went to the crossroads near a plantation at midnight and met the devil, who took his guitar, tuned it, played a few songs, and handed the guitar back, granting him mastery of the instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
What musician baffles you that they are popular?
Mine would have to be G-Eazy. How does a guy who raps about the most generic topics, with a douchebag voice and tone, with the most generic flow and even worse beats become a popular rapper making millions? I get absolutely none of his appeal. But, to get back on track, who absolutely baffles you that they are as popular as they are? This is strictly music based and give reasons as to why you believe that way.
'The Satanist of Warsaw' (2019) - Story of a Satanic metal musician who beat cancer and defeated the Polish government on blasphemy charges. His band Behemoth then recorded 'The Satanist', often labeled as the most important metal album of the 2010s. [00:27:35] youtube.com/watch?v=Wd37E…
Hmm, I am not a musician. Can someone explain this sophisticated joke to me?
Guy spends 2 years driving through Europe in a van rigged as a studio and records street musicians youtu.be/ZEblEp0FKW8
A list of musicians who were a bit older when they found success
I'm in my mid 20s, still young but it can be discouraging to see so many musicans who became successful or had insane levels of talent in their teens/early 20s. I'm listening to master tracks from John Frusciante on BSSM right now and he was only 21 when he played on that record. The Beatles were teenagers or in their 20s for their whole existance. Kyuss, my favorite band, were teenagers when they made their first two albums, Josh Homme had no business being that damn good when he was that young. You can obviously go on and on with examples of people who started early, early 20s are the the most common ages most bands start.
For the record I'm not talking about becoming some big millionaire rock star, personally I'd just like to have some fun and if I end up touring NA or even Europe, that's something that would be great to experience. If I can make a living off being a musician (again, not talking about getting rich but just getting to do something I love), that would also be great,
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Woody Guthrie legendary folk musician and survivor of the D-day landings when his boat the Sea Porpoise was torpedoed by a U-boat off Utah Beach in 1944.
TIL legendary musician and producer Nile Rodgers believes his single proudest moment is ''Soul Glo'' - a jingle for an in-movie commercial from “Coming To America” vibe.com/2016/04/in-nile-…
A pack of anti-riot police surrounding a local musician for he played Glory to Hong Kong
According to Forbes Kanye is the highest paid musician in 2020
Happy birthday to Korean-Russian musician Viktor Tsoi, who is a household name in Russia that Pioneered Soviet Rock
Two years ago I was a bedroom musician with no listeners. Today I have approximately 1,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Here's what I've learned.
(Apologies for the clickbait title. My aim here is to write a post that the me of two years ago would've found valuable)
Imposter syndrome is real. It still is, and likely always is. But that's OK. Almost everyone experiences it. I've spoken to artists in my genre with tens of thousands of listeners who still feel this. The alternative is a kind of Dunning Kruger effect where you think your music is much better than it actually is. It's better to underrate your music than overrate, IMO.
On that: time away from your music can help you appreciate it more. Burnout during the writing process is common for me; it can all sound crap when you've heard it so many times. Putting a song away (and totally ignoring it) for 2+ weeks helps me return to it with an objective ear.
I found the quality of my music output improved when I introduced some structure to my process:
- I dedicate separate sessions to: writing and composition; mixing; arrangement. You can't always feel that creat
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this got way more attention than i expected (aka zero) so i made eddy’s version of the vogue magazine cover ! if twoset does see this pls i love u both you’re musicians AND models . ugh i simp—i mean, i stan! 🥰
TIL Billy Joel's signature song, "Piano Man" is based on Joel's real-life experiences as a lounge musician. John-the-bartender, Paul-the-real-estate-novelist, and the waitress are all real people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pia…
Which musician/artist would have had the best career had they not met an untimely demise?
What are some criminally underrated bands/musicians?
We Have A New Musician In Our Boat
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)"Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig chronicles the life of a manic-depressive musician and artist, using a blend of home movies, Johnston's own audiotapes, vintage performances and current footage. Johnston has recorded more than 10 full-length albums " youtube.com/watch?v=wJZOe…
The cover of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's 1956 duet album looks like the friendly older couple who lives down the street, even though they are two of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.
Turkish musician Erkin Koray with John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. France, 1971
One of the only two pictures of Robert Leroy Johnson (1911 - 1938). He’s an American blues musician. He is considered one of the most famous guitarists, singers and songwriters in the history of blues. Alluding to the Mississippi Delta, he is also known as the King of the Delta Blues.
A Mariachi musician let a deaf kid put his head on the guitarron so he could hear it. He was amazed!
Last picture of Bradley Nowel the lead musician in the band sublime. This was his last show a day before he overdosed on herion May 25th 1996
Acclaimed photographer Art Kane iconic 1958 photo shoot in Harlem. Despite the fact that the shoot was scheduled for 10am - a wildly early start time for the late-night denizens of the jazz scene - dozens of musicians showed up in pristine attire to pose for the photograph.
What is the Latest Technique You Have Learned as an Audio Engineer/Producer/Musician?
Each passing day we learn something new, trivial or significant.
What have you learned recently that has had an impact on your forté as an Engineer, Producer or Musician? Or all three?
For me, the newest thing is in the mixing field; Multi-band dynamics and expansion on specific instruments.
I was dealing with some terrible bleed on the drum mics, most notably the snare and a basic gate just wasn't doing what I needed - I was looking for desperate solutions and found that multi-band expansion via FabFilter's Pro-MB enabled me to totally shut out the hi-hat and cymbal frequencies from the Snare mic while retaining all of the transients and body of the snare.
With a gate on top to totally remove the squashed cymbals, I got a very clean set of drums from what initially sounded like just overheads with no other specific mics.
It was a real 'Ah-ha' moment for me.
Musicians after quarantine
TIL about Sixto Rodriguez, an American musician who gave up recording in 1976 after his debut albums did poorly in the US. 20 years later, his daughter found out that he'd become famous in South Africa, where he was compared to Bob Dylan, with some of his songs even known as anti-apartheid anthems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six…
Recently unearthed “selfie” of Robert Johnson, the king of the Delta blues (and the musician said to have sold his soul to the devil for mastery of the guitar). Only two other photographs of him exist.
I know virtually nothing about country music and rarely get exposed to it. Who are the most critically acclaimed country musicians that don't get played much outside of the US, and what are the most seminal albums?
I live in Europe and have a few friends from Texas who listen almost exclusively to country music, and it made me realize that I virtually never get exposed to it.
Obviously I know some of the big hitters who are known internationally (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Sturgill Simpson, etc) but beyond that I know basically nothing.
I was wondering if people could point me towards some of the most interesting, exciting, and genre defining releases? And obviously, since it's /r/LetsTalkMusic and we don't do list threads, could you please give a bit of an explanation as to why they are so seminal?
Edit: So many good recommendations, but I don’t want to just spam the entire thread saying “thanks!” over and over, and for obvious reasons I don’t have anything meaningful to contribute to the topic, so I’ll just say one big thanks to everyone here instead.
Born in 1893, Elizabeth Cotten, a lefty, learned the to play the guitar upside down. At age 60, after 20 odd years of not playing, she was discovered by the Seeger family while working for them as a domestic. Her songs have since been covered by the biggest folk musicians in American history. youtube.com/watch?v=N5MTb…
So Solid Crew musician leads calls for Black Lives Matter to reveal the identities of its leaders and explain how it will spend £1million donations - as one of the anti-racism movement's masterminds says police should be AXED dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
The happiest, and I mean the happiest of birthdays to the man, the legend, the world's most perfect musician and man, my inspiration, my hero, Paul McCartney.
Improving your raw aim skill using techniques from musicians
No TL;DR, you need to read the post to get the gist of it.
I wanted to make this post as I feel like I've been seeing posts on here talking about how to improve your aim, but I have found problems with many of them. There are many posts here on how to improve your aim, and many of them include a set routine of exercises that will supposedly improve your aim. I am sure that if you did these exercises for weeks that you will see improvement. However, at some point, I believe that you are going to hit a wall with these exercises and will be unable to really push past them. So, I wanted to provide some advice and techniques that I've learned from playing the piano that I believe will make sure your aim will consistently improve and will provide ways to break through walls that you hit.
But first, I wanted to make a big point:
Improving your aim is something that will take time!
If you see a video that promises instantly better aim with one trick or promises results almost instantly
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Wikipedia List of Contemporary Classical Musicians
Miles Davis boxing at Gleason’s Gym in New York City back in 1970. Before gigs stayed away from others and drove away anyone who might approach him. Like a boxer, preparing for a fight, he denied himself food and sex before playing, believing that a musician should perform hungry and unsatisfied.
F in the chat for the non-classical musicians
Musician uses algorithm to generate 'every melody that's ever existed and ever can exist' in bid to end absurd copyright lawsuits independent.co.uk/life-st…
I don't think Gary Larson has ever seen any of these musicians...
Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter highly regarded for his work as a member of Fountains of Wayne, Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 52 variety.com/2020/music/ne…
Could we have the Joyous Musician occupy the Nukashine Speakeasy stage when Fasnacht is over? We gotta give Biv company and a reason to keep drinking.
Heartworn Highways (1976) - Examining the outstanding singers and songwriters of the outlaw country movement, most of whom have chosen work outside the confines of the Nashville establishment. This is how I discovered Townes Van Zandt who is now one of my favorite musicians. [01:26:33] youtube.com/watch?v=vnryX…
Hi, I’m Watsky, an independent musician and poet from San Francisco. I just released my new album ‘Placement,’ ＆ I have a tour with my band scheduled to start March 24th. ask me anything.
My new album PLACEMENT came out last week [MAR 6th]. Im performing live this spring on my PLACEMENT Album Tour across North America, starting March 24th. Ask me anything.
I've scoured r/indie music feedback, songwriters, and other subreddits to find some of the very best undiscovered, under the radar, talented indie musicians and give them a platform. This is Rising Indie. Open to submissions! open.spotify.com/playlist…
Black Artist Thread: Share some dope ambient music made by black musicians. Even better if it's your music!
Guitarists of r/indieheads, how do you navigate a guitar world which seems mostly catered to classic rock/blues/metal musicians?
I've been very casually guitar shopping for a new electric guitar and had just been thinking about how the guitar community, at least in the broadest, most commercial Guitar Center/gear catalogs/guitar tab sites sense is catered to a very non-indieheads population. There's nothing wrong with this- I get it from a financial perspective, and I have nothing against the Steve Ray Vaughan/Eric Clapton/etc. community, but it makes it a little confusing for me to find out about the gear that musicians that I listen to use.
Some questions to open up discussion:
-What type of guitar do you have? Do you have any favorite pieces of gear?
-Are there any guitar/gear brands that are a little less known than the giants of Fender/Gibson/Ibanez/Epiphone/etc. that they recommend people checking out?
-Are the best instruments just the best instruments, regardless of their aesthetic? Like, a beautiful Gibson or Fender in a sunburst pattern isn't what I would picture someone playing, say, No Age style
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Im 18, graduating in a few days, musician and i wanna get involved with tats. Do your worst
If you can ask your favorite musicians anything what would you ask?
I'm kind of in a unique position where I get to talk to some extremely talented musicians. I have asked them what was the first instrument they learned, what were some of their first musical influences, what are they currently listening to, and much more. I've gotten some pretty unexpected answers like "I learned how to play clarinet because of squidward" lol.
I don't know anyone else who enjoys music and learning about the musicians as much as I do. Everyone that I'm close to likes music but could care less about what actually goes into making it.
What are some questions that you have asked or would like to ask your favorite musicians? If you have had the chance to ask what were their answers?
John Boyega the famous musician
It's great to be a musician. Credits to the original artist : As crônicas de Wesley
10/10 would be serenaded by a cute musician gf (Art by me)
Black Artist Thread: Share dope trap, future beats, bass, etc. music made by black musicians. Even better if it's your own music.
Inspired by this thread on r/ambientmusic. Black culture is extremely important not only to the roots of hip-hop but to the roots of electronic music as well. Let's celebrate the black artists who continue to push the culture forward today.
EDIT - X&G has also shared this CLUB TRACKS Spotify playlist which showcases black and LGBTQ artists in the bmore/jersey/vogue/club scene.
My grandfather is a luthier and built this violin for me in the 90s. I'm an idiot and only started playing it a year ago despite being a lifelong musician & film composer. Glad I finally started, though. I think it is great looking.
Looking to promote musicians and producers
Hey everyone, I've seen some really good music here and I'm looking to promote small musicians and producers and their site, pls pm if if you want to collaborate:)
Btw this is free and everything I can give more details to anyone whose interested
Edit: due to overwhelming and amazing response from you guys I might be delayed in responding but will definitely get in touch with everyone who PM's:)
Edit2: probably won't not be able to respond to all comments but will check out every one of you and pm:)
*several jazz musicians are typing...*
Hungry musician gang (first image by u/yeethoven770)
Seeking psychedelic musicians!
I'm looking for psychedelic musicians. Because I want to promote our music and give us more "relevancy" in the current era.
I'm sure, like me, you wish the golden age of psychedelic rock had never ended... And wish that it could return. I think that there are a large number of psychedelic groups out there making great music, and it could really help us to connect in some way so that we can seem like a movement, rather than a disparate scattering.
In order to help towards this in a small way I've had an idea.
One of the issues facing us is perceived irrelevancy, in the sense that the golden age is behind us. I don't see this as an insurmountable problem. Several genres, have repackaged themselves as a modern genre, such as 80s synth pop now calling itself "synthwave" or elevator jazz calling itself "vaporwave".
I want to make a playlist of tracks on Spotify called "psychwave revolution", the idea being that we get a lot of tracks together on this playlist, then increase the prestige
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El-P of Run The Jewels on working with Josh Homme: "He’s just someone that I really admire. To me, he is one of the greatest living musicians that we have." [The Australian newspaper] theaustralian.com.au/arts…
My useful web site for musicians.
For more than a year now I have been developing a website for musicians. Completely free and without ads. I wrote about this before. Just try it.
What to do? A small course on the most basic functionality.
First you need to choose the root, this is done by pressing R [ROOT] over the note you need. To go into circulation of your key, press M [MODE].
Next, the necessary tonality is set by switching or by selecting from the SCALES palette.
If you have a string from one to 12 strings, then put his string in the TUNE panel. Now write the accompaniment or melody, start with the first.
Chords available to you are displayed in the table. When you hover over the column heading you will see the steps from which chords of this type are taken, this is useful when you know the universal guitar forms - they are provided in Hint, like 6m, 5m and the same, the number indicates the string on which the prime [the beginning
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hi I’ve tattooed 53 touring bands/musicians. AMA.
Le wandering musician has arrived
"Creeping Musician Full Body" [3D Model View]
I want to live in a world where people could respect Tom and Matt as musicians instead of comparing how well they fit in Blink-182, I mean geez Tom founded the band, Matt’s from a different band with its own distinct sound, and I know they respect each other as musicians!!
Guys I really want to break up with my Jazz musician girlfriend but I can't
TIL Michael Jackson composed songs despite not playing any instruments. He would build each element of a track with his voice, so pitch perfect that studio musicians could match chords to his singing. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/t…
Underrated songs/musicians ?
Doesn’t matter if it’s a band or just single artist. Doesn’t matter what genre and even if it includes singing or not. I need to update my playlist and I want it to be as diverse as possible.
TIL King Henry VIII of England was a gifted musician and composer. He could sing and play many instruments and was considered highly skilled in his time. Many of his compositions survive and some are still played in classical concerts, especially his most popular piece, "Pastime with Good Company." classical-music.com/featu…
if u can't relate, u r not a musician
I'm a musician. I put hundreds of hours into my tracks and even though I'm pretty much unknown, I still believe that piracy is a good thing. That's why I give my work away for free and will keep on doing it as long as I have a say in that decision. Piracy is essential for many communities.
I'm officially a professional musician
I've made $1.33 in royalties from various streaming platforms in the last year! I guess you could say I'm kind of a big deal now
A local artist painted a mural of local musicians(PHX,AZ) and Chester was one of them.
Pop vs Classical musicians.
Lifelong musician, complete newbie to audio and recording tech. My quarantine project was to finally get all my instruments in the same room (converted backyard storage shed) and hooked up to my laptop, with the ability to also jam with my friends.
A local artist painted a mural of local musicians(PHX,AZ) and Vince Welnick was one of them.
This is a great representation of what people think of musicians
[Takeover Spoilers] Triple H poses with a certain musician