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To Flat-Pick, Finger-Pick, or Both?

To Flat-Pick, Finger-Pick, or Both?

Here’s a topic that guitarists like to debate: what is the best technique? The honest, “too-long, didn’t read” answer is that it depends! There is a huge range of factors to determine the technique that will be used. From what piece of music you want to play to what...

The Best Amps for Your Next Live Show

The Best Amps for Your Next Live Show

Electric guitarists know that the quality of the amp is often more important than the quality of the guitar itself. That’s how important it is to get an amp that sounds good – especially live! With that being said, a good amp doesn’t necessarily mean the most...

How to Build a Fanbase When Starting a DJ Career

How to Build a Fanbase When Starting a DJ Career

Here’s a hot topic. How do you get your music heard when you are just starting out? It’s not about sending demos out to labels and promoters anymore – it goes much deeper. We will discuss a few key strategies that DJs are using to get their music heard and develop a...

How to Live Stream Your DJ Set

How to Live Stream Your DJ Set

Broadcasting live is certainly nothing new – history was made when the Beatles became world stars overnight after playing the Ed Sullivan show a LONG time ago. Since then, there have been a few changes to the world of live broadcast – to say the least! When user-based...

Clubhouse: Everything Musicians Need To Know

Clubhouse: Everything Musicians Need To Know

Clubhouse went viral at the end of 2020, and the app shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. This May, the app tracked 10 million active weekly users. Musicians can majorly benefit from taking advantage of this year’s most noteworthy app, which attracts big-name...

Here’s Why Video Makes a Profitable Music Marketing Strategy

Here’s Why Video Makes a Profitable Music Marketing Strategy

More than 60,000 new tracks are uploaded to Spotify every day and 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Musicians need to find crafty ways to create teasers, promos, and music videos that give them an edge. Here are some video tips to boost your...

THROUGH THE LENS

Through The Lens is our weekly series where we highlight current students and faculty, capture them on campus and ask them about their inspirations, advice and beyond.

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#TBT: Jeff Porcaro of Toto

#TBT: Jeff Porcaro of Toto

For this weeks #TBT post, we bright back this gem from the Musicians Institute vault, a special clinic from Jeff Porcaro, one of the most revered drummers in modern music. MI is lucky to have this footage, as his life was tragically cut short when he was only 38 years...

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Adam Skeppar Guitar Session

Adam Skeppar Guitar Session

Adam Skeppar, a native of Sweden who is currently pursuing an A.A. in Guitar Performance, stopped into one of our studios to show off his latest skills. Want to take some guitar classes? Check out our Guitar programs to find out...

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