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Fireside Chat: Larry Carlton

It stands as no reminder that a guitar is made of wood, glue and metal. It is not a living thing. But when the 18-time Grammy nominated legend of guitar, Larry ...

7 Ways to Tour (Without Getting in the Van)

by Tammy Brackett Let’s face it. Touring is enticing and exciting, but can also be financially exasperating and emotionally draining. Once the modus operandi...

Recording Digitally: 7 Helpers for Guitarists

by Rich Tozzoli Whether you’re on your laptop running freeware or laying down tracks on a $75,000 digital rig, take a few tips on computer-based recording. ...

Fireside Chat: Mike Stern

A legend among modern jazzers yet still a hard-working musician, Mike Stern is a rare breed of guitarist. Even those who don't know his name have probably heard...

Amps vs. Amp Simulators

by Rich Tozzoli By now you’ve probably had a chance to run your guitar through one or more of the available amp simulators on the market. With hardware and s...

7 Deadly Sins of Rehearsing

by Rich Maloof 1. No agenda Make the most of the band’s time together by knowing what you plan to accomplish. Is it a writing session or a performance rehea...

Making Money Making Music: Songwriters

by Billy Fishkin Ever wonder whether songwriters make money when their music is played on the radio or in a bar? Whenever there is a public performance of...

The Problem With Music

by Steve Albini This oft-referenced article is from the early '90s, and originally appeared in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll magazine. While some of the information ...

7 Deadly Session Sins

by Rich Tozzoli The ease and affordability of home recording technology has made it simple to produce music at your own pace, on your own terms, and on your...

Help Me Help You Help Me

We've had many discussions about the music business here on The Punch-In, whether it be about the future of the biz or about how to make money making music. One...