The Gigs Handbook: A Beginner's Guide to Playing Professionally

The Gigs Handbook: A Beginner's Guide to Playing Professionally

by Sharon Black

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Welcome to Gigs 101. Black pianist, educator, and seasoned gigger has written the textbook. Most vocational guides available are of the So You Want To Be a Rock Star variety or focus on the ins and outs of making a record. This reference manual, however, covers the basics of practicing, establishing and maintaining contacts, arranging payment, auditions, programming, accompanying, goal setting, and other odds and ends. Addressed to amateurs, up-and-coming musicians, and working musicians alike, the information is accurate and authoritative, but the overall presentation is somewhat contrived. While illustrations can make all the difference in getting a point across, the cartoons here are excessive and distract from the professional focus of the book. With additional editing of the cartoons, this book would be a good addition to academic music business collections. As is, it is recommended for public libraries. Janet Brewer, Murray State Univ., KY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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