The Touring Musician's Handbook

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Containing everything you ever wanted to know about being a musician on a tour with a signed recording group or performer, the Touring Musician's Handbook answers the questions every musician has about moving up to the big-time world of concerts, clubs, and live shows. Among the topics covered are:
• how ...

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Overview

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Containing everything you ever wanted to know about being a musician on a tour with a signed recording group or performer, the Touring Musician's Handbook answers the questions every musician has about moving up to the big-time world of concerts, clubs, and live shows. Among the topics covered are:
• how to become a touring musician
• Getting a gig with a touring act
• The kind of chops and gear needed
• How the audition process works
• Different types of tours and pay scales
• What to expect in production rehearsals
• How to prep for a tour
• Proper tour etiquette
• What to look for in a tech The book also looks into the unique challenges facing touring players according to their instruments, including drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, percussion, horns, and strings. As a bonus, interviews with veteran touring musicians and techs provide an overview of touring with some of the biggest acts in the world. A DVD that covers tour preparation based on both personal and equipment needs accompanies the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423492368
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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