How to Succeed as a Female Guitarist, by Vivian Clement, provides information about business, gear, performance, and interpersonal relations as well as important music lessons in soloing, chords, scales, theory, and ear training. Included are features on how to avoid the 20 common mistakes women make, exercises for building strength and flexibility, tips for setting up your own business, and ideas for dealing with the male-female dynamic in professional band situations. Original interviews with acclaimed musicians such as Lisa Loeb, Allison Robertson of the Donnas, and Alexx Calise add a modern and personal edge to this wealth of information.
This book is an essential read for female musicians aspiring to make a living doing what they love. The CD includes audio examples of all the music lessons in the book. This book & CD retails at $19.95.
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