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The gigs handbook : a beginner's guide to playing professionally
Black, Sharon (Sharon P.)
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Publication Information:
Evanston, Ill. : Benny Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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Central Library ML3795 .B59 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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