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5 Steps to Creating a Cool Music Video on a Tight Budget

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Creating good music videos is not an easy thing to do. Making videos on a low budget is even more difficult. One thing remains, no matter how big your budget is – the process of making music videos is always the same. When starting to work in this field, a person needs to learn to get the most out of the ...

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Building a Community On Patreon: IceRequiem's Halls of the King Soundtrack

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

At the $4 pledge level on my Patreon page, I use my Facebook page (700+ likes), Google Plus profile (400+ followers), Twitter account (2,500+ followers), and my award-winning Music Education Blog to help promote a fellow Patreon creator's creation.


Today, I'd like to feature another cool creation by ‪#‎Patreon‬ creator IceRequiem. This original mus...

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How to Grow Your Patreon Page, Part 8: DON'T GET SCAMMED!

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Grow Your Patreon Page

 

In this video, I share the results of my pledge-for-pledge campaign on Patreon for the month of January 2016 and discuss the new Dashboard feature, the new Referral program, and unfortunately show you how I got scammed out of $25 this month!

 

Yo...

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Music Careers for Your Personality Type

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Music Careers for Your Personality Type
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Music Careers For Your Personality Type


 

Far from just art for art’s sake, music is business: big business.

 

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Building a Community On Patreon: IceRequiem Performs Creed of the Brotherhood

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

At the $4 pledge level on my Patreon page, I use my Facebook page (700+ likes), Google Plus profile (400+ followers), Twitter account (2,500+ followers), and my award-winning Music Education Blog to help promote a fellow Patreon creator's creation.

Today, I'd like to feature another cool creation by ‪#‎Patreon‬ creato...

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Building a Community On Patreon: Sierra Nelson Sings Climb Ev'ry Mountain

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

At the $4 pledge level on my Patreon page, I use my Facebook page (700+ likes), Google Plus profile (400+ followers), Twitter account (2,500+ followers), and my award-winning Music Education Blog to help promote a fellow Patreon creator's creation.

 

Today, I'd like to feature another cool creation by ‎Patreon‬ creator

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Meeting Multiple Musical Goals Via Recording Projects

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting Multiple Musical Goals Via Recording Projects

This recorded performance meets multiple goals of mine. First of all, from a music teacher perspective, this short prelude by Classical era composer Muzio Clementi was originally published in his book Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Pianoforte in the late 18th century. As ...

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Simply Summer - a Piano Improvisation

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Simply Summer - a Piano Improvisation

"Simply Summer" is a piano improvisation created in the final days of July with typical summer weather as an inspiration. 


This summer, I have spent a lot of time at the keyboard attempting to improve my piano proficiency. I took two years of private lessons as a kid and the required piano lab courses in ...

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Elgar Nimrod Clarinet Quartet Video Now Available

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Elgar 'Nimrod Clarinet Quartet by Thomas J. West

In addition to the videos I have on YouTube that showcase my original compositions, I am enjoying bringing several public doma...

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Melodyne - It's a Kind of Magic

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Melodyne - It's a Kind of Magic - thomasjwestmusic.com

 

Seven years ago, I left the beaten path of the 30-year high school band director career and took on a job as a band and strings teacher at a small performing arts program attached to a cyber charter school. My passion for music and my love of technology found a marriage at this sc...

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