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kellenman  
29 Sep 2008 18:19 | Quote
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Ive always wanted my future career to have something to do with music. Being a senior in high school, im trying to figure out what i want to go to school for, so besides being a rockstar, state your ideal musical career.

I think being a music therapist would be tight.
BodomBeachTerror  
29 Sep 2008 18:23 | Quote
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a guitar teacher would be fun
TheAmericanBrit  
29 Sep 2008 19:08 | Quote
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A roadie.
foogered  
29 Sep 2008 19:13 | Quote
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A lot of famous rock-stars actually got their start as session musicians. I know Jimmy Paige and one of the other members of Led Zeppelin met doing work as session musicians.
Crunch  
29 Sep 2008 19:21 | Quote
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foogered, I'm fairly certain that Page had already known, or knew of, John Paul Jones before he took over managerial of The Yardbirds (later The New Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin).

Anyway, I'm not sure if it would be as "easy" to become a session musician today as it would have been in the mid 20th century. Perhaps it's still the same, I don't really know.
RA  
29 Sep 2008 19:22 | Quote
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session work is hard. if you can do it cheers, because you got to play your best in whatever your employer wish for or you don't get paid

as for my job suggestion sound recorder and producer you can make a lot of money recording music for people and it is quite easy to get into sound recorder just make sure you got a good ear
foogered  
29 Sep 2008 20:00 | Quote
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Ah well, in any case, him and one of the other members worked as session musicians before forming Led Zeppelin.
TheAmericanBrit  
29 Sep 2008 20:07 | Quote
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I think John 5 was a session guitarist before he got big.
Phip  
29 Sep 2008 20:18 | Quote
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you guys should read the article about the "wrecking crew". probably the most listened to "unknown" session musicians in history. fascinating story.
Phip
http://www.americanheritage.com/entertainment/articles/web/20070212-rock-n-roll-brian-wilson-beach-boys-glen-campbell-monkees-hal-blaine-carol-kaye-leon-russell.shtml
Nightmare  
29 Sep 2008 20:25 | Quote
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being a rockstar, or being a rockstar, or maybe being a Rockstar :).
BodomBeachTerror  
29 Sep 2008 20:35 | Quote
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being a "rock"star would be cool, but then when im done id teach so younger people can be rockstars
Doz  
29 Sep 2008 20:45 | Quote
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I'd like the teach guitar, teach music performance at a college and sound engineer in a recording studio. Hopefully I'll get to do it all.
Veqq  
29 Sep 2008 21:54 | Quote
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A mixture between teaching, being a session muscian and doing solo albums and stuff.

There isn't that big of a market for extreme metal... Unless your in one of those 5 bands who accually live off it. :P
TheAmericanBrit  
29 Sep 2008 22:19 | Quote
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I would never want to teach. Mainly, because I don't know jack about any theory. I just know what sounds good to me.

Still, teaching people how to pull off solos like slash is definitely easier than doing what some roadies do.
baudelaire  
29 Sep 2008 22:45 | Quote
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uhh, BESIDES being a rock star???

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kellenman  
30 Sep 2008 06:48 | Quote
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im sure theres not a person on this site that doesnt want to be a rockstar...
Nightmare  
30 Sep 2008 07:41 | Quote
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no actually what i would realllllyyyyy like to be other than a rockstar, is playing with an orchestra for video games .. weird right? but i really like to do that
brodyxhollow  
30 Sep 2008 17:38 | Quote
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id sell my soul for rock n‘ roll
league  
30 Sep 2008 17:45 | Quote
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Seriously the least I could settle for is touring and having a good run. I cant listen to other musicians and not try to give them something of mine to listen to. Thats why I dont listen to many of the songs on this forum. Until I develop my mixing skills and get my own computer.
JazzMaverick  
1 Oct 2008 09:39 | Quote
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A Composer for Movie and Games.

I've done session work already, it's pretty fun. But you should know what you're getting yourself into before you actually start.
Nightmare  
1 Oct 2008 10:24 | Quote
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why is that Maverick
Empirism  
1 Oct 2008 13:24 | Quote
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Well, I think music, like every other things in our world today is business. Hard work with pressure from recording companies. You need an image, advertising and all bullshit... Being a star... It's not actually so glamorous that most people think.

Like one of my favorite guitarist in my country said "gig's after gig's and only freetime was needle in hotelroom..." If you are heading to that business... keep yourself mentally strong.
jcb3000  
1 Oct 2008 13:29 | Quote
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i dont want to be one lol, hate the limelight. but i would on the otherhand go into music engineering of some sort. recording famous bands and mixing it would be absolutely amazing.
Empirism  
1 Oct 2008 13:42 | Quote
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Manipulating sound spectrum is kind of fun, but mixing and mastering as well as producing...ouch... wonder this, 2 days 8 hours a day, same song, hours in tweaking equalizers on every track, panorates, editing tracks... effects... well, there you need a books, lots of books to learn how to use efficiently multiband limters, compressors, reverbs, delays, gates and god knows what else...

anyway I dont want to depress you... just note that you are not goin to an relaxed job xD... good luck m8
jcb3000  
1 Oct 2008 13:50 | Quote
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lol im already used to all of that, ive done various things before and came out pretty good, i normally help my dad record some stuff and everyone at school who want to use it i record and mix it for them. its pretty dam fun in my eyes.

its either that or aerospace or civil engineering.
JazzMaverick  
2 Oct 2008 04:02 | Quote
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Why is what, Nightmare?

Session musician work is stressful for those who don't know how the pay works, nor if they know that their rights are given off, so you can't claim to anyone that that's your song that's playing on the radio or something like that. They'll expect you to either create a bunch of melodies right on the spot, when they only tell you what kind of setting they want it for. Or they could expect you to create solos on the spot also to read notation. Unless you're amazing and can tell by ear what chord is what, what key and so on, it'd be best if you chose to read notation.

For me to become a film and game composer, probably because I like to compose music that has a story. I realise my music won't be focused on, but I like to think that they're powerful and explain what's going on better than words or emotional expressions.

Jcb3000, would you also be interested in trying mastering the sound that's around gigs and stuff?
Nightmare  
2 Oct 2008 08:28 | Quote
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'JazzMaverick : seems nice but also frustrating... plus i dun wanna read no ones notation and play it.
JazzMaverick  
2 Oct 2008 08:32 | Quote
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Yeah, that's why I'm going to be a movie composer :P
shredguitar17  
2 Oct 2008 09:56 | Quote
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You should look into sound engineer specifically studio recording or sound tech. Another one is an event band such as wedding gigs, parties, I say the last one because I was talking to a classical guitarist named John at my college student fundraiser event, and he said he makes bank, and does about 3-5 gigs a week. And he wasn't self employed, but he was with a catering music company. So check those out!
JazzMaverick  
2 Oct 2008 10:03 | Quote
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It totally depends on how well you're known though, if you're a starting session musician, it could take ages before you get decent pay within those hours.


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