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Tips & Tricks: Primary Reimbursement

March 1st, 2017 by Katherine Moller

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So, in my last blog I talked about how financial advice can carry over into the music world.  This month I wanted to continue with this theme. Primary Reimbursement – you probably know this more as “Pay Yourself First” Which means exactly how it sounds. It is the habit of paying yourself (your savings, retirement [...]

Diversify, Diversify, Diversify

February 1st, 2017 by Katherine Moller

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I believe that this is advice given in the financial world…  Well, I would also give this advice in the music world!  This past week I did an interview with a contributing arts writer for Wizzley.com.  As we were talking about my career, we talked about my various interests and skills and what they mean [...]

2016 – A Year in Review

January 4th, 2017 by Katherine Moller

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As many of you know, I love this time of year.  Yes, I love Christmas, but I also love the idea of starting over.  The idea of taking a look at who you are right now, and who you want to become.  Twice a year I go through the process of taking a look back [...]

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There is so much involved in recording an Album!  So many more steps than just going into a studio to record! Let me give you a peek into what it has looked like so far in recording my new Album so far: Writing:  If you are going to record music, you need to write a [...]

Tips & Tricks: 7 Steps to a Successful Sound Check

November 2nd, 2016 by Katherine Moller

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I have seen many bands perform, and have had the chance to perform many times myself.  In music, you tend to learn as you go, and sometimes, things (like sound checks) are not pretty when you start because nobody has told you how to do one properly.  Here are 7 tips from my years of [...]

Tips and Tricks

I spent time a couple of weeks in August and September recording a new CD and here are a few things that I was reminded of while practicing: Start slow:  The best way to be able to play something fast is to start slowly and make sure you have everything in place before you increase [...]

Fiddling Around – Strategies to Write Your Own Fiddle Tunes.

September 7th, 2016 by Katherine Moller

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I have been writing fiddle tunes for the past 15 years or so, but only started doing so with any regularity six years ago.  At the moment I write all of my tunes with my fiddle in my hands, and have come up with a few strategies.  Since I am currently in the process of [...]

The Tortoise and the Hare

July 8th, 2016 by Katherine Moller

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I am sure that you are familiar with this parable…  The tortoise works away slowly but surely while the hare gets distracted, and ends up losing the race.  Perhaps I should have put a spoiler alert before that! There are three different events that have occurred in my life (and in the lives of those [...]

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