We are serious musicians! Whether we do it for a career, or are trying to do it for a career, or just as a hobby on the side, we are serious about making music, improving our music skills, and sharing our music with others.
Share your experiences as a musician: practicing at home, teaching (or taking lessons), dealing with band members or agents or venues, performing, anything else related to making music.
Ask for advice on specific music techniques, music instruments/equipment, music careers, or getting into the music business.
Post your work and ask for critique, opinions, advice for improvement.
Above all, make friends with fellow musicians! Introductory posts are OK, in fact I encourage people to share personal experiences and feelings, and to get to know each other in the community.
DO NOT make off-topic posts. Making music is a pretty broad topic, so it should be easy to stay on topic.
DO NOT share illegal mp3s or any other copyrighted media. You can share your own music, but don't share others' without their permission. I have seen LiveJournal shut down communities because of illegal mp3-sharing, and I do not want that to happen to this community.
If you must use a MySpace player, put it behind an lj-cut. Anything that auto-plays on peoples' friends pages will be deleted.
Please put any images exceeding 320 x 320 (in either direction) behind an LJ-cut.
Please LJ-cut any promotion of you or your band.
You are strongly discouraged from posting about other musicians that you are a fan of, if it does not relate to your own experience as a musician. Examples: OK: "I am a songwriter and my influences are X Y and Z." OK: "I am trying to learn XYZ's new hit single on the guitar, do you have any tips?" NOT OK: "XYZ artist has a new album out, and I love their new music video."
Above all, please be respectful of the community and its members. Friendly debate is fine, but if it turns into name-calling and insulting specific members, then I will have to remove people from the community, and I really don't want to have to do that!
This community is maintained by sabournine. If you would like to help out as a moderator, or if you have any suggestions, complaints, comments of any sort, then please comment in my livejournal, and I will address the issue.