On becoming a session musician

Becoming A Session Musician

Do you have aspirations of becoming a session musician? Do you know how to go about it? This article should help fill in whatever gaps of knowledge you have regarding this aspect of the music industry, and the information comes from Kip Allen, Drum Workshop Artist, and one of the most respected session drummer in…

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Album Production

Album production has changed drastically in the past few decades. With advancements in technology, the process of producing a finished product, a product with an outstanding sound, has become much-more efficient, and much-more outstanding in sound.  In this article, by Kip Allen, one of the most respected songwriters, professional drummers, and music producers in Nashville,…

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Remix Song

How best to describe how to remix song to someone who has never done it?  It is known by many terms i.e. mix music, audio mixing, mixing and mastering, remix music . . . but what does it mean? And who is responsible for doing it? We will tackle those questions in this article, the…

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Studio Session Musician

What is a studio session musician? How does that differ from a touring musician, or online session musicians? We will answer those questions in this article, and also tell you how to find a studio session musician who is qualified and who can blend in and provide you with outstanding background music.  And, in Nashville,…

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Session Drummers

What are session drummers? How much do they cost? Where can you find session drummers in your community?  These questions are answered in this article, and they are answered by Kip Allen, session drummer, songwriter, music producer, and Drum Workshop Artist, one of the most trusted names in the Nashville music industry. Call Kip the…

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Online Mixing and Mastering

Online mixing and mastering is slowly changing the music recording scene, and in this article we will give an overview of this new phenomenon, which is rapidly replacing the studio recording aspect of music production.  Information for this article provided by Kip Allen, Nashville songwriter, music producer, and Drum Workshop Artist. When you want the…

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Online Music Sessions

Online music sessions, with remote session musicians, would have been unthinkable ten years ago.  Now, it is commonplace.  For those of you unfamiliar with the online music process, this article is for you and should clarify it for you. Looking for a session musician in the Nashville area?  Kip Allen is a trusted name, and…

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Session Players

What are session players? Session players/session musician (also known as backing or studio musicians) are musicians hired for recording sessions or live gigs for a temporary period of time. Session musicians are not typically permanent members of the group or project hiring them. The key point is temporary, and as such session players are always…

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Song Producer

Let’s take a look at the world of a song producer, and answer some questions you might have about song production.  Kip Allen has been a Nashville fixture since 2008, a trusted song producer, songwriter, music producer, session drummer, and touring musician. You can call Kip at 817-995-8093 the next time you need a song…

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Touring Drummer

What is a touring drummer?  Is it the same as a session drummer or a studio drummer? How do you hire one for your next tour?  We will attempt to answer all of these questions in this article, and the information you receive comes directly from Kip Allen, Nashville drummer, Drum Workshop Artist, and highly-respected…

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Recording Engineers

What do recording engineers do?  What kind of qualifications do they have? Where do they work from? We will answer all of these questions in this article, brought to you by Kip Allen, Drum Workshop Artist, music producer, songwriter, and session drummer. Call Kip at 817-995-8093 for more information about his recording experience and to…

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Percussion Player

What is a percussion player, otherwise known as a percussionist?  The dictionary will tell you that a percussion player is anyone who plays a percussion instrument, but that doesn’t really tell you anything of value, does it?  Hopefully this article will fill in the gaps of knowledge the dictionary left behind. This information if presented…

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