Friday, January 29, 2010
I am not a very experienced blogger, but I thought I would start this blog as a way to keep people posted on my career as it develops, major life events, cool stuff in general, and some tips for aspiring professional musicians. If you are new to the world of BRETT COHEN, I am what you would call a "Small Time" professional musician; that is I make my living (the bulk of it anyway) in the music industry, but on a very small scale. I spend my weekends playing "cover" gigs in bars, clubs, restaurants, casinos, etc., I play at a Church on Sundays, I teach guitar and bass, I produce albums and demos for local bands, I mentor bands in the ways of songwriting and arrangement, I work as a studio/session guitarist and bassist, and I am trying to break into the world of Film/TV/Multimedia composing. I would like to step up to the "Big Time" one day (which is ironically my nickname amongst my friends) but for now I just try to take it one step at a time...well, no, I don't try to; I try to grow by leaps and bounds, but am reminded constantly that it can only be achieved through small, deliberate, steps; the steps I hope to write about here. I hope you enjoy the journey, and if you are an aspiring pro player, I hope you get something of the tips I will be providing. Enjoy!