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Making Rain

Phil Snedecor

If you want to make rain, you have to MAKE something happen! In music, sometimes it seems as if it's all been done before, and all that's left is for us to hop on someone else's rain. That works if you're on the audition trail, but while you're waiting for that big gig to come along, making rain can not only be very satisfying but can pay the rent and feed your soul. Waiting for the International Musician to come out every month to look at audition ads is a bleak existence if you're not out there playing, and if your dance card isn't full every week playing in other people's rain, you might as well make your own. Even if you're regularly participating in someone else's monsoon, a rainstorm or two of your own making might be just the thing you need to put your career on track.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bookbaby
  • Publish Date: Apr 29th, 2024
  • Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9798350950960
  • Categories: Business Aspects

About the Author

"Phil Snedecor does everything-plays great, writes excellent etudes, makes superb arrangements, creates working ensembles, employs other musicians, and now writes a book about how to do all that...I need a nap!"
-Mark Gould, Former principal trumpet, The Metropolitan Opera, conductor, author, trumpet guru and founder of Pink Baby Monster

"Reading Making Rain is like drinking a triple espresso shot of motivation, permission-giving, and confidence-building for not only a trumpet player like me, but for all musicians and human beings wanting toforge their own path of authenticity.
-Amy McCabe, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

"Making Rain is the latest gem from the mind of Phil Snedecor who has loaded this book with some of the most creative ideas, beliefs and behaviors that all up and coming musicians should read and keep with them at all times no matter what musical goal a young musician has in mind.
-Wayne J. du Maine Associate Trumpet, The Metropolitan Opera Broadway Musician; Manhattan Brass
Director of Brass, NYU

"Phil Snedecor speaks the truth. His anecdotes and stories are literal lessons on how to survive and thrive not just in music but also in life. This is a
fantastic read and great resource for those who have aspirations needing a practical path to success!"
-Jens Lindemann, Professor with Distinction, UCLA International trumpet soloist

"Phil Snedecor has written a book that should be required reading for all those looking for success and happiness in the life of an artist. For that matter a good outline for success in life."
-Vince DiMartino, International recording artist and soloist