#1
Umm ok so. I like many other people would like to be professional musicians.

I'm looking into going into a conservatory when it's time for that (I'm 13) and my family isn't super wealthy (or super poor).

Oh, and my mom promised to buy my a $3000 prs if I get a full scholarship into college lol.

Anyways, I'm a big multi-genre guy.

I can read sheet music, etc.

I play a lot of jazz, rock and hair metal.

But I'm wondering since many many other guitarists will also be applying for these super scholarships....What would be the best thing I could do to set myself apart?

What could I do with my guitar playing?

If I was going into into college right now I could almost get into a conservatory at my current level of playing.

Ideas?
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Last edited by King_Arthur at Aug 6, 2008,
#3
practice your ass off for 5 years, if you cant get a good band then go solo. play a bunch of shows. yeah. actually maybe you shouldnt listen to me i dont know what a conservatory is.
#4
Join a band and write kick ass music. you will get in. Also, black mail works well. just like applying for a job... except not really.
#5
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Oh, and my mom promised to buy my a $3000 prs if I get a full scholarship into colledge lol.


WTF?

I tought you were poor!
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#6
work really hard and get really good.

also, if you're a really poor family, how is your mum paying for a $3000 (£1500?) guitar?
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#7
first whats a conservatory?
and second work on your technical skills and learn some hardcore theory if you want to study music in college.
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#8
A conservatory is like a music/arts college. And umm I feel like they would be looking for technique and more music theory.

Being well known would probably be helpful just because they could say "King_arthur goes to Berklee, so should you" lol

www.myspace.com/themcdonaldclan if you want to hear my playing..

I've played since I was in 2nd grade...So by the time I am in 12th grade....thats 10 years of playing 11 once I'm going into college....That's a lot.
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#9
Colledge If you continue to spell like that, I'm afraid you may not get that three grand PRS...
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#10
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work really hard and get really good.

also, if you're a really poor family, how is your mum paying for a $3000 (£1500?) guitar?


I said like semi-poor were probably more middle class.


And she would pay for a $3000 guitar cause it would save her like over $20000 in college payments lol.
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#11
If you want to get into a typical conservatory you're going to need to become a very strong jazz or classical player.
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#13
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If you want to get into a typical conservatory you're going to need to become a very strong jazz or classical player.


My guitar teacher is a hardcore jazz dude so I'm learning all about jazz atm. (Right now I'm trying to sweep pick chord progressions while improvising...)

Learn another instrument or two. If you want to go to a good music college it would be very useful. Pianos a good one to try.



I play drums but I don't think that's what you mean. Gah I might just start learning piano...Everybody always says that. (with good reason)
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first whats a conservatory?
and second work on your technical skills and learn some hardcore theory if you want to study music in college.

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#15
Sweep picking chords So basically strumming...
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Sweep picking chords So basically strumming...

well no. I worded that wrong. I meant swept arpeggios that went with the the chords.
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#17
If you can, join the musicians union. I did it two years ago after finishing college and they're great at helping me out with everything related to being a professional musician. The beauty of it is, to be classed as a professional musician, you have to have sold your music. If you ever made a CD of any recording you did and sold it to a friend, congrats, you're a pro! I have a national diploma in music performance personally and it is very much worth it, you learn a hell of alot about the industry as well as learning new instruments, musicianship and every aspect of the recording process.
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If you can, join the musicians union. I did it two years ago after finishing college and they're great at helping me out with everything related to being a professional musician. The beauty of it is, to be classed as a professional musician, you have to have sold your music. If you ever made a CD of any recording you did and sold it to a friend, congrats, you're a pro! I have a national diploma in music performance personally and it is very much worth it, you learn a hell of alot about the industry as well as learning new instruments, musicianship and every aspect of the recording process.



sweet im a pro then lol
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