The Performer's Pathway

The Performer's Pathway

From the creators of My Music Masterclass: A podcast adventure to help guide and navigate your musical life and career.... Show More

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February 28, 2021 52 min
Internationally acclaimed guitarist Scott Henderson joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, career, navigating the industry and more. This is a great episode from a badass cat!
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February 21, 2021 33 min
Cancel Culture is now a big part of our daily lives and our use of social media fans its flames. As musicians we need to understand that our words and actions are permanent and will not fade away with time. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss free speech, consequences and the music business.
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February 13, 2021 28 min
As musicians, we dream about our next big gig, a brighter musical future and more. But, what happens when one of our dreams falls flat? There is an art to staying positive and moving forward while accepting rejection. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss the how to keep the dream alive while dealing with the realities of the music business.
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February 7, 2021 30 min
I would imagine most of you know about Elon Musk and his companies, Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and OpenAI. Today we're going to discuss the technology being developed by another one of his ventures, Neuralink. Most recently Musk showcased a brain-machine interface that has the potential to do some amazing things in both the medical and consumers worlds. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they ...
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January 31, 2021 62 min
Acclaimed alto saxophonist/composer Will Vinson joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, career, quarantine and more! Will is a badass musician and an inciteful cat!
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January 24, 2021 54 min
Alright, so you probably get the Cobra Kai reference unless you're not a fan of badass TV shows and films. That being said, if you happen to hate all things "Karate Kid", there is still plenty to like in this episode :). Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they make shockingly legitimate parallels between your music career, Cobra Kai and of course Miyagi-Do.
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January 17, 2021 39 min
Non-music skills are vital to all aspects of our lives. These seemingly unrelated abilities can help our music careers, enhance our inspiration and boost our overall enjoyment of the world. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss why these skills are so important.
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January 10, 2021 60 min
Acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer Mike Moreno joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about livestreaming, getting gigs, social media promotion, music school and much more. Mike is an extremely talented musician and this is a great episode!
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January 3, 2021 32 min
Numbers can be vital in our music and our lives. They keep on on schedule, on task, in key and more. But there are also times when we need to go with our instincts and disregard the math right in front of us. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss when to ignore the numbers.
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December 27, 2020 34 min
What do New Year's resolutions, musical cadences, Benford's Law and the natural flow of the universe have in common? Hmm, I'm not entirely sure, but I think we try to tie it all together in this episode :). Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to start 2021 on the right foot.
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December 19, 2020 48 min
Tenor saxophonist and entrepreneur Cory Weeds joins us in the virtual studio today for this super cool episode. We talk about owning a jazz club, running a record label, booking talent, getting noticed on the scene and more. This is a good one!
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December 13, 2020 31 min
As humans and musicians, we often forget to observe our surroundings. It's easy to get caught up in the rat-race of life and forget about all the amazing things happening right under our noses. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to escape your self-contained bubble so you can enjoy the bigger picture.
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December 6, 2020 35 min
Perception can be very illusive for people. As musicians, we don't always know what we sound like until we hear a recording or get feedback from another person. We also often have trouble focusing on the present and instead we ruminate about the past or the future. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss being in the now!
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November 29, 2020 58 min
Renowned pianist, composer and educator Alan Pasqua (Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Bob Dylan, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, etc.) joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, his career, being a professional musician and more. This is a super fun episode with a bad cat!
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November 21, 2020 27 min
As humans and musicians, it's easy to get caught up in negative and/or unproductive cycles. We have a tendency to reach for easy/comfortable "fixes" or routines well after they have proven effective in our lives. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to break free of these cycles so that you can climb out of your slump!
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November 15, 2020 57 min
Acclaimed saxophonist Walt Weiskopf (Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, etc.) joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, his career, humility and more. This is a great episode with some real nuggets of wisdom!
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November 8, 2020 31 min
As musicians, it's easy to get caught up in the constant freelance hustle. We work strange hours, we are offered last-minute opportunities and making the rent is often the bottom line. All of these things can contribute to the lack of a static schedule, a high state of alert and in many cases, a baseline of anxiety. In order to perform at a peak level (musically, mentally and physically) we must learn to take strategic break...
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November 1, 2020 43 min
If you want to make a living performing music, you need to understand and nourish your audience. If you dismiss or vilify them, you're in for a rude awakening! Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss what it means to be a performer and why you need to care about the crowd.
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October 25, 2020 50 min
New York-based, Israeli guitarist/vocalist Dida Pelled joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, recording, writing, teaching, finding your scene, pairing up and more. This is a super fun episode with some great info!
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October 18, 2020 46 min
Renowned vocalist, arranger, pianist and educator Michele Weir joins us today in the virtual studio to talk about finding one's path, starting a business, battling procrastination and much more. This is an inciteful episode with some real pearls of wisdom!
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