The Touring Musician's Handbook
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Containing everything you ever wanted to know about being a musician on a tour with a signed recording group or performer, the Touring Musician's Handbook answers the questions every musician has about moving up to the big-time world of concerts, clubs, and live shows. Among the topics covered are:
- how to become a touring musician
- Getting a gig with a touring act
- The kind of chops and gear needed
- How the audition process works
- Different types of tours and pay scales
- What to expect in production rehearsals
- How to prep for a tour
- Proper tour etiquette
- What to look for in a tech
The book also looks into the unique challenges facing touring players according to their instruments, including drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, percussion, horns, and strings. As a bonus, interviews with veteran touring musicians and techs provide an overview of touring with some of the biggest acts in the world. A DVD that covers tour preparation based on both personal and equipment needs accompanies the book.