Opportunities In Guitar Music Career?, Can I make a steady living out of playing?
Spiderusalem
Sep 5 2007, 05:40 PM
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I've decided that I love playing music enough to want to pursue it as an academic profession (major) in college. My only worry is how I'm going to make a career out of doing the thing I love.
Is it even possible to make a career out of knowing/playing guitar?

I mean, other than the possibility of getting famous, how else can a guitarist get paid for his craft? Can someone shed some light on this subject? All the music career websites I've found were not very helpful.

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Pavel
Sep 5 2007, 05:45 PM
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Teaching, being a studio musician, session musician, simply recording your own music and selling your albums....might not get you famous in sense of "Steve Vai" famous but you sure can make a career and earn enough to live from it. Building your own studio and producing might not be a bad thing to do. In the end each guitar player is a producer for himself so why not record and produce other bands/players?

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MickeM
Sep 5 2007, 06:10 PM
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Be a teacher, work in a music store or own one, keep rehearsal rooms for rent to bands, build guitars and or amps, write for a newspaper (ofetn done by musicians rather than journalists), write music/lyrics/melody/whole songs.

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VinceG
Sep 6 2007, 04:41 AM
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play in the streets maybe?

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Sep 6 2007, 04:51 AM
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I suppose you could always build or construct guitars and what not for fender or some major brand. I believe they hire you just have to be in the right area. And have a backround for it.


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