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The Musician's Guide to Brides: Music Pro Guides Paperback – March 1, 2008


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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423438744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423438748
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"From one musician to another, the most comprehensive 'how to' for wedding musicians. Anne Roos is witty and real. A must have for success in this business."
--Deborah Magone, blues and rock guitarist

More About the Author

Anne Roos, author of "The Bride's Guide to Musicians" and "The Musician's Guide to Brides", has been playing the Celtic harp at weddings for more than 25 years. She has recorded six albums and regularly appears on radio and TV. Roos is active in many wedding organizations, including the Association of Bridal Consultants, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association. As a professional musician and arranger, she served on the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy. Anne Roos lives at Lake Tahoe, CA. Visit her at www.celticharpmusic.com.

Anne is available for speaking engagements and book signings. She enjoys leading workshops and seminars with the same lighthearted humor found within the pages of her books. Anne Roos is available to perform for weddings, corporate events, parties, and concerts, with her extensive repertoire and performing experience. Find more information at www.celticharpmusic.com, www.facebook.com/celticharpmusic, and on twitter: @anneroos.

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There's also good information in general which applies to more than just weddings.
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Her book captures the essence of professionalism and how that applies to career wedding musicians.
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Of especial value is the chapter that details how to ensure one is promptly and properly paid!
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As I student I need to practice as much as I can, this book added to the variety of music I can play.
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This book says it ALL about playing for weddings. It is a fantastic resource, helpful to musicians at all levels of experience but especially meaningful to newcomers in the business. Anne Roos keeps the reading light and funny, but gets her points across extremely well. Her presentation is logically organized as she walks the reader step by step through the process. She describes the job issues from several different perspectives - the bride, the families, the performers, the booking agents, the wedding coordinators (to name a few!)

I highly recommend this book.
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This book is a great guide full of practical advice that is worth reading both by newcomers and veterans of the wedding music business.
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I have been performing professionally in the Music Business for more than thirty-five years, and thought I knew it all. Wrong!

This very well written book, begins with the basics of how to get Wedding gigs, and takes you all the way into contracts and getting paid. All unfamiliar terms are clearly explained at the bottom of each page.

It is a joy to read, and has something to offer even the most "seasoned" musician. Highly Recommended.
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I found 'The Musician's Guide to Brides' to be an extremely good reference. It is very thorough and almost every imaginable situation is covered. I especially liked the checklists and the examples of contracts. Every thing about it helps the musician to be organized and prepared for every possible eventuality. It's also an entertaining read with lots of anecdotes of the extreme and crazy situations that musician's sometimes find themselves in. I don't do many weddings, but hope to do more, so this book will be very handy once I start getting more wedding gigs. There's also good information in general which applies to more than just weddings.
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Anne Roos' book provides excellent tips for both beginning and veteran music professionals. Her book captures the essence of professionalism and how that applies to career wedding musicians. Many of the common sense pointers are particularly useful for performers new to the field, such as maintaining collegiality with wedding coordinators, booking agents, and other musicians. This book also includes a wealth of information about how to get started, how to set fees, and how to promote your business. "Musician's Guide to Brides" also stays current by addressing appropriate uses of technology for communication and promotion, and includes a caution about using social networking sites such as MySpace. As Web 2.0 tools and other technologies change and evolve, it would be good to have an online companion resource to the book, to stay abreast of these "eTrends." Veteran musicians can also benefit from the updated insights this guide provides!
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