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The Musician's Guide to Brides: Music Pro Guides Paperback – March 1, 2008
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I wish Anne Roos's book had been in my library when I graduated from the Yale School of Music. The author gives good practical advice on how to make a viable living as a wedding musician. What I like most about the "Musician's Guide to Brides" is the seriousness of intent Ms. Roos brings to the subject of making a living as a wedding musician. The author takes her subject seriously without taking herself too seriously. Throughout the book, she shares humorous and inspiring anecdotes from her own experience and other wedding professionals she has interviewed. Many of the chapters also have humorous illustrations to enhance the text. The book can be read consecutively from page one or the reader can skip to sections that most interest him/her, using the book as a resource guide. I have done both, and continue to use it as a resource. This book can be useful to the seasoned professional and the neophyte performer who doesn't know where to begin with his/her wedding business. Anne Roos's book has proven to be a valuable resource to me, and I have successfully used many of her business tips. Chapter 3, "Writing a Performance Agreement" was helpful in getting me to update items in my contracts. Chapter 9 has a Sales Call Checklist that I find extremely helpful to keep me focused when talking to potential customers. Chapter 7, "Exhibiting at Bridal Fairs" gives pragmatic information for the musician interested in marketing in this way. How to act once you get the gig, how to deal with difficult clients, how to market oneself, etc. I could go on. There is much great information here.Read more ›
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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As I student I need to practice as much as I can, this book added to the variety of music I can play.Published on April 3, 2014 by Bea in Denver
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... Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by emily g.
This book is a great guide full of practical advice that is worth reading both by newcomers and veterans of the wedding music business.Published on August 20, 2013 by Frobnitz
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. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Andee Anko Craig
This is a great, detailed, "How to" book that can help any musician break into and be successful playing at weddings. Read morePublished on September 29, 2008 by Michelle Dunn