A Sideman's Journey Through a Changing Musical Landscape

With the advent of the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and the popularity of the Internet, music is now being produced at home. In this environment, commercial musicians need to play, produce, mix and be fluent in current music technologies. A demo has been the easiest way for musicians to showcase their talent while demonstrating their facility with production and all technological aspects of the music business. This project report chronicles the making of a demo, which will demonstrate my abilities. The cover material being recorded will feature a band and solo guitar pieces from a variety of styles. Band material will be recorded in a professional studio, while solo guitar recording, overdubs, and mixing will take place at my home studio. This project represents my abilities as a player and the knowledge I have acquired to bring me up to the current state of a working commercial guitarist.