Archives for category: Advice for Musicians

Teen Jazz features the profiles of up and coming musicians, giving them a place to network and promote their music. We’ve recently featured several great young artists on Teen Jazz including Sean Winter who has also become a contributor.

We love helping young musicians spread the word about their music. Check out some of the talented young artists on Teen Jazz:

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Great read.

When to Release Your Album – Month by Month – MTT – Music Think Tank.

via When to Release Your Album – Month by Month – MTT – Music Think Tank.

We’re really excited to announce the release of our first eBook on Teen Jazz.

You may have seen the first edition of it appear briefly as part of our 12 Deals of Christmas, and the response to the free version was overwhelmingly positive. So, we’ve decided to create a more complete version of the Album Checklist and release it as a bundle with editable versions of the checklists and worksheets.

The book is now available through the Teen Jazz website and will hopefully be available through other online retailers.

We’re so happy to introduce this new book to our community and we hope to get feedback on it to improve new editions (which for the time being, are free with the purchase of the current edition). With this book we hope to simplify the album release process and help you all keep your recording projects organized.

You can read more about the book on Teen Jazz.


This is a really great article. Stop saying “if” and start being proactive.

As a Musician, Do You Suffer from ‘If Only’ Syndrome? – MicControl.

via As a Musician, Do You Suffer from ‘If Only’ Syndrome? – MicControl.

Hey everyone,

On January 8, 2013 we added the last of our archive articles back on to Teen Jazz. This is the first time that every article has been up on the site since it went through a series of redesigns, so needless to say, we are quite excited!

Since the each of the archive articles are now up, we’ll be moving towards a less frequent posting scheduling. New articles will be added twice a week rather than every other day with the exception of Teen Jazz Artists pages which will be added on an “as received” basis.

Thank you everyone for all of your support! We look forward to 2013!


Shannon Kennedy & the Teen Jazz Team

Ps. You can find a directory of all of our articles here: Music Advice and Reviews on Teen Jazz


1. Triad Pairs This lesson on triad pairs is geared towards guitar players, but anyone can apply the concepts presented in this lesson.

2. – A fun web site that lets you share some of your favorite music.

3. How to Market Yourself in 30 Minutes a Day – How to get your marketing done in just 30 minutes a day.

4. Will I Ever Get Better? – We wrote an article recently on measuring improvement, but we weren’t the only people with measuring progress on our minds!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 12 Deals of Christmas this year. We hope to bring you offers on a more regular basis. If you have anything you’d like to see in particular, please let us know.

As part of Teen Jazz’s 12 Deals of Christmas, I put together a little something special. Earlier in the year, I posted a template that I had created for keeping track of the album recording process and I received a few comments about it being a good idea. I also have a few other templates that I’ve put together that I thought might be useful, so I assembled them along with advice for putting together an album in this eBook.

This book is mainly for those working on their first album, but it might be useful for you even if you’re on your second, third or fourth! According to producer and recording artist, U-Nam,  “I’ve been using one of the great templates ( it’s a recording checklist ) that has been included in the book. I’m telling [you that they are] really useful and this is for everyone that doing recordings and productions…”

This is the first edition of the book, and I’d love to keep improving it, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear what you think!

Download the Album Checklist.



Everything You Need to Forget about the Music Industry | Musician Coaching.

Don’t be fooled by overnight success stories! Why being consistent is one of the most important traits you can have as an up and coming musician.

via Everything You Need to Forget about the Music Industry | Musician Coaching.

“Can We Get In Pitchfork?” 6 Philosophical Reasons Indie Bands�Fail – MTT – Music Think Tank.

All up and coming musicians should read this article!

via “Can We Get In Pitchfork?” 6 Philosophical Reasons Indie Bands Fail – MTT – Music Think Tank.