ADVICE AND FREE LESSONS

Making your mark in the music industry requires patience, dedication and skills.  While you are deciding if you want to study at DIME, check out some free lessons and advice shared by the team, faculty and masterclass guests in Detroit, Denver and Online.  Remember, our community of music industry professionals are here to help and mentor you.

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Music Income Streams During The Pandemic

By Tristan Seume

If you were a performing artist in 2019, the chances are you haven’t been in 2020.

It’s been tough, hasn’t it? But don’t despair – re-evaluating what you do is a periodic necessity regardless of whether it’s been enforced by a global pandemic or not. Let’s look at five different ways you could earn money through music while the venues are dark…

Streamlining Your Live Streaming

by Tristan Seume

Post-lockdown, live streaming has become a lifeline for many artists to stay connected to their fans, earn a little money and, quite frankly, stay positive while the venues are shut.

But live streaming has its challenges. If you’ve yet to give it a go, read our practical guide on getting prepared to deliver the best show you can.

5 Tips on Preparing for Your Audition

Thinking about auditioning for one of the OU@DIME bachelor’s degree programs, but not sure if you’re quite ready? Here are 5 tips from the DIME team to help you prepare: #1. Choose the Right Songs for you! At DIME, we offer the benefit of letting you choose songs that accurately represent your style...  

Warming-up Before a Show

DIME Detroit

Head of Drums, Eric Gaston takes us through the importance and technique of warming-up before a show.  And he should know! He has played shows across the world with many artists including Salt-N- Pepa, Eric Roberson & Charlie Wilson

The Importance of Original Music

DIME Detroit

Legendary Don Was, talked to DIME about the importance of original music.  Don is the founding band member of Was (Not Was) and has produced many of the world's biggest artists including Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones and the B-52's.  Don is now the President of Blue Note Records.

What Makes a Great Verse Lyric

DIME Online

DIME contributors, Emma Stevens, Tim Hawes and Chris Difford of Squeeze discuss their favourite lyrics and writing methods.

What it's Like to Be A Drum Student at DIME

DIME Detroit

Nothing sums up the Drum Department at DIME like this video!  The Who toured Detroit, and DIME students had the opportunity to visit during soundcheck at Little Caesars Arena.  The drum department created this video of them performing 'Pinball Wizard', and when the band saw it - they showed it on the big screens at the arena!

Joanne Shaw Taylor - Guitar Masterclass

DIME Online

Learn from the best and you may pick up some tips from Joanne, as she talks through her kit, gear and playing tips.   She spent time with DIME Online telling us about her influences and how to get their sounds.... so many tips here for serious guitar players.

Kern Brantley

DIME Detroit

As a bass player, you must have heard of Kern Brantley.  All students at DIME have had the opportunity to learn from him.  In this video, he talks about his career, and what tips he has for upcoming bass players.  

10 Reasons DIME is the Right Choice for Music Students

1)   Learn from the best in the business. Legendary and experienced names in the music industry come to DIME to share their vast knowledge with our students. Guests who have visited DIME include George Clinton, Stevie Wonder’s band, and pictured below: Adele’s guitarist, Tim Van Der Kuil, 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist, Tomo Milicevic, Usher, and Above...  Read more »

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