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Los Angeles, CA

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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 85- Tips for TV Performances & More

9/18/2017
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On this week's episode I share with you some thoughts about performing on Television shows and other unique shows. I also give you some suggestions that might help you prepare better, feel less intimidated or perhaps the complete opposite.

Duration: 00:12:39


Ep 84 - Pros & Cons of Streaming Music

9/11/2017
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On this week's episode I try to cover both the positive attributes of music streaming, as well as some of the not so positive ones. Curious to know your thoughts and opinions...

Duration: 00:11:22


Ep 83 - Taxes, Cooking and Credit Scores

9/4/2017
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On this week's episode I discuss a few life skills and/or topics that I was either never taught in College or was too intimidated to even think about them.

Duration: 00:11:51


Ep - 82 Suggestions For Band Leaders...

8/28/2017
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On this week's episode I share a couple of tips and suggestions for the young, and not so young, band leaders out there that might want to professionalize their show or create a more efficient creative environment.

Duration: 00:13:37


Ep 81 - Aging Gracefully

8/21/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about how looking up to younger musicians can be advantageous for us veterans.

Duration: 00:10:04


Ep 80 - A Practice Dilemma

8/14/2017
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On this week's episode I discuss one of the many dilemmas we face as musicians: what do I want to practice vs what do I need to practice.

Duration: 00:10:00


Ep 79 - Cancelling Gigs

8/7/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about how difficult cancelling gigs can be and I also share some anecdotes and tips to maybe help you deal with this in a more efficient way.

Duration: 00:11:04


Ep 78 - Soulmates in Music

7/31/2017
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On this week's episode I share with you some anecdotes and opinions about what it's like to find a musical soul mates in the most unexpected people.

Duration: 00:10:00


Ep 77 - What The Hell Am I Gonna Do?

7/24/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about how some days, weeks and months we have no idea how we are going to get through them but we always find a way to make things work out.

Duration: 00:11:36


Ep 76 - Do We Get What We Pay For?

7/17/2017
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On this week's episode I give you my take on the phrase "you get what you pay for" but how can we pay for something when we don't have any money? what options are there? I discuss this and how it relates to gear, services, working with friends for free and more.

Duration: 00:11:33


Ep 75 - Should We Learn Music Theory?

7/10/2017
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On this week's episode I try to answer the question some of us musicians ask ourselves at some point: do I really need to learn music theory?!?!

Duration: 00:13:25


Ep 74 - For The Casual Musician...

7/3/2017
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Ep 74 - For The Casual Musician... by Demian Arriaga

Duration: 00:12:09


Ep 73 - Post Tour Blues

6/26/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about the different things we experience once we get back home after a tour. I discuss catering, lobby calls and more.

Duration: 00:12:27


Ep 72- Writing Parts

6/19/2017
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On this week's episode I briefly chat about the process of writing parts and I also share with you some ideas that might help you keep things in perspective when being creative.

Duration: 00:11:08


Ep 71 - Learning Songs

6/12/2017
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On this week's episode I share with you some tips, tricks and methods that might help you learn songs better and more efficently.

Duration: 00:11:13


Ep 70 - Should We Get A Normal Job?

6/5/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about that seemingly ever present dilema for us musicians: should we get a "real" job?

Duration: 00:13:52


Ep 69 - The Big Break

5/29/2017
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On this week's episode I discuss numerous dimensions to getting our first big break, how it can imply depending on other people and also our role in the whole equation.

Duration: 00:11:32


Ep 68 - Fail to plan, plan to fail

5/22/2017
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On this week's episode I discuss the importance of planning properly and how the most random experiences helped me learn just how important planning can be.

Duration: 00:12:31


Ep 67 - The Fine Art of Email Composition

5/15/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about how important it is to properly write an email as well as sharing with you some do's and don'ts

Duration: 00:10:00


Ep 66 - Politics in/and Music

5/8/2017
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On this week's episode I discuss Politics in music and if those two things should mix.

Duration: 00:11:05

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