RESOURCES FOR MUSICIANS
How to make music, music theory + more.
See also: Resources for Artists.
Grimes - How to Make Music for (almost) Free
This blog post is an old favorite.
Bedroom Producers Blog
An online magazine for music producers with free software and plugins.
This guy is awesome. He explains audio equiment in a way that's easy for a novice to understand. His tutorials on setting up a sound system and beginner/home audio tutorials are really helpful.
In-depth electronic music + synth stuff.
Music From Outer Space
Build your own synth!!!
(Another) synth blog...
New York School of Synthesis
An introduction to synthesis by Dean Friedman (of Ariel way on the other side of the Hudson, deep in the bosom of suburbia fame) back in the day. "Solid gold."
Kush After Hours
Production, mixing + mastering wisdom.
Let's Learn Together - Music
Music theory basics and informational curio.
Great Youtube channel for drumming.
Another great Youtube channel for jazz drumming.
Tom Tom Mag
The only magazine in the world dedicated to female drumers.
Ted Reed's Syncopation - PDF
The go-to method book for practicing syncopation, available for free!
Oblique Strategies PDF
methods for unsticking yourself out of a creative rut.
diy resources and classifieds from around the world
Giving Up The Dream - Mary Spender
music diy + community
girl & queer bands
REAL PUNK (NOT THAT FAKE SHIT) : OR, PUNK BANDS, JUST THE FACTS
DIY VENUES & ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES IN NYC
crown heights artist space - free jam sessions and networking every monday!
8 ball community
artist collective and creative space
project for living artists
gallery & community space in woodside
Brooklyn Library Instrument Loan (!!)
Borrow an instrument from the Brooklyn Library for free w library card!
Synth Library NYC
lending library of synthesizers and recording equipment
band spaces NYC
rehearsal spaces in NYC