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Jazz/blues& rock guitarist Melvin Taylor.I want to release an original CD for the world to hear. All composed,arranged &recorded by me.
Jazz/blues& rock guitarist Melvin Taylor.I want to release an original CD for the world to hear. All composed,arranged &recorded by me.
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I am currently working on a new blues/jazz CD.  I am a prolific composer and usually complete 2 songs per week. To keep costs down I do my own recording and play most of the instruments - I would like to add a singer and some horns on this project and will need to hire musicians to record. I would also like to have this professionally mastered to give it the cleanest sound quality - $$.  Following completion of the CD I am planning on using a PR service to write a press release and distribute thru their service - $$.  I have a channel for distribution for

itunes and digital sites - I would also like to make physical CD's to have available at my gigs.  Many radio stations and critics like to have a hardcopy CD as well.

This requires me to have cover artwork created and of course, the cost to DiscMaker - the least expensive and most professional company to manufacture the CD. 

The music, reviews, the website & performances all work together in the rebuilding process.

The performances require me to hire musicians, make sure all equipment is up to speed, transportation & travel costs, and general living expenses while on the road.  I have committed 30 years of my life to this profession - I've experienced the highs and lows it has to offer.  I believe my music is the reason I was put on this earth - I have entered a new creative cycle that is incorporating all of my styles jazz, classical, blues & rock. I love music.   There is something for everyone to enjoy!

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    Thank you for your donation! It is greatly appreciated. MT

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    Digital download from Beyond The Burning Guitar

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    Autographed photo of Melvin Taylor

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    Autographed copy of "Melvin's Choice" - 10 songs CD - Includes Jazz & Blues

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    Beyond The Burning Guitar - 23 original guitar instrumental songs for Jazz, Blues & Classical

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    Sweet Taste of Guitar, Beyond the Burning Guitar, &
    Autographed photo of Melvin Taylor

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    Personalized Autographed Set List of The Melvin Taylor Band PLUS Melvin's Choice CD PLUS upload
    Guitar Riff Ringtone.

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    VIP - One (1) Pre-Release from TASCAM recording device - Uploaded to you. Original material of Melvin Taylor. PLUS Autographed Set List.

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    30 minute SKYPE Guitar Lesson with Melvin Taylor.
    Will coordinate around Melvin's tour/performance schedule.

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    Autographed Guitar - Melvin's top secret adjustments "Special Touch" for ease of playing.

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    ATTEND A REHEARSAL WITH MELVIN & HIS BAND. To be coordinated according to Melvin's travel/performance schedule.
    Transportation not included.

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