/EINPresswire.com/ Amidst the Grammy nominations buzz, TakeLessons reached out to music bloggers and shared some industry secrets to becoming the next big thing.

The 2012 Grammy nominations were released yesterday – and with all of the music magazines, blogs and forums out there, everyone has their chance to put their two cents in about who should win and who was snubbed.

TakeLessons (http://takelessons.com), the nation’s fastest growing music lessons provider, took the opportunity to encourage the music bloggers out there to get ahead of the pack by following a few essential tips. As TakeLessons explained to readers, just being a music fan is not enough to become the next hot music blogger.

The following is an excerpt from the blog post:

“1. ‘Hot For Teacher’

Yes, it seems like a rather obvious tip, but to write about music, you need to know about music — and not just the vinyl in your own record collection. Andrew Phillips, editor in chief of MOG, advises: “Listen to an inconceivable amount of music, especially if you don’t like it. There’s a huge difference between being a music fan and a music advocateā€¦. The most effective bloggers (and writers) are the ones drawing from a genuinely deep well of knowledge.”

And don’t limit the fact-finding mission to sitting in your room like a tragically hip, headphoned Boo Radley — go to shows. Go to “good” shows, bad shows, basement shows, loft shows, shows where the only people in the audience are you and the bartender. You never know who’s going to be the next big thing; as Nicole Wasilewicz, senior music editor of FREEwilliamsburg.com, says, “As knowledgeable as you may feel about music, there’s always someone out there that’s smarter than you and has more time on their hands. It’s a constant game of catch-up. Also, pay special attention to opening bands.”

By sharing the tips with blog readers, TakeLessons hopes to continue engaging current students and help with any musical goals they may have. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where fans can also learn how to choose the best guitar strings, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/takelessons).

About TakeLessons
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America’s full-service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certifiedā„¢ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers.

Jon Crim

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