Sheet music / notation
Boije Collection – An awesome and free classical guitar score collection of mainly classical and romantic music.
IMSLP – Another great sheet music library of free, public domain works.
MuseScore – free and open source music notation software I use / Sheet music from the community / Keyboard shortcuts
Syukhtun Editions – A very interesting free sheet music collection of classical guitar works and arrangements, among others by Edson Lopes
Håkan Hardenberger on using silence to build suspense on stage before playing the piece
Steven Isserlis: How To Use Vibrato To Improve Phrasing
Itzhak Perlman’s YouTube channel
An A-Z of the piano: Alfred Brendel’s notes from the concert hall
Music as a Language: – Victor Wooten
Delcamp – probably the most known forum dedicated to classical guitar
Guitar tips and techniques
David Russell’s tips for guitarists
Scott Moriss on tone production video
Thomas Viloteau on Arpeggios Guitar Technique video
Fingernails for Classical Guitar: How I Shape My Nails by Bradford Werner
Practicing musically / Squeaking / Vibrato / Filing nails by Matthew McAllister
Guitar talks: David Russell: Guitar Talks with Benjamin Verdery / Alvaro Pierri interview with GuitarCoop
How many hours a day should you practice / How to become a more confident performer by The bulletproof musician
Vertrauen, Respekt, Liebe (in German) / 10 tips: classical guitar competitions / 10 classical guitar print magazines addressbook / Social media suicide / Musician’s mathematics / Should a soloist play with score on stage / Classical guitar composers by date by Heike Matthiesen
Airlines’ policies re. musical instruments
Studio recording, editing, mixing
Audio forums, learning channels, books
Pensado’s Place – Invaluable free resource of advice and interviews with world’s top producers and mixing engineers, hosted by Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick.
PureMix – Excellent video tutorials by producer Fabrice Dupont.
Mix Notes / The Pro Audio Files / Jonathan Roye – further amazing blogs/learning channels on mixing, editing etc.
Mixing With Your Mind – My favorite book on mixing, written by engineer Michael Stavrou. A bit on the pricier side but totally worth it.
Single posts, videos
Resoundsound: Pensado’s Place “Into the Lair” essential lessons / The 25 best free VST & AU plugins for PC and Mac in 2013 – Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
Phase: Timing Difference or Polarity?
The Art of Vocal Production by Joe Chiccarelli
How to Mix Acoustic Guitar / 50 Mixing Tips From Steven Slate / How to Create a Lush Reverb and Delay by TheProAudioFiles
Ben Lindell: How to reamp / Playing Favorites When Mixing / Export from Logic to other DAWs video
Tips and tricks for using reverbs in the mix by Paul Drew (on Exponential Audio website)
Drum Mixing Tutorial by Steven Slate
Audiofile Triumph app
Tips for mastering in Triumph:
Quickstart: use AppleScript (you can download it here) and double-click it, which will automatically create a mastering session in Triumph for you.
How to Generate a DDP File Using Triumph
Loading DDP files into the free iOS app DDP Player
Replacing audio in existing layers
Triumph mastering series: Basic Workflow / Interface Basics / Advanced Workflow
Applying Incremental ISRC Codes
Rendering individual tracks with the Render Assistant
Recording and mixing classical music
Mixing in Stereo: Adding Width and Depth to Your Recordings by UA Audio
Decca Classics: Phase 4 – Stereo Concert Series: Recording and Mixing Demonstration
"Abbey Road" Reverb Technique (adding hi- and low-pass filters - at 600Hz and 10kHz - before reverb): Bobby Owsinski Article 1 / Article 2 / Article 3 / Video on Pensado's Place
Tips and tricks from Michael Carnes, founder of Exponential Audio (I use their PhoenixVerb reverb plugin on most of my projects): Session notes from a problem space / Sweetening a live recording / What are early reflections and how can they help me? / Chamber, plate, hall…What do I use? / Reverb 101 with PhoenixVerb
How to Compress Acoustic Guitar (And How to Not Screw it Up)
Mixing Acoustic Guitars by Mix Notes
My tutorials on classical music editing in Reaper: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3: Source/destination 3/4-point editing
Essential quick tips by The Reaper Blog: Flying edit / Phase aligment trick
SWS Reaper Extension (adds hundreds of advanced functions and features to this DAW)
The Reaper / Pro Tools debate, by Kenny Gioia
Pre-mastering project setup in Reaper / Mastering Revision Workflow
Precise Automation Levels in Reaper
Quick Tips: Reposition Items / Pencil Tool Workflow
Changing the default Reaper metronome sound: Everyone hates the default click sound. Shut up I fixed it for you.
Item/Take FX – Reaper 4 Explained
Elastique V3 Stretching Engine in Reaper
Wistia Learning Center – Great tips on video making by the Wistia team.
Vincent Laforet / Philip Bloom / Videomaker / Oliver Peters / Shane Hurlbut / Tom Antos / Stillmotionblog – Some of my favorite DSLR Video blogs. Lots of useful stuff to learn each week.
Film Riot / Chase Jarvis / Indy Mogul / Matthew Pearce / Tom Antos – Best filmmaking YouTube channels.
Once you’ve mastered the basics on Vimeo Video School, check David Kong‘s Working with Less tutorials: Part 1 / Part 2 – All about the camera / Part 3 – Magic Lantern / Part 4 – Postproduction / Part 5 – Building a motorised slider
Stillmotionblog‘s awesome series on storytelling: Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4.
Fundamentals of DSLR Filmmaking with Victor Ha / Guerilla Filmmaking by Ryan Connolly my favourite two CreativeLIVE courses worth every penny.
Filmmaking Pointers by Oliver Peters
The forum of Roger Deakins, the famous cinematographer.
Still Lenses That Can Grace The Big Screen by Hurlbut Visuals
DSLR Lenses for Video, introduction to DSLR video lenses by Matthew Pearce
SMAPP on 5 killer lenses by Canon
My Gear: Lenses by Vincent Laforet
Final Cut Pro X
Alex4d – A great video editing blog, full of free plugins and other resources and with a dedicated Final Cut Pro X section.
Matthew Pearce’s Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Beginners / Ten 10 second FCPX tips / FCPX tips and tricks / FCPX effects and transitions
Multicam Editing in FCPX: I suggest reading my tutorial on multicam editing, but if you’d like to dig deeper, watch Jake‘s Video 1 / 2 on shooting and editing a multicam music video.
DSLR Video Shooter’s excellent guides: 7 Ways to Speed Up Final Cut Pro X / How to Turn One Camera Into Two Angles / 5 Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts I Constantly Use
MacBreak Studio: Exporting Audio Components and Roles / The magic of hard links
Final Cut Pro X Tutorial: Multicam Workflow for narrative work by Ben Consoli
Oliver Peters – FCP X tools: Part 1 – Transitions / Part 2 – useful effects / Part 3 – color grade effects / Part 4 – distress effects / Part 5 – filter suites
FCPX On-Air, tutorial series by Magic Feather on the entire TV promo making
Michael Wohl: Advanced Audio in FCPX
Editing in Final Cut Pro X by FCPX.tv
Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts on Vimeo
Conforming frame rates in FCPX – very handy for DSLR users that want to slow down that 720p 60fps footage.
Dan Allen Films: Final Cut Pro X basics tutorials / Transform, Crop and Distort tools in FCPX
Editing Music to a Promotional Video with Chris Fenwick
XEffects Audio Fades plugin (free)
Sound for video
B&H guide for DSLR audio recording – video
Recording Audio for Business Videos by Wistia
Some DLSR audio recording possibilities by Matthew Pearce
Timelapse tutorial and Canon video series by Vincent Laforet
Preston Kanak: The extensive RAW Timelapse tutorials / Starting points for basic timelapses / The RAW Timelapse Tutorial (Vimeo)
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Best resources for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera users / Adapting lenses for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera / Affordable battery solution for BMPCC from my blog
Essential lighting tutorials: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 and two further videos: The Five Pillars of Exposure / The Inverse Square Law by Eve Hazelton of Realm Pictures
Easy light setup to improve your films / Filming in bright sunlight [How to achieve the Film Look] / Film look – Affordable LED lamp for night scenes / Light your films like a pro [Aputure Light Storm LS 1s] by Andyax
Film Riot‘s episodes on lighting: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 and cinematography: Cinematography Tips: Breaking Up & Diffusing Light. Highly reccomended.
Wistia‘s Lighting on the fly tutorial and Down and Dirty Lighting Kit video
Videomaker‘s Lighting in tight spaces / DIY light leaks for Post-Production
Hurlbut Visuals: Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light / How to Light for Specific Camera Blocking: Master to Close-Up
IzzyVideo’s lighting tutorials: How to create a white background in your video / create a black background
Filmmaking 101 – Three Point Lighting Tutorial
LED Lights – What’s the best deal? by Tom Antos
Vimeo Video School‘s paper lighting article
Sweet Video Strobe Lighting Trick by DSLR Video Shooter
5 Lighting Setups for Your Home or Office Studio / 6 Tips for Setting Up a Home or Office Studio – Photography & Lighting Tutorial / Make Your Own Reflector DIY Tutorial by The Slanted Lens
Softbox Essentials: 10 photography lighting techniques using one softbox with Tony Corbell
Color correction / grading
Final Cut Pro X – Color Grading a Film Tutorial and other FCPX essential color grading tutorials by Color Grading Central – Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 / Part 8 / Part 9 / Part 10 / Part 11 / Part 12 / Part 13 / Part 14 / Part 15 / LUT Master Guide to Color Grading + 24 FREE Film LUTs
Color Correction Workflow by DSLR Video Shooter
How To Become A Better Colorist
7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction by Hurlbut Visuals
Oliver Peters’ Tutorials: Demystifying Color Grading with FCPX / Understanding Color Correction in FCPX / FCP X tools, Part 3 – color grade effects / FCPX color board presets
Matthew Pearce’s basic color correcting tutorial Part 1 / Part 2; Sky color correction
Fim Riot’s color correcting tips / color grading tips
Generate a LUT to Match Colours Between Two Different Cameras
Color Grading Cameras to Match Using LUTs by Casey Faris
Davinci resolve grading work demonstration – Fall scenery
3 of the best color profiles out there for your Canon DSLR: Technicolor CineStyle / Marvel’s Cine / Cinema Picture Style.
Philip Bloom’s and Vincent Laforet’s articles on color profiles.
Film Riot’s take on color profiles
DSLR Film Noob installation instruction
More video production
How to Create Beautiful Slow Motion Camera Movement Shots
GH4 + Speedbooster + Sigma 18-35 [The ultimate combination]? by Andyax
Hurlbut Visuals: Storytelling through composition Part 1 / Part 2. Polarizing filters – powerful filmmaking tools.
“101″ Music Video – Crafting a Visual Story through Music by Preston Kanak
GH4 Guerilla Filmmaking: Case Study
10 Tricks to Make Amateur Video Look Professional / How to shoot beautiful wedding films / Camera issues: Moire (Aliasing), Rolling Shutter… / 5 Things You Need to Know About Light / 7 Things to Know About Making Short Films / iPhone videography & DIY XLR mic-to-iPhone adapter / Rule of Thirds, Documentary Filmmaking Tutorial & DIY Helmet Cam by Indy Mogul
Philip Bloom: Very in depth tutorials / BTS of three shoots on the Sony FS100. How I light, set up shots, work out shoots.
Drive-by Shooting: Using Your Car to Make Better Videos by Vimeo Video School
How a crane adds to (or takes away from) story by Stillmotion
Put a Helicopter in Your Film! by Film Riot
Quick Tips: 3 Tips For Denoising Your Footage by Film Riot
Tips On How To Take Stunning Night Photos – Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
How to build a DIY light tent for product photography / Some further DIY photography tips
How to Create a Visual Story with B-roll
How To Make Better Unboxing Videos by Mattias Burling
Music promotion / Business / Social media
How to launch anything – excellent article by N. Barry
How to Launch Anything Online by JustCreative
How To Profit From Selling Digital Products Part 1 / Part 2 OR watch Nathan Barry‘s presentation video for roughly the same story
Busting Music Marketing Myths with Andrew Apanov
How to Charge What You’re Worth — Which is 3 to 10x More Than You’re Getting Today with Ramit Sethi
How To Price Your Services: A Guide For Web Designers
Bemuso – Debunking music biz middlemen, info about the industry and web for indie musicians
Working from home by Matt Gemmell
10 Essential Elements of a Landing Page
Seth Godin: What kind of media counts? / The whiner’s room / Effortless / What you waiting for / Here, I made this / Crash diets and good habits / Monetizing digital attention / Feet on the street / Ridiculous is the new remarkable / Impresarios / The short head, the long tail and buying expensive scaffolding / Just the good parts
How to Attract New Clients to Your Studio
The philosophy of great customer service by Derek Sivers
Why you don’t need a press kit Part 1 / Part 2
How to Promote Your Music on Twitter: Intermediate Tweeting for Bands
Promoting Yourself Via Print: Ideas, Tips And Examples
Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 1: Idea And Design / Part 2: Marketing And Launch
15 Ways New Freelancers Can Use Social Media to Boost Business
Music Marketing with Social Media in Only 30 Minutes a Day
How to get an endorsement deal as a musician
How Your Band Can Use Facebook Paid Advertising to Promote Your Music
Deep in the Kickstarter trenches Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 / Pt. 3 / Pt. 4
The Secret to Spreading Ideas: Bernadette Jiwa at TEDxPerth
So You Want to Make a Whole Bunch of T-Shirts
Music licensing by Scion AV, 12-part video series
Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss?
How Do You Charge For Your Services as a Filmmaker?
Want me to write about your product?
Quick WordPress tutorials
How to use Firebug to modify a WordPress theme
Was it easy to switch WordPress themes? Yes.
Get a different Theme on different Posts or Pages
How to change your admin username
Creating a Responsive Pricing Table Plugin for WordPress
Inserting widgets with shortcodes
How to Remove the www From Your WordPress Site URL
How to Add Easy Social Icons in the WordPress Navigation Menu
How To Display Icons In WordPress Menu
How to Build a Rocking Band Website with WordPress (and All the Plugins You Need to Do It)
Advanced WordPress tutorials
How to Install WordPress (and Multisite) Locally on Mac/OS X With MAMP / How To Create A Local WordPress Installation On A Mac
Make Local Web Server Accessible Online With Localtunnel
Migrating A Local WordPress Installation To A Live Web Server
Installing WordPress in the Amazon Cloud
An Introduction To WordPress Page Templates
Building a Band or Musician’s Site with Easy Digital Downloads
How To Scan Your WordPress Website For Hidden Malware
WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide
Optimization / Development tools / SEO
Google PageSpeed Tools / Pingdom tools / Unshit / YSlow
The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO by Yoast: Configuration / Social Settings / Final Tweaking
Basic SEO Tips For Images You Should Know
Online tool to check your responsive website on different platforms, by Matt Kersley
How To Speed Up Your WordPress Website
Troubleshooting slow WordPress admin: 7 Ways To Fix a Slow WordPress Admin Panel /
Diagnose admin-ajax.php Causing Slow Load Times in WordPress
How To Install A CDN On Your WordPress Website
Essential Firefox Tools For Web Developer
List of WordPress professional development tools
Creating a theme with Bones: Getting started / Finishing off / Cleaning up.
How to Customize Responsive WordPress Themes Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4
Build Beautiful WordPress Sites With Zurb’s Responsive Foundation Framework
Adaptive Blog Theme: Beginning Theme Development
Getting started with Twitter Bootstrap
Best WordPress resources
WordPress Codex – The website that contains all WordPress-related information you’ll ever need.
WordPress Forums – The place to ask questions when in doubt.
WPMU Blog / WP Tuts / Smashing WP – Definitely three of the blogs every WordPress user should follow.
Chris Lema‘s blog
Working with child themes
Using child themes in WordPress development is useful for a number of reasons, the main one being the ability to modify themes without fear of data loss when upgrading your themes. It may be a little difficult to understand its concept at the beginning, but in reality it’s as simple as creating a folder and a style.css document in your FTP client. Alternatively, you can even let a plugin do the work for you. All in all, I think child themes are a powerful tool, especially in combination with Mozilla Firefox’s free Firebug extension, to quickly modify and future proof your WordPress theme.
ThemeShaper’s Child theme basics
ThemeShaper: How I used child theme to redesign my blog
How to Modify the Parent Theme Behavior Within the Child Theme
3 Tricks For Improved Child Theming in WordPress
Changing plugin files without losing changes when updating
WordPress Network / Multisite
WordPress Codex’ guide to installing a Network
WordPress MU domain mapping plus its user guide – The essential plugin to run multiple websites off of a single WordPress Network install.
WPMU‘s WordPress multisite manual
The Complete Guide To Creating A WordPress Multisite Installation by Elegant Themes
Moving WordPress: Moving a Site Out of a Multisite Network/ Moving WordPress: Moving a Multisite Network / Migrating multiple blogs into WordPress multisite in the WordPress Codex
WP Tuts tutorials Guide to installing and using WordPress multisite and WordPress Multisite Beyond Basics: Essentials and Domain Mapping
Configuring Wildcard Subdomains – First step before installing a new sub-domain based multisite install (read here for further info)
Understanding and Working with Data in WordPress – Multisite
The bigger picture
WordPress gives you tools to change lives
Getting your business online isn’t costly with WordPress
You need more than a website. You need a platform. Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4
WordPress Freelancing 101 – Getting Started And Finding Success As A WordPress Professional
Graphic and web design
One Page Scroll (see demo here) – create an Apple-like one page scroller website (iPhone 5S website) with this amazing script. This tutorial helps, too.
21 Incredibly Simple Photoshop Hacks Everyone Should Know / How to add brushes in PhotoLine (my photo editor of choice)
Freebies: Graphic Burger / Premium Pixels
Call-to-Action Best Practices, Examples & Inspiration
How to create beautiful login or contact forms? Here are some examples in HTML and CSS that you can use as an inspiration: 40+ beautiful css html login form templates / CSS3 signup form / Login and registration form with HTML5 and CSS3
Adobe Kuler – one my favourite color scheme apps
The ultimate guide to flat design
The art & secrets of personal branding by JustCreative
Web Design Ledger: Best Free Software for Web Designers & Developers / 14 Free Mac Apps for Web Designers on a Budget
5 Useful CSS Tricks for Responsive Design
Smashing Magazine: Preparing Websites For The Unexpected
20+ Fresh and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers
20 Creative Music Album Cover Designs to Inspire You
20 Free Stunning Background Images To Use In Your WordPress Website
LostType – A database of fantastic “pay-what-you-want” fonts
Web Design Ledger: Best Free Fonts of 2013 / 6 Free Fonts for your Projects / 9 Stylish Free Fonts for your Designs / 8 Fresh Free Fonts for your Designs / 8 Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts / 8 Must-have Fresh Free Fonts / 9 Fresh Free Fonts / 9 Fresh Free Fonts for your Projects / 20 Amazing Free Handwritten Fonts for Your Designs / 20 Bold Free Fonts Perfect for Headlines
Hongkiat: 40 Free Fonts For Flat Design / 20 Free Script Fonts / 20 Free Fonts For Minimalistic Designs
CreativeLIVE – Free live online classes by world’s top instructors on filmmaking, photography, music and business
Affinity Photo - For Beginners (must-see)
Heal and Remove Objects in Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo Hair Selections