Play with your own instrument at the concert
This seems completely weird not to play with your instrument, and I understand this.
But, do you really need ALL your gears ?
Imagine you are a drummer in a band (I can, I am one). What do you really need : your sticks, your snare, your ride, your foot pedal ?It can enter in a back bag, and if we add the guitar, the bass, and some multi-effects, it can enter in a single car, in a single trip. But you do it with 2 or 3 cars, or 2 or 3 trips, using gas, and putting yourself in traffic jams. Do you really need your own lights ? Your bass drum ? All your toms, mics feet, audio amplification, … ? The question is the same as for rehearsals. Does everyone really need to get to the rehearsal by itself, with its own car.
Read the articles of the “ethical music” series
- Introduction : Why should we care ?
- Chapter 1 : Our false consumers uses
- Chapter 2 : Our false uses of Internet
- Chapter 3 : Our false uses of our computers and softwares
- Chapter 4 : Our false uses as musicians
Use Windows and Mac OS
I know, Windows and Mac OS are there. They take all the place, everyone uses them.
And, most of the time, they make work our prefered softwares. It’s difficult to imagine that we may leave them.
Listen to music in streaming
what an energy waste for a so bad listen quality !
and, you don’t own the musical object.
From a day to the next, if the website close, you lose all the music you payed can disapear.Continue reading
buy low prices instruments and gears and/or buy throuh central purchasing companies
I know, it’s difficult. Instruments are expensive.
We are musicians, and we got a home studio, so we have more than one : guitar, synthesizer, bass, rythm box… but do we master them all ?
What is being an ethical musican ?
Why should we care ?
Can we make music respecting ethical values ?
This article is an introduction that wants to give us the consciousness that some things wich seems normal must be put in question, they are not that obvious finally.
The 3 key points of the ethical musician
IMHO, every musician who wants to be called “ethical”, must take care about those 3 aspects (no order) :
- Social impact
- private life respect and personal datas security
I must say that those 3 points are closely linked to each others.
The solutions to those problems pass through those 2 axes :
- adaptation to the context
Those solutions will be spoken about in a second article, where i list advices that i have found all along the years in the ethical domain, and the “other ways” to act, instead of doing “what is told to us in the way this is told to us“
So questions are :