Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.
As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.
The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.
Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.
Local 802 (New York City) saxophonist Su Terry takes us on a fascinating and humor-filled journey into the mind of a jazz musician in this blog-style book.
This rotational percussion method for snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, traps, world percussion, and drum set, created by band director and percussion specialist Chris Colaneri is gleaned from interviews, research, and two decades of directing middle school band and percussion.
Featuring keyboardists Steve Porcaro and David Paich, both members of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), Toto ruled the airwaves during the late ’70s and ’80s with hits such as “Hold the Line” and “Africa.”
Tone Wizards is a valuable resource for every guitarist, providing inspiration and ideas for discovering and evolving your own tone and style.
This Greatest Hits series of books for piano, vocal, and guitar, each covers a decade of music with more than 40 pop music favorites. Piano accompaniment, vocal melodies, lyrics, and guitar chord diagrams are included. Currently available are The 1960s, The 1990s, and more.
Exploring Classical Mandolin will give you an introduction to mandolin, including techniques from around the world, common practices, and essential repertoire.
An essential resource for anyone who loves music and group singing, Rise Again is the second songbook from Local 1000 (Nongeographic) members Peter Blood and Anne Patterson.
With this comprehensive book, you’ll learn about Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) member Robben Ford’s gear, tone, techniques, styles, songs, licks, signature phrases, and more.
This workbook will enrich your playing through advanced jazz harmonies. Practical exercises and concise descriptions will help you develop sight-comping and create full and colorful voicings for all chord types.
This book is a blueprint for earning a steady income as a music teacher