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  1. I recorded drums in my bedrom with my phone an electronic drumkit with acoustic shells and some headphones and it sounded better then what that guy with a degree in piano could make in his livingroom

  2. I encountered a scholar ass of an audio engineer, while playing the riffs I composed, he turned and said "yeu cen't pley thet kind öf rhythm after teh riff yeu just pleyed". WWWOOOWWW right?? Cunt gave me shit about a rhythm change in the lead guitar! I was like "ON THIS FUCKING EARTH, THERE IS AN ABOMINATION CALLED DUBSTEP! OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO "CAN'T" IN MUSIC!"

    Thankfully the other 4-5 guys in the room joined the gangbang of calling out his bullshit, and the next day I bet he was a better person for it. Sometimes you gotta slap them back to reality, yknow?

    Good job Glen.

  3. Honest question, what’s your most famous recording? Do you just record metal bands? Your personality seems to carry you. I enjoy your videos, and I’ll agree and disagree with you depending on the video. But you do come across more of the angry guy vs the guy that actually has a history of proving what he says. Meh, either way, you entertain. And that’s what matters.

  4. So…I've worked over 10 years in higher education mainly between recruiting and advising with a few other roles in there too. I've worked everything from post high school to PhD. programs both recruiting and advising.

    Here's what education does…it provides an opportunity to persue certain roles and careers…that's it.

    For employers they will look more on what you have done after going to college than the degree itself. They consider what you majored in and what your expience is. If there is a disconect that may bring up red flags in certain fields. Also which degree you have and where its from can play into opportunities. If you have a degree from an online school it will be a little harder to get opportunities…this is just the reality.

    Glenn is right, what have you done with your training? If you have a degree lead with experience after the degree. If you don't have a degree you are going to hustle harder but you can find work.

    A major thing about getting employment is being what they are looking for. Employers really hire one of three types of people: the perfect fit (very rare), the next best thing to what they are looking for (vast majority of hires), or the person who is overqualified (again, rarely). They tend to want to hire someone who fits into their dynamic (the whole thing about someone who is different, yeah most bosses really are not that sincere about that) of the organization you are working at. If you are overqualified the employer will have some doubts as to whether you will stay or what your true agenda is. This leaves most hires as falling into "the next best thing" or "good enough" catagories. Just remember if you get that position show that you are grateful and hustle.

    So this person who went to Full Sail, kudos you have a degree. This falls in with "a bachelors is a bachelors is a bachelors," mentality. While useful in the music field it is not that useful outside. I am not 100% sure on the curriculum but I am certain you would have learned more at a state university where you have to study courses that have nothing to deal with piano or music. To be clear I am not shitting on your degree, private schools offer fewer course options than traditional universities. What I am saying is that a traditional bachelors would have forced you to consider other perspectives than just piano and music.

    At the end of the day an employer will hire the person they like most. So it's in your best interest to understand where you are working if you really want to land that job.

  5. Glenn, you could do a series where you get shitty mixes like that and then give constructive feedback/criticism about it. I can see this as a very positive and fun way to help people (including myself) get better at recording/mixing. Thanks!

  6. I was a band geek and in my heart I still am but I am now going into the field of education for elementary school. What you said about a degree speaks volumes of truth. It is a piece of paper. But the reward of hard work comes from the kids that learn for your efforts. Thanks man you open my eyes just a bit more to the world. Keep up the amazing work.

  7. Whenever I tell anyone about my double degree in music (classical piano performance and music theory), I always follow up with, “But please don’t hold that against me.”… Ditto for my technology degrees. LOL! … I have learned that, the more I learn, the more I’m reminded of HOW MUCH MORE I HAVE TO LEARN…

  8. I have a bachelors and masters degree in guitar from Berklee and I’d totally lay down tracks with you any day. Some people need to understand that a music degree does not equate to a free pass to criticize other musicians. A degree will get you some gigs, but a good attitude will get you even more.

  9. I cannot take this person seriously because they went to FUCKING FULLSAIL. FullSail is a for-profit college, and not to mention it’s in fucking florida. And honestly, they probably could tell the difference if this person recorded in their living room.


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