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Colonel Abrams US House singer dies

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

US singer Colonel Abrams, a pioneer of house and dance music in the 1980s, has died at the age of 67. The musician scored his biggest hit in 1985 with the club single Trapped, which reached number three in the UK. Last year, it emerged he was living homeless in New York. Friends then launched a...

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Do You Really Want To Be Famous?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

There are a lot of articles that plot the path to fame in terms of industry connections, contracts and writing a hit song. There is, however, another side to the pursuit of fame. Seasoned vocalist, actor and creator of Superior Singing Method, We focus on the inner process when teaching singers...

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Make Your Band’s Instagram More Engaging

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Every band and artist knows that social media is important (or, at least we hope they do), but sometimes doing it well can be tricky. What works for Facebook may not be the same as Twitter, and sometimes you need different strategies for different platforms. Instagram’s importance is growing, especially...

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Ways to Ensure Your Band Will Kill It in the Studio

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Before you enter the studio to share your music with the world, keep in mind that a tight practice or live set may not be enough. There are things that come out on record that you might not notice beforehand but will throw the listener for a loop (and we mean that in a bad way). That said, it’s...

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Reasons You’re Not Finishing Your Songs (And How to Fix It)

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

There’s a troubling frustration all songwriters know  that feeling when you’ve started a new song, feel great and inspired about it, envision it being so powerful, then getting stuck. It’s difficult holding onto that initial spark, and it’s even more difficult feeling defeated...

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Combine Technology And Emotion In Your Performance

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Josie Charlwood is a proud independent artist whose YouTube channel boasts over 8 million views, and her original song was featured on a Dutch soap opera. She explains why it’s important to connect to the song, your fans, and your technology.

What drew you into the world of YouTube?

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How All Singers Should Think About Belting

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

When singers come to us, the majority of them want to know how to make strong sounds on high notes consistently. They want to know how those Broadway singers do it and how all those people on the radio do it – they want to know how to Belt.

Belting Is Not Yelling
Many...

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Mistakes Some Singing Teachers Make

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

What do humans do besides eat huge amounts of dark chocolate? They make mistakes… like eating too much dark chocolate. But seriously, as voice teachers we have to bring our “A” game to every client. And just like we ask our students to be serious in order to improve, we need to walk the walk. We...

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Maynard James Keenan’s Authorized Biography

Monday, November 21st, 2016

“A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things” presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led Maynard James Keenan to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes-surprising opportunities. Included throughout are passages in Keenan’s...

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Vocal Harmonizing

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Though harmonizing comes naturally to many, for others creating harmony parts can seem like a mystery. Let’s say you’re working on your latest song and you’ve got a good melody, chords & lyrics – but now it’s time to sweeten the sound with background vocals. How do you choose which...

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Make a Cover Song Your Own

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

A well-crafted cover song can be a thing of beauty and raise your chances of getting attention. Here are three tips to help get you started on making someone else’s great song yours.

 

 

 

 

Change the tempo
Make an uptempo...

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How to Respond When People Ask What Your Music Sounds Like

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The question, “So, what do you sound like?” has a familiar ring to most musicians, and for many, it’s difficult to answer. It can tempting to try to get it over with as quickly as possible and just toss out your genre (for many – your grandma’s friends, for example – that answer’s...

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Questions to Ask Before Running Your Own Music PR Campaign

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

If you’ve ever tried to run your own music PR campaign, you know how grueling and downright discouraging it can be. But there are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you really want to invest your time into what can be a challenging, but rewarding, experience.

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Make Your Tracks Sound Bigger

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Everyone wants their studio tracks to sound “huge.” In an effort to achieve “hugeness,” many of us follow the obvious path of adding more and more things to our arrangements. If two guitars sound big, then four guitars should sound even bigger, right? While this makes sense in principle,...

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Ways To Find Your Authentic Voice

Monday, November 14th, 2016

As singers we sometimes focus too much on the physical and neglect our mental state. When we do this our performance lacks soul and expression. Here are 5 ways to power up your practice, reveal your authentic self and develop your connection with the audience.

Shake Up Your Practice

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