News: General

Is Prednisone A Performance Solution?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

If you have some Prednisone tablets left over from when you had a nasty chest infection a while back and they were  prescribed to you by your doctor and you used them to treat a cold and it was over within a few days and your symptoms were a lot less severe, as you all know this can be unheard...

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AKG P5i Microphone

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The AKG P5i is the first microphone designed to automatically configure with the new HARMAN Connected PA ecosystem, providing effortless set up, instant recall of performer and presets, and great sound for musicians of all skill levels. “AKG P5i is the ideal microphone for musicians who want to...

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Effectively lube for hydrated singing

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Did you know that the water we swallow never actually touches our vocal cords? Everything that we swallow lands at the base of our tongue and travels around the voice box (larynx) and down into the food pipe (esophagus) just behind! It is the motion of our swallowing that helps to raise and tip the...

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Push Your Singing to the Next Level

Monday, June 19th, 2017

If you don’t have the time or money to have regular singing lessons, where do you start in structuring your vocal regime? With an array of vocal exercises available to develop your vocal ability it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. Here are 7 simple and effective steps, applicable...

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Move ahead with your life and your singing

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Have you ever felt really embarrassed in a singing lesson for bursting into tears mid song and not being able to rationalize why? Have you ever felt like offering to pay your vocal coach more money to act as your counselor too?! Our voice is a pathway to the essence of who we are, it’s no surprise...

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EBacc is having an effect on music in schools

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

New reports have revealed that EBacc subjects are at an all-time high as fewer pupils are taking creative subjects.  According to Schools Week, in 2017, there were 3.85 million entries for...

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A Bad Day Can Boost Your Singing

Friday, June 16th, 2017

So much of what we believe is real in our lives is so often just a concept that we decide is true. For example, it’s the most devastating thing (in your mind) that you didn’t get the leading role you made it to the finals for. Yet one month later it’s the best thing ever as you realise it frees...

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Rycote Custom shock mount

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Aston Spirit is a high-performance, switchable pattern, microphone utilising a 1” gold evaporated capsule. A switch on the mic body selects from Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns. It is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals.


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Things Singers Need to Know About Their Voice

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Voice box, vocal mechanism and vocal apparatus are terms commonly used to refer to the larynx (“LARE-rinks” literally “throat” in Greek), which is the cartilaginous structure in the neck that houses the vocal folds (A.K.A vocal cords). Unlike other instruments, the voice cannot simply be...

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Make Music Day Events Announced

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The UK is getting tuned up for Make Music Day, a Summer Solstice celebration, on the 21st June 2017 with major FREE music events planned throughout the country. Make Music Day is working with Music in Offices and ABRSM to put together a Big City Sing and Yamaha Music London are planning an eye-opening...

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‘Mastering the Music Business’

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Here is an event that our tutors can also qualify for a discount. From the 10th-11th of July, we’re very excited to say we are partnering with the first Romanian music conference (in its second year), Mastering the Music Business (MMB). This event invites members of the industry to connect,...

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Women in Music comes to UK

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has entered a partnership with Women in Music (WIM), the global non-profit organisation founded to support and empower women in the music industry. The partnership sees the launch of WIM’s first European chapters entitled Women In Music Great Britain and Women In...

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HK Audio Linear 3 series and new Linear Sub models

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

HK Audio has introduced its brand new Linear 3 active speaker series, as well as two new active Linear Sub models. Linear 3 has been designed to deliver top-notch sound for bands and DJs, offering balanced, high definition sound, impressive low-end, clear speech reproduction, and advanced DSP technology. The...

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Showcasing a recording process used for first time in 90 years

Friday, June 9th, 2017

The American Epic Sessions is a new award-winning feature-length film showcasing a range of high profile artists replicating early recording processes on an original 1920s electrical recording system. The roster of contemporary artists are led by executive producers Jack White and T Bone Burnett,...

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Warm Up Mistakes Singers Make

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

We’re often surprised at the misunderstandings surrounding how to warm-up effectively. Here are the most common ones We encounter: Singing is an athletic activity. Not warming up at all can be a bit of a shock to the vocal cords (folds) and there is a risk of strain. I’m also convinced...

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