News: Singing


Microphone Techniques

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Few singers practice their microphone technique enough, which results in some fantastic voices being overlooked due to poor sound quality or bad technique when performing live. How do you prevent this without the aid of a sound engineer or years of experience? Simple! – Practice makes perfect...

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Creative ways to use your voice

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

You might not be the world’s greatest singer – or even the best in your street – but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your god-given voice to good use as a sonic element in your tracks. With these ten tips, we’ll give you plenty of ideas for things you can do with...

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Bowie’s Tin Machine – Was It Any Good?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Bowie shelved his solo career in 1989, retreating to the relative anonymity of band membership for the first time since the early 1970s. A hard-rocking quartet,Tin Machine came into being after Bowie began to work experimentally with guitarist Reeves Gabrels. The line-up was completed by Tony and...

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Singer David Bowie’s The Next Day and Blackstar

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

On 8 January 2013 (his 66th birthday), his website announced a new album, to be titled The Next Day and scheduled for release 8 March for Australia, 12 March for the United States and 11 March for the rest of the world. Bowie’s first studio album in a decade, The Next Day contains 14 songs plus...

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David Bowie’s Soul, funk and the Thin White Duke

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Bowie moved to the US in 1974, initially staying in New York City before settling in Los Angeles. Diamond Dogs(1974), parts of which found him heading towards soul and funk, was the product of two distinct ideas: a musical based on a wild future in a post-apocalyptic city, and setting George Orwell’s...

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Neo-classicist David Bowie

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Bowie created the soundtrack for Omikron, a 1999 computer game in which he and Iman also appeared as characters. Released the same year and containing re-recorded tracks from Omikron, his album ‘Hours…’ featured a song with lyrics by the winner of his “Cyber Song Contest”...

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David Bowie And His Berlin Era

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

David Bowie moved to Switzerland in 1976, purchasing a chalet in the hills to the north of Lake Geneva. In the new environment, his cocaine use decreased and he found time for other pursuits outside his musical career. He devoted more time to his painting, and produced a number of post-modernist pieces....

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David Bowie Ziggy Stardust & Aladdin Sain Albums

Friday, January 15th, 2016

David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust Tour dressed in a striking costume, his hair dyed red, Bowie launched his Ziggy Stardust stage show with the Spiders from Mars—Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey—at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth on 10 February 1972. The show was hugely popular, catapulting him to...

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Bowie’s Space Oddity to Hunky Dory

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Bowie met dancer Lindsay Kemp in 1967 and enrolled in his dance class at the London Dance Centre. He commented in 1972 that meeting Kemp was when his interest in image “really blossomed”. “He lived on his emotions, he was a wonderful influence. His day-to-day life was the most theatrical...

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David Bowie’s Early Career

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Graduating from his plastic saxophone to a real instrument in 1962, Bowie formed his first band at the age of 15. Playing guitar-based rock and roll at local youth gatherings and weddings, the Konrads had a varying line-up of between four and eight members, Underwood among them. When Bowie left the...

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Start Your Own Open Mic Night

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Open mic nights are all the rage now. In bigger towns and cities like London, Liverpool or Manchester, you can pretty much play every single night of the week at one Open Mic event or the other, if you know where to look. Most of these nights are organized by musicians themselves. Why? Precisely...

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Meghan Trainor on Her Vocal Surgery and Comeback: ‘I’m Singing Better Than Ever’

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

This summer I went into my MTrain Tour with rough cords. When they hemorrhaged, I canceled some shows, but in the middle of the tour, I got bronchitis. My doctor said, “You have to stop.” I was devastated. I spoke to Sam Smith, who told me to get surgery — that I would feel and sing better...

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Every Voice Is Unique.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Dame Shirley Bassey said in an interview:’”belt” is disrespectful of the music’. I think what she means is that if the singer is not capable of controlling the sound it will come out without resonance, just be a shout, and that is harmful to the vocal chords. My driving force in teaching singing...

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Sing City: opportunities for young vocalists and songwriters

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Broaden skills, collaborate and perform. Learn to sing and harmonise, develop vocal skills and share ideas, write new music and of course make new friends. Our Sing City sessions continue to build, develop and nourish the talent of young people by incorporating regular performance opportunities...

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How to combat interference through your microphone

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

My Singing Lessons knows that you have to feel comfortable and confident with not only your voice but also your equipment you are using. In the world of singing and wireless microphones, there are 2 main things that should definitely be avoided at all costs...

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