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RELEASE: The Vespers To Release “The Fourth Wall” April 3rd

In Ability, expression, harmony/BGVs, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 20, 2012 at 7:17 am

Two Sisters, Two Brothers – Create Infectious Folk-Pop.

The Vespers are one of those lucky young bands who are becoming a word of mouth sensation though they’ve only quietly self-released one record. With two sisters on lead vocals and two brothers filling out the sound, the foursome are distinguished by an arsenal of instruments and the kind of harmony only siblings can create. They have toured from Boston to Austin, hitting everything from festivals to college campuses. On The Fourth Wall out April 3rd, they Read the rest of this entry »

Catch Up On The Voice Before Tomorrow’s Show

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, Industry News, Know This, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on March 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

If you are watching season 2 of The Voice, you know that part 2 of the battle rounds recently delivered gymnastic vocal runs, cracked high notes, and tips from the elusive “How to Be Successful in the Music Business” handbook.  We can rest assured that at this point everyone is talented, but can they handle the rigorous competition and budding personality disorders contracted from reality TV? Read the rest of this entry »

The Cajon & You

In Best Practices, expression, Music, Musician, Performance, Studio, Try this, You HAVE to on January 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

No matter what your role in the music industry, from a manager to an artist, from a songwriter to someone who just enjoys pickin’ on the guitar on your porch, the cajon is at the very least an interesting instrument, and possibly an important part of your live show or recording. Read the rest of this entry »

The Voice: It Will Blow You Away

In Ability, Crowds, expression, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Performance, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on April 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

NBC’s “The Voice” is a refreshing and welcomed addition to the current reality talent show competition generation. The show kicks off its maiden voyage with tonight’s season opener where four professional “coaches” of the show are faced with the challenge of stacking each of their team’s decks with 8 vocalists that will go head-to-head this season – ultimately fighting to be crowned The Voice.

The concept of the show is genius – take the smoke and mirrors, autotuners, lipstick, high heels, age limit, and dress sizes out of the equation and all you are left with is the voiceRead the rest of this entry »

The Importance of a Vocal Coach & Training

In Ability, Best Practices, demo singing, expression, harmony/BGVs, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Try this, You HAVE to on March 9, 2011 at 3:01 am

Guest Blog by Vocal Coach - Jessica L. Ford

Teachers can “hear” and “see” what a beginning vocalist cannot. All of my students say they benefit from my teaching, even during the first lesson, and develop a better understanding of their voice. So, how do you find a coach that is suited for your voice?

Do you find that your improvement has halted and/or you are experiencing vocal problems that you cannot correct? Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Vocal Health

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, Know This, Music, Music Business, Performance, Singing, You HAVE to on March 8, 2011 at 6:01 am

Guest Blog by Vocal Coach - Jessica L. Ford

Vocal health is important but have you ever wondered why? What does taking care of your voice really mean? It means always warming up before you sing. It means never straining. It means keeping yourself hydrated. It means not smoking and allowing for sufficient time to rest after a long day of singing. Do you wonder why these things are so important? Here are three good reasons why… Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Vocal Practice/Warm-up

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, harmony/BGVs, Know This, Music, Performance, Singing, You HAVE to on February 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

Guest Blog by Vocal Coach - Jessica L. Ford

A study by Elliott, Sundberg, & Gramming emphasized that changing pitch undoubtedly stretches the muscles, and any singer will tell you that vocal warm-ups make them feel more prepared. Physical whole-body warm-ups also help prepare a singer. Muscles all over the body are used when singing (the diaphragm being one of the most obvious). Stretches and relaxation of the abdomen, neck, and shoulders are important. Stress and tension can influences the sound of the voice. Read the rest of this entry »

The Home of The Brave…

In Ability, expression, Industry News, Lyrics, Performance, Ponder this, Singing, Stage Fright, United States, You HAVE to on February 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

Just remember the last lines Christina and be brave.  The rockets are blazing for sure, but it isn’t the kind of fireworks her publicist was hoping for just minutes after Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl performance.  But then again, look what the Taylor-Kanye fiasco did for both of them… Without jumping on too many bandwagons or picking up too many stones at once here people, just remember – it happens.

Singers make mistakes, when is the last time Read the rest of this entry »

GRACEful Halloween

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Crowds, expression, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Road Musician, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on November 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

© 2010 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The club music comes to a stop,  sending out a silent warning enticing the crowd to cheer – the show is about to begin… Read the rest of this entry »

Creative Improv Workshop: Beating the Fear of Failure

In Best Practices, Co-writing, expression, Music Advocate, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, Try this, You HAVE to on April 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Is this what stage fright does to you?

“A little bit of stage fright, then I’m ready,” Faith Hill.  The key word in this quote is little.  The excitement of getting on stage before a crowd causes the performer to focus, treat the entertaining position with respect and rise to the occasion.  Fear of being in front of a crowd is common; when it becomes debilitating is when it turns into a problem.  Most professional performers would agree that a small amount of stage fright never goes away. Read the rest of this entry »

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