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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 »

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 »

Tin Pan South Tips (pt.2)

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, You HAVE to on March 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

Have a plan.

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For those of you who have a handle on what Tin Pan South is, we can now discuss how to make the most of your time. Here are a few helpful ideas, reminders, and highlights to consider when mapping out your music listening schedule for next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan South TIPS (pt.1)

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, You HAVE to on March 25, 2010 at 10:11 am

Guard your time.

For those of you who have a handle on what Tin Pan South is, we can now discuss how to make the most of your time.  Here are a few helpful ideas, reminders, and highlights to consider when mapping out your music listening schedule for next week.

1. Visit the Tin Pan South website. NSAI does a fantastic job of preparing the songwriter fans and tunesmith hopefuls with their online resources.  The Tin Pan South website has lists of performers, venues, schedules, and highlights.   They have even collected area resources, hotels, and travel tips.  You can also get updates and news on facebook, twitter and myspace. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget to Lock the Medicine Cabinets (Part 2)

In Internet, Life Around Me, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on February 15, 2010 at 6:00 am

Be sure to read Part 1 of Facebook Privacy 101 to get all the tips.  Here is a portion of part 1’s opening thoughts…

Facebook’s integrated way to exhibit links, poems, videos, music, and pictures is unprecedented. As this on-line community progresses and adds more features, the users need to have a better awareness of their account and how they can protect their on-line “party.” Here are a few basic tips that fall under Facebook Privacy 101: Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget to Lock the Medicine Cabinets: Facebook Privacy 101

In Internet, Life Around Me, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on February 10, 2010 at 6:00 am

Whether you are a Facebook veteran or your six-year-old just signed you up for an account, this social network is an ever evolving entity, always offering new features to understand and control. Here are 10 basic tips for you to protect your on-line party and help you pass Facebook Privacy 101.

When throwing a party, the guest list is of major importance. Whether you are celebrating the start of a new year with 100 of your closest friends or inviting 20 toddlers to your back yard to climb on a dinosaur – the guest list matters. Read the rest of this entry »

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