Hey there folks, hope you're having a great day!I think my summary more or less spoke for itself, so let's dig in!Have you ever listened to a band that happens to have a lot of screaming in it, and you absolutely love the way they sound, but you tried to re-create what they did, only to find that you sound horrible, and not only that, but your throat also hurts like there's no tomorrow?There's a very simple reason for that, and it's that you're doing it WRONG.There's a very slight difference in those who "scream" correctly and those who do it incorrectly.When you scream, you do not do it the same way as you talk, or sing. When you scream improperly, you try to do it the same way that you sing and talk, however, there's a very subtle thing happening that keeps those people who are out there supposedly shouting their lungs out safe.The proper way to scream, will have you using not your vocal chords to produce the sound, but you will be forming a slight acoustic barrier with the area … [Read more...] about How to Scream Properly
Getting your CD played on the radio is a traditional tool to promote your music and increase awareness about you and what you're about. And while never easy, its gotten tougher to get considered by a DJ, they get so many CDS- how can yours stand out in the crowd? The good news is you as an independent musician can increase your odds of airplay with what you include in your artwork. Here are seven ways to do what is within your power to make it easier for a radio program director to say yes. 1. On the traycard, include track names, track numbers AND track times.The traycard is the part of the CD that shows out the very back of the case. It usually also contains the barcode. You want to have this so that the station can plan a show and know how much time they need to fill. It may be aesthetically unappealing to you to have all the text on there and if you're not going for radio play, great, go for looks. But if you are hoping to get on the radio - put them in … [Read more...] about 7 Essential Tips on What to Have on Your CD Artwork to Make it Easy to Get on a Radio Playlist
I am sure that many of you have questioned if what you eat can really have that great of an affect on your singing voice. And I am here to assure that it DOES. What you eat can greatly help you to improve singing. I recall several directors and vocal coaches always reminding me of what NOT to eat during a performance, and I was curious as to whether their rantings (or what I perceived to be rantings) had any merit to them.There are several dietary questions that I find to be the most common when trying improve singing:-Should I avoid cold drinks before a performance? The broad answer is YES. It is best to generally avoid cold or iced drinks before one is planning on performing. Cold drinks cause throat constriction that can hinder overall vocal quality. If you are look to improve singing, stick to lukewarm water right before a performance.-What about dairy products? This is probably the most common question asked by people seeking to learn how to improve singing. Dairy products such as … [Read more...] about Watch What You Eat – How Diet Can Improve Singing!
Music...who can do without it? It has turned out to become a major part of our lives. No day goes by without you hearing at least a sound that is consistent.I have trained lots of people musically and when it gets to learning or scoring a song, I usually get asked this question, 'how do I score a song?'Basically, scoring a song is dependent on many factors like your learning speed, the technicality of the song, your voice texture etc. You need to understand that scoring a song no matter the factors, demands time and concentration. So to really deal with a song just like the original or even better, you need to give it attention and more.How To Score A SongWith the following tips here, you can get to score a song with little or no stress.1. Know The Lyrics - You must have the lyrics to the song you want to score handy so that you do not get to sing the wrong stuff or perfect your ignorance & foolishness. Once you sing a song with the wrong lyrics, it will be difficult for you to … [Read more...] about How to Score a Song
In 2000 Blink 182 went on a summer tour throughout the United States. Various dates were recorded to created Blink 182's only live CD. The CD would be titled "The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show." Blink 182 is known for there dirty sense of humor and it can be heard throughout the album. The first song from the CD is the first song of the "Enema of the State" disc "Dumpweed." The song is a blistering track that sings of teenage pain.The next song is "Don't Leave Me" which singer/bassist Mark Hoppus sings of a girlfriend leaving him. Throughout the set list, the band makes several jokes and often times will jab insults at each member of the band. The band plays all of there hits, including What's My Age Again, Adam's Song, All The Small Things, and they finish the set with Dammit.The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show is a must buy if you are a fan of the band. This compact disc absolutely gives the listener the complete Blink package of what they sound like live. If you have not been able to see … [Read more...] about The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show – A Blink 182 Concert Review