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Your Sacral Chakra and Music

Standard intro: If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started!   Your Sacral Chakra is second from the bottom, also called the 2nd chakra. It is located right around the naval or hip area and is known as the chakra for “passion and pleasure.” Your dirty mind is correct, but there are other ways to view passion[...]

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Wet Stems Gone Wrong: Why Dry is Best

  I made a post already about dry stems, but I want to talk about some serious #wetstemfails and why it's usually better to just get dry tracks from your session musicians.   What are Wet Stems? Wet Stems (or tracks, files, etc) are stems that have effects on them. As a session singer, I'm going to focus mainly on vocal stems here. If I send you wet stems, you are lik[...]

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Your Solar Plexus Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Solar Plexus Chakra is located right under your heart chakra. I used to confuse this one with the Sacral Chakra often. I just remember Sacral as “Second,” which is a weird association but it works for me. The Solar Plexus is the 3rd chakra, sort of in the stomach area[...]

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6 Reasons for Songwriters to Hire A Session Singer

Why a pro session singer is better than a great performer for your recording project

I hear this all the time: "Eh, I'll just do it myself, I have a decent voice." "My cousin sings well, everyone tells her she's great, she can do it!" "Why should I pay someone when I can get my neighbor to do it for free?" Well my friends, I have some responses to all of these and more! What is a Session Singer? Let's get the definition down before we go any further. A session singer[...]

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Your Heart Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Heart Chakra is located, surprise surprise, in your heart. It’s also generally within that whole chest/shoulder area. It is the 4th chakra and is associated with the color green. If you’re surprised to hear it’s not red or pink, that’s because the lower chakras (R[...]

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How Whitney Houston Shaped My Career as a Session Singer

Since today is Whitney Houston's birthday, I wanted to pay tribute to her and show how much she has influenced my career. I also made a cover of one of her songs at the end! Whitney Elizabeth Houston. Whitney Houston. Whitney. You guys. Young kids probably don’t remember the gift that was Whitney Houston, but she was to me what Ariana Grande is to you (I love her too, I’m just[...]

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Your Throat Chakra and Music

Tips for creatives to align the Throat Chakra using music

Standard beginning: If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Throat Chakra is located in your throat. I know it’s hard to figure that one out, haha. It’s actually throughout that entire area of your body though, and it’s important not to simply focus all of your energy on the throat area for this chakra. T[...]

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Why Every Musician Should Have Business Cards

Business Cards - do you have them? Do you use them? Think they’re boring and outdated? Give me to the end of this article to try to change your mind! Also, there is a ghost in my house and I might have video evidence (this is related, I promise). I was doing an interview a while back and they asked me what are the most important things musicians should have for marketing. When I menti[...]

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Your Third Eye Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Third Eye Chakra is located on your forehead, between your eyes (this is just to locate on a map, but in reality, it’s “inside” you so just think of it in that general area). This is the 6th chakra, right under the Crown. It is associated with the color Indigo, a de[...]

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My Middle School Horror Story: Talent Show Gone Wrong

When I was in 8th grade, I decided to audition for my school's talent show. I had been singing in my grandparents' church for years already but had never tried in school. A few of my friends suggested I try out because I frequently did impersonations of their favorite singers. I. was. terrified. I did not want to do this. Really, I didn't even like performing. The only reason I timidly[...]