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Performing Live – Reba McEntire’s Best Tips (MasterClass Review)

This is part 5 of my full review of Reba McEntire's MasterClass. You can see all of the parts to the class in order here: Course Intro Songwriting Singing Recording Performing Live Student Sessions The Country Music Industry Building a Career Final Review My Cover and Review of "Whoever's In New England" This is week 5, and we're talking about Live Performing. This is a sponsored post, just so we're clear, but MasterClass is amazing and I'm sure you'll agree! Reba McEntire's MasterClass - Performing Live I am outspoken abou[...]

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The Fashion Boutiques in Austin, Tx

Austin, Tx

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5 Common Session Musician Problems (and How to Solve Them)

Session musician issues and how to fix them

Here are five of the most common session musician problems, and solutions to those problems. Make your career easier with these tips! Every industry has problems, so it would of course make sense that the session singing/musician industry has troubles as well. Your problems may vary and will be unique to you, but there are a few that we all tend to experience, especially in the beginnings of our careers. I'm going to give you five of them and walk you through how to solve them.  Session Musician Problems and Solutions Before we get started, you might not hav[...]

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Recording with Reba McEntire | MasterClass Review

This is part four of my full review of Reba McEntire's MasterClass. You can see all of the parts in order here: Course Intro Songwriting Singing Recording Performing Live Student Sessions The Country Music Industry Building a Career Final Review My Cover and Review of "Whoever's In New England" This is an affiliate project because it takes me weeks to put this whole thing together, but I really enjoy MasterClass and think you will too!   Reba McEntire’s Recording Advice  We get right into recording by talking abo[...]

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How I Keep My Gigs Organized: Free Schedule for Freelancers

As a full-time freelance session singer, I’m constantly managing my schedule and running around between gigs and clients. I do a lot of creative gigs including singing, songwriting, regular writing and teaching, so it’s important to keep my clients organized. I’m going to show you how I do it in case it helps you, and also give you my exact schedule template! Hopefully this will help you keep a sense of order over your day.   My Session Singing Schedule Here’s a photo of my schedule template: I’ll explain why I listed each thing, in case y[...]

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Reba McEntire’s MasterClass – Reba Teaches Singing

A Review of Reba McEntire's Singing MasterClass

This is part three of my full review of the Reba McEntire MasterClass. You can see all of the parts in order here: Course Intro Songwriting Singing Recording Performing Live Student Sessions The Country Music Industry Building a Career Final Review My Cover and Review of "Whoever's In New England" The beginning of this video starts with Reba saying that even people who can’t sing can be successful singers with the right hit. It’s funny, true, and sort of sad all at the same time. I mean, I guess it’s not “sad” if you[...]

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How to Solve Disagreements Between Co-Writers

Tips for solving issues with co-writers

My writer friend and I were sitting on her front porch on a sunny October morning, talking about writing. She mentioned that she was jealous of songwriters and thought it must be much better than writing, because we get to work together and in groups. “Sure,” I said cautiously, “but it isn’t always a great time. It can be like working on a group project in school.” My mind flashed to the ten seconds of tense silence after I snapped at another writer in a room. I was tired of them steamrolling over everything I said. I also thought about the woman who[...]

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Songwriting with Reba McEntire’s MasterClass

This course was actually called "Choosing A Song," which is an important distinction. Writing a song and choosing a written song are very different, and Reba explains why the latter is better for your career. This is the second part of my MasterClass project where I take and review Reba McEntire's MasterClass. You can see all of the parts to the project here: Course Intro Songwriting Singing Recording Performing Live Student Sessions The Country Music Industry Building a Career Final Review My Cover and Review of "Whoever's In Ne[...]