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Singing Tips

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Reading Bars: A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Sheet Music

How to Read Sheet Music for Beginners

If you're a session singer, you'll likely encounter sheet music at some point in your career. If you're a songwriter, you might someday write sheet music. Either way, reading sheet music can be fun and rewarding, and doesn't have to be scary! I'm going to focus on just one part of sheet music today: Bars. This post contains a sponsor, Virtual Sheet Music, Inc. If you buy anything from t[...]

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I Have Misophonia. I’m Also a Voice Actor. Here’s How I Cope.

Tips for Dealing with Misophonia

Misophonia is known as "an intense hatred of sounds that don't seem to bother anyone else." I absolutely hate mouth noises of any kind. The little clicks and pops made by talking, eating and singing. ASMR was created by Satan specifically to torture me. While I've looked into misophonia treatment (it exists, but it's costly and I'm sure it's not covered by my terrible USA insurance),[...]

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Alto Session Singers: Where to Find Them and How to Become One

Common Problems for Alto Voices

Today’s topic is the all-important Alto. Instruments can be Altos as well (such as a saxophone), but in my book, I referenced Toni Braxton. I've loved her since I was a kid and if you don't know her work, please check her out if you love amazing R&B! Toni Braxton actually has an incredible range (I know because I own all of her albums) but I used her as an Alto example because I thi[...]

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Buy the Best Mic: The Ultimate Guide to Vocal Microphones

Complete Info on Vocal Microphones

I have a guest post today from Dave Tudor, owner of https://makingmusicpro.com. He gives us an incredible, in-depth look at vocal microphones today and I'm happy to have him! As a session singer, I use pretty much exclusively vocal microphones. Whatever type of musician you are, vocal microphones are sure to come across your path at some point. I think you'll love this post, whether you'r[...]

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8 Singing Tips for Bad Singers

8 Tips for People Who Can't Sing

Okay, so you're not the next Kelly Clarkson. You may not even be the next William Hung. When the universe was handing out singing talents, you were in the bathroom. All of that would be fine, except you're here reading this for a reason. Maybe you have a performance coming up that you can't get out of, or maybe you just reeeeeally wish you could sing. Whatever your reason, I'm going to gi[...]

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7 Important Self-Care Tips for Struggling Songwriters and Musicians

Self care tips for Creatives

As a basic white millennial bitch, "self-care" to me means painting my nails while watching Harlots on Hulu. But let's peel away the commercialism and focus on self-care, specifically for those of us in the music industry. I'm going to try all of these and I encourage you to do the same! Let's care for ourselves and each other! Self Care for Musicians If you're reading this,[...]

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The Top Artists of 2019 & How You Can Be Like Them in 2020

The Top Artists of 2019

The Top Artists of 2019 - let's celebrate them, congratulate them, and learn from them! I do this every year (you can see 2017 here and 2018 here if you want). It's hard to list the "top artists" because that's a controversial topic, but this list comes from Billboard and we're going with that. Here it is if you want to fact check me. Not a shocker, some of these were big last year too, s[...]

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New Release: Snowcone Remix

Snowcone Remix with Vocals

I am so nervous to share my Snowcone remix with you, but I want to show you the process! I recently took the Deadmau5 MasterClass (you can see the first post here with a list of all further steps). Our assignment was to create our own remix of Snowcone, so I'm going to share it with you here! At the bottom, I'll post some links in case you want to take the MasterClass yourself. Thes[...]

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The Biggest Artists of 2018, and How You Can Be Like Them in 2019

How 2018's Biggest Artists Can Inspire Your 2019

The "Biggest Artists of 2018" is a difficult award to hand out, because there are many different criteria we could use. When I looked at the Billboard list of Highest-Paid Musicians, all of the Top 10 made most of their money from touring. This does not apply to you if you're not a major touring artist, so I don't want to focus on highest pay alone. Instead, let's focus on the Top 10 bigg[...]

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How to Set Goals: 4 Tips for Singers and Songwriters – 2019 Edition

How to Make Smart Goals for #Singers and #Songwriters in 2019

Goals for creatives can be a challenge. Last January, I wrote a post about my goals for 2018. Since I want to be real with you and hold myself accountable, I want to go through them with you and examine my wins, fails and how 2019 will be different.  I don't want to just drone on about my own goals though, so we'll be applying these to YOUR goals as well to help you hit all of your ta[...]