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session singer for hire

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I Took a Class to Learn Singing Harmonies

How to Learn Singing Harmonies

Singing harmonies has always been somewhat of a struggle for me. As a session musician, this is literally part of my job, so that's a problem. My typical process for harmonies would be as follows: Guess at singing something that sounds goodUpon review, realize that I sang a 4th and not a 3rd or 5th (I ALWAYS do this for some reason)Either completely scrap the first harmony, or try to s[...]

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This Guy Sued Taylor Swift, Wrote a Book About it and Slammed My Colleagues

Why I Sued Taylor Swift book review

"Why I Sued Taylor Swift" is bad in its own right, but I have several personal bones to pick with it. If you're not familiar with Russell Greer, here are a few key points to bring you up to speed. He sued America's Got Talent for not accepting his audition, claiming it was because of his disability (here is the audition). He has a long history of suing various people, including Farrah[...]

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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[...]

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Common Mistakes of New Session Musicians (and How to Avoid Them)

Mistakes are not the worst thing in the world. Often, they help us learn, highlight our trouble areas and grow. However, mistakes can also cost you jobs and relationships with clients. I’m going to list the most common errors I see in new session musicians (many of which I’ve made myself, so no judgment), and also show you how to avoid them or recover if you’ve already done them. &n[...]

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6 Important Policies for Session Musicians

Important policies for session musicians

Today we’re talking about a very exciting and sexy topic: contract policies! I know, you’re probably not jumping out of your skin with excitement, but hear me out. This is super important, and you never know when it might benefit you or your client in some way. Example 1: You are halfway through a project when you come down with the flu. You are bedridden for days, and the client dema[...]

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Bass and Treble Clef – Sheet Music’s Traffic Control

The bass and treble clef for sheet music

If you're a session singer (or any kind of singer), you'll probably have to read sheet music at some point in your career. If you've never done it before, it might freak you out. What are all of those weird symbols? What do they mean and what do you do with them? I'm going to focus on just two today: Bass and Treble clef. The two shapes above are clefs (the asterisk on the left isn[...]