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session singing

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New Release: Love Creates, Love Renews

New release from author Jeremy Dwyer and Mella

We just finished another awesome project for author Jeremy Dwyer. The song is called Love Creates, Love Renews. His new book is titled Potion Voyages Book 3: Dagger & Deception The lyrics were written by Dwyer and he requested an upbeat song with a triumphant feel. Together we worked to craft the end result, which we hope you'll enjoy! You can hear the new song here, but please also go to his website at www.potionvoyages.com and check out the other great things he has available. You can also hear other songs from previous books, including one we worked o[...]

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New Music Video: Earth by SHRAi featuring Mella

I'm excited to share this with you guys! This is a new music video for a song called "Earth" that I did with SHRAi. He wrote the whole thing, I just sang on it. He did an amazing job and I think/hope you'll like it! Here is the video: I was supposed to be in the video but our schedules didn't link up sadly. We were supposed to film the video separately (since we live in different countries) and edit it together. I was unable to get my part done. He did a great job without me though! SHRAi is an awesome artist, great to work with and I loved singing on t[...]

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How to Write and Label a Song’s Bridge

How to Write and Label your song's bridge

A lot of my clients have trouble writing their song's bridge. It's the one part of the song that breaks away from the rest, so it can definitely be tricky. Another problem writers tend to have is labeling their songs correctly. Lyric sheets need to be formatted so that your session musicians can understand them. Pitch sheets need to be labeled as well. Let's dive into the bridge and straighten all this out! What is a bridge? A song’s bridge is *usually* located before the last chorus and it either changes up the meaning of the song or adds to the story.[...]

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Switching Genres: Tips for Singers on How to Jump From Song to Song

How to switch genres when singing (and sound believable)

In any given day, I work on several songs by different artists. Yesterday I had a child nursery song, a Broadway-style show tune, and a piano ballad. Tonight I have a country ballad and an EDM dance track. It can be difficult to switch mentally from singing one style to another, so here are a few tips I’ve learned! Do You Need to Switch Genres Quickly? If so, I'm guessing you're either a session singer or a live cover band performer (or both). In both of these roles, it's important that each performance sounds authentic. Here are four simple steps to help![...]