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singing tips

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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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Master Your Voice: A Full Review Project

Online Voice Lessons with Ramsey Voice Studio

A while back, I tried an online voice lesson with Matt Ramsey of Ramsey Voice Studio (you can see that here). I really enjoyed it and got great feedback on it. Several people asked if I planned on doing more lessons with him, and the answer is yes! Kind of. Matt graciously invited me to try his Master Your Voice from Ramsey Voice Studio program in exchange for an honest review. I have[...]

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How to Build a Career in the Country Music Industry – Tips from Reba McEntire

How to Build a Career in the Country Music Industry

This is the second-to-last week of my Reba McEntire MasterClass review! Here are the parts to the class if you've missed any: 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" One more to go; hopefully this has been helpful for you! This is[...]

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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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Important Investments That All Session Singers Should Make

A Complete List of Important Investments for Your Singing Career!

People are often shocked when they ask me how to become a professional session singer and I give them a long list of things to buy. Like any business, you need to spend money to make money. For some things, you save until you have the funds, but some things are better to splurge on up front. I’m going to give you a list of things that I feel are worth the investment, along with what I[...]

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The Music Mindset: How to Work on Music When Life Sucks

How to Get Music Work Done When Life Sucks

Today has been rough on me, to say the least. All day long I’ve had family issues, ongoing client issues and it’s currently -5 degrees and I can’t go for a walk to clear my head. Still, tonight I have to get into ‘work mode’ and deliver a great performance for a client. I’ll be honest, I don’t want to. I want to drink wine, cry, watch Forensic Files and go to bed early. I w[...]

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Christina Aguilera’s MasterClass Review for Vocalists – Part 1

If you missed my intro post, I'm doing a full review of Christina Aguilera's MasterClass and applying it to my session singing career. I'm curious to know if it will apply to a more limited scope of vocalists, since Christina both records albums and performs live. My final post is now available here as well! There are 23 lessons in this class, so I thought I would break them into two pa[...]

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I Tried Cupping Therapy to See if it Would Improve My Singing

Can Cupping Therapy help Singers? Find out here!

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, where cups are suctioned onto the skin for various (but unproven) benefits. The practice dates back to 3,000 B.C. and has reportedly been used by Egyptians, Grecians and Chinese, although most people associate it primarily with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping Therapy is performed with either glass cups which are heated to in[...]