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Vocals

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I Tried Citrine Crystal Therapy to Improve My Singing

I tried working with Citrine to see if it would help me improve my singing

Alright, I am now into my 3rd crystal, Citrine! This means I am finished with my Throat Chakra crystals and am now working on my Solar Plexus. If you’re new here and want to know what on earth I’m doing, here’s my initial post on why I’m doing this, here is my post about Turquoise and here is my post about Blue Topaz. Before I get into this, I just want to say that this was a rese[...]

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New Acoustic Cover – “I Thought I Knew it All” by Megadeth

An acoustic cover of Megadeth's "I Thought I Knew It All"

I'm excited to share this new song and video with you! If you'll recall, last year I did an acoustic cover of "All At Once" by Whitney Houston (you can check it out here if you want!) I grew up listening to Whitney Houston. I did not, however, grow up listening to Megadeth. My partner/co-writer, Aman, is a huge fan. He was kind enough to do the Whitney cover with me, so I did the Megade[...]

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The Complete Christina Aguilera MasterClass Review – for Vocalists

A Complete Review of the Christina Aguilera MasterClass!

This is the second half of a series where I take and review Christina Aguilera's MasterClass. If you want to see the others, check out my intro explaining the course here and Part 1 of the review here!  I'm finished with the course, you guys! I'm excited to share all I've learned with you and my final verdict. If you want to take the class for yourself, here is my link to the course![...]

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New Single – “We Look Good” with Steve Vito

A new vintage pop single by Steve Vito and Mella Barnes

So, pretty much the entire month of February has been rough for me, health-wise. I'm normally a pretty healthy person, but this month I got slammed with some kind of sinus/throat/head virus or infection and it got me good. Obviously, being sick is not conducive to being a full-time session singer. I had to suck it up (literally, ew) and sing many nights this month. One song took a while[...]

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Singers on Airplanes: 4 Tips to Keep Your Voice Healthy While Flying

I hate flying. I hate flying more than I hate driving for 18 hours straight (and I hate driving too, so that says a lot). It’s the hustle and anxiety of getting through the TSA line, the overwhelm of the crowds in the airport, and once you reach the end, you’re now in a tin can flying literally tens of thousands of feet in the air. It makes me lightheaded just to think about it. Luck[...]

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12 Vocal Processing Essentials – Guest Post

12 Vocal Processing Essentials

I'm super busy throughout all of November and half of December, so I'm excited to bring you guys some awesome guest posters this month! This week is Charles Hoffman of Black Ghost Audio. Here are 12 essentials to get into Vocal Processing:   This guide is the quick and dirty version of how to get started with recording and processing vocals. Audio engineering is this massive fi[...]

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How to Not Suck as a Music Teacher

As a music teacher, you’re very important to young lives. You're not just helping them with music, you're helping them with most other aspects of their lives. Studies have shown that music education increases understanding in non-musical studies as well. It’s a huge responsibility to have on your shoulders. I could never do it, because I have no patience and kids just are not my thing.[...]

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Your Throat Chakra and Music

Tips for creatives to align the Throat Chakra using music

Standard beginning: If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Throat Chakra is located in your throat. I know it’s hard to figure that one out, haha. It’s actually throughout that entire area of your body though, and it’s important not to simply focus all of your energy on the throat area for this chakra. T[...]

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Nominated for APRA Country Music Awards

Country music award nomination

I am so excited to share this news with you! Last year, I worked with New Zealand-based country artist Ginny Peters for her album. I was hired to arrange and perform background harmonies on her songs. One of these songs, "Reasons to Stay," has been nominated for an APRA Award for Best Country Music Song this year! How I arrange harmonies: First, I listen to the song several time[...]