One of the most important concepts singers and speaker need to understand is vocal tone. First what is it?
It is the quality and characteristics of the sound of your voice.
What do we use vocal tone for?
Characteristics of vocal tone communicate messages. The vocal tone…
Added by Judy Rodman on April 3, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
Mark Cuban (Shark Tank, Dallas Mavericks) says: “When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?”
Right now there are (at least) 10,000 bands and singers out there doing the same, dull live set of songs… just standing or sitting there, playing songs. And there are people watching those artists, seeing nothing, experiencing nothing, feeling nothing… leaving the show, never to return. And these artists will blindly say, “Well, that…Continue
Added by Amy Wolter on April 1, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Well I am beginning my search for a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer (not asking from much) ha ha... I would settle for a very good songwriter/guitarist with a great melodic and arrangement sense.
I have written an entire cd's worth of murder ballad lyrics which I envision to end up - similar to The Civil Wars, part T Bone Burnett style, part Jack White's Wayfaring Stranger style.. (…Continue
Added by Diana Williamson on March 30, 2014 at 2:27pm — No Comments
"As more people stream movies and television, that infrastructure is getting strained, intensifying the debate over who should pay for upgrades needed to satisfy America's online-video habit.Those considerations likely will play a role as federal regulators weigh the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable Inc., two of the country's largest broadband providers."
Added by Joe Pasquale on February 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Bret, How can I find out if my dues are paid or need to be up-dated?
Member Nashville Music Pros
Added by H.D. Flagle on January 17, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments
I am Super thrilled and pretty blown away to announce that the album I produced, Engineered, Mixed and played keys on for blues legend Bobby Rush -"Down In Louisiana" has scored me my very first 2014 Grammy Nominated for Best Blues Album!
Attn NARAS Voting Members
The album is of course available to listen to on G365 but here is also a private SoundCloud link as…Continue
PUCKETT'S BOAT HOUSE ANNOUNCES RISING STAR SINGER SONGWRITER OPEN-MIC CONTEST SERIES #20
"Local singer-songwriters invited to share their song, audience and industry judges to pick winning songwriter and song"
December 26, 2013-- FRANKLIN, TN--Puckett's Boat House, a Franklin eatery and live performance venue announces, "Puckett's Rising Star Series 20" an open-mic singer-songwriter contest to discover the next…
Added by Keith Mohr on December 26, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments
It takes a village of parents, extended family, teachers, directors and counselors to grow a young artist into their full potential. I believe this 'village' should not only develop talent, but also mentor the child's maturation into a hero: a person who will make the world a better…Continue
Most singers have experienced the feeling: You start vocalizing and notice it's ominously more difficult than usual. It doesn't feel like your vocal cords (folds) are inflamed, sore or swollen.. it just feels like something is gunking them up. You, my friend, most probably have too much mucous (commonly known as…Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on September 5, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments
CALYNN GREEN WINS PUCKETT'S GROCERY RISING STAR…
Added by Keith Mohr on March 13, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments
The raspy voice has been a signature sound for some singers with legendary careers. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Bonny Tyler, Macy Gray and Brian Adams are among the artists that come to mind who have successfully used this sound. In many contemporary music genres, a degree of raspiness can add a cool, communicative factor to vocal…Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on March 11, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
Added by Stan Munsey on February 25, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
I have added my song: "BOSTON' to my page where it can be heard. Boston was on hold by Patti Page and her Manager: Jack Rael for a recording session but Patti became ill over the last two years and the song is now in limbo. My hopeis that the right performer will hear it .
Michael Buble could make it Boston's song, but that is only my dream and when I dream, I dream big..
Thank you.... H.D. Flagle
As I pondered in a blog a while ago, the Uncle Rico character in Napoleon Dynamite longed to go back to 1982 and do things differently in high school. I guess there's a couple ways you can look at that, but rather than lament that things in our biz are difficult and long for the "good old days" I figure that there is good music to be made and that in itself is of importance. Many of my friends in the biz, who are world class musicians and audio folks, have taken to making little recordings…Continue
Added by Mark Lee Townsend on January 24, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments
Vocal vibrato can be likened to garlic... some songs/dishes call for more, some less. There are different types. Sometimes you want artichoke garlic, sometimes elephant garlic - sometimes you want faster wave vibrato, sometimes slower. Great cooks will tell you that sometimes you want to chop garlic, sometimes…Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on January 23, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
I’ve met them. I’ve worked with them. And I’ve seen them disappear. I’m talking about the singers (they don’t yet deserve the title ‘artist’) who have some talent, and pretty much only want one thing; fame.
They appear to have things going for them…management, a stylist, professional photos, an A-list hired band, great songs written by someone else, and sometimes a backer with deep pockets. And it’s the cart before the proverbial horse. These people want the spotlight, but they…Continue
Added by Amy Wolter on January 20, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments
singing background vocals at Eclectic Studio, Nashville
Doing your own background vocals on your recording project can be a very good idea, or can limit or even sabotage your project. Here are two big factors that should be…Continue
Performing for a competition is stressful to say the least. Choosing the right song/songs and sticking to an allotted amount of time can drive you nuts!
Many times artists will second guess themselves and sometimes even change their minds last minute on what songs to do right before they go on stage. I witnessed a train wreck like this at a competition I was helping judge.
This was a band that played the year before, so our panel was familiar with their sound and style. …Continue
Added by Amy Wolter on September 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Singing on the road brings with it both thrills and perils. My amazing vocal student Lyndsey Highlander is bracing for a big summer tour season. Lots of consecutive day shows, some long…