My new book, "The Aspiring Keyboardist", is now available at my website patcoil.com
This is a guide for the serious music student, who is thinking of trying it as a profession. If you know of a student, friend, or anyone who might be interested, please let them know.
Added by Pat Coil on October 29, 2008 at 4:50pm —
Fun in the Deep South
OCT 19/08 NATCHEZ, MS Shenandoah at the River Balloon Race/ Oct 21, Laurel, MS South Mississippi Fair
Bus call was set for 11 pm, Sat night and everyone showed up but Mike Mcguire and Jim Seales. We would be picking them up in Muscle Shoals, Al on the way down to Natchez, MS. I brought some chips and great salsa from the Harris Teeter grocery store and we munched on that, till one by one.. we drifted off to our bunks around 3 am. We had to get… Continue
Added by Stan Munsey on October 24, 2008 at 2:30pm —
I've gone Halloween crazy this year. I've got a real pumpkin on my front porch plus a cheesy "light brite" looking electric pumpkin in my window. I can't wait for our MOD NIGHT HALLOWEEN-A GO GO DANCE PARTY. (I named it "Dance Party" to try to force you guys to dance -ha!) I'm thinking you'll feel like dancing if you wear a costume, but remember.. don't feel obligated to wear a costume, just come out and have fun.
Ok, so today, I'll be hanging up posters.… Continue
Added by Britt Savage on October 23, 2008 at 3:00pm —
My new CD - The Jerry Tachoir Group - Travels is on the preliminary list for Grammy nominations.
Check it out at www.avitajazz.com
I need your votes. Since we aren't a big labels with hundreds of NARAS members who are told to vote for their artists, we need help.
Need your NARAS vote and anybody else you know who is a NARAS member.
Field 10 - JAZZ
Category 45 - Contemporary Jazz Album - enter 065 (Travels - The Jerry Tachoir Group)
Added by Jerry Tachoir on October 23, 2008 at 10:56am —
The human voice communicates from the inside out. As a vocal coach, I have discovered that when I help someone "find their voice"- the full instrument - this is often accompanied by a fullness and wholeness in the human psyche.
Many times it is psychological blocks that keep the voice small, thin, strained and weak. When a person discovers and feels the vibrations of vocal resonance they never knew or had forgotten they could create, it can be quite freeing for the spirit. The… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on October 20, 2008 at 6:08pm —
Who has more fun than Me?
Me, Myself, and I bitches!!
I landed a cherry gig last week because of this site. I cant tell you how much that rocks because you know it do,, ahh.
The money is not the best (yet) but, the people are way cool and, and, and,, its playing hard rock and some metal so, I am thinking maybe ice cream does have bones, huh. The band is TRIP HAZARD
and we will be coming for your childern directly. I have done the… Continue
Added by Kristopher A Tweedy on October 20, 2008 at 1:42pm —
Inspired by my 4 year old daughter's consistent notice of "scary trees." And of course, the season upon us. It helped her overcome her fears, believe it or not.
THE SCARY TREE
Behind my house a gentle hill
Beyond that a field untilled
The scary tree
Sits all alone
A fright for me
I've never known
Beneath it's branches
Knots and twirls
A retched stinch
My chills unfurl
It beckons me
Conjuring a visceral… Continue
Added by Pete Warren on October 19, 2008 at 12:30am —
I just love Twitter- I recently happened to mention that I found a great stretch for the upper back for singers and I got several "tweets" back asking about it... so here goes!
Why we need this stretch:
In the middle of your upper spine is a point which is very important to the voice because of what it does for your breath and your open (or not) throat. It is a physical pivot point. It's about an inch or so below the bottom points of your shoulder blades.
Added by Judy Rodman on October 17, 2008 at 8:50am —
I'll be playing this Friday night, 10/17, with Bekka Bramlett at 3rd & Lindsley. 10pm show.
Come on out early and catch Jonell Mosser at 7pm
Guaranteed to be a night of SOUL!
Added by Steve Forrest on October 16, 2008 at 7:54pm —
Well, not that new. I started Left Boot Woogie in 1997 for fun. Picture it as a line dance with something extra.
This year I got a drummer buddy to play on it, Rod Lincoln from Kansas City, and talked Dan Rudin into mixing it.
I don't really see me rounding up a bunch of players and hitting the clubs, so this is my "fun" outlet.
Hope you enjoy it, a few people told me they have, even back when it had fake drums.
Added by Paul Brannon on October 16, 2008 at 10:25am —
Wanted to share the gear used on the new clips. The amp I used is a Kingdom Neuma which is very cool amp and can get more info from there site.
For recording I use Logic Pro 8/studio, Mac Pro Tower, Motu 8Pre. All the effects are done with Logic Plug in's. Used SM58 and SM57 for clean tones and for Addrock Cab. Used SM57 for Marshall 4X12.
Kingdom Of Nue Metal
On this clip I wanted to get a massive… Continue
Added by Nashvillerocker® on October 16, 2008 at 9:00am —
We just returned from a very successful show at AES 2008 in San Francisco CA. For Photos and Highlights click here: www.endlessanalog.com
Added by Chris Estes on October 11, 2008 at 10:30am —
Once upon a time,, not so far away,, when sex was safe and skydiving was dangerous there was this thing called "Heavy Metal
" and it was good. I mean really good. It did for music what Larry Flint did for porn. It made you want to have sticky fingers. Bands such as C.O.C and Confessor, The Melvins and VoiVod.?? Come on now,, it was like a water fountain in the middle of the desert or finding a twenty in your old jacket. I just wish that music came from the heart like it use to ya know??… Continue
Added by Kristopher A Tweedy on October 10, 2008 at 6:24pm —
Thank you Judy Whiting
and Lilac Moon Productions
for the unbelievable Morrell Lap Steel Endorsement
that I recently received. So miracles do happen also in this business of music. You certainly have the gift of salesmanship and your intuitive radar in situations like this are priceless to a musician/artist such as myself. People like you validate the very nucleolus of the meaning of my artistic value,and musicianship. Your hard work,
telephone calls, emails,… Continue
Added by John Heinrich on October 5, 2008 at 11:35am —
Weight lifting, like many other vocally-related issues, is controversial. I got an emailed question about it this week:
Out of interest, just why is weightlifting bad for singing? Is it just the grunting or is it more?
Funny - the last time I wrote a blog post about weightlifting was about this time last year! This post was in depth, you might… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on October 3, 2008 at 11:36pm —
A Patriotic Moment
OCT 2/08 LOUDONVILLE, OH : Shenandoah at the Loudonville Street Fair
Shenandoah had a leave time.. Wed night/Thurs morning at 1 am and Mickey Riley, our bus driver, drove the "Hillbilly Hotel" to the charming little town of Loudonville, Ohio. For those of you who don't know...that is the name we affectionately call the bus. We even have a song entitled, "Hillbilly Hotel". Once again, some of us stayed up too late and slept in till… Continue
Added by Stan Munsey on October 3, 2008 at 3:00pm —