Vocal Help: Expanding Your Color Pallete
I want to talk about the development of vocal textures–meaning that the color you sing with often becomes the color you write with. Your voice is like crayons or paint depending on the level and style of art, but if you only draw (vocally speaking) with only pencil, you will only write one kind of song. Expand your Color palette and you will expand the the genre and style of songs that you write.
Over the last 20+ years of my life I’ve written countless rock songs, countless country songs, musical theater, classical, gospel, Christian come, folk, indie, straightahead pop, and a hybrid of all of the above. Understanding vocal textures or particular tone qualities, truly is the road to creativity. I’ve taught 1000′s of singers–in person and through my training program Singing Success –for over 25 years how to do this by mixing resonance:
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Why No One Is Listening to Your Music
Quick – tell me 3 people you want to listen to your music that you think will be able to put it in a commercial, film, or TV promo! Even if you’ve already contacted them, write down a name with a little space beneath to complete this exercise.
Done? Great! Now write down 3 things you said to persuade each person to listen to your music (they can all be similar or the same if you do a lot of copy/paste).
Alright, now for each person list 3 things about them that have nothing to do with their job, or music.
Hmmm…alright, take some more time and think about it…times up!
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Guest Blog: James Storm
Beer drinking, butt-kicking TNA IMPACT wrestling superstar “Cowboy” James Storm will head to Nashville this weekend for Lockdown, where he has his heart set on winning the heavyweight championship. Storm, who likes his music twangy and true, shared with us his top five favorite country songs.
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Guest Blog: Miss Willie Brown at the ACM Awards
Hey! Miss Willie Brown here! We went to the ACM Awards in Las Vegas this past weekend and it was a blast! We went to radio remotes at the MGM, which is basically a gigantic room filled with radio stations from all over the country and you go from table to table meeting them and doing interviews. It was so much fun!
On Saturday, we performed at the ACM Experience Acoustic stage for a bunch of folks and we were super grateful to be included. We got to meet everyone afterwards and had a blast. We also had the privilege of being a part of the Dr. Pepper party where we got to take pictures with fans and see Chris Young and Blake Shelton perform … they were awesome! THEN … Sunday we walked our very first red carpet at the 2012 ACM AWARDS!!!! IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE!!! At the show we got to watch all the performances LIVE!!! Since we can’t fit all of our experiences into one paragraph, we thought we would give you a quick glance into our time in Vegas …
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