It's probably no surprise that breathing is an essential building block for healthy vocal production. It may be a surprise, however, that breathing takes as much practice and fine-tuning as producing a nice, full sound. As a singer, you're an athlete – plain and simple. You need agility, dexterity, and above all, stamina. Enter breathing. Breathing is the single most important element to sustain notes, color in all those funky riffs, and get through a phrase without a huffing
Post originally appeared on sonic bids. I want to teach you a songwriting method that's worked well for me and for my students at Berklee College of Music. Before you jump to conclusions and disagree with this approach to songwriting, hear me out. The idea is called the top-down method. It means you write in this order: Title and concept Chorus Verses This way, because you already know your concept and title, you're forced to stay focused on that singular idea when you write
Hello Everyone!! I'm sure you have heard A$ap Rocky's gem "1 Train". It features some of my favorite artists including: Joey BADA$$, Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Big KRIT, Yelawolf, and of coarse A$ap Rocky. It is no doubt, an older song, but great music has no expiration! You can watch it here: Let's get started... Hit-Boy Produced this, he is a quite notable producer, with some awesome credits such as: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jay z, the list goes on.
In today’s music world, classical music is often considered to exist in a category of its own, outside of pop, rock, and other popular genres. Most classically trained musicians stay away from playing non-classical music and vice versa, and the Grammy Awards even divide many of their awards into classical and non-classical categories. Non-musicians could be forgiven, then, for seeing such a sharp divide between these two worlds. For successful musicians and songwriters, howev
We all know the music industry is tough to break into, and even tougher to make a living out of. Many independent musicians juggle day jobs just to keep the lights on, and no matter how much you love music, there are days where it feels like the battle is too uphill. But even on the toughest days when you feel like giving up, these quotes will remind you why you're following your passion. 1. "Being in a band turns you into a child and keeps you there." - Thom Yorke 2. "My who