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Winter Health Tips for Singers

Well, it’s that time to get your scarves out of storage and cradle a hot, steaming mug of your favorite tea and wonder how you’re going to get through this winter without succumbing to colds or the flu: A worthy concern for...

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Hired Gun or Mercenary ?

Being a hired gun is an art. It’s not for everyone. Most of the time it means doing things someone else’s way.A good example of this is in the movie Rockstar. Chris Cole is hired to be the singer of Steel Dragon and doesn’t want...

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You Got a Publishing Contract! Part 2

They are going to want to know what songs you already had recorded.  If by chance some band had picked up and recorded one or more your songs and they released them on CD or have them up for digital distribution, then...

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Going On The Road

Going on the road means being prepared or being without something you desperately need.   Whenever I go out on the road no matter how long there are certain things I do and pack. 1. I take all my basses out of the gig...

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You got a Publishing Contract! Part 1

Congratulations, you did it!  Somehow you broke through the mucky muck and landed a meeting with a publisher, someone who can actually do something with your songs. This is great for at least one reason:  you’ll...

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  • Emulating musical models
    Online tutorials these days have a simple format. Just follow and of course you will need to slow it down, freeze frame it and work it up bit by bit in emulation of the model. This is what students do in coming to GCSE study in one Cambridgeshire secondary school and no doubt more widely. […]
  • Review: PreSonus Air Series
    The PreSonus AIR loudspeaker series offers great sound and enhanced portability at an acceptable price. Over the summer, I’ve been putting a pair of 15″ two-way tops with 15″ subs through some rather excruciating trials. The most recent event was a concert by the Australian duo Severed Heads. You can read the review at FOHonline.  […]
  • Bruce Springsteen Talks Politics, Marriage and Why He Won’t Write an ‘Anti-Trump Diatribe’
    Check out the second part of Variety’s interview with The Boss. The post Bruce Springsteen Talks Politics, Marriage and Why He Won’t Write an ‘Anti-Trump Diatribe’ appeared first on Level11Media.
  • Snapshot Review: Audio-Technica’s ATM350a
    Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with UniMount components We all know that to get the best, most accurate, sound from any instrument, with the least possibility of feedback, we need the mic to be as close to the source of the sound as possible. This can be a challenge, especially when working with an ever changing […]
  • “The Guys That Are In Control Are Not Honoring the Arts” (LA Times)
    While walking from his sculpture and painting studios to his recording studio on a typically Pacific-breezy afternoon, trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist Herb Alpert paused to describe his first brush with a horn. It was at a music appreciation class when he was a kid, Alpert, 82, said during a tour of his oceanfront Malibu […]