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The Wow Factor

We’ve all witnessed performers whose mesmerizing effect sometimes outweigh their musical abilities. What is that special something that reaches out and grabs the audience by the neck and won’t let go? We could call it the ‘wow...

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You Got Talent

A friend of mine forwarded me a video of her daughter singing a couple of songs in what looks like her high school auditorium, followed by a request asking if I could do anything to help her: vocal coaching, guitar lessons,...

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Belting Basics Part 2

As I stated in my last article (Belting Basics Part 1), the broadest definition of belting may be the best: carrying a speech-like or yell-like sound to the top of one’s range. It is usually loud and resonant but not always. The...

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Belting Basics Part 1

Commercial singers outside of the musical theater world may wonder what belting is and isn’t. To be completely truthful, that same conversation is very common even IN the musical theater world! Traditionally, belting was the...

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Singing Live with Acoustic Guitar

Getting the most out of your mic setup. One of the most straightforward forms of live performance involves singing while accompanying yourself with acoustic guitar. In fact, it’s amazing what some performers can do...

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    Sensaphonics, the technology leader in personal monitoring and hearing wellness, is offering free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci for music industry professionals during the company’s COVID-19 lockdown. Dr. Santucci is a globally recognized expert and advocate in hearing wellness for musicians, and founder and President of Sensaphonics. Each day during April, Dr. Santucci will […]
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  • Silent Rehearsals
    So, you gotta rehearse the band but the neighbors have a problem with your blazing, shredding guitar leads and drum solos. Here are some tips for keeping your sound intact and your neighbors… The post Silent Rehearsals appeared first on Level11Media.
  • Behind The Scenes
    In December of last year, singer/songwriter David Wilcox enterted the studio to record his 16th album. Over the next 7 days Open Hand was recorded from start to finish the ‘old school’ way: on 2 inch 16 track analog tape. All songs were recorded live. Minimal overdubbing was used and there were no "computer tricks." […]