10 Tips to a Better Song

 

If you are getting ready to step into a studio to record, make sure that you start thinking before you ever put foot close to the microphone.  While recording has allowed for new wonders and expectations to be met with music, there is still the need to do some old fashioned needs to make sure that your songs are worth the extra track.  Following are ten tips that you can remember to make sure you have the arrangement correct before you begin recording. 

 

Midi Sequencer - Music Revolution

 

This has been my own method for many years and continues to be the method I use to construct backings for my live work.
Next - we'll look more closely at midi playback using midi hardware modules or midi software i.e. VSTi's - Virtual Studio Technology Instruments.
Note - VST and VSTi - are Steinberg trademarks.

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You Can’t Have Good Music Without Percussion

 

Percussion instruments are very old and have quite a history. Often used in folk music, these instruments add variety and a rural charm to music. In India for example, two pieces of flat metal are struck to form a bell like sound. This form of instrument is used in temples and prayer places across the country. Other popular percussions instruments include the drum, piano and xylophone.

All percussion instruments can be divided into two major and broad categories. Membranop...

 

Creating The Perfect Structure For Your Song

 

Elements of a song and ways in which you can combine them, covering the verse, chorus, intro, bridge, middle eight, instrumental, breakdown, outro and hook, plus break ups and break downs.

 

Voice Creation with Music Morpher Gold, Part 2

 

With a little planning and organization, you can create your own multi-voiced audio files, using MMG.  The editor allows you to record your voice and then apply effects to the recorded file. Working from a written script is helpful.  The built-in Voice Morpher is the key to a variety of vocal effects.  Using one of two basic techniques, you can change your natural voice into a unlimited number of character voices.

 

Voice Creation with Music Morpher Gold, Part 1

 

With a little planning and organization, you can create your own multi-voiced audio files, using MMG.  The editor allows you to record your voice and then apply effects to the recorded file. Working from a written script is helpful.  The built-in Voice Morpher is the key to a variety of vocal effects.  Using one of two basic techniques, you can change your natural voice into an unlimited number of character voices.

 

Tuning, Intonation, And The Saxophone

 

Playing your saxophone in tune with others in your band requires much more than simply playing a reference note into a tuner and adjusting the mouthpiece on the instrument. In order to really understand the tuning process and how best to tune your saxophone it helps to know the physics behind the sound that you produce while playing. When we are talking about physics and the saxophone we are dealing in the realm of invisible vibrations called sound waves.

To better underst...

 

Your Personal Tone Generator

 

A guide to getting a sound and trouble shooting
 
A good sound starts from the fingers, through the pick-up to the guitar and out. If you don’t start there, you’re spinning in circles and end up with a transparent (fuzzy) sound without body and response. “Your fingers are your tone generators”. Not the amps or pedals. Those are tools to augment your expression. That’s what guitar lessons teach you, not teaching you a song without teaching you, and guiding you in technique.
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A Good Music Tutor Will Never Go Hungry!

 

If you are a musician, and interested in teaching, then you will never go hungry! There is always a want for tutors - people will always want to learn music and need the guidance of someone else... you!

Ask one hundred random people, and chances are that the large majority will have an interest in singing, or playing some sort of musical instrument. Whether they enjoy singing, or playing, once you ask a little deeper you'll find that a large percentage of this number have ...

 

7 Tips for Effective Musical Practice

 

The quality of your practice is much more important than the quantity. The old saying "practice makes perfect" is only true if the practice itself is perfect. Here are 7 tips to help make your practice more effective and efficient.

 

5 Reasons to Learn Music Theory

 

Five good reasons why music theory is a must if you expect to perfect your musical talent

 

5 Important Tips on Piano Lessons

 

The connection between music and memory is becoming clearer every day. Learn why music is so important to the mind and also receive invaluable information before embarking in the beautiful journey of learning to play the piano.  This is must-have information to make an educated decision before embarking in the wonderful world of Piano studies.

 

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Music Lessons

 

Maximize your practice time so you will quickly advance at your chosen instrument.

 

3 Steps to Playing Comfortably for a Crowd

 

Use these steps to make yourself at ease while playing in front of others.

 

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