Let’s face it; recording music at home can be a daunting prospect! If you’re like me you love to write music and you’re passionate about bringing to life the masterpiece resounding in your head.
This article is a continuation of the article Recording Music at Home. Setup Setting up your studio is just as important as having the right equipment. Failure to create a controlled environment will result in poor quality recordings and poor quality recordings can never be polished professional perfection. The way you set up your recording space […]
This is probably why Autotune infuriates so many serious musicians: those variations in pitch aren’t mistakes in the performance; they are the performance. If you clean up those “errors” and quantize everything to the “correct” pitches, all you’re left with is dry, robotic music.
It’s not just the words you say that get a message across—it’s the way you say them. Similarly, in music there are many ways to “say” the same notes. Without following articulation markings, your playing could end up sounding like the equivalent of speaking in a monotone. Here’s an easy guide to help you become more “articulate” and bring more life into your playing by using accents, slurs, and staccatos.
There aren’t too many hard and fast rules when it comes to singing. Most singers can feel and hear their problem spots. “If your voice feels good and sounds good, it probably is good. If it feels bad and sounds good, something is wrong,” says Jeannette LoVetri, director of The Voice Workshop in New York […]
Many of us have a song inside our heads, whether it’s just a vague idea, a memorable hook, a catchy melody, or the whole package. No matter if you are starting from scratch or writing words for a particular tune, this article offers tips on lyric writing.
If you’re a singer, chances are, there is that one performer who you want to sound like. It could be anyone from Andrea Bocelli or Charlotte Church toJanis Joplin, Barbra Streisand, or Freddie Mercury. Perhaps there’s a certain style you hear and love, regardless of the singer. Some singers are drawn to classical sounds like […]