Monthly Archives: August 2017

You can’t sing what you can’t hear

I’ve heard this from a number of places. Certainly there is a time in your practice room to just try stuff… But mostly you don’t sing what you don’t hear in your mind first. In other words…you don’t wing it…

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How To Use A Mp3 Song For Practice

You got 2 things you need to practice… 1) Musicianship 2) Muscle Memory Musicianship is how you get your songs to sound like the singers you are trying to emulate. It is the rhythm… Volume… Style… All in the context

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2 Weeks to Accompany Others On Guitar

OK, you don’t want to become the next great guitarist…at least not right now… You want to grab your guitar and play along to yourself singing… Or you want to play along to others singing at that party. Don’t go

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Real Song versus Artificial Exercises

OK… Exercises can be helpful. They help you work on certain issues… If you working on falsetto… Well then create an exercise to help you get to it.

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Repetition…But Each Time Better

OK…I am practicing singing a couple of runs from Sam Cooke’s gospel standard Wonderful. As I am singing however, sometimes I notice that all of the notes are not clearly hit. Cooke often does very fast runs that is easy

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Still Working on the First Riff in Wonderful

Still working on the first riff in the song wonderful. I had my first lesson with RnB Singing Lessons and the riff he heard I am still having a hard time recognizing. At any rate, I am soon to start

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Amazing Slow Downer…And What Folks Are Doing

OK… So when I was learning how to play harmonica, someone suggested that I grab hold of the amazing slow downer to slow down a background part so that I could play with it. Well, RnB Singing Lessons suggests using

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My First Exercise

So I have begun voice lessons… About a year and a half ago I started learning guitar from the excellent Justin Sandercoe online lessons. Over that time I have picked up harmonica as well. But as I posted my videos

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