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Tips For Figuring Out Your Musical Talent

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Jutlan Dave

When it comes to launching a career in music, it’s important to know what you excel in. After all, the industry is full of people that have a variety of talents, so how do you know which is yours?

To start, figure out what you want to do. Are you a singer or just a general performer that can sing, dance and engage in a multitude of entertainment options? Are you a hip-hop artist or a country singer? The key to figuring out your musical talent is to determine where your passions lie. Do you love to sing with all of your heart? Is dancing your dream? Decide what you love about music or the entertainment industry and then follow your heart from that point. Figure out what you are good in, also; for example, entering some local or regional talent shows will show you how others receive your talent and how well you can perform in front of groups of people. This is an important skill if you want to become a musician of any caliber. And while you know you are talented, you must first find out if you can convey that talent to others before investing your time and resources into the music industry.

Next, you must figure out a way to showcase your musical talent. For example, if you are a singer, then you need to work with a London recording studio to put together a demo. The demo is your music on a disc of some sort that you can hand out to industry professionals to showcase your talents. Working with a London recording studio can ensure that you have the best demo possible to highlight your music talent in the best way possible. Music production is also the key to making sure your demo sounds amazing and gets you to where you want to go.

Once you have figured out what your musical talent is, you can pursue with all of the passion within you. Discovering your passion is actually the easy part; figuring out a plan to pursue it is where you will have to put in a bit of work. They key to working with an amazing London recording studio to make a demo that will show off this passion to those in the industry that matter and can help make things happen. From there, you will the ability to use your gift to touch the world.

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ARTICLE SOURCE: Dave, Jutlan “Tips For Figuring Out Your Musical Talent.” Tips For Figuring Out Your Musical Talent. 29 Aug. 2009. 16 Sep 2009

Vocal Singing Lessons Are Your Ticket To Becoming A Good Vocalist

Friday, October 30th, 2009

l_3cb4d037f3daab60a7e001b2da3672dcMany people dream of becoming professional singers, but the road to riches is not an easy one. In fact, the road to becoming a good vocalist may be even more difficult. It is true that often people are simply blessed with natural talent, but that is often not enough in the pursuit of vocal excellence. Like anything else there is a technique behind great singing, and perfecting that technique is what will set you apart from other singers.

For those singers who really want to elevate their skills vocal singing lessons may be something that you might want to look into. In fact, a top quality vocal lesson might be exactly what you are looking for. There are many different types of vocal lessons that you can look into. in fact, there are even vocal lessons that you can take via the internet.

When you are looking at starting vocal singing lessons you will want to find the right vocal coach for you. A lot of this may depend on what type of vocalist you want to be. Are you looking for someone to help you pursue your dream of country music? If so then you are not going to want to choose a teacher who specializes in rock ‘n roll. Additionally, if you are hoping to hit it big on the Broadway stage a vocal jazz coach is not going to be what you are looking for. Instead, look into a coach who specializes in your chosen area.

Additionally, you will want to meet with your prospective teacher to make sure that your personalities mesh well. This is someone who is going to be working with you on a very personal talent, and you need to be sure that you are comfortable receiving feedback from them. Trust your instincts on this. Chances are that within the first few minutes of your meeting you will have an idea if you like or dislike their personality.

Cost can be a big factor in your vocal lesson decision. Online vocal singing lessons may be a bit more affordable so if your budget is tight this may be an option that you are going to want to look into. However, if you are looking for one on one instruction you will want to budget for anywhere from $30-$60 per lesson depending on the instructor and the length of your lesson.

In a typical vocal singing lesson you can expect to begin by warming up with your instructor. This may consist of tongue twisters, scales, or vocalizes. From there your instructor will give you different pieces of repertoire to begin working on. The will help you to begin learning the pieces and then will send you on your way to do your work. At your next lesson you will warm up again, and then your instructor will assess how you are doing on your pieces, and then they will give you advice and techniques to help you improve. Within a few weeks you will start to hear a significant improvement in your singing!

About the Author

Skyler Jett is a prolific singer, songwriter and producer, who has worked with many top musicians, such as Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin. Vocal singing lessons are important, they are your ticket to becoming a good vocalist. Find more singing tips and techniques at

Learning To Play Praise and Worship Music?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Jesus Our Lord

Jesus Our Lord

Learning how to play Praise and Worship music is one thing many people choose to pursue when they begin playing music. This is a great way to learn how to play the guitar, or other instruments, since it allows you to concentrate your efforts on the chords, notes, and harmonies specific to Praise and Worship music. And if you love Praise and Worship, knowing how to play your favorite songs on the guitar this will only add to the fun. (more…)

Song: I Will Call Out Your Name

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The great thing about Jesus is that he is faithful to us no matter what we do. All we need to do is call out His name and He hears us and responds to our requests. Even beyond that he is a true friend in times of need.

I Will Call Out Your Name

Faithful and true are You my Lord.
Never ending is your love and devotion.
In times of trouble You are near,
Always ready with Your saving hand of grace.
And when I need someone I can trust,
Lord you are my strength and shield.

I will call out Your name when I need a friend.
I will call out Your name when I need a friend in my life.

I lift my hands
In praise to you Lord
For all that You have done.

[repeat chorus]

Words and Music by John Pape Jr
Copyright © 2003 The Mediatunes Project ASCAP
CCLI #Pending
All Rights Reserved


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Types of Guitar Strumming: Pick vs. Finger

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Here is an article I found at  In this article Nate Edwards share his insight in different strumming techniques.  I hope you enjoy the article and find it useful.  If you have any comments specific to this topic please feel free to post your comment.

Guitar StringsThere are 2 types of guitar strumming techniques you can use to make a smoother sound. The biggest complaint I hear from beginner guitar players is “I don’t think I’m picking the strings on my guitar right because I can’t seem to hit the note I’m looking for.”

This is frustrating and can be the result of a few things like the thickness of the guitar pick you are using.

So to help you get over this little obstacle I decided to share with you the 2 ways you can strum your guitar and the benefits each one offers.

Technique #1: Using the right pick.

You have to have the right guitar pick for what you’re trying to accomplish if you choose to use one. A guitar pick serves the purpose of producing a clear sound with more than enough treble in it.

Understanding the hardness of the pick is critical: a hard pick will make the sound harsh and a softer pick makes a “sloppy” sound like when you hit a tuning fork.

Technique #2: Strumming with your finger.

When I play sometimes I use my finger instead of a medium thickness pick. Do you know what purpose your finger serves when strumming? Your finger creates a very warm and inviting sound. Make sure you use the nail of your index finger while strumming the guitar strings and use your thumb as support for your index finger.

I prefer using my finger because of the feeling of control I get when strumming.

So now that I have told you what the 2 Types of Guitar Strumming techniques are I encourage you to experiment and find the method that fits your playing style. Click here for more tips to help you improve your guitar playing skills.

About the Author – Nate Edwards
Hi my name is Nate. I’ve been playing the guitar for almost a year now. I’m the lead guitarist and singer of my band “The Deep End”.

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Song: Cornerstone – Jesus is the Rock

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the “stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:10-12

As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
Romans 9:33

Cornerstone - Jesus is the Rock

True to the Word this Stone refused
by the builders was the Rock of Is-ra-el
So Don't pass by and ignore this Rock or
you will stumble trip and fall.

Cornerstone Cornerstone
Jesus is the Rock
Cornerstone Cornerstone
upon this Rock is love, sweet love.

Be not ashamed don't run away
In your belief in the Rock of Israel
So don't pass by and ignore this Rock or
you will stumbe trip and fall

Build on the Rock
Be firm in your faith
You will know the Lord


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Setting Up a Recording Studio for Beginners

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

A few years ago a person who wanted to record a CD would either pay enormous fees for studio time or need to be picked up by a record label. Nowadays when you are ready to record you simply set up your recording space with the equipment you need and start laying down the tracks for those killer sounds you hear inside your head. It’s that simple; but, before you start recording there are few things you’ll need for your studio.

#1. A computer and software program.

digidesign_protoolsAlmost everyone has a computer these days, but not just any computer will do. You need one that is optimized for music with a lot of storage, memory and the power to run your music programs. As for software, there are several options available and only you can decide which is best for your needs. Just remember your software and your computer is the brain power of your recording studio. Definitely get the best equipment and software program you can afford.  More Info…

#2. Sound Proofing

Sound proofing is a vital requirement in your recording studio as without it your instruments and voices will bounce off the walls, creating an echo when you record. A good medium for this is recording foam.. as it deadens the sound and allows you to record without the echo effect. Anything that absorbs sound will work; I’ve known some would-be-stars to use egg cartons! More Info…

#3. Soundcard


An audio soundcard with adequate inputs and outputs to allow you to record all of the instruments at once. Without an audio soundcard there is no way for the sound to get from your instrument into the computer! More Info…

#4. Pre-Amp

Pre-amps give your instruments that extra boost of good sound that you don’t get if you simply plug your instruments straight into the mixer. By pre-amping your guitars and basses, you will keep their best sound before they go into the mixing board. More Info…

#5. Monitors


Monitors are special speakers you’ll need to make sure that you have everything right. With monitors you will be able to hear the highs and lows of your recording so that you can make sure that it all blends together correctly. Recording head phones can work in this capacity as well if noise becomes an issue in your basement at around midnight. Remember, it’s all in the mix. More Info…

#6. Microphones



Recording Microphone Equipment is a must-have. Recording mics are not the same as a regular microphone. These are designed especially to capture all of the sounds from the voice on every side. Attached to the recording microphone should be a pop filter, which will stop the hard consonants and hissing from dirtying up the recording with muffled sounds. More Info…

#7. Audio Compressor

Audio Compessor

Consider getting a compressor. While this is an optional piece of equipment, don’t overlook it. Specifically used for vocals, the compressor prohibits the waves in the voice from reaching certain peaks, putting you in the red zone. It equalizes the waves so that you can adjust the voice to match the other instrumentation as you go. More Info…

Setting up your own recording studio can be an exciting challenge. These are the necessary basics …you will need.. to get you started recording your own music… in your own home studio. You can always add more equipment later – or take away unneeded equipment. The mentioned list will give you a good start… to a complete your home recording studio. Have fun!

About the Author Jimmy CL Newson deals in all aspects of the music industry from audio and video production to marketing and promotions. He is currently working on projects involving internet television, internet radio and live music performances across the United States. His primary focus is the independent music community. Visit his website at for more information.