How to Be a Singer: Finding Gigs as a Backup Vocalist
Backup singing is a crucial part of great albums and concerts. While it may seem that the lead singer has a tough job, it's easy to forget how challenging it is to seamlessly weave complex harmonies into an overall melody, all without taking over the spotlight. If youre a singer who doesnt necessarily want to take center stage, consider a career as a backup singer. Great backup singers get to be a part of some amazing experiences without the harsh glare of fame. Its a big job, but it's defini
How to Get a Raspy Singing Voice Is it Healthy?
Do you love the sound of a "raspy" singing voice? Find out the truth about this vocal style -- and why you may want to avoid it -- in this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R...
What do Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Steven Tyler have in common? They are all famous for their raspy, gravely voices. A raspy sound is so popular in some types of music that some people with normal voices want to learn to sing with a raspy tone.
Is it possible to get a raspy singing voice
15 Piano Love Songs That'll Melt Your Heart [Videos]
Do you want to learn some new romantic piano love songs? Below, piano teacher Liz T. shares 15 piano love songs that'll make anyone's heart melt...
Are you looking to add a few piano love songs to your existing repertoire?
Today, there are many well-known pianists who are able to transform a movie theme, classical piece, jazz standard, or pop song into a solo piece for the piano.
Below, I've rounded up some of my favorite piano love songs from a variety of styles. Try learning these
How to Sing and Play Ukulele at the Same Time in 4 Easy Steps
Learning to play an instrument is difficult enough, but what about trying to sing at the same time? It's really not as hard as it sounds! Here, teacher Willy M. takes you through the steps to play the ukulele while singing...
It doesnt matter what instrument I teach (piano, guitar, harmonica, drums, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and voice), every student I ever have, with the exception of those playing harmonica, asks, How do I sing and play my instrument at the same time?
The ukulele i
Five Reasons Why Learning Barre Chords Is Not As Complicated As You Might Think
Learning guitar barre chords, or chords created while clamping down all six strings with your index finger, intimidates many guitar students. However, these new chords don't need to be so scary! Austin guitar teacher Samuel B. breaks down five reasons why learning barre chords is not so bad...
I maintain little to no doubt that learning guitar barre chords is the most challenging advance for a student. Along the way there, I recommend practicing chords such as F (which involves holding down t