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
The Wide World of Concerts in San Francisco
For over a century, artists, musicians, "weirdos," and glamorous outcasts of all types have found a home in San Francisco. The city has become one of the most exciting, creative, and eclectic music scenes out there, birthing everyone from DJ Shadow to Tom Waits and Metallica to Santana. Every night in The Golden City, you can catch massive international names, killer local acts and, just maybe, "the next big thing" playing his or her first show ever. Its a thrilling scene to be part of, but it
3 Tools Every Successful Songwriter Needs
Do you want to write songs, but aren't sure where to start? After you've asked yourself these two questions, it's time to gather your materials and get to work. Read on for advice from Austin, TX teacher Gfire M...
Having started writing songs at age 11, then having studied with well-known songwriting teachers from Boston, LA, and Nashville, I have learned to keep three essential tools on my desk whenever I am developing a lyric. If you do the same, you will be able to add depth
Find the Best French Movies on Netflix Now
Studying French doesn't have to be all work and no play! Watching French movies on Netflix is a fun and easy way to give your French language skills a workout.
There are so many French movies online streaming that sometimes choosing just one can take all night.
To make your life a little simpler, each month we handpick a few of the best French movies on Netflix streaming. Check in with us each month for French film suggestions, and be sure to check the blog for even more French s
It's Never Too Late! 5 Musicians Who Got a Late Start
These days, we hear a lot about music artists who have made a name for themselves starting from a young age - pop stars like Christina Aguilera and sibling-duo Donny and Marie Osmond, for example. But dont worry if you dont have that kind of early-on experience - its never too late to start your music career! There are a number of musicians who either did not get into music until later in life or took several years to become famous.
Here are five famous musicians who got a late start in