Learning to Sing Better Is Challenging But Possible

Do you have a good voice but you need a little more practice? Maybe you have a poor singing voice but you want to really sing but don’t know where to start. If you go to a music teacher, you will be spending at least $20 a half hour and then how many lessons and how much will that add up to? Singorama 2.0 is a great alternative to help you find your voice without spending hundreds of dollars for a voice teacher. Work at your own pace and on your own schedule.

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Playing The Keyboard – Time To Practice

There is no substitute for practice. By spending a couple of hours with your instrument every day you develop a special relationship with it.

You need to have a regular practice routine that contains certain constant elements (such as warm-up exercises) as well as variable elements that address your current avenue of study. And performing doesn’t count as practice. Although playing gigspiano or for your personal enjoyment is an essential part of your musical development, it won’t replace time in the practice room.

There are times, however, when you just can’t maintain a regular practice routine. All the other elements of your life crowd in and you find you have to grab a spare hour of practice wherever you can. It seems futile to embark on any long-range practice projects that will require weeks or months of steady work, because you know it won’t happen.

So should you give up?

Must you put off the idea of improving your musicianship until you have more time (and are you sure that time will come)? Here’s an alternative – I call it “target bombing.”

You have an hour to practice. Find something to practice that is not currently in your arsenal. It could be a lick, a scale, a set of chord voicings, a section of a tune, a transcribed solo, anything. But this is important: it must be small. Don’t set a general goal (e.g., mastering the McCoy Tyner style of pentatonic scale improvisation). Instead, select a little piece of business (such as a particular pentatonic lick to be learned in 12 keys). Assume that this is the only opportunity you’ll have to learn this particular item. Tomorrow you’ll move on to something else.

Approach the hour’s practice with this attitude: “What can I do within the next hour to permanently improve my musicianship in one very small but measurable way?”

More specifically, “What can I do to master this one item so that it will be self-reinforcing, so that it will immediately begin to show up in my actual performances?”

Your plan is to devour this one small thing so completely that it can’t slip away.

If it’s a lick, make it a short one and learn it in several keys. Work out the fingering.

Play it over random ii-V progressions.

Solo over a few tunes and work that lick in wherever you can.

If it’s a chord voicing, practice it in 12 keys, work it into tunes, and make sure you can make smooth transitions to and from other voicings.

If you don’t get it by the end of the hour, you lose it forever. But if you ingest it fully enough, then it will immediately begin to show up in your performances. It will become a small element of your style and you’ll never lose it.

This is target bombing. It’s intense, focused, and can be tremendously effective and satisfying. Although at first it may be a method that you use because you can’t find time for the more traditional, routine-oriented practice, you may find it so successful and fun that you make it your primary approach.

After all, you climb a mountain with thousands of small steps. Take each step so well that you never have to take it again.

I’ve seen this approach work wonders for many students, and I use it all the time myself. I’ve also seen it fail miserably for others. It requires a type of tunnel vision, a willingness to gnaw on one thing for one hour without letting other concerns intrude.

You might feel as if you are playing when you should be working or that focusing on a tiny area is not productive when there are so many major areas to be covered. But once you successfully target bomb a few small items, you’ll realize the needlessness of your concerns.

Anyway, try this method on – see if it fits your style

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Discover 3 Tips For Improving Your Singing Voice

Lets Take Your Singing To A Better Level…

If you dream of becoming a professional musician or just love to sing, you have a simple goal: you want to overcome your vocal barriers. You want to take your singing ability truly to the highest level possible.

What makes the difference between a world-class singer and an average singer?

It all comes down to how you practice singing and train your voice. You need direction on how to properly sing and train your voice. You also want to train properly to avoid damaging your vocal ability.

With the Superior Singing Method it will be like having a personal vocal instructor showing you precisely how your voice works, and how to work with each muscle of your voice to get the best results. Imagine singing like never before, with control, with passion, with beauty.

What you learn in this program:

  • Better Vocal Control
  • Develop More Accurate Pitch
  • Unlock Improved Tone
  • Improved Vocal Power
  • More Precise Vocal Agility
  • Develop Your Mix Voice
  • Increase Your Vocal Range
  • Learn Advanced Singing Techniques

 

What you get in this program:

  • 8 Learning Modules
  • Over 50 singing lesson videos
  • 31 dynamic vocal exercise audios
  • Daily vocal exercise routines

Go to the link below to go to the video and discover 3 tips that will improve your singing immediately.

 

 

 

Making Your Practice Time More Effective

Your skill at your instrument is the sum of your quality practice time. Progress comes from the hours of time with your tutor and your time alone with your instrument. If you want to take it to the next level you will need to 1) make the time to practice and 2) practice effectively within the given time frame. Spending hours playing the same familiar tune will not make you grow as a musician. Maintaining repertoire is important but learning new things and expanding your boundaries makes music exciting and fresh.

Your Practice Time Goals:

  • Maintain your current repertoire
  • Improve on tunes you are learning
  • Learning new skills

If you seem to only have time to play your current repertoire, you will need to do some creative time management in order to make time to go further in your practicing. More on this coming up.

Maintaining Your Current Repertoire And Skill Level

When you take a break from your instrument and come back, it is frustrating to see that what used to be easy and fluid can be now difficult or even forgotten. You start playing a tune and realize you don’t remember it all. Maintain your repertoire is important to keep those tunes memorized and available to play at all times. You need to determine your base level standard of playing ability and determine the time required each day and each week to maintain it. If you have a long list of tunes a rotation will need to be utilized to fit it all in such as practicing an easy, well known tune every 3rd day while practicing a more difficult tune every day. One idea is make a weekly practice log with a list of your tunes and log how many times you practice the tune. Make notes on whether it needs more work or if it can be done fewer times each week. Make adjustments to bring up the weaker tunes while keeping your stronger tunes at the same level. There are many factors of good playing: intonation, proper rhythm, proper note volume, etc. There are many things to put together into a beautiful piece. You can spend countless hours perfecting the same piece but does the audience really notice? At some point it is good enough. Extra time spent could be more productive working on something new and fresh. Time is limited. If you are not a professional musician and have a full-time job, then time is really limited.

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Improve On Tunes You Are Learning

We covered tunes you already know. You now have time allotted to maintain your ability to play these at an acceptable level. Now it is time to take it farther. You will be weak at some tunes and that is a good place to start. Brand new tunes you will always be weak at in the beginning. For example, you may be playing the tune at a slow tempo with no problem but if you speed it up to faster tempo then it all falls apart. The difficult passages are now glaring weaknesses needing work.

Working with a metronome comes into play here to get the tune right with a proper rhythm. You don’t want to play the easy parts at normal tempo and then slow down for the difficult parts. The rhythm section will not like you. Start slowly and gradually increase speed. Slow down apps or software will help you practice a tune with a recording. Starting slow and gradually pushing yourself faster towards the normal tempo. When those difficult passages make you fall apart again, slow down the tempo and build it back up. It takes time, but you can get there.

Learning New Skills And Take It To The Next Level

It is time to take it further. Remember you need to allot extra time beyond standard repertoire and new tunes you are working on. This is a gradual expansion into a new realm of playing. Some examples are: learning an exotic scale, a new syncopated rhythm, or playing at a faster speed than ever before. What if you are blues guitarist and you want to learn to try speed metal shredding? Working with the metronome or drum machine to speed it up will be one of your tools. You may need to change hand position to facilitate faster finger movements. You will notice your weakness when you start playing faster. When you are playing something difficult you need to be aware of tension. Always try to play in a relaxed manner with fluidity.

Other examples of expanding would be playing a tune you know in a different key or play it with a different rhythm. If you are a pianist, you could change up the left hand accompaniment pattern to a familiar tune. Improvisation is a skill that comes in handy. The ability to have your musical knowledge creatively streaming new melodies from your brain to your fingers is the mark of a great player. An improvisation session with a backing track or drum machine is a great way to let it flow and learn to feel the music. You learn to be creative on the fly.

The goal of these sessions is to expand your skills. It is not easy to find out that you are actually not good at something. You may end the session feeling absolutely frustrated. Also, some days you just won’t be 100%. Just accept that you were not at your best this time but you will strive to play better next time. It is a good idea to return to a tune you know well and enjoy so you end your practice sessions on a positive note. You should have the expectation that you will return to your skill expansion drills knowing they will difficult but with ongoing practice you will realize it will be productive and fun.

Managing Your Time

Most musicians have full-time jobs or school with additional commitments such as raising children. Finding time to practice with full mental focus and physical energy is a huge challenge. It can be done. You will need to map out time during the day. In the morning before work, you can spend 15 minutes practicing. At lunch hour at work, you could take drive someplace such as a park and practice your instrument for 30 minutes. Where there is a will there is a way. Each instrument is different due to portability, loudness, etc. You can’t play bagpipes in an apartment at 2:00 am but you could play screaming heavy metal guitar at that time with headphones plugged into your amp.

The key is to set a goal and then map out time in your day to work on it. You need free time. You need uninterrupted time such as away from your kids. You need time when you can make noise and not annoy anyone. Woodshedding time with no one around is good when trying something new. Some musicians may feel they don’t want others knowing they really suck at something. You may have difficult passages to work on where you go over it again and again repetitively. It may get to that point where everyone in the house is ready to shoot you. Then it is time for you to get away privately and work on it.

How much time per day? Depends. If it is a full work day, then 15 minutes to an hour may be all you can do. Days off give you opportunities to get more practice time in but it would be better to schedule shorter blocks of practice time than a long marathon session.

A one hour session may look like this:

10 minutes – Warmup / Scales / Arpeggios

30 minutes – Work on repertoire and newer tunes

15 minutes – Skill expansion drills

5 minutes – Finish off with a familiar tune

A 15 minute session may look like this:

5 minutes – Warm-up

10 minutes – Work on repertoire

A weekend may have the following:

9:00 am – 1 hour normal practice session

2:00 pm – 1 hour free improvisation

4:30 pm – 30 minute session of working on fingering techniques and roadblocks

Scheduling your time in blocks is helpful. Playing music exhausts your mind and body so you need to refresh yourself and lose any tension. Chronic tension leads to severe problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, shoulder pain and other issues. You need to walk away, take a break, and then get back to it refreshed.

Keeping a journal is helpful to write down successes, challenges and goals for the next session. Use it like you would track your exercise progress in a gym.

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The best way to improve as a musician is to transcribe. Taking a favorite tune and spending the time to figure out the notes, chords, and overall structure of the tune will make you a better musician. A slow-down software app comes in handy to figure tunes out in small, digestible pieces.

Transcribing utilizes many skills we would ever need to practice:

  • Aural – Learn by ear. Match the tones.
  • Musicality – Learn the notes, tone, inflection, and nuances.
  • Technique – Apply proper fingering to play the passage easier.
  • Music Analysis – The scales, arpeggios, chords, rhythm. The building blocks of all music are directly applied in the piece of music you are learning.
  • Composition, improvisation –Learning somebody else’s composed melody or improvised solo gives you ideas for your own creations.
  • Notation – Write it down so you can refer back to it. It also helps improve your reading.
  • Expand your repertoire – You have just learned a new piece of music.

Give It Time

Practicing over and over may eventually lead to diminishing returns. You will need to reassess where you were, where you are now and where you want to be. If you have huge gaps, seeking a knowledgeable teacher may be just what you need to address the area of concern. Oftentimes our brain needs time just to catch up and process information. Sometimes you can be amazed at sudden jumps in your skill level. One day you were struggling, then the next you got it and it does not seem so hard after all. Sometimes giving it a good rest is vital to the learning process.

Find A Teacher And Take Lessons

Learning on your own is possible but taking private lessons can really help you get through the sticking points much faster. If you have budget concerns set up biweekly lessons, smaller sessions or monthly lessons. Make use of the time productively. Come to the lesson with your goals and questions. Try to make the most of the practice session. Don’t spend the whole practice session going over Part A of tune that could be easily be practiced on your own. We all could benefit from private lessons from different teachers with different perspectives. You can even use Skype with a teacher far away. Online courses with video software is also very helpful to take your music playing to a new level. Musiciansresource.net provides many learning programs for you to learn new skills and expand your horizons.

Good luck on making a more effective practice routine. What you decide to do today will make tomorrow and the future better for you as a musician.

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5 Minute Guitar – You Have The Time To Learn

You have time throughout the day to learn guitar. 5 minutes can do wonders for your playing. Actually long drawn out practice sessions can wear you down and make you sound worse. Multiple 5 minute sessions throughout the day keeps your chops up and keeps learning fresh.

5 Minute Guitar is an interactive video course designed to make you progress to become a great guitar. They have an excellent membership site with videos, songs, theory. styles and technique teaching.


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Breaking Into The Music Industry

As a musician, building a career in music has always been difficult. Getting the break or getting noticed is not always easy. But in the current state of the music business it is a great time for musicians to take control of their careers.

How?

One resource that is highly recommended is the Musician’s Blueprint For Getting Heard.

This program is about leading new listeners and fans directly to your songs organically. You will learn how to generate fans and keep them in this step by step method.

You will get the full method plus bonuses for instant access. Quit wasting your time and get your music career on the right track.


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Jamorama – Online Guitar Lessons

As a musician, are you constantly inproving or are you stuck in a rut? Sometimes it is external things in your life that prevent you from being a better musician. Other times it is lack knowledge, lack of a mentor, or lack of the tools to make better music.

Jamorama is an online lesson platform that is proven to help you program your hands to play complex chords, lead patterns, and strums like a pro.

So far over 250,000 students have taken this lesson series. Have you?

There are multiple membership options and there is a triple guarantee that you will dramatically improve your guitar playing.


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We are expanding the website

Musician’s Resource is undergoing a big expansion in the next couple of months to offer great blog content, music lessons available and tools to become a better musician. As a musician you have a burning desire to succeed and become better than every. It takes great determination to be an accomplished musician. The music industry is not easy. Not only do you have to deal with keeping you musician skills honed, you have to deal with the business side if you want to make it career. Others are content with playing music for fun and enjoyment. There are many possibilities. You may play for a large crowd or for just friends and family.

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The main goal for all musicians is to play well. That takes practice and often you need a teacher or a coach to take it to the next level. Already we have resources and lessons for guitarists. Sign up for the newsletter to get great tips and updates on new learning programs. Whether you are a guitarist, pianist, home recording producer, marketing manager, vocalist, or beat master, Musician’s Resource will have something for you.