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The Singers Craft: The Art of Letting Go  

 

All creative people seek a way to control the process of making art. Just like a sculptor approaching the clay, we singers  are in the habit of shaping, molding or creating a performance.  We believe thats how we can make the music strongest and express who we are to the larger world. To some extent this is true. But this belief (which most of us hold on an unconscious level) is also a way to allow our perfectionist full reign! 

Art built from fear is never as strong as art built from trust- courage-

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Why Hasn't It Happened Yet? 

 

A few words about “Timing”. 

Nothing happens until we are ready! We are constantly pushing for our dreams to come true faster and impatient that we are having to wait, when in truth reaching our goals is a slow step by step process, and every step is built on the one before. You don’t get to the top of mountain without climbing every step

Our creative ego’s want everything right now. A manager, a record deal, a world wide tour etc. All of this is good to desire, to be working towards as our vision…

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Building A Showcase Set: Practical Tips Part 2!  

 

 What Kind Of A Ride Are You Taking Us On? 

Once you have created a basic sketch of your showcase set sit back and take the time to ask yourself some important questions. 

*What kind of a ride are you taking the audience on? 

*What emotional experiences are you asking them to join you on? 

*What do these songs tell the audience about who you are and your identity? 

IF it becomes clear that the songs are all similar in tempo you will want to consider switching some of the songs in order to build…

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Building A Showcase Set: Some Practical Tips (Part 1)  

 

Giving an audience of industry folks a snapshot of who we are as artists is a daunting task.  However I challenge you to do the hard work of distilling your world down to a short set of 5 or 6 songs. Its a very useful exercise that will teach us a whole lot about what we have to offer our audiences. 

Don't worry about getting it right the first time. The "perfect" showcase set is a rubicks cube that will take time and lots of trial and error to figure out! 

WHAT KIND OF PARTY IS THIS? 

Some…

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5 Career Tips For Aspiring Singers!  

 

Hello Singers! 

I get asked for career advice from up and coming artists all the time. Here are a few things every aspiring singer should be thinking about career wise: 

1) Work your voice so you are getting the most out of your instrument! Raw talent is never enough. Keep working on your craft so your voice is always growing and becoming the best it can be. 

2) Make sure your live show is top notch. No-one is surviving in the music business these days without a fantastic live show. You want…

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