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Tricks Sing High Notes

Feathers: To learn how to sing your full range, you may experience cracking in your voice. To solve this problem is to lighten up on the trouble notes let the notes float. The reason that the notes crack is the membranes and muscles do not have the “memory” required to do the transition you need. Sing through the breaks, do not stop otherwise a habit of doing so will develop.

Increase the air speed: Increase the air speed for the high notes, decrease air speed on the lower. The reason is this, different frequency has certain air speed to produce the best tone. Let your ears tell you that the balance is achieved. The tone should be clear pure and clear.

Tense jaws: Stretch the jaws and face before singing to make sure the jaws and face are relaxed. That is because if they are tense they will prevent you hitting those high notes. One way to tell if you are breathing correctly is that your chest isn’t moving, your belly is. Never strain or hurt

Put Music Into Your Life

Music is said to be a manifestation of the soul, in such a way that it ignites various emotions on humans. The brain of a human being reacts to the stimuli of the environment, and the sense of hearing is able to perceive sound in a way that makes a person feel various sensations throughout his whole system. The guitar, being an easily accessible and versatile instrument, has taken the interest of many; but not everyone can easily comprehend the way it is played. A little background on music would be really helpful in learning how to play this instrument, and here are some few things you might want to know.

Guitars are stringed instruments: the tension developed on the strings attached to the instrument causes a vibration that travels through waves and perceived by the ears as sound. This sound can be varied by varying the wavelengths that the sound travels in; hence, changing the tension on the strings would create different sounds. This particular method is termed as “tuning”, wherein the strings are adjusted to a

Read Guitar Music

Perhaps the very first thing that a guitar player should know, aside from the parts of the guitar, is how to read guitar music the right way. As we all know, this can only be made possible if the player knows how to read guitar chords from a chart. This is the only way that one person can read through the tabs, play them, and see if the guitar music is right or wrong.

Learning how to read guitar chords is the only way to learn how to play guitar. Being able to do so saves someone the hassle of looking for another person just to ask for information. In time, after learning how to read guitar music, one can easily say that what he has on the magazine guitar chart for a certain song is wrong. He can then move on to changing it and in turn, tech his friends the right chords for playing a song.

The standard way of displaying the correct guitar chord is through a guitar diagram. A guitar chord

Singing Harmony

Since singing harmony is so important to your career, one of the first things you need to learn as a singer is how to harmonize. Fortunately, there are lots of really good exercises out there that help you master the vital skill of singing harmony.

The first step in learning how to harmonize is one that you’ve probably already mastered and been using for most your life. Simply listen to music. That’s right, sit down and listen to songs. When you listen to music, pay careful attention and try to identify the instruments and notes being used. Listen to the singers and try to figure out which pitches they are using. Have a pad and pen with you and write down the notes and instruments that you think you hear. Taking notes is a great way to develop your powers of concentration.

One great way to improve your listening skills is to listen to a wide variety of music including genres you normally don’t listen to. This helps you develop some discipline and teaches you how to pay attention. A good way to learn to harmonize with instruments is to listen to instrumental music. The key

Learning To Play Musical Instrument

Notwithstanding, monetary gains may not be a benefit for playing the guitar but for other reasons related to discipline, popularity, self confidence and many more. To be successful in any endeavor, one needs to be well disciplined. The way you combine your fingers and your mind to harmonize the music is not a simple task but goes with self-discipline.

If you want to be popular in no time then, trust me, playing the guitar is among the fastest means. Your excellence in playing the guitar will popularize you quickly by means of the performances that you undertake. This has a spill over effect. Your tunes will be worldwide known and you will make more money if it is your wish.

Guitar music is best performed when you are a group. Your ability to stay and put the group together in times of play upholds your self confidence and sharpens your leadership qualities. This is vital in today’s world of specialization and interdependence. You will not be found wanting when it comes to networking or coordination.

With the few points discussed above, it stands to reason that learning to play the guitar is equally a route

Relaxation Techniques For Singers

This applies to singing in several ways. Often we know we are too tense, but when we try to relax, it just gets worse. The major tension places for singers are:

• The jaw. Actually the two places where the jaw hooks to the skull at the ears.Tension in this area should be approached by saying to yourself “my jaw feels like rubber. It loose, hanging – like I had a shot at the dentist’s. Then your suggestion to yourself is a positive action. You’re not saying to “relax”, but rather to do something which will cause relaxation. Also, wiggling the jaw slightly during rests helps a lot.

• The neck and shoulders. Develop the habit of gently rolling your head occasionally when you feel tension coming on. The same for shoulders. Keep moving up there.

• The back. Tension in the back is often caused by poor posture. Get that spine straight. You don’t have to look like a tin soldier, but be aware that tension can collect there and hurt your singing.

Uniqueness in Your Voice

1. Focus on a specific type of audience. You cannot expect to please everybody. You must have a specific market where you are selling yourself. Different groups have different taste in music. Groups can be categorized by age – teenagers, pre-teens, oldies, young adults, or children. They can also be by gender – male, female, or even from the gay community. You must have at least one specific target group that you want to sell yourself to. Focus on what this group likes and adjust your craft to their taste.

2. Research on other styles. All singers have a preferred genre to listen to. Their preferred music is also usually the music they like to sing. In order to explore more on your musicality, listen to other genre and try them out. You might be surprised that you’re better at another genre – one that you least prefer listening to.

3. Modify your style. Play with your vocals and put a trademark sound. You can modify it by either putting more vibrato to it. If you already are good with vibrato, try putting your vibrato at the end of each phrase you sing instead of all

Spanish Flamenco Guitar


“Flamenco” is the name most widely associated with Spanish music. And although it is definitely part of that country’s culture, it’s native only to the Southern region of Andalucia. However this does’nt mean that if you’re not born in Andalucia, you can’t be a “genuine” Flamenco artist! There have been, and continue to be, many contributors from other regions and other countries. Most notably Latin America and Cuba.

Originally, Flamenco was the music of the Andalucian gypsies. And, understandably, those who grew up around them were called “Flamencos.”

Just as this style of Spanish music was result of centuries of influence and “cross pollination” by and from Byzantine and Moorish influences, the same is true for the evolution of the Spanish Guitar.

Cross Pollination

After the Islamic invasion of Spain in 711, the region of what we today know as Cordoba, became a center for Islamic musicians. Who were obviously influenced by the local music. The first phase of the guitars’ evolution was the addition of a fifth string to the Islamic Oud. The resulting instrument was the Andalucian “Nuba.” More commonly referred to as the “Moorish Guitar.”

Centuries later, elements

Microphone Singing

Be aware of you’re the volume your are singing at and your proximity to the microphone. Ideally you want the microphone to be as hot as possible without causing distortion. Naturally that means if you are hitting a loud high note, you need to back away from the mic. How much you need to back off the microphone really depends on the singer. It takes a little practice to know. This holds true in the recording studio as well as on stage. Although producers can correct the problem, they would rather have a singer who can work the microphone.

Singing on pitch into a microphone takes some practice, especially if you are recording with headphones on so that the playback is not rerecorded as well. An old trick is to take one head phone of so that you can hear you voice as you are used to hearing it. On stage, you have to get used to the minor delay, and difference from when you hear yourself. The sound has to travel further to get back to you. That is why it is so important to have a monitor. Sound is very directional. If you cannot hear

Concept Of Rhythm

Pitch expresses the relative “height” or “depth” of a sound. Once we know how to listen to the note played and recognize the concept of height and depth in a note, only then will we be able to understand the concept of the rhythm required to play a particular piece of music.

It is important to stress now that pitch is a fixed and permanent system of values, while rhythm is a relatively flexible one, which cannot function without some degree of interpretation.

In order to understand the relationship between the length of a note, it is necessary to explain the function of the pulse or beat of the music.

The pulse or beat provides the basic structure around which the rhythm is built. The speed of the pulse will differ from piece to piece, and often varies within a piece of music. This all depends on how the composer has written it, or it can also be altered by the performer to suit their musical skill.

Rhythm values fall into two categories – simple and compound. If learning to read music notation it is only necessary to comprehend the visual difference.


Learning Classical Guitar

Surfing the net, you will find quite a few websites devoted to the guitar. Instructional manuals on how to play classical guitar music, various firms advertising free classical guitars, and in-depth classes on how to play like a professional in just one hour, yeah good luck with that. Some vendors charge for course materials, whereas others offer a little bit of information for free on their website. Some free websites will give you short classes on the correct posture, the proper playing position and where to begin.

Reading classical music of any kind can be a challenge. Unlike regular sheet music, there are a lot of special notations and marks around the notes that can be very confusing to the uninitiated. Some free websites will actually list what all these notes and symbols mean and how to play them on your classical guitar.

Your fingernail is an essential part of playing this instrument. Interestingly, in classical guitar music it is suggested that you grow your fingernail out just a little bit in your strumming hand. This may sound silly but you should seek information on proper grooming and care of your fingernail. You want to play

Improve Your Rockstar Voice

Get energized before a performance.

You’re about to go on stage and all of sudden, you’re getting nervous. If you feel jumpy and kind of nervous before a performance, you can use it to your advantage!

Do some quick jumping jacks or squats or push-ups backstage. Not only are you working off your stage fright, but your getting more air flowing through your body for a maximum performance with your rockstar voice.

Try to cut back or stop smoking.

Smoking can only hurt your chances of having a rockstar voice. I’ve heard a buddy of mine mention how he screams with so much more rasp since he starting smoking.

I hope he knows he’ll be talking with more rasp for the rest of his life. Smoking will damage your lungs, constrict your air flow, and ruin your vocal chords. Try to quit if you can.

Be aware of how loud you speak before a performance.

If your band is playing next at the rock show, you’re probably walking around mingling with fans and having a good time. Did you know you could be ruining your voice for the night?


Information of Guitar Music Theory

Let me tell you some of the basics, music theory as it applies to guitar is built up of the following: scales, steps, chords and chord progressions. Each of these contribute to the overall song. It can be thought of as a recipe as if you are making a type of food. Start with a tortilla, add some rice, beans, some chicken, sauce and cheese. These are each parts in the recipe that contribute to the overall delicious burrito. The better each of these ingredients are, the more well defined and unique the taste but each of them contribute, even if they have been tasted before to making it something you can recognize.

To make a song you need to use different things like: a major scale, a chord progression and rhythm . A scale is typically a major or minor scale, it represents the relationship that notes have to each other. The C Major Scale is defined as: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C. A G Major Scale is defined as: G A B C D E F# G. Now each of these has a step sequence between them. It helps to use different amounts of steps like a whole or

Guitar Music Notation Tools

* Guitar Pro

While you will probably find Power Tab sufficient for many purposes it does have a few limitations and quirks and being free, doesn’t evolve much. If you want something a little easier to use and more powerful then it is well worth forking out US $60 or so for Guitar Pro (you can try a free trial version before deciding).

Guitar Pro is a very complete tab editor and playback tool that offers all the features of Power Tab plus a few more and is friendlier to use to boot, for example you can enter music with an on screen guitar fretboard or from your instrument via MIDI. Note that Guitar Pro can read and edit all your Power Tab files, but the reverse is not true.

Apart from ease of use the main advantage Guitar Pro offers is better sound quality and easier control of playback. It has a useful looper feature to repeat a selected passage at slowly increasing speed to help you learn it. Guitar Pro is also good at handling multiple tracks and instruments, useful if you want to create rhythm and lead parts or arrange your music

Vocal Warm Up Exercises

Breathing Exercises

As a singer, breathing correctly is imperative. First, take a long deep breath to loosen up the diaphragm. In order to breathe correctly while singing, you need to make use of the lower part of the lungs as well as the diaphragm. An easy and effective exercise to attain this is deep breathing. Breathe in deeply, your rib cage and back should expand and count to 5 before breathing out. Force out every single air in your lungs by breathing out for 4 counts. Deep inhalation and exhalation is imperative to make your singing voice sound pleasant.

Vocal Strength Exercises

This is another good vocal warm up exercise. First, hum to make the vocal chords relax. Gently press in your cheeks with your hands; press in your checks until the inside touches your teeth. After that, press your lips together and begin to hum the sound ‘brrr’. Try to make the sound your produce even for 2 minutes. As you do this, you are going to feel vibration on your lips, however there will be no vibration on your throat and mouth as they will be relaxed.

Lip-Roll Exercise

This exercise

Jazz Rock Fusion Guitar

Jazz was constantly around in Steve Khan’s home since his father liked to hear recordings of any and all versions of his own hit songs. Khan remembers when Bob Spickard, The Chantays’ lead guitar player, introduced him to The Jazz Crusaders’ “Tough Talk” and Wes Montgomery’s “Boss Guitar” albums. It was years later, when he purchased Wes Montgomery’s “Movin’ Wes” recording and heard “Caravan” that he knew he would never be a drummer who could play on the level of Grady Tate!

At the age of 17 Steve Khan changed over to guitar and was quickly playing gigs in the Los Angeles area. Through an unexpected set of conditions and his working with the R & B group The Friends Of Distinction he wound up playing and recording with keyboardist Phil Moore, Jr. That led him to playing on Wilton Felder’s solo LP, “Bullitt”. Steve could not believe that he was doing something with one of the members of The Jazz Crusaders whom he so admired.

Steve Khan graduated from U.C.L.A. in 1969 with a B.A. in composition and theory. His father aimed to direct him away from the possible disappointment of artistic mediocrity and toward

Must Learn Basic Guitar

Sign Up For Guitar Classes Online

First up on my list of guitar tips and tricks, I highly encourage you to sign up for guitar classes online. There are a few reasons why I prefer these to offline lessons. Firstly, with guitar classes online, you do not have to travel to a music school to learn basic guitar. This saves you quite a fair amount of money. Secondly, most of these online lessons come in the form of video tutorials. Hence you can pause and the video if you have difficulty keeping up with the lesson. Thirdly, this also means that you can watch the videos over and over again if you still have difficulty understanding the concept, and you can watch the videos again later on if you wish to have some revision.

Follow The Lesson Plan Closely

I know that it may be tempting to skip a few lessons or watch some lessons in advanced, especially if you are really enthusiastic about learning something new. However, this is not something that I recommend. The reason why there is a lesson plan is because if you learn just a few techniques here and there,

Play Acoustic Guitar Music

To learn anything correctly, you must first begin with the basics. There are a few recommended online lessons that well guide a beginning guitarist on the first few steps to becoming a guitar master. The best guides teach techniques such as how to hold and tune the guitar. After these lessons are covered you will learn other essential methods such as fingering placement and reading notes for acoustic guitar music.

The first lesson you should learn with your online course is how to read chord charts. After you practice this method you will soon discover the numerous of tunes that can be played. Chord charts represent the strings and the frets along the guitar. Once you learn the right finger placement for the chord charts you will then practice strumming techniques. By this point you will be fully convinced that you can become a great guitar player.

There are several people out there wanting to learn how to play the guitar. They key to doing so is practice. Many do not realize that you can not completely teach yourself to play an instrument and a guide is needed. If a teacher does not fit your schedule

Easy Chords

Remember in your guitar music lessons that your focus is rhythm and tempo to begin. That’s why it’s so important to start with chords that are relatively easy to execute. It’ll help to keep your mind off the insignificant things in the beginning.

So, for this lesson, we’re going to look at some of the simple chords that you should easily learn to nail your favorite songs. When we’re done, don’t stop there! Work on the next level of chords to see what you can accomplish.

The first chord we’ll look at is the ‘A’ chord that contains the notes ‘A’, ‘C#’, and ‘E’:







This is how the chord is intended to be played, but sometimes isn’t taught this way in most guitar music lessons. Remember to keep the low ‘E’ string out of the strumming pattern so the chord rings evenly.

if you wanted to add some variation to the ‘A’ chord, you could play ‘Asus2’. ‘Sus’ stands for suspension. It just gives a little difference to the sound and isn’t all that difficult to play either. Use this formation:

Theory Numbers & Intervals on the Fretboard

The Theory of Major Scale Intervals

The major scale is used to measure the distance between notes. For example, the distance between the first and second notes of the major scale is two frets, one whole-step or a “second” interval. The distance between the first and third notes of the major scale is four frets, two whole-steps or a “third” interval. There are seven notes in the major scale and thus seven intervals. An eighth term, octave, refers to a higher or lower occurrence of the same note.

Harmonizing the Major Scale in Thirds

Guitar players map out interval shapes on the fretboard, then use these note combinations to play musical parts. One way this is accomplished is by playing entirely through a major scale pattern and adding a third interval to each note. In other words, playing through the major scale two notes at a time with the second note always a third a head. In order to do this correctly notes must be confined to the major scale being used. As a result, some third intervals are major while others are minor. Playing in this manner is one way to harmonize the major