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Cool Creative Tool

 

Hey all!

We are all creative people and if you are like me, you are always looking for new ways to make your art unique and different so it stands out from the masses. Well today I wanted to introduce you to a new creative tool called the “Jamstik!” It’s a portable wireless guitar that can also serve as a midi controller and it’s a blast to use. I’ll give you a quick overview and then leave some links for you so you can read more about it if you wish!

If you like to color out of the lines this video is for you.

Until next time, have a great week!

Cheers,

Laurie

Selecting a Vocal Coach

 

Howdy all!

Last week I talked about five things that I felt were having a positive impact on the quality of my music. Well today I just wanted to expand on one of them and share with you how I procured a vocal coach. In my mind I thought vocal coaches were all basically created equal but I found out very quickly that is not the case…duh, right!?! As I started searching I could see there was a lot to consider.

So in this video I outline how I found a vocal coach that resonated with me and fit with my music!

Hope you find this helpful and I’ll see you next time!

Cheers,

Laurie

Five Tips to Improve your Music

 

Hey!

I know as artists we tend to keep striving for perfection in our art. Nobody knows what perfection really is, since it’s definition is different for everyone. However, I think we have a bit of a “bar” in mind of where we need to be. So I wanted to share with you five things that I am doing that I feel are having a positive impact on the quality of my music. They are not hard, they are not expensive but I can surely hear the change. I have to admit that with a couple of these, do to their simplicity, I was in disbelief of their effectiveness. I guess when it comes down to it all those little nuances really can pack a big punch collectively.

So if you have interest in learning more about these practices please sidle up to your computer and press the triangular button!

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Laurie

Music Experiment Update 3

 

Hey all!

I wanted to give you another music experiment update. I am following Leah McHenry’s “Savvy Musician Academy” but only to a point. I am basically following the suggestions that I feel are a good fit for me. She is a big advocate for FaceBook and admittedly I most times would rather put a lit cigarette out in my eye than post on Facebook but I do see how it can be a good tool. I am using it in moderation to ensure I maintain good mental health (lol.) In this segment I explain what I have done, what I’m doing now, what my focus is and where I want to go.

I am in this for the long haul and excited to see where my trek takes me. So go get some snacks and give a watch if you would like.

Cheers,

Laurie

Earphones VS Headphones

 

Hey!

So I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver which is a huge trade show that showcases high end earphones. It’s the place where audiophiles roam freely and can be quite a sight (I mean that lovingly). If you are not familiar with “in ear” earphones, they actually have a sound port that you put memory foam tips on and insert them in your ears (I highly recommend Comply brand tips). What’s cool is that they really isolate well and you get to hear all of the nuances in the music which you won’t get with a cheap set of Apple “type” earbuds.

I was looking for a set specifically for “in studio” use so I don’t have to wear the heavy earphones while I perform and lay my tracks. I found a few good contenders and wanted to share my thoughts.

If you are a musician or someone who really appreciates good sound this vids for you!

See you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

Music Experiment Update #2

 

Hey there!

So it was brought to my attention that I should give a few more updates regarding my music experiment with using the Savvy Musician Academy. This makes perfect sense and I apologize for being a bit of a dunce and not posting more information. I mean, the whole point of the blog was to follow my progress right?

So in this edition I will give an overview of what I have been doing, what my focus has been and some of my plans for the future. Truth be told I have been mainly focusing on creating a good product and not so much on the marketing yet. I have to have something people want before I start asking them to buy it, yes?

So if you want the “low down” sink into your comfy chair and have a watch!

Hope your week is a winner thus far!

Cheers,

Laurie