While there are so many ways you can play the guitar, when you consider how many ways you can manipulate and alter your sound on top of that, your possibilities become limitless.
Vocal fatigue is one of the most compromising conditions a singer or vocalist can face, and when it comes to recording, anything less than your best performance just won't do. Some describe vocalists and singers as athletes, and you should adopt the same mindset not only in regards to practice and training, but also caring for your voice in order to avoid vocal fatigue.
Many songwriters who are just starting out struggle with having a drawer full of songs they feel are ready, but they don't have the resources to get them to an artist. I'll admit this can be a daunting task. To help guide songwriters through that sometimes stressful process of connecting with artists who might want to record their songs, we've compiled these four helpful tips. Have one of your own? Let us know in the comments!
In both teaching songwriting as well as talking with fellow writers, I often hear, “Such and such a song defies conventions and is a major hit, yet mine, which does something similar gets rejected! What gives?”
It's a difficult issue to address, and the reasons why songs that “break the rules” are successful are numerous – which I'll get into here.
As I already discussed in part one, sharing music in many different formats and forms between full albums is a great career move because it keeps your name (and your art, of course) on people’s minds, and it allows you to dedicate the necessary time to your craft in order to ensure you’re really doing your next album justice.
In the previous post, I discussed five options that would work for many musicians when it comes to in-between projects, and in this continuation, I’ll give you five more. I wouldn’t suggest choosing multiple options — you might delay finishing a new album for several years — but one or two before a proper record comes wouldn’t be a bad idea!