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Recording Music on an iPad

Can you really record a song on your iPad that can pass the audio quality test? Yes you can! Technology has made leaps and bounds in a matter of years and what used to take a full-fledged recording studio can now be done on your iPad with the help of a few apps and gadgets to connect your mic…

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Are Songwriter’s and Fiction Writer’s Brains Wired the Same?

Songwriters and fiction writers both live in fantasy worlds. Since I’m from both camps, having written and released songs, as well as written fiction novels, I can safely say that “we” (fiction writers and songwriters) live in this fantasy world of vivid imagination as our words spill out onto paper or into Word, whether  we’re…

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How to Write a Book (Fiction or Non-Fiction) in Seven Days

Hello singers…Many of my fans only know me as a vocal coach and author of Raise Your Voice, a singer, and an occasional glass breaker, ha-ha, but there is so much more  to than meets the eyes. I’m a jack of many trades, but If I am being honest, my favorite trade is writing. I’ve…

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A Mobile Rig for Singers? (Part 1)

Absolutely!!! You CAN have your own vocal rig for recording and for the stage to complete your vocal setup without costing you an arm and a leg. Technology has grown by leaps and bounds in only a few years. Now the latest iPhones are as powerful as the PCs of 10-15 years ago. I remember using the…

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Is Jaime Vendera a Singer?

Hey friends, it has been a while since I’ve blogged. Figured I’d dive head first and answer ALL of the questions I am constantly receiving via email to clarify all things “Jaime Vendera” First and foremost YES I am a singer, but my coaching life has taken the majority of my time over the past…

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You Should Just Give Up Singing… How To Deal With Criticism – Guest Post by Benny Valenzuela

Benny Valenzuela is one of my students and my marketing manager. He found an article in his Facebook news feed after another one of my students, Henry Crescini, commented on a post by another vocal coach. The other coach said some things that aren’t very nice about shattering glass with your voice. I don’t mind…

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About Volume – Guest Post By Diane Pettipas

Diane Pettipas, one of my students, has made INCREDIBLE progress with her voice (you can check out her Singer Spotlight interview here). I found a post she wrote in the Cool Singer Clubhouse Facebook group (if you’re not in the group yet, you can join here), and I figured it’s too good not to share:)…

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I am NOT a Master Vocal Coach!

Over the past ten years or so, I’ve quietly watched a trend developing in the vocal coaching community, which has caused me to shy away from many of my peers. I say this not out of disrespect to any other coach, nor to start some argument. I say it simply because I am not an…

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Vocal Health is an All-Day, Every-Day Necessity!

I have felt compelled to write this particular blog for some time, but just recently got around to it due to many of my singer friends dealing with issues due to the change in season. So, let me start by saying that I’ve written a lot about vocal health, discussed the issue with various doctors,…

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On Practicing – Words of Encouragement from John Bayne

What follows is a post from one of my best students, John Bayne. He wrote this in the Cool Singer’s Clubhouse, my private Facebook group that’s exclusively for my students. What he talks about is what many students experience. I know, I’ve been there too. It’s easy to just say “I’ll get to that tomorrow.”…

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