IK Multimedia announces iRig BlueBoard

I personally own a TON of IK Multimedia gear, using their products for recording, teaching, and other applications, so I always love to share their latest releases. The following is IK’s latest press release for an all new pedal board for smartphone and tablet owners…   IK Multimedia – the global leader in mobile music-creation…

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Dealing with Chronic Sinusitis via Massage Therapy

This free lesson comes to you from Licensed Massage Therapist Lonnie Winters. Lonnie resides and practices in Kentucky. He is also a singer and bass player and is currently working on his first book dedicated to massage therapy techniques for musicians. Being the heart of the spring allergy season, Lonnie and I wanted to cover…

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Preparing for an Audition

This blog is going to be a loooooong one, as it is a three-parter. But, by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to tackle ANY audition. Here we go! Part One: TO SING OR NOT TO SING-THAT IS THE QUESTION I must admit; once upon a time I was swept away by the American…

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Finding the Right Vocal Coach

There are certain professionals in the field who have downplayed the importance of vocal teaching programs, seemingly convinced that these programs are of no use, and believing technique can only be taught one on one. I must disagree to a point. You can learn technique from a book, video, or program, but if you seek…

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Learning to Sustain Longer Pitches

I have been blessed with the ability to hold out notes for what seems like an eternity. Whenever I perform, I am always asked the same question: “How do you hold out your notes that long?” I always tell them the same few answers. “Practice, practice, practice,” and, “If you follow the vocal training program…

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Food for Voice

Disclaimer: The following list is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease or illness. Before taking any of the following vitamins, mineral, or herbs, I urge you to contact your physician for consideration, and proper dosage amounts. I have been asked many times if there were any “tricks” to keep your voice healthy.…

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Instrumental Maintenance (for the Voice)

Well singers, I’m sure that you are aware that your instrument, AKA your voice, is made up of many moving parts to complete the “whole” instrument. To maintain the operation of your instrument, you must keep these parts lubricated to prevent friction buildup. This is similar to using oil to keep a car engine running…

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Fighting Flu Season (The Singer’s Solution)

Ah, the Fall is here and it’s cold season once again. As a singer, were all weary of becoming a flu magnet. Luckily, there are precautions that you can take to battle, prevent, and flush a cold from your system. The following features a partial excerpt from my book Raise Your Voice to help keep…

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New AmpliTube® release for iPhone, iPad adds iOS 7 support, featuring Inter-App Audio routing system

The most popular guitar-playing and recording-studio app adds iOS 7 support and Inter-App Audio functionality September 24, 2013: IK Multimedia, the pioneer and global leader in music-creation software, mobile apps and music-making hardware for musicians, engineers and producers, is pleased to announce a new version of AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the full-featured…

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Fall is here…Time for Superior Vocal Health

Back in 2000 as September crept upon me, I started to notice an itch in my throat that lingered for days. Days turned into weeks and fear set in. Nodes, possibly? I had to know. So I visited my ENT and requested he use an endoscope to review the condition of my vocal cords- that…

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