Month: June 2017

Can Live Performances Boost Your Musicianship Level?

The importance of performing live is a difficult topic to narrow down to a universally acceptable answer… Let’s see if I can come close! Each of us react differently in a live performance scenario. Some people get sweaty palms or suffer from a bad case of fidgeting. Some, like me, decide to put up a mental barrier, in the hopes of it contributing to a more relaxed image on-stage. Personally, I think giving a calm impression in front of my audiences will make the venue more relaxed and in turn, that ought to make me more relaxed. It doesn’t always...

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Top 10 Best Things About Being A Band Member

If you’ve ever been a band member, you may have experienced some of these before. Experiences may differ with each band! but for as long as there’s harmony between each band member, most of these will ring true. 1. You all learn together. This may seem like it’s meant for beginner musicians who are just forming their first group. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We each offer our thoughts, our creativity and our skills to the collective, in any band that we’re a part of. The people that you share a band with will learn from you...

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How To Create Your Own Unique Songwriting Style

A lot of musicians find it extremely difficult to mould their own unique songwriting style. Many of them could make it much easier for themselves if they would only open their ears to different genres… The invention of the internet has made the songwriting industry seem much more diluted than it actually is. What I mean by that is: Imagine how many styles of music were readily available to the entire world before the invention of the internet. How many genres were globally recognised? The answer is a handful, at most. Certain cities and countries would have had musical genres...

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Single Review – “Do What You Gotta Do” by Avishek Choudhury

Avishek Choudhury – “Do What You Gotta Do” (Single Release) Blackpool-based artist Avishek Choudhury has showcased his vocal capabilities throughout his recent release “Do What You Gotta Do”. There are some beautiful transitions from lower in his comfortable register, right up to graceful falsetto notes. This boy is certainly an up-and-coming talent in a genre that can only be described as “modern” folk. Even with some trance-style editing, you can still clearly depict Avishek’s folk roots. There are multiple moments when he demonstrates vocal harmonies which are perfectly placed and well mixed. An enjoyable listen. In acoustic / folk...

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