I don't know what it was about today, but it was fantastic for music. I had great students who all are eager to learn. My checklist got ticked today.
VOCAL WARM UP & EXCERCISE
SONIC TEMPO MUSIC TUITION WEST LOTHIAN POSTERS OUT
GUITAR LESSONS IN WEST LOTHIAN LESSONS COMPLETED
WEST LOTHIAN GUITAR LESSON EXERCISE SHEET COMPLETED
I also finished off a vocal demonstration for one of my favourite singer-songwriters.
He is one of the best out there. In this song, I was demonstrating an exaggerated Nasal quality with a slow release of air for that breathy sound.
FIRE AWAY BY CHRIS STAPLETON
Honey load up your questions
And pick up your sticks and your stones
And pretend I'm a shelter for heartaches
That don't have a home
Choose the words that cut like a razor
And all that I'll say
Is fire away
Take your best shot
Show me what you got
Honey, I'm not afraid
Rear back and take aim
And fire away
GUITAR LESSONS WEST LOTHIAN
I have been looking at doing a video demonstration of one of my favourite Iron Maiden songs, "Wasted Years".
I have been running through this a good few times, recording the bass and guitar against a programmed drum track all done on logic X. The purpose is to revisit the techniques used that I did for the third year of my degree in 2014.
This particular song required the correct support, controlled breathing and smoothness of notes.
Techniques used -
Belting in slight twang
Use of vibrato
Placement of notes
Exercise used – Blending of 5-tone scale saying (yeah) low bottom then lighter but not twang on the higher note (head resonance but light)
I hope to have this up on The Youtube site to share it.
After playing a good few gigs on The King Lot tour and battling the cold this week, I struggled with vocal fitness a little. To fight this, I tried to get as much sleep as I could and also drink lots of water.
The only downside of the water thing is that I have to go to the toilet all the time; This can be frustrating while travelling to another city.
Vocal fry technique for recovery works for me. I will be doing a video for this very soon for the site.