Archive for the ‘indie singer’ Category

INSPIRE#4: THE BIG ISSUE

After missing out on 2 issues of Inspire because we finally found a nice place in Perth!), I thought i might make it up with not 1, not 2, nope not 3, or 4, but 5 inspiring stories. You might also be interested in the face of all the moving, and the lack of a   Read More …

So you your gig is scheduled to start at 8pm and you have someone setting up your PA for you. (Yes, singers, sometimes it is not to be taken for granted that there will always be a sound company providing the PA and a sound technician guy you can just yell at to fulfil your   Read More …

I’ve received a few good questions from a few of my singing students these past 2 weeks. I thought this answer might benefit other students and budding performers as well. First thing to know is that if you perform in a bar or cafe or lounge, it is slightly different from running your own gig/concert.   Read More …

Congratulations to my student for nailing her first paying gig. Her question prompted me to share my advice with those who may have the same question. How does one prepare for your first paying live gig? My answer is, first, build a repertoire. These are some questions that will help you build an effective repertoire:   Read More …

This is Part 2 (Part 1 here) of my answer to a question from a student when she scores her first live paying gig. This could apply to original material (but I imagine singer-songwriters to be able to play their songs without the help of charts/lyrics at least eventually), but largely to musicians who are   Read More …

Typeface: a single style in a type family What’s the difference between Typeface and Font? Font actually refers to both typeface and font size. Historically speaking, since each size had to be manually re-drawn causing it to look slightly different at different sizes, it actually becomes a different font at a different font size. If   Read More …