January 15, 2013
We came across a thought-provoking post last week on Forbes.com (not necessarily regarded as THE premiere indie music site, we’ll admit) titled "You and Your Musical Rut." While the author ponders, extols, and resorts to fear tactics to tout the values of musical diversity and broadening your musical horizons by not listening exclusively to one artist or one music genre, from a musician’s standpoint, this can also easily translate to not limiting yourself to playing one style of music.
November 27, 2012
As a vocalist preparing for a performance or studio date, “the obvious thing to do is rest,” recommends Daniel Ebbers, Associate Professor of Voice at the Conservatory of Music. “But there are environmental things, like being in a place where the decibel level is much higher than you think it is. To compete with the sound, you have to strain your voice to be heard or understood. Many times, people are unaware that they’re in such an environment, but when you’re a singer, you have to be aware of these environmental conditions.” Read more.