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Singing, or the art of performance - Part 3 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 91
Today we'll continue exploring the art of performance with an installment that could be easily renamed into "Theatrics for Dummies." However, anyone who takes the time to put into practice these tips will see an amazing improvement in the recording of vocal performances. Cross my heart and hope to die if they don't!
Altered modes, the specific case of the half-diminished… - Harmony Basics - Part 59
You might be wondering why I'm writing about these scales as a "particular case" even though I hadn't mentioned them when talking about the altered and Bartok scales. Well, these two scales often lead to a quite legitimate confusion so I decided to straighten things up and write an article to clarify things before moving forward. Even if that mean…
Singing, or the art of performance - Part 2 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 90
As you saw previously, the singer, as a performer, can be compared to an actor. However, unlike a "traditional actor," the singer must only rely on his/her voice to bring to life his/her character within the framework of a recording production.
Altered modes, the specific case of the Bartok scale - Harmony Basics - Part 58
In the previous article we started studying two particular cases among altered modes. Remember that altered modes are those built from a scale that is not major. The two cases in question are the altered scale and the Bartok scale. After having explored the first one in the previous installment, today we'll study the second one.
Altered modes, the specific case of the altered scale - Harmony Basics - Part 57
In the last article, I introduced you to the modes of harmonic and melodic minor scales. Before we begin to study each of them, I invite you to discover two of them more in detail right now, namely the altered and the Bartok scale. Today we'll begin studying the first one.
Singing, or the art of performance - Part 1 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 89
In this new installment of the chapter dedicated to vocal recording we will tackle the delicate issue of performance.
Introducing altered modes - Harmony Basics - Part 56
In the previous article we made a brief pause in the study of the characteristics of the different modes to introduce two particularly useful forms of writing in the modal system: the pedal and the ostinato.
Taking care of the singer - Part 2 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 88
Second installment dedicated to the things to do to prepare better for a recording session. Once again, certain things I'll write here might seem statements of the obvious for some of you. That said, I'm the kind who thinks that if something goes without saying, it always goes better if you actually say it.
Pedal and ostinato in the modal system - Harmony Basics - Part 55
In the last couple of articles we started to see how modes work, especially considering their harmonic characteristics and the cadences which support them.
Modal cadences 2 - Harmony Basics - Part 54
In this article we'll continue on the same path as last week, reviewing the characteristic cadences of each mode.