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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.
Taking care of the singer - Part 1 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 87
Today we'll see how you can look after the singer during a recording session. Do note that for the sake of simplification, whenever I write "singer" in this chapter I will be referring generically to any person who sings, raps, slams, etc.
Lighting accessories for musicians - Tools to play with lights when you are not a light technician
If you only have your talent and hard work to deliver a good concert, here are some nifty tools to help you make your gigs more visually appealing.
Modal cadences 1 - Harmony Basics - Part 53
There's probably not one single article in the first 45 articles of this series, which dealt essentially with the tonal system, where I didn't mention cadences.
Recording vocals - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 86
This week we'll begin discussing one of the most important topics of this series: vocal recording. As you will see in this brief introduction, recording vocals correctly doesn't just mean putting up your best mic with the ideal preamp in the right environment... Far from it.
Harmonic rules for the Aeolian and Locrian modes - Harmony Basics - Part 52
In the previous article you saw the rules for the Phrygian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes. Today we'll look at the Aeolian and Locrian modes.