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  • The comfort of the performer - Part 1
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 1

    09/23/18 in Recording & Mixing

    In the previous article I mentioned the famous "comfort zone" of the singer. In the coming weeks we'll look into the material conditions around a vocal recording which are susceptible of helping the performer in creating this comfort bubble. And when I say material conditions I'm not talking about gear but rather to the physical environment in whi…

  • The modes of the melodic minor system
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    The modes of the melodic minor system

    09/20/18 in Music Theory

    After the brief deviation in the last installment, it's time to continue with our favorite altered modes.

  • Singing or the art of performance - Part 4
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    Singing or the art of performance - Part 4

    09/13/18 in Recording & Mixing

    To finish with the performance question, today we'll discuss a somewhat particular topic which was inspired by a comment posted in the French forum by ex-Moderator in Chief, Will Zégal, in response to a previous article

  • Harmony Basics - Part 60
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    Harmony Basics - Part 60

    09/03/18 in Music Theory

    Dear friends, do allow me to open a brief parenthesis in our harmony series with this article.

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 91
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 91

    09/03/18 in Recording & Mixing

    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!

  • Harmony Basics - Part 59
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    Harmony Basics - Part 59

    08/21/18 in Music Theory

    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…

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 90
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 90

    08/21/18 in Vocal Techniques

    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.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 58
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    Harmony Basics - Part 58

    08/20/18 in Music Theory

    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.

  • Harmony Basics - Part 57
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    Harmony Basics - Part 57

    08/15/18 in Music Theory

    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.

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 89
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 89

    08/13/18 in Vocal Techniques

    In this new installment of the chapter dedicated to vocal recording we will tackle the delicate issue of performance.