The use of shape notes started a couple of centuries ago in 1801, and for more than two centuries, it has been utilized, especially, in sacred music, though it has been used in secular music likewise. Its use started in New England and had been widely practiced in the United States’ southern region since its […]
The proper playing of Gospel songs necessitates a good understanding of Gospel Music. Gospel music is a specific genre of Christian music. Although Gospel music varies from one culture to another, there are similarities among them that make it possible to classify them into a single music genre called “Gospel music.” These characteristics and similarities […]
Most of us have already heard a love song or two that made us feel emotional. Why? Simply because love songs generally talk about emotions. You would surely swoon to the melody of “Yesterday” by Paul McCarthy and be transported back in time upon hearing “Devoted to You,” a song written by Felice and Doudleaux […]
The nasally sound is whiny and unpleasant. It’s quite acceptable if you are a country singer. It is a big no-no if you are singing pop, rap, choir and other contemporary songs.
You are undoubtedly fascinated by the speed by which rappers enunciate their lyrics; but sometimes, you would seldom notice the effort and the preparation behind the creation of rap beats. Rapping, as a musical form, incorporates street vernacular, rhyme, and rhythmic speech. This rhythmic speech is usually chanted in various ways with accompanying backbeat or […]
Are you breathing the wrong way when singing? In fact, breathing is one of the most important skills of singing that most beginner singers tend to ignore.
During the times when music videos were not yet popular, radio was definitely the best source of music for the common people. The radio popularized songs by playing these songs over and over again. But since the airplay for most songs were limited and were usually paid, most songs during the early days of pop […]
Practicing Do Remi Scales in singing is an essential vocal exercise to strengthen your music senses in terms of harmony and pitches. Almost everyone knows about Solfège. It teaches you on how to write down composed music, sing harmonies, and pitches. If you took musical lessons when you were a child, then you must be […]
In classical music, the male vocal range is divided into four categories whereas in choral music the male voice is categorized by the last two letters of SATB classification—tenor and bass. This difference in voice categorizations is due to the different requisite of classical and operatic music. Classical music pedagogues classify the male voice on […]