5 Reasons Why You Should Learn a Musical Instrument Beth, Piano Coach at Sono School Of Music, explains why learning a musical instrument is one of the best things you can do for your brain. It’s been theorised and studied for years and years; what does the human brain benefit from learning a musical instrument? […]
By Jasper, Drumming Coach at Sono School of Music The evolution of the modern drum kit and the musical vocabulary of the people who play it has been a continuing process since the beginning of the 20th century. It’s so important for drummers to check out some of the influential musicians who have helped to […]
Benefits of Singing In A Choir The rush of excitement you get when you hear everyone come together in harmony, the high you feel after you’ve left rehearsal or the sense of belonging you feel when you are at rehearsal with a group of supportive people you are able to call your friends… Some of […]
Setting Up The Drum Kit – Part Two Welcome to part two of our Setting Up The Drum Kit Series. In this video, Jasper walks you through how to set up your snare drum and toms. Enjoy! Want to jump back to Part One? Check it out here!
Rock Singing Techniques Let There Be Rock Singers! Jackie, Voice Coach at Sono School Of Music takes you through how to smash that rock sound you’ve been after. I grew up on AC/DC, Queen and an awful lot of Pink and Pat Benatar. All I wanted to do was sing rock at school, whether it […]
Setting Up The Drum Kit – Part One If you’re trying to play something and it feels more difficult than it should be, it could be the way your drum kit is set up. In this video, Jasper walks you through how to set up your stool, bass drum pedal, beater, double kick pedal, hi-hat […]
Different Genres and Styles of Drumming Communication is one of the most essential things we do in everyday life to send or receive information, messages, and signals from each other. Music is a special form of communication. We can communicate through music by playing an instrument, to listening, tapping, and singing songs with messages. Music […]
Bands and Singers: How to Make Covers Your Own You have mastered good technique and you clearly need a challenge. Usually the next step in your singing and musical path is creating individual covers. But you’re not simply singing an artist’s song, you’re rearranging the song and vocal melody to add your own creative spin. […]
Unless you are a practicing musician, performer or public speaker, performing is probably not something that you do often. It can be nerve racking, but here are some tips and strategies to help you feel as prepared as possible before tackling the stage. LEARNING YOUR LYRICS OFF BY HEART The first step as a […]
Your Body is Your Instrument: 7 ways to use your body more in singing. THE SOFT PALATE Does your higher register sound too airy? Even when you’re really engaging your belly muscles? The reason why is…your placement is off. When notes are really high, they get their strong resonant quality from the soft […]
How To Sing Pop There’s no denying that pop music brought us the greats; Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson to our beloved Spice Girls and who could forget our royal pop princess Britney. How do they do it? Firstly, there is definitely some intense cardio involved for all that crazy dancing, which we can’t give […]
3 Essential Rudiments for Drummers Check out this video for 3 essential rudiments you need to incorporate into your warm up routine. It is so important for drummers to warm up their wrists and fingers up before a day of drumming. We call these warm ups “rudiments”. A rudiment is a drummer’s bread and […]
Introduction to Rock Grooves – crotchet and quaver based rock grooves. Rock grooves are a great way to get started drumming rock. Liam walks you through some entry level crotchet (quarter note) and quaver (eighth note) rock grooves. Don’t forget to count along! Want more tips on drumming? Check out these tips to increase your […]
Increasing double stroke roll speed: The open close technique Jasper shows you how to increase your double stroke roll speed using the open close technique.
Dislike the sound of your singing voice? Jackie gives you some great tips to help you build a positive relationship with your voice. So you don’t really like the sound of your own voice? Guess what, you’re not alone. Students come to me all the time saying they hate the sound of their own voice. […]
Performance Tips: Eye Contact – with Josh Check out Josh’s top performance tips to really connect with your audience using eye contact.
9 Tension Busters For Better Singing Jackie, vocal coach at Sono Music, gives you these top tips for busting tension! 🙌 NECK TENSION If you see lines on your neck or you are feeling strain whilst singing. You have neck tension this can be from improper placement of the voice or even lack of […]