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Performance Anxiety

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Performance Anxiety Preparing yourself for the Sono School of Music Concert! With the Sono School of Music Concert coming up in December, I am writing this article to shed some light on the topic of performance anxiety. Performance anxiety is something that I have been personally affected by in the past, and is now something […]

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Effective Singing Practice For Beginners

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Tips On Singing Practice For Beginners  by Katie Green, Sono School Of Music To become a better singer and advance in vocal ability, it is important to practice CONSISTENTLY and EFFECTIVELY, especially in the early stages of singing because your vocal muscles and voice are still developing.  Many beginners are not sure how to approach their […]

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Vocal Care For Singers

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Vocal Care For Singers by Katie Green, Sono School Of Music Those new to singing lessons may not realise how important it is to take care of your voice so that it is able to function at its optimum.  As your voice is a highly delicate instrument, as a singer you must take measures to […]

Holiday Season Operating Times

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Everyone here at Sono Music would like to sincerely thank you for what has been an incredible year! We wish you and your family a safe and happy holidayseason and look forward to working with you in 2019. Please take care to note the following critical information regarding studio operating hours for each studio and what it means […]

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Jazz Improvisation For Singers

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Jazz Improvisation For Singers Jazz improvisation is a defining aspect of the jazz genre. It gives us the opportunity to showcase our abilities and really impress our listeners. For singers, the improvisation that we do is called scatting. A good scat consists of a range of different nonsense syllables (e.g. Doo, Ba, Dee, Bup, Zoo, […]

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A Guide to Belting

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A Guide to Belting Before we talk about how to belt, we are going to do the how to not ever, ever, ever belt. Seriously, I have seen it so many times, people pushing out notes that their vocal chords aren’t used to; straining, cracking, breaking. It’s horrible – beyond horrible – and I don’t […]

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Film Music

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Film Music Everybody loves listening to their favourite bands or artists, or going to concerts and sharing their favourite songs with friends. But music can also have some more subtle, practical uses, especially in the world of film and TV. Early Film Music Since the beginning of film, music has played an integral part of […]

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A Guide to Music Streaming

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A Guide to Music Streaming Technology is rapidly advancing. Now, more than ever, we have a wealth of musical gadgets and services. No longer do you have to listen to the same CDs or sit through the same Top 40s hits the radio stations play week after week. Music is something to be discovered and […]

How to Be Pitch Perfect

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How to Be Pitch Perfect So you’ve been avoiding your friend’s karaoke nights ever since you were old enough to go to out. SingStar is your enemy and you dread campfire singalongs because you’re absolutely tone-deaf. Not anymore… It’s very common to have pitch problems, particularly if you haven’t grown up learning a musical instrument […]

Warming up Your Voice

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Warming up Your Voice Taking time to engage, prepare and ‘switch on’ your voice is vital. Warming up your voice properly helps your voice during lessons, practices and performances. It can even increase your vocal stamina and energy, and it reminds you to sing with solid technique. But what exactly does properly warming up your voice […]