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 […]
Exam time is stressful for a lot of people, but it doesn’t need to be. Being relaxed and applying the proper mindset is key to succeeding in your instrumental exams. Many people achieve worse results than expected simply due to poor preparation or nerves on the day of the exam. Everybody wants their hard work […]
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 […]
Get a Grip! Matched Grip Under The Microscope It is imperative that all drummers have a solid understanding of basic drum stick techniques and principles, so let’s take a closer look at matched grip and what it means for drummers. First things first… Improper grip technique can lead to pain, muscle tension and of […]
Recording Music At Home In the last decade or so, recording music has shifted from the studios into the bedrooms. High-quality music recordings used to be unattainable without the use of a professional studio with many thousands of dollars worth of gear. Fortunately for musicians, it is now easier than ever to create good quality recordings […]
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 […]
A Singer’s Guide to Surviving in a Band Coming into a band as a singer can be quite daunting as our musical training can be quite different to that of an instrumentalist. Many singers don’t often have the experience of working alongside other musicians. When I started singing in a band, I was overwhelmed and […]
Singing Posture and Balance As vocalists, we spend a lot of time in the practice room, finely tuning the various skills and techniques of singing. Studies show musicians tend to measure their worth through the success of performances, the arena where all the hard works pays off! As a coach, one specific technique that I […]
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. […]
Looking After Your Voice Jackie gives you some tips on how to keep your voice in shape. So you’re a fully trained singer, you know how to warm up your voice before rehearsal or a show and how to belt out those high notes. Although what about when it comes to the not-so-loud moments? After […]
Performance Tips: Eye Contact – with Josh Check out Josh’s top performance tips to really connect with your audience using eye contact.