Self Published Authors – What They Should Know?

Many things today are much easier, simpler, and faster than 25 years ago. Computers are a regular part of life. Just about everyone has a cell phone. And you don’t have to hold a physical book in your hand to read a book. Most people love the new technology. One of the fantastic new changes we have available today is self-publishing a book. First of all, you don’t have to sit in front of a typewriter to write a manuscript. Some people, like Woody Allen, still do, but most of us use a computer with a word processor. Writing a book has become much simpler, easier, and doable for most people. Although, writing a book generally is not simple or easy for most people, but we can all strive to be the next Woody Allen.

After the hard work of thinking, writing, proofing, and having a completed manuscript, the next question is “What is the best way to publish this book?” If you find an agent and publisher, you may be well on your way to having a best seller, or at least having your foot, or make that your book in the door of a bookstore. Then you and your agent would formulate a plan to sell your book which would probably include book signings. When you have made it into the bookstores, you have made it into the big time. The problem is getting into the bookstores. You may have one of the greatest, most interesting books of all time, but if you don’t have an agent who can get you into the bookstores, your talent may never leave your own home library.

 

For many of us, there is a newfound hope that the world will discover and enjoy our talents. You can self-publish your book, still promote it and make money. Many authors have self-published their book, and then have become discovered and signed on with an agent. Just knowing that it is possible to self-publish a book is enough to help give inspiration and motivation throughout the writing process. There are many companies that will publish for you, and some are very, very cost effective. There is also the psychological benefit of self-publishing. If you only wanted to work with an agent, then you are a writer with a manuscript. If you self-publish, then you are an author who has published a book, and you may or may not be shopping your book around.

 

After you have self-published a book, the next step is to set goals, develop a plan, and sell your book. You can join writers clubs, go to writer’s conferences, and sell locally at different events. Another way is to sell online. There are different online bookstores to sell on, and sites for authors to get known on. There is one site that is devoted to self-published books. It is a great way to get lots of exposure, sell many books, and who knows, maybe even get noticed by an agent.

 

Nadel Paris is a published author, recording artist, musician, music producer, and songwriter. Nadel has written numerous screenplays, but her first love is novel writing. Her expertise in young adult drama has allowed her to write captivating coming-of-age stories in both English and French. She is truly amazing at what she does. She is imaginative and keen observer which makes her a good writer.

For more details about Ms. Nadel, visit here: https://medium.com/@NadelParis

Composing Songs – Tips by Nadel Paris for the Composer

The piano is a very useful instrument when composing music because you can test out different chords as you are composing. If you do not like the way one chord sounds you can try a different one by simply pressing the different keys on the piano. If you play piano and want to compose music you are lucky because the piano will be a very helpful tool to help you compose music whether you are writing a song or a piece for piano or other instruments.

 

Nadel Paris suggests that when you are trying to develop the melody of your piece you can try out different melodies by playing and experimenting with different chord and melodies. The great thing about the piano is that you can hear how a melody would sound in a high octave as well as a low octave. Sometimes melodies sound better in higher octaves and you may even want to consider putting a counter melody in your piece to make it really interesting.

 

Many young composers want to hear what their melody will sound like when they combine it with harmonizing chords. The great thing about the piano is that you can use two hands to play so that you can test out your chords and your melody together at the same time. Being able to play the piano is like being able to play multiple instruments at the same time because you can play up to ten different notes at once.

 

Experimenting with pitches is also an extremely important part of composing any musical composition. You should test out different pitches and see which ones you like the best. This is extremely easy to do on the piano because it is so easy to play the different pitches because all you have to do is press a simple key and you can see which pitch you like the best! Or you get a singer to do some singing if you have a preliminary sketch of your new song or piece.

 

Once you are done composing a piece of music recording it is often a good idea so that you can hear how it sounds. Often you may think something sounds good, but then when you listen to a recording of it, it does not sound the way you thought it would. Recording yourself playing is also fun because you can go back and change things and then try and record it again!

 

Music notation is the process in which you write down the notes on staff paper. Doing this is helpful because then if someone else wants to try playing the piece that you have composed they can play it without having to figure out what all of the notes are by ear! Notating music is extremely easy to learn and will make you into a world famous composer one day!

 

Many composers have great musical minds, but don’t have the ability to play all of the instruments that are present within their piece. If you cannot play your piece then you should get someone to play it or sing it for you so you can see how it sounds. The most important thing to remember when starting to compose is that if you compose often you will eventually improve over time so keep working at it and don’t give up.

 

Nadel Paris is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, screenwriter, and her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban …etc. Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her.

Also read: Characteristics of Promising and Successful Self-Published Authors

 

Tips by Nadel Paris for Video Production

One video production company can be very different from another. Choosing the best video production company can feel like a bit of a chore. But being familiar with a few of the concepts involved with video production service will help you to make the right decision and end up with a product that you makes you happy.

The True Use of Your Production

What do you intend to use your video production for? Are you really going for the big media outlets, or is it safe to assume you are working for internal or local use? A lot of video productions are for simpler use. But if your production is meant for television airplay for example, you will definitely require a lot of financial backing and planning.

If you’re going the simpler route, let your video production company know this upfront. A good video production company will offer you are more suitable price range and reasonable timetable if you announce this at the earliest stage.

Video Production Format And Resolution

How you are going to use your final product will greatly influence the format and resolution required for the production. From film to digital and various display sizes between them, there are many options for capture and output format of your video production. Remember to be sure to tell your candidate video production companies what your ultimate goal is in this regard.

Many people will suggest film production right away. Film can be one of the most expensive formats. Though film is very high quality, digital media can be used instead with great savings for most applications. Even standard definition versus high definition is still acceptable for many projects. HD will ultimately become the standard, but it is not quite there yet.

Delivery Time

When do you need your video production to be completed? Film can take longer than HD which can take longer than web video production because of processing requirements. Don’t underestimate the time it will take to finish your video production.

Do not underestimate how elaborate your production may become. If you have a grand idea that requires a lot of extra preparation and post work, realize that your final product won’t be ready for quite a while. If you plan well and communicate well with video production companies, you will be able to reduce this time period. Video production companies should be able to give you the best idea of when your project will be complete if you furnish them with as much details as possible.

You may end up getting a little more involved in the planning of your video production than you want. Your production’s end use, resolution, format and time constraints are not something you want to pass off to someone else. Choosing the best and most qualified video production company is one of the most vital steps to achieving your vision. Take time to research and you will reap the rewards.

Nadel Paris is an American citizen born and raised in France. She is also an actor, an acting coach, a film/TV producer and the owner of the leading acting institution in personal growth for children. Getting an early start in music, Nadel was signed to a recording contract to EMI France when she was just twelve years old. Her passion for music was obvious choice for her, as she immersed herself in American pop music at an early age. She often works alongside her producing and DJ partner Dario M.

The Charisma of Classical Music Discussed by Nadel Paris

Classical music is one of the most cherished forms of music; however, there are not many takers on it. People who are classical composition fans will always resort to finding solace in listening to their favorite tunes coming from some of the best traditional music composers.

Many people who listen to this form of music find it quite complex. Hence, there is not much of real appreciation for this form of music, since it requires profound comprehension of musical notes. These people fail to comprehend and appreciate the beauty and charm of traditional composition.

The study of classical music basically depends upon your taste for music. It might be that one form of composition appeals to you but not to others. Similarly, there might be instances where a traditional music expert might try to influence you with their judgment of classical music; though you can never understand what they mean to say until you begin to understand it.

A lot of people are not comfortable listening to classical composition at all. One major reason for this is the complexity and distance from the artist. The best way out to appreciate and understand classical music is learning it. Sometimes it can take too long to understand it. It totally depends upon the interest and dedication of the person.

There are many young music composers who are eager to learn and adopt classical music as their major mode of singing. There are different websites that promote these young singers who wish to study traditional music seriously. These music-oriented websites facilitate young singers to interact and share their art with each other. Moreover, many seasoned musicians also help those young composers to create better music. Many also promote young and budding artists to get some of the best opportunities in the music industry.

Classical composition was composed during the time period of 1750 to 1820. Modern traditional music emerged later and can now be heard commonly in the musical tracks of all genres. You can also listen to the theme of classical music being played in the background of video games. These themes are not sourced from plain traditional music, but are written especially to be played by an orchestra. People who write this form of music are trained in traditional composition.

Today, classical music has its own significance in the world of composition. There are hundreds of traditional music concerts held throughout the world. Thousands of people flock to these concerts just to hear the mesmerizing vocals of the legends, while many only appear to catch a glimpse of their favorite classical singers.

Nadel Paris is a songwriter, dancer and a published author. She began her professional career as a SAG/AFTRA agent and later started a successful acting school in Orange County, California. Her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban …etc. Nadel owns a music institute and with her staff she has been the driving factor towards personal growth for children for years.

To read more, please visit here: http://nadelparis.jimdo.com/

Rockstar Voice – Improve Your Vocals with Fast Singing Tips

As a singer you have a great talent for expressing powerful emotions through the art of music. But, there might be a time when it feels like your singing abilities aren’t progressing as quickly as you would like anymore.

 

Getting discovered as a singer is hard if you don’t progress past the competition and create a powerful reputation as a vocalist. Try these fast singing tips by Nadel Paris (a musician) to push your vocals a little further down the professional path.

 

1. Learn to breathe… the correct way. For singers who haven’t thought about the power of air support before, you might be doing it incorrectly. When you breathe in, keep your shoulders fixed and watch the air inflate your belly. This technique allows you to contain more air and release it with a focused stream.

 

2. Know your vocal range. Someone whose voice cracks often while singing is an indication of not being warmed up, but also of not singing in their range. If a song is not in your range, either throw that song away or transpose it to a lower key to save your rockstar voice some embarrassment.

 

3. Use less air for the low notes. Low notes take less air to hit as high notes take more. Decrease the flow from your lungs and you can actually feel the adjustment as the lower notes become easier to execute.

 

4. Record your personal sessions. You might not be able to tell how your singing is being received when you’re performing, so recording your practices might not be a bad idea. You can actually pin point some of the habits and problems that make your performances less appealing.

 

5. Rest your vocals when you have to. There might come a rough night when you can’t hear yourself properly and you blow out your vocals. If this happens, you need to rest them and talk as little as possible. If you can spare an entire day or a few hours with pen and paper for communication, your voice will thank you graciously.

 

Singing isn’t the easiest thing to master, but once you get a good thing going, the competition will start falling behind. Try a few of these tips for yourself and improve on your rockstar voice.

 

Nadel Paris is a recording artist, music producer, songwriter, dancer, and an actor. Her music is a mix of different styles fused with electronic dance beats. Nadel owns a music institute and with her staff she has been the driving factor towards personal growth for children for years.

To read more about Songwriting Techniques, Voice Projection, Singing and other Life Coaching Lessons, please visit here: http://nadelparis.us/

 

Yoga – A Must For All Dancers

If you are looking for ways to improve as a dancer, developing a regular yoga practice should be the top of your list. Out of the countless benefits, here is a list of the top five:

  1. Injuries are less likely to happen. Dance is physically demanding in a way that many other physical pursuits are not. Dancers are required to move their bodies in ways that are counterintuitive and likely to put stress on joints and the spine. Any dancer will benefit from maintaining maximum flexibility and strength.

 

  1. Become more intimately acquainted with your body. It’s a dancer’s job to know how to move gracefully. Agility, strength and speed are the name of the game. While you are building awareness of your body, with all of its strengths and weaknesses, you are simultaneously building the neural pathways to help you learn to control every nuance of movement. That is priceless.

 

  1. 3. You will learn to breathe properly. Yes, breathing is an involuntary function. Many of us don’t think about it much since the body takes care of it. Learning to breath fully is an eye-opening experience. Breathing deeply brings more oxygen into the body, which means more power to your movements.

 

  1. Learn to link breath and movement. Your breath can be a powerful tool, as previously discussed. You can use it to empower your dance by consciously inhaling and exhaling when the choreography calls for it. A full inhale on a develop en point or an exhale as you curl the body in on itself add an extra bit of punch and power.

 

  1. Peace of mind. Pass the peace, please. The life of a dancer is not only physically demanding, it also mentally demanding. It is not a job for the faint of heart. Competing for jobs and parts, or even competing against the dancer you were a year ago today is part of the picture. Every dancer needs to find tools to cope with that stress. If not, it’s going to be a short career.

 

Nadel Paris is an American citizen born and raised in France, a life coach, writer, actor and dancer. She draws on over her years of experience as a dancer, teacher and performer to create fiction and non-fiction for children. For more information and tips about dancing and singing, please visit her here: http://nadelparis.sitey.me

Singing Breathing Exercises Discussed by Nadel Paris

Vocal and singing breathing exercises hold the key to effective sound quality and proper pitching, along with developing the correct singing posture. When we breathe, we tend to take in air and release it in a burst, as quickly as possible. This holds true for 99% people but singing requires you to breathe in a different manner. As you move up the learning curve, you will also begin understanding how important it is to control your breath especially while singing soprano or tenor. Proper breathing can also help in relieving tension in your body or throat muscles in general.

Deep breathing is one of the singing breathing exercises that are highly recommended by all music teachers and experts. Stand with your feet hip width apart and practice deep breathing. If you feel tense in any part of your body, focus on that area and imagine releasing the tension with each breath. You may wonder why anyone would feel tense while practicing singing but remember, in a professional singing environment where you are singing in front of an audience, muscle tension could be a problem and unless you know how to get rid of it, the quality of your voice will get affected. Deep singing breathing exercises will also help you in singing a high pitch without pausing for breath or even several notes together.

Lip rolls and hums are the other singing breathing exercises suggested by experts. Lip rolls are also considered as a vocal warm up exercise where you place your lips together and exhale air so that your lips flap. Do this while breathing normally and work on keeping the lip roll for as long as comfortably possible. The purpose of these singing breathing exercises is to loosen facial muscles and allow you to sing better while focusing on proper pronunciation of words and vowels. Practice this exercise for at least five minutes before you start your singing practice.

Hums are singing breathing exercises that are a combination of lip rolls – the only difference is that you are producing sound while practicing the rolls. Focus on one sound, such as a ‘ha’ and start with singing it at a low pitch. Experiment with producing this sound from your vocal chords, the throat, the stomach, or even the diaphragm. This allows you to develop your abilities in singing different styles.

One important thing to remember while practicing singing breathing exercises is that you are delivered air to the lungs and the diaphragm. Consequently, your stomach should not be sucked in or protruding out while doing these breathing exercises. Work consciously on breathing in such a way that you feel air being retained in your diaphragm and lungs while keeping your stomach relaxed. If your voice sounds tired and cracked while singing, it means that you haven’t exercised properly. By the time you hit the end note on the scale, your voice should be clear and loud. If this does not happen, the lungs haven’t been able to sustain air while exercising. One way to ensure that your lungs are receiving air is by deep breathing while lying on a flat surface. If you feel a vibration when you place your fingertips below your diaphragm, you are breathing in the right manner. Your music instructor will be able to help you with specific breathing warm up exercises suited to your singing style.

Ms. Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her. Nadel is not just an amazing vocalist; she is a recording artist, musician, music producer, and songwriter. Her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban …etc.

Also read: Hip Hop Music – Quickly Becoming a Fashion Statement

Preparing Yourself for Studio Recording Sessions

It is extremely important for all musicians and vocalists to be prepared when getting ready for upcoming studio sessions. With the right preparation the session should go smoothly and be a great experience for all involved. Failing to prepare can and usually does lead to more stress and work than would be otherwise required.

This article is written with vocalist in mind but some of the tips are equally valuable to drummers, guitarists, bassists and all recording musicians.

 

So where do you begin?

Make sure you know the material you are supposed to be recording. It might seem like a simple suggestion but knowing your song inside out and backwards is the first step to turning in a great studio performance. Know the structure by heart, how many verses and choruses are there? Can you hum the melody without the vocals?

 

The best way to ensure this is with tight rehearsals before the session, at home or with your band in the rehearsal room. If you can make a copy of the backing music for you to practice with away from the session then do it, you’ll feel the benefits when you get into the studio.

 

An hour before you arrive to record your vocals make sure you fully warm up your voice. This article isn’t intended as a singing guide, Google is your friend here. A fully warmed up voice has a much better tone and clarity, especially towards the natural top and bottom of your range and around the bridges.

 

Stay clear of fizzy drinks, tea, coffee and milk before your session, they tend to put a coating on the throat which makes for unwanted noises and an uncomfortable feeling whist recording. Avoid foods containing dairy, such as cheese and anything with high sugar content.

 

Lemon tea is said to be great for vocalists, some also swear by adding a drop of honey to hot water. Alcohol should really be avoided and excess smoking. Nadel Paris a musician always recommends having bottled water with you for refreshment which is at room temperature. Anything that is too cold can affect the working of the vocal chords.
Having a couple of copies of your lyrics with you is a really good idea, both in case you forget the words and because your engineer may well not know the song you are recording.

 

When you are getting ready to start recording its essential to get your engineer to get your headphone monitoring set so you hear exactly what you need to hear to give your best performance. Don’t have the volume too high or you risk over singing to compensate for the monitoring level, and likewise don’t monitor too quietly or you’ll hold back on your performance.

 

Everyone has their own way of working. Some vocalists can sing the song start to finish while others will sing it in sections, listening to each one before moving on. Make sure you listen carefully to your performance and remember that if you’re not happy with something you’ll need to say. Your engineer will most likely never critically listen to your track once its finished, you will be listening to it for the rest of your life so you need to get it right.

 

Make sure when your engineer is mixing your track that you keep quiet and let him work, talking to him about the track is generally fine but having a conversation whilst sat behind him about last night’s football result is very off putting!

 

Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her. Nadel is not just an amazing vocalist; she is a recording artist, musician, music producer, and songwriter.
She is also an actor, an acting coach, and the owner of the leading acting institution in personal growth for children.
To learn more about Nadel, please visit here: http://nadelparis.jimdo.com/

What Are The Things That A Female Vocalist Has To Invest On?

A female vocalist needs to invest on items that can certainly boost her singing career. Wannabe beginners should be aware that they must spend money, time, and also effort and hard work to get a lot of benefits. The performer who wishes to become popular should not be in a rush to be in the spotlight. She must know that fame does not come quickly to most individuals. It is important that the vocalist really does everything that she could to be able to improve her own natural talent and knowledge while she is anticipating her turn in the spotlight. Nadel Paris says that the singer has to be vigilant to spend her hard earned money on important products; those things that will help advance her profession. She shouldn’t be inclined to shell out cash on trivial items. She must realize how to become frugal and money conscious asap, so whenever the right time comes that she’s actually earning huge amount of money, she will have the ability to handle her money very well.

 

An electronic recorder is actually an asset for each musician these days. It is going to be much faster and simpler for a female vocalist to improve herself if she can quickly check how she sounds like. A premium quality recording unit is surely a great investment decision for a female vocalist. By using a recording unit, the performer can possibly determine if she actually offering a very good concert. Being off tune is definitely a major problem for each musician. She could certainly avoid that if she’s got the proper devices and also gadgets. A performer could also monitor her own pitch in case she has her very own recording unit.

 

A female vocalist must also shell out on non-musical stuff or devices. She should invest on good attire. She has to maintain a very good impression as well as a nice appearance. The fashion and costume of a performer is part of her overall package. Additionally, a number of lovely accessories must be a top priority for a performer that is wishing to stay in the industry for a long time. Instead of blowing cash on clothes and fake jewelry, she has to use savings on some robust but well-crafted items. The good thing about jewelry is the fact that they never depreciate in value. Their price constantly increases after a while.

 

A female vocalist needs to collect music-related stuff. When she’s got ample space in her residence, she can decide to store the CDs of her favorite singers. Furthermore, she must not part with her musical equipment because those tools could be worth lots of bucks if she becomes a well known singer. Each and every performer should have her chosen mic. It’s easy to invest in a mic because there are a lot of testimonials on the web. You could find plenty of important information; just like for example- the kind of brand to get what designs can provide you with the best value for the money, which brands to avoid buying as well as the warranty of these kinds of products.

 

A female vocalist should not cut corners on instruments. It will be easier for an artist to be famous in the industry when she can play her instruments perfectly. One essential thing for any musician is her own musical instrument. This is a cut throat environment in the music business that is why a singer must always be loaded with numerous good skill. Or else, she will be eaten alive by her competitors. You should never be reluctant about obtaining a high quality product, simply because in musical instruments, you will get exactly what you pay for. Many times, the high quality tools will never be sold in a bargain. A singer has to blow savings on non-material investment, just like her visual appearance and also her own education. If a female vocalist is not really lucky with excellent appearance, she can have painless and non-invasive beauty treatments.

 

Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her. Nadel is not just an amazing vocalist; she is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, actor, and a screenwriter.

To read more, please visit here: https://medium.com/@NadelParis

The Hip Hop Culture Identity

Hip-hop isn’t just about music. Hip-hop is about dance, art, expression, pain, love, racism, sexism, broken families, hard times, overcoming adversity and the search for God. It’s a culture, a way of life, a language, a fashion, a set of values, and a unique perspective. Hip-hop is about trying to live out the American dream from the bottom up.

 

Hip-Hop culture is a unique phenomenon because it does incorporate and affect so many different cultures, ages and classes. In the early 1970’s the unnamed culture known today as “hip-hop” was forming in New York City’s ghettos. Each element in this culture had its own history and terminology contributing to the development of a cultural movement. The culture was identified in the early 1980’s when DJ Afrika Bambaataa named the dynamic urban movement, “hip-hop.” Since that time “hip-hop” has served as a powerful voice and form of expression for young black audiences and has evolved into a culture with its own language, style of dress and mindset. The hip hop culture envelops not only music but also fashion and dance.

 

What makes hip hop’s evolution is the range of flavor the culture has to offer and what “hip-hop heads” thrive on is individuality and creativity, which is never more apparent than in hip-hop fashion. In fact, hip hop fashion is one of the top clothing industries in the world today. It is claimed to have begun in the African American community but has spread quickly into being a truly universal style for people of all ethnicities and sexes and a lynch pin of hip hop culture.

 

Hip hop dancing is evolving in many different directions today, heavily influenced by the evolution of hip hop music and its popularity in media, surrounded by heated debates on history and authenticity. Modern hip hop music gave birth to new styles of hip hop dancing partly inspired by the old school styles. Most of those styles focused on upright dancing as opposed to breakdance which is better known for its floor-oriented movements. To express one’s creative talent, hip-hop dancing is perhaps the best way in which impressions and expressions come from the soul.

 

Music has always played a key role in shaping minds and attitudes. Hip hop music sheds light on contemporary politics, history and race. The social influence hip hop music has on the hip hop cultural movement includes activities of dancing, associated slang, fashion and other elements. Hip hop music encompasses the written word, visual art, dance and rhythmic style with intricate beats. Music has no boundaries and no limits; anything worthy should be available through music, especially spirituality and religion. A big influence on the hip hop identity is its redeeming music.

 

Culture is the product of a current reality. The identity of a culture is created by the work and thought of human beings. It is the expression of a class or element of a particular class and is reflective of a certain period. The allure of Hip Hop culture as an organizing mechanism has arisen primarily because there is no existing political apparatus that adequately addresses the needs of young people and/or poor and working class communities; in a political vacuum. Culture, as a general matter, cuts to the core of how people articulate their beliefs, values and customs. Hip Hop culture is the most visible and vocal representative entity of its own identity.

 

Ms. Nadel Paris is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, screenwriter, and her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban …etc.
Nadel Paris has a voice which everyone remembers the minute they hear it! She has a warm very distinct sound.

 

Distributed by Tony Bucher and Universal Music, Two of her beats “Oh La La La” and “Funk it Up” feature rapper extraordinaire KXNG Crooked I has already made a massive with around 1.2 million views combined.
To know more about Nadel, please visit here: https://medium.com/@NadelParis