Performance Mistakes Female Singers Make on Stage

In order to help you succeed in your singing career there are some novice mistakes you will want to avoid. Just being aware of them is often all it takes for you to make the necessary changes. Here is a list of common mistakes pointed out by Nadel Paris an EDM artist; vocalists make that make them look unprofessional.

 

Not knowing what the next song is going to be. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what the upcoming song is during a performance. Being unsure of your song list creates discomfort in your audience and makes you appear unprofessional. Keep a song list on a music stand or on the floor so when you finish a tune you can quickly introduce the next one. This practice makes you look confident and in command of your band.

 

Being unsure of how to direct a band. If you are the lead singer, you should be able to count the band in at the beginning of songs. You also need to be experienced in directing the band for song endings. Many female singers leave this to the drummer or some other musician in the band. Not all songs require a count in, but there are tunes where you should be the one to start. Signalling with a wave of your arm when to end a song creates theatrics and looks great from an audience’s perspective. If you’re not sure how to do this watch live concerts or check out local bands. Tell your bandmates that this is something you would like to incorporate into your stage performance.

 

Dressing inappropriately. Whether you like it or not, your audience is making judgements about you. Unfortunately, women are scrutinized much more than men. If you’re already famous, you can get away with anything. But if you’re not, it is important to ensure that your clothing is appropriate for the venue you are performing in. A bar atmosphere allows for a much more casual attire than a restaurant or corporate event. If you are unsure, inquire beforehand about what the dress code is.

 

Not speaking between songs. Silence isn’t golden when it comes to performing. Even if you have great songs and a fantastic sounding band, your audience wants to hear what you have to say. Get into the habit of telling stories about specific songs. You can talk about the song itself or something about the composer. If you have an original band, let the audience in on why you wrote that song or a particularly odd thing about the tune.

 

Not knowing what to do with your hands. This is a common problem with beginning vocalists. Most of the times a singer holds the mic with one hand while the other hand is free (unless you play an instrument). Not knowing what to do with the free hand can feel and look awkward.

 

Study what other female singers do with their hands and emulate them. Practice at home in front of a mirror then implement your movements into your rehearsal. Start with small movements like holding the microphone stand, moving the mic from hand to hand or waving your arms around to accentuate certain parts of the song. As you gain confidence with your hand movements you will begin to feel and look more natural.

 

Not connecting with your audience. Learning to connect with your audience is a skill that great entertainers work hard at. They understand that if there is no connection between themselves and the audience, they will quickly be forgotten once people leave their venue. Many artists believe that their talent alone will attract fans. The truth is that true fans are made when they feel a connection with the singer.

 

A simple technique to help you connect is to look people directly in the eyes for just a few seconds. Scan around the room and make eye contact with people who are listening. This makes people feel special – that you are signing directly to them.

 

Not being prepared. This may be the last point but it is by far the most important one. Successful female singers always make sure that they are well prepared before hitting the stage.

 

This includes warming up your voice and being very familiar with your songs. Leave yourself lots of time before you perform to get to your gig so you won’t be stressed out.

 

Nadel Paris says that these common mistakes can all be avoided by making a checklist of the areas you need to improve on. Some areas are easy to correct while others take time and practice. As you persevere, you will become a better performer and project professionalism while you are on stage.

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Perfect Pitch Verses The Struggling Musician

Do you have perfect pitch? Do you feel inferior by not having it? By the way, what in blazes is perfect pitch? Let’s investigate!

 

Perfect pitch, also called absolute pitch (AP) is an accurate recall of any concert pitch note that one hears played by an instrument. This skill also allows a perfect pitch individual to sing a particular note that is requested of him or her, provided the AP person is also blessed with a good set of vocal chords.

 

Should you feel inferior if you do not have this ability? Absolutely not! Of course it’s not fair that some people have AP while others don’t. However, mature individuals know that life is not fair. This unfairness is compounded by the fact that perfect pitch cannot be acquired through practice, although some would argue that this is debatable.

 

Some websites claim that one can acquire the skill of AP through practice. Although it is noble to be open-minded to new techniques for improving oneself, there is no conversion of a non-perfect pitch musician into an absolute pitch musician, although the length that some people go through in order to acquire perfect pitch is often mind-boggling.

 

One common way some individuals try to get AP is by repeating a note continuously for hours in the hope of memorizing the note’s particular pitch. This accomplishes three things according to Nadel Paris:

 

  • It makes the person trying to achieve perfect pitch look like they’re having a severe nervous breakdown;
  • The act of repeating a note continuously takes time away from quality family and fun activities;
  • Repeating a note continuously requires the purchase of some sort of pain medication from the resulting headache that it most certainly ensues.

 

So why is there so much hoopla over this accurate recall of specific notes on an instrument? The truth is that many musicians get along just fine without perfect pitch. How, you ask? Well, they develop their relative pitch; the ability to judge the distance between notes by recognizing interval distances. An interval distance is a specific distance between two concert pitch notes on an instrument.

 

The skillful use of interval distances can give a musician accurate dictation skills. As a composer, an extremely developed relative pitch is a must if absolute pitch is not attainable.

 

Go forth with no fear, dear non-absolute pitch colleagues! Compose, arrange and perform with the best of them because developed relative pitch is a powerful tool and a viable substitute for AP.

 

By the way, some websites claim the theory that babies are all possibly born with perfect pitch. This is fascinating, but like so many theories surrounding AP, it is very difficult to prove. Perhaps it’s time we throw out some theories of our own:

 

  • Owls might have absolute pitch;
  • Chimpanzees would love perfect pitch, but they can’t get it because they have too much potassium in their blood;
  • Avalanches can scare you into having AP, especially if you’re buried alive by one;
  • Falling off a large cliff gives you perfect pitch, but only while you’re falling. When you hit the ground, the perfect pitch suddenly disappears.

 

As a final thought according to Nadel Paris, AP and good relative pitch are only effective tools when combined with one final and important component: hard work.

The Revolution Of High-Tech Recording Industry Discussed by Nadel Paris

Today, music is one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world. This market is hotter for many reasons. First of all, customers’ demands and tastes are higher and more diversified than ever. Second, the number of people and companies working in this field are increasing at such a dizzy speed that it creates a very large pool of tough competition, and of course, to survive, they have to be unique and distinguished.

 

We can list out here with some relevant industry jobs such as Recording, Radio, Television and other Media, Working live shows and tours, Music Retailing and Instrument Repairing, Education and Instruction and many more. Among them, the recording industry is one that has been applying high-end technologies for many years.

 

The recording industry commenced at the start of the 20th century, when publishers of sheet music dominated the music business. With a quick development pace, recording industry gradually dominated and controlled the music industry. This is the kind of mass-production copies’ business that can fix the price in the market.

 

To be the priority in the effervescent market of recording, what can they do? – Reducing the price? – Noisy brand-name advertising? – Or investing in technological upgrading of products and services? Of course, though technologies change very fast every day, people still make the choice of high-tech applications as the best way to affirm their positions in the music market.

 

Regarding recording industry, we consider that this is not only a technical but also a creative career. High-end technology is useful for both sides of this job. Recording engineer definitely must be technically skilled with the equipment. They must manipulate skillfully with all the buttons or knobs to get the correct sound that the artist or the producer want to have. A good microphone is necessary in the first step to begin with the recording process. And then, with the instruments, they find out the expected sounds – not music. The recording engineer, finally, will make the adjustments to enhance the music, morph, add effects… Some years ago, in order to do these steps, they had to resort to many equipment. In this case, the results obtained take a lot of the engineers’ time and labor. However, today, thanks to the development of high-end technologies, recording engineer can apply modern equipment to make their work easier and more professional. One simple example, with a PC and some installed music morpher, music editor software, they can mix and edit music like a skilled recording engineer.

 

In the other side of this job, creativity is also very important. Music industry is a very specific one that requires creativity. The recording engineer must have the feeling, the sense of music that can create different and unique sounds that express music in the best way. With the same song recorded by two engineers, we have two ways to express the music which depend on the creativity of the recording workers. The recording engineer can apply some intelligent software specialized to perform a good job. Sometimes, just by adding a wave sound, increasing the frequency or reducing the noise of the music, we have colored up the recordings.

 

More and more recording engineers believe in the important role of high-end technologies for their career. They are willing to spend money on equipment, modern music editor or music morpher software to support their work. Some people pay up to thousands of dollars for their recording studios, but some know how to save money. They find out the efficient software that can work properly as a mixer, an editor with very competitive price from $30 to $100. They know how to update their “companion” by frequently downloading the latest effects or supporting programs. By this way, high-tech supports for both professional recording studios and some home recording studios.

 

“A war is happening, not the Iraq war, but the high-tech war”. However, we will not perish in this war if we know how to use and control technologies for our purposes. Holding in hand the weapons of music software, we will be the unique winner, the best one in the running of entertainment industry, especially recording industry.

 


 

Nadel Paris is a musician, a recording and a scintillating new sensation in the universe of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). She is also an actor, acting coach, film/TV producer and the owner of the leading acting institution in personal growth for children.

To learn more about music, music genre and other related aspects visit Nadel Paris’s blog.

Start Your Own Sheet Music Collection

Starting a sheet music collection is easy, once you’ve decided what you want to collect. Sheet music is inexpensive and relatively easy to find. You can find music at yard sales, antique shows and on the internet. Only music that is very scarce or rare is expensive. Most pieces can be found at a price between three and twenty five dollars. Extremely rare sheet music can carry a price of up to a thousand dollars, but few pieces fall into this category. You will find music in any color graphic or subject matter you are looking for.

 

People collect sheet music in many ways. Sometimes sheet music is collected by the genre or songs. You could put together a history of music in America with a sheet music collection. You could do this with the entire history of our country or concentrate on one time period or decade. The possibilities are endless – be creative when building your collection! Songs have been written about most important events in our history, including wars, plane crashes and natural disasters. Themes such as love or the evolution of images of women in music are popular themes for sheet music collections. Other collectors focus on one composer or cover artist.

 

Ragtime music from the early twentieth century is popular with collectors of vintage sheet music. This music is considered the foundation of modern jazz music. A ragtime music collection looks great displayed in a room decorated in the Early American style. And the cover art on rag time sheet music looks great displayed in picture frames on a wall or sofa table.

 

Music written by famous composers like Nadel Paris is popular among sheet music collectors. This music is readily available in all music genres. Other collectors focus on rare or vintage sheet music. The value of these documents depends largely on the condition of the sheets. Pieces in mint condition will be more expensive. Most sheet music isn’t found in perfect condition. The spine of the sheet was usually broken to make the score stand up in the music stand. Spills, tears and names written on the covers are common because sheet music was often used at parties.

 

Sheet music displayed in a family room or bar area makes a great focal point. Even people who don’t collect sheet music use it in a display of other collectibles. Collectors of beer, whisky, golf, military, cigars or trains can find sheet music to accent their collection. A few pieces of sheet music with great cover art enhance a display of other collectibles. Collectors of memorabilia from movies or Broadway productions often look for sheet music written for the production.

 

Any sheet music that isn’t displayed should be stored properly to preserve the condition. Store each set of sheet music in a plastic baggie like those used for comic book collections. Place those bags in a large plastic storage container to protect them from being ripped or crumpled. Store your containers in a dry place away from sunlight or moisture, which can damage the music.

Also read here: How to Make a Music Collection?

Beat Making Software – 3 Crucial Pieces to Make Your Own Beats

With so many choices, finding the right easy to use beat making software that will fit your needs can be confusing. Here’s 3 things your beat making program must have if you want to make beats that sound hot.

Transport Bar: The transport bar is an essential part of your beat software because you can use it to do basic things like play, record, stop, and rewind. But the key feature here is that it lets you speed up or slow down your beat. This is known as your BPM (beats per minute) or Tempo.

Most beat making programs default to 120 BPM and you can adjust it up or down from there.

Setting your BPM depends on the style of beat you’re creating.

If you’re making a dance beat you would set the BPM higher than if you are creating a Hip Hop beat or RnB slow jam.

For example, if you’re making a club type beat like Ushers “Yeah” you would set the tempo around 95-105 BPM. But if you were making a slower “snap” beat like DFB “Lean Wit It Rock Wit” you would set between 75-85 BPM.

Sequencer: Now that you’ve decided on the style of beat you’re creating and you’ve set your BPM, it’s time to bring the beat to life! The sequencer allows you bring to life your music ideas by “drawing” the notes in the Sequencer.

You can also set the beat software to record mode and tap out the music or drum pattern using on screen piano keys and pads. This is useful if you can feel the beat or melody but aren’t sure where to place each hit. Basically, the sequencer is a grid that represents time. You use this grid to place the notes and drum sounds exactly where you want to hear them play.

Be aware that some software is meant to be played as a digital instrument only (known as VST’s) and needs a sequencer in order to create a beat. Without a sequencer you can’t make beats. So make sure the beat making software has a sequencer!

The Mixer: Ah, the mixer! This is where you polish your beat and create balance between instruments. If one sound is so loud that it’s drowning out the other sounds, you can turn down the volume of each instrument within the mixer.

This is something that new beat makers tend to skip. However, properly mixing within your beat making software will increase the sound quality dramatically helping you get that HUGE and highly hypnotic “industry” sound!

Nadel Paris is an EDM artist and a music producer. Nadel also writes about music genre, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: Making Beats – Simple Tips by Nadel Paris to Consider

How to Appreciate Music? By Nadel Paris

Do you know the facts needed to be considered to appreciate music? Why do you listen to music? Which types of music make you feel the best?

In short, we can say, Music refers to an art whose real medium is silence and sound. The common elements of music are rhythm, dynamics, pitch and the sonic qualities of texture and timbre. Since the starting of music-industry, music has developed to that extent that none would have dreamed 400 years ago. Still, audio-visual presentation has influenced our lives a lot. From entertaining music to the daily TV, the audio music or video musical songs have us glued to their message.

But, how to understand and appreciate a message? Even if this message is not what you’re searching for, you can still find out how it comes to you. Professional music composer Nadel Paris says that if you understand all the terms that go into producing a musical presentation, you will see whether what are being presented which were produced carefully and with you in thoughts or without thoughts and aren’t really worth of your attention.

You usually listen to the music for entertainment. You may want to take a rest from your daily routine and visit into other world. The world of dreams and at least a world that will make you forget your tiredness, sadness, monotony for couples of minutes or may be more than an hour.

What’s better than this sinking into musical ocean, flying in the air or even sleeping on a beach. It’s wonderful from time to time believing that you can just get what you want through some awesome words accompanied with the music that goes exactly the way you want.

What actually makes difference between the music in which you literally forgot what you really are and the music that is more than boring.

It totally comes down to the genre taste, and the accompanying words or lyrics that describe every single thing that matches to your thoughts. They will deeply encroach upon all of your organs down your guts and blood in all of your vessels.

You will be feeling happy, angry, sad, excited or hopeless in a very short time that depends upon the theme of the music or song. The most amazing aspect is that most of these songs or music is composed with cordial efforts of one or more persons. They represent the thoughts and skills of those artists. Moreover, as music can be composed with the help of more than one musical instrument, the combination can be amazing and the enthrallment is going to rest on how well each musical art is going to be applied.

Who will not want to dive into the deep ocean of music and get himself lost into a world of dreams? Who will not want to go to the deepest part of his thoughts?

Now, you understand how to appreciate music, right? The life is yours and you know the thing that you love the most. Make the choice, play the music and let your heart have what it wants.

Nadel Paris is a singer, music producer, songwriter, dancer, and recording artist. Her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, and Urban

Nadel writes about music genre, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years through her blog.

Also read here: Jazz Music Artists That Helped Define Jazz

What Makes A Female Vocalist Very Alluring To The Public?

There is always a female vocalist who has a huge and cult-like following. She is somebody that is very powerful, a lot more influential when compared to people in politics as well as many other high-ranking officials. She demands the love of numerous individuals. Her influence reaches tens of millions globally. Vocalists as well as many other celebrities are incredibly influential in that way. Simply because of the popularity of social networking nowadays, the effectiveness of renowned actors cannot be contested. Renowned performers have numerous fanatics and subscribers in social media marketing. Their viewpoints count a lot. The fans are always eager to hear about their life stories.

It is true that a female vocalist can be as popular as a guy singer. You might assume that solely man vocalist could be exceptionally famous because of the devotion of women fans. But these days, girls can be as crazy about women performers as they are about guy performers. Women musicians earn the admiration of their male counterparts. They are a force to reckon with. They also get a huge income, much like the prominent male performers. These days, a girl singer carries a significant position in the music world. Female pop stars earn a huge amount of money, far more than what a regular worker earns. If not for the many millions of fanatics, music superstars would never make just as much.

So what makes a female vocalist special to her followers? Usually, it’s simply just the X-factor and her appeal. Just look at the renowned lady balladeers and also lead vocalists. They actually attract fans like a moth to the fire. But if you think about their looks, they aren’t so gorgeous whatsoever. They do not have the bodies of any model as well. It is really their styles that set them apart from several other artists around. Most of the time, copycats don’t survive in the music sector. On the contrary, audience really love listening to singers with creativity. People are usually happy with performers who have something totally new to present.

Probably the explanation why a female vocalist has got so much appeal is mainly because she is not reluctant to talk about her own life stories. Followers can relate to her. Whenever a vocalist shows her real feelings to her followers, she gets their trust as well as concern, hence making her seem like an average person. The singer who finds time to reply to the emails of her own fans over the internet really makes herself a lot more adorable. Sometimes even the mothers and fathers of teenagers become fans of the artist after they realize that she’s a good example to their own kids. A singer that is not associated with bad news as well as publicity is well-loved by her followers. If she supports the good cause of various institutions, she really elevates her stardom. It’s no surprise why various companies want to join legendary vocalists as their ambassadors. They can easily acquire numerous users by getting a renowned performer promote their brand.

When a female vocalist can compose and write her very own music and songs, she will be enhancing her market value, hence making her more attractive to the public. Once she creates music and songs about her own life experience, she gets more support from her admirers. Admirers appreciate it if the performer could write music regarding positive stories. Female vocalists can write sad music as well, but they should do that in moderation. Fans could only tackle a minimal negativity. Quite a few young audiences normally appreciate vocalists that write about breakups. It is simply because could identify with the lines of the song. When the performer creates melodies concerning empowerment, the number of her followers rises, especially when the songs sound sincere and powerful enough to touch the fans. So long as a female vocalist constantly improves herself as well as her own skills, she will keep her supporters entertained and fascinated with her.

Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her. She is making her statement as a female vocalist and a sole composer of all her songs and hope that it will inspire many others to do the same. Nadel wants to empower other people and strives to produce other artists and open doors for them. She feels it’s a win-win situation to discover talent. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: The Facts Beyond Jazz Music by Nadel Paris

The Journey of a Music Artist by Nadel Paris

Music is something that is beyond human characteristic liking and disliking. It is liked by everyone though its genre can be different. Some may like the classical music style or to some hip hop and rock style would be worth making a choice. Besides these there are several genres available with the music like the Indie music, band stars, jazz etc. Several Music Artists have been involved with the music that has been rocking the earth with their talent.

There always remains a desire in every mind to be a rock star or a renowned Music Artist. But its not that easy to the heart throb. There is a long way ahead that needs to be covered before one can claim to be an established Music Artist. Several obstacles come in the way to be a Rock Star. A great music artist is never created, he is born. The genes of music are present there in his blood right from the beginning that guides him over the musical path. In this context family background plays a major role. Then it takes years of learning to know music from deep insight. Every body around the world can sing, a few of them can sing better but it’s the learned Music Artists alone who can sing and play music in rhythm.

A Music Artist may have learned all the lessons but when he enters the world of reality, the actual verve begins then. It may be easy to learn music but its not that easy to establish yourself as a Music Artist. Circumstances and the prevalence of tough competition in the market keeps on pulling you back. Usually people are attracted to a particular personality and it becomes very difficult for the new Music Artist to grab their attention towards himself. Shortage of money is usually seen as a major cause that pulls an artist behind. If some are able to survive it takes years of struggle to manage the hype worth being noticed. And by some bad luck if the performance doesn’t remains up to the mark, the journey comes to an end before its beginning. Usually it is seen that the emerging Music Artists are often misguided or mislead that diverts them from the right track rather than bringing them close to their destination. So this stage requires a great attention and disciplined life style so that you remain aimed at what you are exactly made for.

Nadel Paris is one such artist who defeated all adversaries and established her name in the music world by her hard work and talent. Nadel is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, and screenwriter. Nadel wants to empower other people and strives to produce other artists and open doors for them. She feels it’s a win-win situation to discover talent. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: Female Pop Music Artists – Shaping a New Pop Music Era

Musicians and Performance Anxiety Discussed by Nadel Paris

Have you ever faced your time to shine, and felt overcome with an intense hesitation or worry about an upcoming performance? As the time nears for you to address your audience, do you suffer from sweaty palms? Is there a lump in your throat? Do you experience tremors, tension, stuttering, upset stomach or loss of focus? All of these symptoms are a sign that you may suffer from performance anxiety, which is a common problem that requires a little mental rewiring to get you on the right track.

 

Music performance anxiety develops from the thoughts, feelings and habits of a musician. The level of anxiety that one has will affect a musician’s desire to perform, as well as their ability. Nadel Paris says that in order to deliver a high-quality performance, a musician must overcome the mental obstacles that create a barrier between wanting to perform and actually completing the act. When you feel anxious, pressure begins to build up that makes it impossible to pick up an instrument or sing a song.

 

Main Types of Performance Anxiety

There are three main kinds of performance anxiety that musicians encounter. The first occurs before a performance date is even mentioned. Fear of rejection or self-doubt regarding their abilities may hinder a musicians attempt to arrange a showing of their talents. The anxiety sometimes mounts to the point where a musician never feels they are truly ready to perform in front of others.

 

The second type of anxiety occurs during an actual performance. Gripped by fear of what the audience thinks of them, a musician’s body might tremble. Sweat may form on their forehead, nose, neck or hands. These bodily reactions may also impact the way an instrument is played. Voices become tight or locked, emitting cracked, flat or quivering notes. The anxiety of a musician might be so high that they may actually self-sabotage their performance without even knowing it.

 

Anxious musicians often become quite distracted by the slightest movement or noise during a performance. They might take this opportunity to blame their inability to complete their set because of outside interruptions. This is just an excuse. Within themselves, they do not feel completely adequate to continue their performance. Musicians with performance anxiety often exhibit poor concentration, as well as loss of focus.

 

After a performance, the anxiety madness continues, which is seen through a harsh, unforgiving critique of their presentation. The musicians will nit-pick every aspect of their set and despite positive encouragement and comments, they will continue to downplay and dismantle their ability.

Also read here: What to Add Into Your Guitar Practice Routines? By Nadel Paris