Friday, June 8, 2012

Why Jessica Sanchez acquired great singing ability

She made the top 1 and wins the First runner up on American Idol season 11

Singing ability starts from a consistent training. And it should be started at a young age most importantly until she/he achieves more powerful and quality voice. 

Jessica’s voice is just an ordinary nevertheless with the hard work on voice training that made her successful. 

And she amazingly started to sing at the age of 2 so it means this talent that she acquired is an in born gift. How about you are you dreaming to be a star?

Here are Jessica’s positive singing ability techniques that helped her to be a Star;

She has perfect pitch

This means singing the song in a right pitch. Hearing technique is one of the skills that a singer should focus. This is technical and when judges hear you sing out of tune, they’ll say you need more practice.

She has in a right range

When she sings a high pitch song, she changes the original key to her desired range. As a singer you have to measure of what range you can reach so that when you sing a song it is so expressive and you sing naturally. 

She acquired original and unique voice

First time you hear Jessica singing, you can tell she is talented. Jessica Sanchez is not meant to call as talented if she doesn’t have her own voice. Though, some of her singing styles you can hear from Beyonce’s voice the way when she reach low notes with vibrations. But in the end, she still acquired her own style.

She sings with expressions emotionally

When she sang The Prayer, I thought it is the same with Charlotte and Celine Dion Styles, but she changes the arrangement of the entire songs, and because of that she performed the song from her heart. People were so inspired by her performance.
She always smiles and physically fit

As a singer, image gives impact in your career. People can not wait to see Jessica Sanchez performance because when she sing, her body is so beautiful. And that makes all the men voted her to the top 1 on American idol season 11.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easy ways to determine of goals and directions as a singer part 02

To be a hired singer

There are advertisements online, who are looking for a singer to perform in a special occasions. Like for instance, to sing a marriage proposal a person who hired you will give the type of songs you perform and it must be a love song. 

Or there are times he/she request you to write a song for her girlfriend. If this happens, you need to know more information about their love story in order for you to make meaningful song. And in that matter, you will ask big fees because this job needs more time to prepare.

To be an opera singer

This type of singer is quite popular in western countries like Europe. People there will give high appreciation if you have an opera voice. If you think you have strength to let the people hear your voice, then make new market in your country. 

When they hear you singing fantastically, people will start to appreciate this kind of voice and there will be more aspiring singers who make you their model.

If you have a chance to go abroad for your singing career, then do it. To explore is a great adventure and you will meet new friends. If you believe that you will become a successful opera singer, God give you a way to get that dream. Just go through the right way.

To be a studio singer

There are times singing is a passion, and if it makes you to be happy you can share your talent for free. If you are an active in church organizations and one of their organizations is music ministry. There are skillful songwriters who made original religious songs, and they want to find singer who can sing the song they made. 

Your voice will be recorded and it is being promoted to the people and they will buy.
It is a great accomplishment to share your talent to sing religious songs. And if you want to make money from it, you can organize small concert and sell tickets.

Demo Singer

You must have many songwriter contacts. You offer your talent to sing their songs. How to make money as a demo singer? Companies are looking for jingles. And also there are songwriting contests.

But there are songwriters, pays you money to sing for his/her demo songs and if your demo will be accepted another fees to pay and there’s chance for you to become famous.

All you have to do is to find opportunities, either on the net or in newspapers, radio stations, and television stations. Help the songwriter find a ways to get his songs is heard.

After you chose what you want to be, another question to be followed;

What do you want to accomplish as a singer?

This question is all depend on how complicated your goals. The more you take challenge and take more risks; you will get great rewards for your career.  If you choose to be a superstar so you have take many steps.

Where do you want your singing career take you?

By keeping developing your skills, keep on learning new things is a key to know the answer; until time comes you realize that you are one of the influenced singers in the whole world. People will not forget you and your songs, so they call you legendary.

It is your performance and your songs will take you where in the world you want to go.

Easy ways to determine of goals and directions as a singer 01

Before you formulate any ideas, construct questions related to your career. If what is your answer, make it as a key of knowing to get to know your goals and get into the right direction.
What type of singer do you want to be?

To be a choir member

If this is your goal you will have to acquire the skills on how to read notes. And so, you will have to study about reading music sheets. 

In a choir the musical instruments is not usually needed because choirs sings in an acapella form.

In a choir there are singers who sing soprano, alto, and tenor and bass and if these will works the chords of the song be heard. In a choir the singers in different section will form there four part harmony.

To make money in this career you can be hired in big occasions, like concert for a cause, be a background choir in a concert of symphony orchestra.
To be solo singer

This path is quite challenging because you must acquire popularity by means of exposures like joining singing contests. And or make an album and get sign to a recording label.
To achieve this goal, you must have high social skills to promote yourself to the people in music industry. Always be professional in all you do and if you take risk, be sure that every thing will be in good results.

To be a band singer

 It is an advantage if your family members are musicians because they could be your group band. To form a band you only need a family member who plays guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. If you have a strong leadership to form a band with your own family, this group will last forever because you all understand each other.

To make more money is playing many gigs and most importantly show to the people that your band is unique from other band. Your band must be competitive in order to make big deal and earn more money for a living.

What is really a big deal means? Get sign to recording label.
How to be competitive in music industry? Make your own songs and it must be a hit songs.
How to make hit songs? Make a song that is conversational, has meaning to the people and emotional and then promote your songs.

To be a back up singer

Choice is what makes you happy if you think singing is your minor skill but you have the skill to play instrument and so, you can join in a band and be an instrumentalist. You can sing as back up singer with the lead vocalist. And if there will be a chance that you get sign in a recording label, you sing back up.

And also, the role as a back singer is like a lead vocalist because there are times the vocalist can not sing and you will a substitute. Be a back up singer is quite complicated and interesting to do. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Persistence and Consistency two major traits need to acquire as a singer

An aggressive singer is a way to get the goals done because it is a symbol of having determination. For instance, an aggressive singer will always have constant gig schedules and it’s another way to have a brighter career.

 The connection of contacts and fans is continuous if you are diligent and committed to perform. Every gig venues there are always potential clients and if chance is with you, market yourself to make more money for a living.

Marketing tactics is to use the charisma technique, being shy is not applicable in this career. Speak up for yourself and don’t be afraid to tell your skills and always be true when the client ask for actual performance, they must expect excellent results from you.

It is not an excuse that sometimes you encounter critical clients, which they are happy to disappoint like you, don’t think of negative thoughts just don’t entertain those kinds of people but do it in a nice way when you exit the conversation. You will always act like a professional because you might not know that a true client is just observing your attitude or the club owner.

In music business talent is not just the only basis to become a successful singer and instead it is a great impact with the traits. For example, another club owner is looking for a quality singer. His definition of quality singer is not all about voice range but it’s the professionalism.  

What if it is your habit to come late during your performance? 

Being late is a sign of unprofessional so, give respect to others time or else you lose the opportunity that you are looking for. Being a professional is what matters most and it includes the expertise of skills in singing and also by being mature to handle yourself as a person.

Persistence is to keep trying and keep trying, not all the time you have the luck. Wait for your turn but it doesn’t mean to sit.

Every day you will find a way on how to become a successful of your career and if it is need a change then do it. Do not count and expect the unrealistic, day dreaming is a not good instead to count the things that you done.

To be persistent is difficult to acquire if you are still dependent of other decisions. To have this trait is just be yourself and always looking on positive point of view and have faith of what you do and believe that you will be a successful someday.

Consistency is to target your goals very firm and constant. In life there are so many influences like, to choose a course in college education. Your family and friends will encourage you to get a course that you don’t like and if you agree their suggestions then your target is out of your sight.

Be firm and constant! Just be yourself to know who you are, and what you want to be? If you have strong decision it means that you build maturity.

And you must believe in this saying; “What makes you happy makes you rich”. Every one aims to be rich, do you think of having millions of money in a bank is measurement to be a rich?
It is a big no because materials things destroy and broken but your skill and talent that you love and develop to the fullest, will always be inside of you.

Talent is a true wealth and nothing to worry about unlike money brings lots of worries and sometimes it is source of all evil.
And so if talent is a true wealth, aim to become true by bringing with you the persistence and consistency traits.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How to Market yourself as Singer part 02

2. Make a blog. is popular to every one. Once you’re finished set up your blogger account, start to write your content. Your content must be about your services. And it is another thing to promote you through online.

3. Make a hard copy biography. You can post your latest biography in your blog, if in case there is opportunity outside, you can automatically print it out and make sure you have updated biography.

How to make a biography

1. Lists your educational background and skills required.

2. Professional experiences as a performer should be highlighted.

3. If you’re new comer give impressions to educational background.

4. Make a story about your career what should it be in the future. Be positive and keep it interesting to the readers.

5. Let them know you well and keep in mind that those people who read your biography, do not know you.

6. Always write your biography it in the third person.

7. If you can’t do well to write your biography, find someone who can do the job effectively.

8. Make it sure to tell the truth.

9. Your biography must only 1 page. Client feel bored to read long biography especially if you are new to them.

4. Photography. The photo size must 8X10 head shot. It is black and white. And before going to the studio you have to put make up to give more impact to the market.
An Image plays big rule in music industry especially if you’re in a country pop genre. Know your style of your music and fit it to the result of your photo shoot.

5. Demo package. Make sure to use right quality CD and it must be professional.

6. Make a budget. You plan all this and make sure the budget is enough. In Cebu Philippines, recording studio rate is 500-1000 pesos per hour. It also includes cost of your photography, you hire people who make your biography, hire an assistant vocalist, hire instrumentalists and etc.
To save money is the first best idea.

How to Market yourself as Singer part 01

Promote yourself is the most complicated part. You have to let people know that you have talent and skills to be proud to market. It is quite important aside with your talent; you also have to know to be a sales person. Sell yourself with the right plans and tools.

How to plan to sell your services

1. Promotion. Set realistic plan and make sure to execute all of it. There is a saying to remember “if you fail to plan, then plan to fail” by Claytoven Richardson.
Every singer has its different style of their promotion, the important here is the right information and the tools to use in order to achieve those set of plans.

Here are the tips on information that you need to know

1. Know your services- There are skills that you acquired, while others are their weakness. Assess yourself to know your strengths. Lists everything that you are an expert of like for instance, you can sing with many kinds of genre, singer/instrumentalists, can read music sheets; you have perfect pitch and etc.

2. Ask yourself why people hire you- Be sure that you’re talent is special. And the skills you offer is unique that others do not have. Originality of your singing style is the most important factor that you have a chance to get hired.

3. Build and acquire experiences and have strong educational background- In every opportunity you have is precious, use it to impress people. Attend trainings which is music related, this will help you a lot. You also use your video clips and reviews about your performance.

4. Know your goals- Think of encouragement and words of inspirations to yourself to be able to accomplish your plans.

What is really your purpose in your career?
To makes for a living, fame and or fulfills a dream.

Where do you want your singing career take you?
You want world tour with the band, or a recording artist, an actor/actress.

5. Know who uses your services- If you think that you have the skills to read music sheet, start to research who need your skills. Then, know the qualifications, the types of project and get their contact information and find out how to contact them.
Also search on networking opportunities like trade shows, conferences, seminars and advertising agency, it have more clients to contact.

Tools to make use of good effect to sell your services

1. Business card. It is a professional business tool. Use this to distribute your contact information. Whenever you have gigs, give your business card to potential client.
The design of your card must be original.

Inside the card it includes;
Contact number

Jeanine Maningo
Singer.Vocal Coach

Search on the net, free template on how to make business card.

to be continue…

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Impact to Acquire Originality of your Voice

What Trend of Music Genre for Singer to excel?

In today’s time, pop or popular music is always a standard genre. American, Asian, African, European and from all over the world Idol winners all of them have vocal skills to perform in pop music. As a result, people chose them because their voices are standard accepted with their ears.

Two reasons why is it necessary to learn and acquire the powerful vocal quality of Idol voices;

1. You are special than those ordinary singers. It has a huge of percentage population in the world, knows how to sing but to develop it is a big struggle.

2. You can sing solo performance. People love to hear your voice alone. And through vocal quality, there is big chances you get discover to sing as a vocalist in a band and later on you get a major contract in recording label.

Steps on how to acquire the powerful vocal quality of Idol voices;

1. Make an everyday schedule to your vocalization. It is either in the morning or in the afternoon vocalizes at least 30 minutes a day.

2.  If you need an expert go to music school near you and enroll voice lessons. Be very smart to ask questions to your vocal coach because you pay for it and everything that you should need to know there must be an absolute answer from your teacher.

3. Surf information through the internet like forum and ask questions to those who are expert in voice.

4. Keep on practicing and be a keen observer to Idol singers. You will be one of them someday, if you learn their singing ability.

5. Be original about the sound of your voice, the important is you develop to the maximum. And vocalization plays vital rule.

The importance to have originality in every way you sing;

This time a keen observer and a creative mind reveal, because once you go back to 1990’s- 2000’s Idol singers have different voices. Only the vocal qualities they have were the same. Nevertheless, most singers are always trying to copy the voice of other but it is a wrong technique.

Celine Dion is popular to her high pitch strong voice but before she has that vocal quality she went through major trainings. And also Celine Dion is a big fan of Barbara Streisand.
Example; if Celine Dion was trying to copy the voice of Barbara Streisand how can they be recognized in their Duet “Tell Him” if they have the same voice? Listen to their duet and you will know if that’s Celine or Barbara singing.

People recognized your voice very fast even if it’s only humming because you are not ordinary you have originality.You need to know that, Idol singers have the ability to sing higher range, can whistle, can sing lower octaves, can make lots of intervals in one syllable, and can automatically sing from lower to higher octaves.

Achieve these skills and you’ll be a successful one.Always remember do one step at a time and be consistent in your trainings. Keep on doing the right practice and keep on asking questions to make improvements.
Learn from your mistakes and keep on innovating until you’ll discover the best for you voice.

Good luck and Thank you.!