Watch this 1 ½ minute video The Good Habits of a Singer II. This advice applies no matter what you are auditioning for in any form. Whether you are singing, playing an instrument, or both. Even deciding on tracks for a demo.
There are a lot of excellent videos and articles, on several performance related subjects at http://voicecouncil.com/, an online magazine produced by TC Helicon.
If you are not familiar with TC-Helicon, they manufacture a great line of Sound and Vocal Effects products. I use their VoiceTone Harmony-Gvocal processor for my backing vocals at live gigs and in the studio. The quality is unbelievable. When audiences hear it for the first time, they always start looking around for my “Pips”. It never fails that someone will come up and ask where my backup singers are!
When I’m performing solo for 3-4 hours, I think it can get a bit monotonous listening to just one voice all night. Even a set list with varied genres, artists, and keys needs a boost, especially when you have a fairly limited vocal range, as I do. The Harmony G adds so much to the quality of my performances that I wouldn’t leave it home any more than I would my guitar!
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Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.
As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.
2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.