Archive for October 2011

KNOW YOUR STUFF

Sunday, October 30, 2011:  KNOW YOUR STUFF Be prepared to perform. Auditions come up at unexpected times and so do opportunities to perform for special audiences – producers, managers, mentors. For open mics, get there early to select a time when your audience is focused on listening – usually earlier in the evening.  Select performance…

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SONGS LIKE THIS ARE TIMELESS

Sunday, October 23, 2011: SONGS LIKE THIS ARE TIMELESS She was so gracious, honest and sincere and her songwriting resonated for the audience.  Singer/Songwriter Anne Loree performed two of her songs for the Turntable Creative class yesterday at the Bissett School in Calgary.  She closed with her signature song that became a huge international hit…

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A LOOK BACK IS A LOOK FORWARD

Sunday, October 16, 2011: A LOOK BACK IS A LOOK FORWARD The little boy carried a sign that read, “A Look Back is a Look Forward.”  Today in Washington DC, the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial was dedicated.  The MLK memorial site is situated at the National Mall in Washington positioned between the Lincoln and…

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THE MESSAGE OF THE PEOPLE

Sunday, October 9, 2011: THE MESSAGE OF THE PEOPLE The woman from Fort Lauderdale, after her train trip through the Canadian west, wondered why they were protesting on Wall Street.  She sat beside me on the flight to Dallas on Friday. Today in church in Harlem,  the preacher Dr. Adolph Roberts at Mount Calvary Baptist…

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THE STUDIO SPACE

Sunday, October 2, 2011: THE STUDIO SPACE From the studio space I work from here in Calgary and through three large windows facing west, I can see open space, trees, mountains.  Relaxing and inspiring. Inside the studio, I coach singers using a Roland workstation, a Kawai grand piano, a vintage classical guitar, an Apex 415…

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