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How to Make a Song in 24 Hours

I know how frustrating it can be to try and write a song. There are times when it seems you have a great idea but just can’t seem to find the words to express them, and then there are those days when ideas don’t come up at all. I know that it’s not easy, but songwriting is a craft that you can refine and work on.

Just Write the Song

One of the things that I’ve noticed with most aspiring songwriters is they worry too much about whether they’re “doing it right”, whether the song is too long, it doesn’t rhyme enough etc. I suggest you just write the song and don’t try to cram it and worry the song doesn’t get “too long”. Let the idea just flow out of you and worry about the song structure later.

If you can’t think of anything in the past, look for any object in your room and write about it. Don’t think you’re writing a song, and just think that you are exercising your creative ideas. Practice this daily.

Write Down Your Ideas

Think of an experience in the past that had a major impact in your life, such as your wedding, landing your first job, or you can just write about your favorite author, sports team, etc. It could be about a girl or guy, a car, or your feelings right now or the past. You can write about emotions like love or it can be walking along the countryside.

Start writing about the subject, and don’t worry about creating four lines that rhyme. When writing this down, employ all your senses. Don’t worry about the grammar and just think of it as your consciousness expressing itself.

Examine Your Work

Look back over what you have written and assess it. Which part struck you emotionally the most, and which ones didn’t? Don’t judge or ask why, just note down the parts that did affect you and leave out those that didn’t.

Now you can start writing your song. Some songs are composed of vignettes that center on a specific theme. But other songs tell stories. At this point you should already know what type of song it will be.

If the song is a story, write it down. If it’s vignettes, write some short stories that focus on this theme. While these short stories can branch off into different directions, they must at some point return to the central theme.

Now you can put the song together, making sure you add the key points. These will be the central points of the lyrics and will be reflected on the chorus and verses. Add only the pertinent points so it doesn’t get too long.

Tips on How to Make a good Song

Remember the following when writing a song:

• Make sure every verse is related to the song you are writing. The usual song arrangement is the point made at the final line. The first three lines acting as support, providing rhyme and reason. Now you need to start filling in the blanks so to speak.

• Again, be careful not to over write a song. At this point you may find that some rhymes can be repeatedly used, while other verses don’t require verses at all. Don’t force the situation.

• Don’t force the song to conform to the “standards”, or what you hear on the radio. After all, what makes a song great and memorable is the fact that it is unique. Sure your song needs to have verses, a hook and chorus, but make it your own.

• Speaking of chorus, it should center on the song’s focal point. When writing a song, remember that the verses should support and lead up to the chorus. This is the standard form used because it makes the song easier to understand.

Personal Songs are the Best

The best songs I know are personal. It doesn’t just have to be about love, as it can also be about friendship, happiness, spirituality, life, death etc. It really doesn’t matter what the subject is as long as you are expressing yourself in an honest manner.

At this point you may be wondering which is better, writing the lyrics first or tune it up. The choice is really up to you, or rather the song. I’ve written some songs wherein the lyrics came first, and there times when I tune in first.

There are also those instances when I do both at the same time. I also know some people who begin with the melody and then write lyrics that fit it. A good example of this is “Yesterday” where the melody came first.

5 Reminders You Need to Keep In Mind When Making Songs

1. Don’t Attempt to Write to a Hit Song – Don’t write songs that you think will sell a million copies. Just write about subjects and things you care about, and the results will be more interesting and from the heart.

2. Don’t Rhyme for the Sake of Rhyming – It’s far more important that the words make sense. Also, don’t be afraid to use different words and avoid phrases that are overused.

3. Write the Lyrics as Soon as You Can – Song lyrics can pop up anytime so make sure you have a notebook or journal where you can scribble the lyrics. When inspiration strikes, don’t second guess yourself; you can refine the song later. What’s important is you get the basic idea down.

4. Songwriting Software May Help – These programs have a thesaurus, lyrics organizer, references to popular cultural terms and phrases, rhyming suggestions, alternate words and so on. They can make songwriting easier.

5. It Doesn’t Always Have to be About You – Writing songs about how you feel is the norm, but there’s nothing to prevent you from writing about someone else’s feelings about a subject.

I know writing songs may seem difficult now, but the more you write the easier the process will become. The nice thing about songwriting is the results will always be unique since you are different from everyone else.

The Best Approach on How to Write a Song

Now you know what it takes to write a great song. What you have learned so far are part of the basics. Now, the question is: are you interested in learning more? If you love writing songs, would you love to learn how to write songs professionally?

You need to learn everything from the basics all the way through the complicated stuff. And that includes not only the creative side of writing but also the business side of the song writing business. Learn how to turn your song writing talent into a living and there’s no better way to learn how to do that other than Superior Songwriting.

Superior Songwriting is a song writing suite created by the same team that brought you Singorama. Apart from music theory, composition, and instructions on the business side of the song writing business you will also get the following bonus materials:

Rhyme Master Pro – an indispensable rhyming dictionary that also helps you create top not lyrics. You no longer have to grapple with yourself trying to figure out the next lyrics that best suits your songs

• Song Writing Creativity – this is a tool that will help you get over writer’s block. You get writing prompts, practical exercises, and other tools that will help inspire you to come up with ideas for your next song.

• Mini Recording Studio – this is an application that will record your songs and edit your work as you go.

Superior Songwriting also comes with an 8 week double risk free guarantee. If within 8 weeks you are unhappy with your purchase then you can get a refund – no questions asked. On top of that, you even get to keep the bonus material included in the Superior Songwriting package.

 

Click HERE to go to the Superior Songwriting website

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MasterWriter 2.0 Review

masterwriter20-headerHave you ever had the experience of just not finding the right words? I know what it’s like to sit in front of my computer and just can’t think of the right word for the song I’m writing. What makes this even more difficult is there are few songwriting programs available. One that’s been talked about is MasterWriter 2.0, but can it really help with your songwriting? I decided to investigate and this is what I learned.

What is the MasterWriter 2.0?

MasterWriter 2.0 was created by Barry DeVorzon and presented on Brett Manning’s site Singing Success to help songwriters who just can’t seem to find the right word and deal with those “tip of the tongue” moments. DeVorzon’s career has spanned 50 years and he has won Emmy and Grammy awards and written songs for the Eagles, the Carpenters, the SWAT theme, and scores for numerous movies.

With MasterWriter 2.0, all his knowledge and experience have been assembled. Version 2.0 has the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary with 225,000 definitions and 165,000 entries, and it also has the
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus with over 340,000 antonyms, synonyms, idioms, contrasted words and more.

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MasterWriter 2.0 also has a very useful pop culture dictionary that has more than 10,000 American and world icons, and a Rhyming Dictionary with more than 36,000 rhymed-phrases and more than 100,000 entries. The program also the following:

  • Phrases: a collection of more than 33,000 word combos, idioms, sayings and phrases.
  • Word Families: this feature is a special kind of dictionary that makes it easy to find just the right word or phrase and get the right words to describe your ideas.
  • Parts of a Speech: this is a database of descriptive words with numerous alliterations and filters, making it easier for you to be more precise when it comes to the meaning of your words.

I also like its Songs feature, a place where you can arrange all the data about your songs. There is also a Songuard and Audio page to help manage the creation of your songs.

The Benefits of MasterWriter 2.0

masterwriter20For me the largest benefit of this software is it can really help you find the right words literally. There are really times when you just can’t seem to find the right word to express what you want, and that’s where MasterWriter’s numerous dictionaries really come in handy.

I also find the thesaurus very useful. Sometimes the problem isn’t the lack of words, but finding a substitute. I really find this valuable particularly for those times when you just want to find a different phrase or add a layer of complexity to your songs.

The program itself is very easy to use, so writing and creating projects is straightforward. The auto save feature is great, and the fact that you can look up words in your own projects is a time saver. There’s also an audio recorder so you can pronounce words correctly.

While it does have dictionaries, the emphasis is still on the creative writing process, which is what sets it apart from others.
Most of the features are self explanatory so it won’t take long to master it. Another benefit is that you can get results by simply typing a word, and then just click the rhymes, thesaurus or dictionary to get results.

Reviews of MasterWriter 2.0

David Foster, a songwriter and producer who has been awarded the Grammy 14 times, has this to say:

“MasterWriter will not only help you write great songs, it will make you a better songwriter in the process.”

Foster’s sentiments were echoed by Grammy award winner Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds who says the program “has become necessary for my songwriting…streamlining the creative process…and a great tool for all…songwriters.”

MasterWriter 2.0 is also used by Jim Bessman of Billboard magazine who stated the software has the “vast assemblage of features that will overcome writer’s block.” Other songwriters who use the program are Trent Reznor, Nikki Sixx, LeAnn Rimes, Gwen Stefani, Clint Black and more, and they all say the software helps with the songwriting process.

Some Disadvantages

masterwriter20-backMasterWriter 2.0 is good, But it isn’t perfect. While I find the interface very intuitive, those who are used to reading and using physical dictionaries will need some time to adjust.

I do not feel the program is being updated, so for me it looks quite outdated, especially at the high price tag.

It is kind of too technical especially for beginner song writers. Also, there are so many features here that if you’re not used to using a digital dictionary, it seems too overwhelming.

Another downside to this program is that it is way too expensive. There are other songwriting systems out there that are much more affordable and just as good.

Advice for Buyers

If you are interested in ordering a copy of MasterWriter 2.0 you can get it at the official website. Like I said earlier, this system is a bit too pricey. it costs $189.95. And after you make the payment you will have immediate access to it.

If you still want to buy this, I have to warn you that you should only buy from Singing Success, the official website. There are websites out there that sell counterfeit versions of MasterWriter 2.0. You should also be wary of those sites that let you download this software “free”, as those programs are fake or they may have viruses and malware.

Conclusion

MasterWriter 2.0 is a very good piece of software, and there only a handful of other products like it. The downsides will definitely make you pause and think.

Now, if that happened to you, please allow me to recommend a much more affordable songwriting program that is just as good (and maybe better!) that is definitely easier on the budget.

That song writing platform is called Superior Songwriting. It was created by the same team that brought you Singorama.

Check out the great features of this songwriting system straight from their official website by CLICKING HERE.

 

Mastering Harmony Review

mastering-harmony-headIf you have ever tried singing in harmony you know how difficult it can be, even with a simple song. Even those with professional training sometimes have difficulty doing it, which is why a lot of people are now using Brett Manning’s Mastering Harmony, and it seems to work for them. But does it really have the goods or just hype? I was curious myself so I decided to review the product and find out the facts.

What is Mastering Harmony?

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Mastering Harmony was created by vocal coach Brett Manning from Singing Success and Claude McKnight of the 10 time Grammy winning group Take 6. With this program anyone can train and learn what singing in harmony is all about and how it’s done.

The program consists of one Mastering Harmony DVD and four other CDs which according to Brett Manning are packed with information and instructions for singing in harmony. According to Manning, this is a one of a kind program that teaches everything you need to know about harmonious singing.

The CDs and DVD are filled with dozens of specially designed techniques and exercises as well as secrets and anecdotes about harmonious singing. Mastering Harmony also contains tips from Claude McKnight, and there are very simple lessons to get beginners started.

The first lesson in Mastering Harmony focuses on voice coordination so your vocals will blend harmoniously with another. The program uses a number of innovative techniques so your ear learns how to distinguish different sounds. In addition to this Mastering Harmony teaches you how to coordinate and perfect your tones.

The Benefits of Mastering Harmony

One of the things I like about Mastering Harmony is it uses mp3, mp4 and wmv, so you won’t have any problems finding a program to open and view those files. The instructions are also very clear and easy to follow. Some of the questions that are always asked such as how to hear and sing harmonies are answered here.

I also like the fact that Mastering Harmony teaches you how to find out whether you are singing in alto or tenor range and how background vocals are properly related to melodies. I also like the way Mastering Harmony is structured, starting with some simple lessons so by the time you move on to the next lesson you will be in a better position to handle it.

Mastering Harmony also does a good job explaining basic concepts, and there are several tips provided so you don’t end up singing off pitch and make other common mistakes. I also have to note that Manning makes good use of anecdotes and parables, adding interest to the lessons.

I can’t stress how important the “fun” factor is. With five discs to go through, it’s a good thing Manning keeps things going so people don’t lose interest.

Reviews of Mastering Harmony

Of course I knew that I couldn’t just rely on blurb, so I checked some online reviews. Most of them are actually very positive. The review at singingsolutions states that:

mastering-harmony-back(Mastering Harmony) “takes your singing to the next level…” and that if you are keen on “harmonizing with others then the Singing Success Mastering Harmony: Volume One is definitely for you.” The review also takes due notice of the program’s versatility, pointing out that:

(Mastering Harmony) has “fun and creative voice workouts” and “whether you are a “backup singer… in a choir…or lead vocal…the program will be helpful.”

I also read a review at squidoo.com and it says the DVD and CDs walks you through “voice training exercises…and vocal techniques.” Also, the review says that the instructions “are streamlined” and easy to follow.

Based on these reviews, it became obvious to me that a lot of people have used the program and achieved the desired results. A lot of the reviews also show that people have never had problems using it. What I also find remarkable is that many of these reviewers are totally new to singing in harmony and yet learned the basics quickly.

Some Disadvantages

While I do like Mastering Harmony, and based on reviews, works really well, there are a couple of things you need to understand about it. First the entire program is over 545 MB, so you will need a pretty fast Internet connection to download those files. If you have a good Internet connection though this won’t be a problem.

The other thing I have to point out is that you need to go through the entire Mastering Harmony program. This isn’t something you can skim through and learn to sing harmoniously. In other words, you must be patient and have discipline. Besides those two issues however, there really much about this program to complain about.

Advice for Buyers

If you want to order a copy of Brett Manning’s Mastering Harmony you can go to its official website. It’s available for just $99.95, and it has a 6 month money back guarantee, which is superior to the usual 8 weeks you get from other singing programs. The entire program is available for download and works with both Mac and Windows systems.

Since the entire program is available for download, you don’t have to wait for shipping or worry that the product will arrive damaged.
I have to warn you there are fake versions being peddled in other websites. Stay away from those sites. The versions sold on those sites are incomplete and pirated which is why they are cheaper.

Conclusion

Before I started this review I admit I was somewhat skeptical of Brett Manning’s Mastering Harmony, knowing how difficult singing in harmony can be. But after thoroughly reviewing it I have to admit that’s an outstanding program and does exactly what it says, and Manning does a good job showing you how professionals sing in harmony.

In other words, it’s a great vocal training program so I recommend it. For less than a hundred bucks it’s really quite a bargain.

 

 

 

Superior Songwriting Review – Will it Work for You?

If you’re having trouble writing songs, I can sympathize with you. There’s this great song you have in mind but for some reason you just can’t seem to translate your feelings into words. Not surprisingly numerous songwriting programs have appeared on the Internet, one of the best is indeed Melanie Alexander’s Superior Songwriting. I have tried to make this Superior Songwriting review very detailed, because of the many aspects in the program.

If you’re wondering if this is the real deal or just fluff, maybe I can help you as I’ve reviewed the product, and this is what I found out.

Lets dig in to this Superior Songwriting Review

The Superior Songwriting system was developed by Melanie Alexander and her team so you can learn how to write songs. According to Melanie, this song writing training system includes everything from the basics to the most advanced concepts.

However, it doesn’t require any advanced knowledge on your part. In addition, the system doesn’t just focus on the creative aspects but the business side as well. According to Melanie, this feature alone makes it different from others in the market. Instead of just focusing on the writing process, you also learn how to market what you wrote.

Aside from the e-book you will also get three bonus programs.

• Bonus 1: Rhyme Master Pro – this is a rhyming dictionary, so if you want to use a particular word but it doesn’t rhyme with your song, type it in Rhyme Master Pro and it will find one that does.

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• Bonus 2: Songwriting Creativity – this one is all about unlocking your creativity and getting rid of that creative block. There are practical exercises included here to help you get over the hump and start writing good songs. This bonus covers methods for fleshing out songs and exercises to expand your vocabulary.

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• Bonus 3: Singorama Mini Recording Studio Software – this is software that will help you determine how you sound. If you have plans on becoming a singer songwriter, then this software will help. It’s like having your own recording studio at home at the fraction of the cost of more powerful recording programs out there.

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Benefits of Superior Songwriting

According to Melanie Alexander, Superior Songwriting will show you how successful songwriters prepare to write their songs, and you will also learn the ins and outs of the business. But there are other benefits too, which include the following:

  • How to capture the essence of a great song idea.
  • You learn how to get over songwriter’s block.
  • You learn how to write songs with confidence.
  • The step by step guide for marketing the songs you wrote is very informative.

There are other benefits that I can point out in this Superior Songwriting review such as how to create melodies, even if you have no idea how to play musical instruments. I also want to point out that the guide for submitting a package to publishing companies is very good. I also like the way it explains networking and why it is necessary.

There are many other benefits that I can mention but there’s one that needs to be mentioned here, and that is Superior Songwriting teaches you how to write songs with others and learn the principles of collaboration.

I also have to say that the e-book is very well written. She has done a great job in making the exercises easy to follow and understand. There are no technical terms here, and anyone can follow them. I admit I knew next to nothing about musical composition, but the instructions were clear even to me.

Other Superior Songwriting Reviews – What are People Saying?

I have read several reviews of the course, and most of them are very positive. Tyler Thomas for instance, wrote in his review that it “helped me write great, original songs” and the program also helped with the marketing.

superior songwriting reviewAnother reviewer at songwriting-guide.com said that “it covers all the vital aspects of songwriting” and is essential for those who “want to write songs for a living”. The reviewer also points out that it is a “solid” e-book with lots of useful information.

As these reviews indicate, a lot of people have used this course successfully. After reading all those reviews, it’s become clear to me that even those who have no knowledge whatsoever about writing songs benefit from it.

Many of the reviewers have also noted how easy the e-book is to read. I have also yet to read any complaints about the website’s service or problems with downloading the book and the bonuses.

Some Disadvantages

While a lot of reviews of Superior Songwriting are positive, there are a couple of drawbacks with the program. Well, they’re not exactly drawbacks, but I want to point out that the songwriting is still going to be up to you. The techniques are demonstrated but you still have to write. You have to put on some elbow grease so to speak.

The second is that it takes some time to learn the program. The basics are easy to pick up but you need to have discipline to go through the whole thing. If you don’t have discipline I’m afraid this isn’t for you.

Advice for Buyers

If you think Superior Songwriting is worth buying, you can order a copy at the official website. The link is at the end of this review. It’s available for $49.95 and comes with a money back guarantee good for 60 days. If you’re not satisfied with the product you can return it within that time period and get a full refund.

Not only is there a refund, but you can also keep the bonuses that are included with the main songwriting program. But I would like to warn you to buy only at official website. If you buy at the official site, there’s no shipping cost and you don’t have to worry about the product getting damaged.

Conclusion

I have never been fond of online songwriting programs, because most of them simply don’t work. But as I have pointed out in this Superior Songwriting review, I was floored by Singorama Superior Songwriting because it works as advertised. It uses innovative techniques that unleash your creativity and it’s easy enough for anyone to learn. For these reasons I give it a thumbs up and my full recommendation.

If you want to get a copy or read more information, then click here to go to the official site: http://singorama.com/songwriting/.

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Brett Manning – Author of Singing Success

brettmanningOne of the things that you should do when looking for a singing program is the background of its founder. This is necessary of course, as it gives you an idea of how good the program is. There are many great vocal coaches around, and one of the most successful today is Brett Manning. He has worked with artists like Taylor Swift, Wes Hampton and Keith Urban among others, but there’s more to him than that.

Background Information

brett-manningBrett was born in Grants Pass, Oregon on April 27, 1966. His family relocated to Ogden, Utah, and he would spend the majority of childhood there. When Brett was 19 he went to college at Utah University where he would study dance and musical theater. Brett wanted to participate in the theater but quickly realized that he didn’t have the vocal power and range required to land the parts he wanted.

To make up for this, Brett began taking vocal lessons from the local instructors, but he wasn’t making the progress that he wanted. It was at this point that Brett decided to study on his own and discover how the human voice works.

But he didn’t just study on alone, as he also worked closely with some of the best vocal teachers at the time. He learned many facts about vocal theories, and his understanding grew. But rather than just be content with theories, Brett used his new found knowledge to instruct other singers the methods he had learned.

But Brett didn’t just rely on the information he learned, he started formulating his own method. This would eventually lead to the development of his studios and vocal training programs.

After years of studying, researching and creating his own vocal techniques, Manning opened his first studio in Salt Lake City. Thanks to the method he developed the students enrolled in his class saw dramatic improvements in their singing ability. Naturally this boosted his popularity and he would become very much in demand in the region.

Brett Manning Studios and Beyond

The success of Brett’s students inspired him to further his research and study into the human voice. Through his experimentation and research, he came up with other methods that would make it easier for people to learn how to study.

In 1997, Manning and his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and it was here he began teaching some of the best artists today. He not only became more widely known but earned a reputation as one of the best vocal teachers in the world thanks to his ability to find problems in the voice of singers, diagnose the problem and rectify it.

Today Brett continues to teach at the renowned Brett Manning Studios in Nashville. He now works with several highly skilled and certified vocal coaches, all of whom he trained personally. Using the methods he developed, Brett instructs people interested in different music genres.

As testament to his skills and knowledge, Brett has been consulted and done work for record labels such as MCA, Dreamworks, Columbia, Capitol and Sony among others. Brett has also done work with several indie labels and artists.

From his humble beginnings Manning has gone to become one of the most successful vocal coaches in the US. His Brett Manning Studios are very successful and coached award winning artists, but today he is best known for Singing Success, a vocal training program that allows you to learn at home.

What is Singing Success?

singingsuccess3According to Manning, this program will teach you how to become a singer, covering as it does all the vital topics like extending vocal range, improving pitch and tone, and have absolute control of your voice. The package consists of a dozen CDs, an instructional workbook and a tutorial DVD.

Many people have tried the program and seem to have attained success. Jaime Vendera, who wrote “Raise Your Voice” said in his review that “Singing Success is very comprehensive…more so than others I’ve tried…it’s A+.”

His sentiment is also shared by Scott who wrote that program exercises “is very helpful…and the CDs are invaluable.” Other reviewers like Steve Mallardi and Deneyse Ellen Varnsdale also say that Singing Success has helped improve their singing.

I also came across testimonials and other reviews that agree with these assessments. These include Emily Irene who said Singing Success “has taken her voice to another level.” Other reviews that I have read are from Lyndon Barrington Allen who said Singing Success has made singing as easy as talking, and Liz Jackson who said it has helped her a lot in her singing.

Conclusion

After thoroughly reviewing Singing Success, I think it is a program that I like. It’s very comprehensive and covers most topics that aspiring singers need to be aware of. I’ve seen and tried a number of other programs so I have a good base. But for $140, I believe there are better options out there. Check out Singorama for example.

Aaron Anastasi – Author of Superior Singing Method

Numerous vocal coaches have appeared on the scene, but few have captured the eye or interest of the public like Aaron Anastasi. Since he came onto the scene he has gone on to coach thousands of people, helping take their singing to the next level. I also have to say he is best known for his numerous programs that new and seasoned singers are using widely.

Just Who is Aaron Anastasi?

Aaron Anastasi is best known for his Superior Singing Method, but the truth is that he had been singing since he was young. He began by playing the guitar when he was only 13. Even at an early age Aaron began writing songs and showed promise. When he was in high school, Aaron began polishing his writing skills.

His early songs were mostly rock, but Aaron played acoustic and expanded his skills. At the young age of 18, Aaron recorded his first series of original songs, a sign of things to come. Since that time, he has continued to record more songs and released two EPs and full length records.

Aaron has also toured all over the United States and gone to Europe and South America for tours as well. He has also done extensive work in the studio and worked with numerous producers, many of whom are Grammy winners. All the while he was recording songs Aaron was also studying at the Lee University in Tennessee, taking up Bachelor of Arts degree.

Further Studies and Research

He also took a Master’s degree while he was at New Jersey, studying at Princeton. Aaron also studied Theology and the Bible in Tennessee’s Lee University where he also put together his first band. Even while he was studying, Aaron continued to write songs and work on vocal techniques.

It was after his trips to South America, particularly Brazil and Bolivia, that his singing techniques and musical skills were enhanced. One of the reasons why I find Aaron remarkable is that he is just a regular music lover, and that he isn’t a genius or “naturally gifted”. Unlike other vocal coaches out there, Aaron did not have any special music education and learned by practice.

However, this actually works in his favor because it makes it easier for him to reach out to common folk. He actually went through the process so he knows what you are going through.

Aaron Anastasi and Success

Aaron was not content with just studying vocal methods, as he wanted to share his knowledge and experience with others. He began teaching students how to play the guitar, write original songs and how to sing. Just to make sure that his students only learn the best, Aaron is always studying the latest methods and making sure his vocal training is always current.

By updating his methods, Aaron’s students are assured of getting the latest vocal tips. What makes Aaron different is that he practices what he preaches; meaning he only teaches techniques and methods that he actually uses.

While constantly updating his vocal training techniques, Aaron continues to work with Grammy award winning artists and producers. At the same time he continues to play and perform live. The fact that he is a professional singer goes to show that he practices what he preaches.

He has also worked with many artists who have won Emmy awards, and has also done extensive studies on vocal analysis. His work here has also led to his discovery of techniques to make it more powerful. What this means is both he and his students benefit from his vocal training programs. While Aaron has done a lot of remarkable work, he is best known today for the Superior Singing Method.

What is the Superior Singing Method?

The Superior Singing Method is a vocal training program that teaches you step by step how to sing like a pro. According to Aaron Anastasi the program will teach you how to control your vocals, fully develop your pitch, and there are also specific lessons showing step by step how to find your own unique tone. The Superior Signing method will also teach you how to enhance your vocal power and expand your vocal range.

Several reviews and testimonials of the program have been written about it on the Internet and most of them are very positive. According to Sarah Criss she “felt a huge difference and realized that confidence is a big key”. This sentiment is shared by Jeremy McMurray who says “this is a great program” and has led to “improvements in my voice.”

I also read testimonials from Tammy Norris, Phil Brown and Cameron and they all share the same sentiments. Many of them have noted it is easy to use and improvements are experienced in just a matter of weeks. What I really find remarkable is that most of the reviews have come from ordinary people who, prior to using the program, could not even carry a tune.

Conclusion

Check out Singorama before ordering Superior Singing Method, I have to say that Singorama is a truly remarkable product. It doesn’t just cover topics about song theory but shows you step by step how you can improve your singing. The instructions are very easy to follow so it’s ideal for everyone. Singorama is also  a bit more affordable than Superior Singing Method.

Singorama Review – Everything You Need to Know

I know how frustrating it can be to deal with online singing programs on the web, as there’s so many and only a few are actually any good. One of the most popular right now is Singorama by Melanie Alexander. Yes, I know you’ve tried a lot of other singing vocal programs on the web, so what makes this one different? Well I decided to save you the trouble and did a thorough review and here’s what I found.

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Singorama ReviewSingorama is a vocal singing program developed by Melanie Alexander and her team of experts. According to Melanie, it is a program that won’t just teach you how to sing but also improve your tone, pitch and vocal range. This program will train you from the fundamentals of music theory to all the advanced singing methods.

What’s Included in the Package?

When you purchase this one of a kind vocal training program you will get several applications, which include the following:

  • Perfect Your Pitch Pro – this application will train your ear so you can get the right pitch every single time. This little nugget of a tool is designed to boost your singing talent. You will learn how to hear all 36 notes on the chromatic scale. Some have rated this tool as a game changer.
  • Singorama Mini-Recording Studio – this is a virtual mini recording studio. This software is another one of the many highlights that you will get from your purchase. This is a complete tool that will help you record yourself as you sing, listen to yourself, evaluate your performance, and then chart your progress as you learn different singing techniques.
  • The Ultimate Guide on How to Read Music – the ability to read music and understand the mechanics written down in a music sheet is no less than an indispensable skill. With this guide you will learn not just how to read the notes but understand the dynamics and other nuances indicated on sheet music. You can also identify certain points where you can tweak the musical piece to match your unique singing voice.

This is the Complete Package

Apart from these lessons, you will also get a lot of other powerful singing lessons that will boost your confidence and push your singing ability to professional levels.

You will learn vocal warm-ups that prepare your voice for powerful singing. This will also include exercises that will strengthen your vocal cords, and you will also learn how to focus on sounds and reach the right notes.

This vocal program also emphasizes on extending your vocal range, learn to sing one or more octaves higher. There will be tests that are specially designed for stretching your vocal cords. This of course will give you a distinct advantage over other wannabe singers. The lessons will ground you on the nuances of music theory which makes it easier for you to learn new songs.

The Benefits of Using Singorama

One of the primary benefits of this program, is the professional experience of its creator, Melanie Alexander. She is a recognized expert and one of the most renowned performers from the 90s. She and her girl band Girlfriend earned platinum and gold albums.

That means you are getting actual lessons that worked for her and her band that helped them become award winning talents. At one point they were the singing sensations in Australia during the height of their career and they were also acknowledged worldwide. That is the caliber that you will be taking advantage of.

But aside from that, Singorama will get the maximum performance out of your vocals. According to Melanie, Singorama is a vocal training program that allows you to select the exercises that will best improve your voice. The lessons she learned from her vocal coaches have been included in their entirety in the vocal training package.

In addition:

  • The exercises will expand your vocal range.
  • Singorama is very easy to follow so you can learn about vibrato and how to sing in harmony easily.
  • You don’t need any knowledge about song theory to follow the instructions.
  • You can use Singorama to record and sing original tracks.
  • There is a step by step guide for audition, something you rarely find in other singing programs.
  • Singorama provides free email consultation so if you have any problems, they will be there to help you.

The other major benefits of Singorama are core lessons which are very extensive. Just to give you an idea of what they cover, the lessons cover warm ups, breathing exercises, proper singing posture, getting the perfect pitch, tone and bad singing habits to avoid.

You will also learn vocal extension range training, rhythm, and singing in the major and minor keys. If you want to learn how to sing different genres Singorama also covers that and more. Other topics covered in these lessons include how to make people want to sing with you, understand songs and lyrics, and more.

Of course it isn’t enough to just read about its benefits, as reviews are very important too, so I decided to check it out.

Other Singorama Reviews – What People Say

A reviewer at greatreviewblog calls Singorama a “comprehensive self study” program” perfect for “people who want to study at home”.
The review also points out it is suitable for “singers of all stages and for newbies and even advanced singers”.

Sbwire also wrote a detailed review of the program, stating that it is “comprehensive guide developed by professional singers and performers” and provides “an efficient approach to…enhancing your voice.” The review further states the program can help both aspiring and professional artists.

I have also read reviews at blogspot.com and slidehare.net, and both of them have positive things to say about the program, noting that it offers more benefits than other singing methods online.

Based on these Singorama reviews it’s apparent that many people have used Singorama successfully. I have also yet to read a review or comment complaining about the payment or customer support.

Disadvantages

Singorama has a lot of benefits, but I have to say that it’s not a perfect program. It has a few shortcomings, although none of them are too serious.

Also I have to point out that Singorama is not a miracle worker. If you think that the program will instantly turn you into a powerful singer, you will be disappointed. Make mistake about it, Singorama is only for those who are serious about learning.

Advice for Buyers

If you are interested in ordering a copy of the program after reading my Singorama review, you can order one at the official website. It’s available for $99.95. All major credit cards are accepted and after the payment is processed, you’ll be able to download it immediately.

There is no shipping cost, and you don’t have to wait days for the product to arrive since you can download the package. There is also a 60 day money back guarantee. I want to emphasize that if you’re going to buy, do so only at the official site. There are lots of fakes out there, so avoid those.

The Singorama Review Conclusion

As you can see in this Singorama review, it is an outstanding singing program. It thoroughly explores the different aspects of singing, and it’s very easy to follow and understand. There are a lot of topics covered but they’re all explained, and the bonuses are a nice touch. In short, this is a solid singing program and will teach what you need to know.

Singing Success Review – Is It Really Worth It?

If you’ve been researching singing programs on the web, you may have heard of Brett Manning’s Singing Success method. It’s been generating a lot of buzz, too. I was kind of curious about it myself so I did some research. Since you’re probably wondering whether Singing Success works or if it’s just hype, you might find this review useful.

What is the Singing Success Program?

This is a vocal singing program developed by Brett Manning so you can have a virtual coach anywhere you are. The program covers all the important aspects of singing such as pitch, style and tone. Whatever style you want to sing, you can use this program to master the necessary style.

The system comes with a dozen CDs, an instructional workbook and a tutorial DVD. There are many topics covered in the program such as reaching the whistle register, how to sing in different genres, how to sing like a contemporary artist, and how to reduce vocal strain. The latter is one of the most important features of this program, and essential for beginners and advanced singers.

At the same time you will learn how vibrato is developed, runs, licks and trills and how to increase your vocal power without causing strain. Breathing and range extensions are covered in the program as well. Since the Singing Success came out it has been a huge success and is now available in over 100 countries.

The Benefits of Singing Success

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According to Manning, the Singing Success method will add an octave to your vocals. This is something that isn’t offered in other programs, so for that feature alone it is worth the price. However, Manning claims it has many other benefits.

• The techniques and exercises were designed by Manning for the use of professionals and those who are just learning how to sing.

• The CDs are very comprehensive and detailed.

• The exercises in the program will literally change the way you sing, not only improving it but also reduce the pressure on your vocal cords.

• The techniques are suitable for any genre, something that isn’t applicable with other singing programs.

• The videos are very easy to follow.

• The 6 month guarantee is one of the best in the industry today, a testament to how powerful and reliable it is.

• The booklet is feature packed and provides all the information you need.

I also want to say that the Singing Success method is very entertaining. There are no long, boring lessons here and no technical, confusing jargon either. I also have to say that this program works with Manning’s other products like Perfect Pitch Ear Training Series and The Pro Singer’s Warm Up, but you don’t need them to use Singing Success.

What are People Saying? – From Other Singing Success Review Sites

Singing Success RatingsWhile the program does have benefits, I wanted to read the reviews and see what people really had to say about it. I read a review at lovemusictoday.com, and they rate it highly. The reviewer says Singing Success “is a big help for anyone who wants to use it” and that “it sets the benchmark” for other singing programs.

Foreversinging.com also published a Singing Success review and the reviewer said “Singing Success rocked me…and instructed me on the proper way to sing.” I also read another review at sbwire.com, and it refers to Singing Success as “the world’s leading singing method”, and “has proven to be effective by thousands of people.”

Also, two reviewers at Amazon, Jaime Vendera and S. Johnson, gave it five stars. Another online reviewer, Scott, gave Singing Success and says the “exercises are very helpful” and he highly recommends it.

After going through the reviews, it seems clear to me that the Singing Success works very well, and it is really able to deliver. Not only are their numerous testimonials, but I have yet to read a review complaining of shipping delays. This is one of the problems I often encounter with singing programs that have “physical” copies, but the Singing Success is an exception.

Disadvantages

Many of the reviews are positive and a lot of people seem to have used it with great success. But it isn’t perfect and there are some drawbacks with it. For one thing it requires commitment, and you need to follow the exercises carefully.

Another issue with the program is there are a lot of materials to go over. If you’re the impatient type then Singing Success isn’t for you. But if you are serious about improving your singing voice, then this program will be for you. Overall, there really aren’t a lot of negative features here, and there are no glitches with it.

Singing Success is way too expensive for what it offers. Check out our review of Singorama instead. It is much more affordable and it is a very high quality program.

Advice for Buyers

The Singing Success is available on the official website. The downloadable version costs $199.95 and comes with all the CDs and other tutorials. The physical version costs $200 plus handling and shipping. There’s a calculator provided so you can determine the shipping costs.

The physical version offers several payment plans: 7 payments: $28.43, 4 payments: $49.75, 2 payments: $100 and a single payment of $200. You can also buy the Singing Success and their Mastering Mix for $349.95, saving a hundred dollars if you bought each separately.

I believe this price is way too high for the product. It is good, but it is not worth the price tag.

I would also advise you to do some comparison shopping too. The lessons provided in this course maybe a bit too technical for a lot of people out there. So, if you are still starting out and you need some coaching on the fundamentals and a more step by step line by line approach then maybe look for another system that better suits your needs.

Conclusion

I have reviewed a number of other singing methods online, but only a handful of them are as good as Brett Manning’s Singing Success. Is it the best one out there? I would take a rain check on that for now.

Consider the pros and cons mentioned here in this review and do some comparison shopping. Singorama is in my opinion a much better and much more affordable option.

5 Music Marketing Tips to Get Fast Results

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With so many artists out there, how do you get yourself noticed? I know how frustrating music marketing can be. You know deep in your heart that you’re as good or even better than many of those out there, you just need a break. But it’s not a lost cause as these tips can help you get on the right track.

5 Tips for Music Marketing

dollarspocketTip #1 – Classify Your Music

Start by classifying your music. If you want to be a rapper, then classify it as such so that you can start getting in touch with the local rap clubs, rap radio stations and rappers / producers in your local area. This will take time, but it is an essential first step in music marketing, and you need to be patient.

Tip #2 – YouTube Marketing

Post a video of yourself singing on YouTube. I don’t have to remind you how effective this can be. But don’t limit yourself to YouTube; you should create a Facebook page and Twitter account so people can reach you. Add your contact info as well as some biographical facts about yourself.

Tip #3 – Local Area Networking

Network in the local area and apply at the local clubs, colleges, small venues, join singing contests and even sing at birthdays. You will never know if the people there are musicians or even record producers, and at any rate, it will help establish your network. And while you’re there, don’t forget to always keep a demo handy.

Tip #4 – Collect Contacts

Create a database of contacts, not just of your fellow musicians and club owners, but also keep in touch with your fans. Post on your social network account the dates of your gigs and shows so they will know and spread the word.

Tip #5 – Get in Touch with Other Artists

Take the next step: once you have established yourself in your local area, try to get in touch with some well known artists in the genre you are in. Ask if you can open for them, as this can do two things: you will get exposure to a wider audience and also gain the confidence to perform before a huge crowd.

The suggestions that I posted above can certainly help, but I will be the first to admit that they are only meant to get you started. Because of this I went online and looked for a program that could get you to the next level, and one that I found that seems to work for many is Singorama.

What is the Superior Songwriting System?

Superior Songwriting is a comprehensive song writing and creative program from the same guys who brought you Singorama. Yes, it is Melanie Alexander and her team giving you insider tips and tricks from the rudiments of song writing all the way to the winding turns of the business of this industry.

This means that Superior Songwriting is a system that does more than just teach you how to tap into your inner creative. It is actually a music marketing system that will train you how to market the music that you write.

In my personal opinion, I believe that the program has all the necessary features. You will get a good grip on the fundamentals of writing. You will also learn how to make a living out of this creative endeavor, teach you how to market your songs, how to package your songs to delight not only your listeners but also the producers as well.

Recommendation

I highly recommend Superior Songwriting by Melanie Alexander.

This is the program for you if:

  • You have always wanted to write a song but you had to stop because you lack experience and technical know-how.
  • You tried song writing and you marketed your material before and the results were absolutely devastating
  • You’ve written songs but something seems missing and people are not resonating with either your lyrics or your tune
  • You feel like you’re stuck in the song writing business and there are plenty of times you can’t write a line even if you absolutely want to and need to
  • If that is the case then the Superior Songwriting system is for you. It is your exhaustive resource for everything about creating masterful musical compositions.


Click HERE to learn more about Superior Songwriting

You can also purchase the system by going to the official website HERE.

7 Tips for Proper Pitch and Key in Singing

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If you’re having trouble singing in key it can be very frustrating and I know because I have been there. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with it, as there are ways to improve your voice and achieve proper pitch. You may want to try some of these if you are having trouble.

7 Tips for Proper Pitch and Key in Singing

Tip # 1 – Chewing and Stretching

singer4Get rid of vocal tension by exercising your vocal cords and making exaggerated chewing motions, speaking or just singing random words. It will also help to perform some stretching exercises and also do some breathing exercises.

Tip – 2 – Breath Management

You should also breathe from your stomach. Think of it as a balloon filing up with your breath and then being released as you sing. This is one of the best ways to develop a proper pitch. One of the ways this can be mastered is by practicing deep breathing consistently.

Tip #3 – Posture is Important for Proper Pitch

Good posture is also required if you want to sing properly. Make sure you are standing up straight and keep your chest and shoulders lifted up. This is extremely important especially if you are just starting out.

Tip #4 – Train Your Ears

You should also train your ears to recognize the sounds of notes and then try to imitate it as well as you can. One of the ways to do this is to practice scales on your keyboard or piano and imitate it.

Tip #5 – Record Yourself

You may have heard this before but it bears repeating: by recording your voice you will learn how to analyze your pitch following your sessions. Always keep a copy of your recordings and compare them. In time that will help you achieve proper pitch.

Tip #6 – Tongue Management

If your tongue keeps flailing in your mouth your pitch will go awry so learn to keep your tongue set against your mouth’s bottom while you are singing. This can be difficult but you just need to work on this.

Tip #7 – Practice Every Day

Keep practicing singing every day as that is the only way you can improve. One of the reasons why people are not succeeding is the fact they give up too quickly. Just keep working on it. However, you must not overdo it. Give yourself time to relax and practice no more than an
hour or two a day.

I have to point that I have used these tips and they do work. However, I still felt that my progression was still not complete and that I can do much better. So id did a lot of research on the Internet and I eventually found this cool little program called the Superior Singing Method, which I believe can really help your singing.

What is the Singorama and how Will it Help me Get a Proper Pitch?

learn proper pitch with singoramaSingorama is an online vocal training system developed by 90s gold and platinum artist Melanie Alexander, a vocal singing coach multi awarded singer and artist. What struck me is that one of its modules actually explains how to improve your pitch. With Singorama you will learn how to develop your pitch and how to train your ear to hear pitching problems, vowel shaping, improving your tone and more.

I also went out and checked the reviews of the program as well as testimonials, and many of them have reported success with it. Jack Alba wrote on his blog that “thanks to Singorama I now have the confidence to sing” while Greg Randall wrote online that “the training videos really helped give me confidence to sing”.

As per these reviews and professionals, it seems that a lot of people have benefited from it and seen improvements with their vocals. I also watched some YouTube reviews from people who used the product and met success. It even helped people how to overcome stage fright.

Purchasing Advice

If you are interested in buying Singorama, you can get it from the official website. I would recommend that you go get this vocal training program now since they are selling it at a huge discounted price. It was originally priced at almost $300 but now they are selling the whole thing (software tools included) for only $49.

The offer is also backed by a 60 day money back guarantee. The Singorama team guarantees that you will see results in 60 days or less. If it doesn’t work out, you get a full refund.

Final Recommendation

After studying Singorama in depth, I have to give it a thumbs up. For just $67 it offers step by step instructions on how to become a professional singer, and not just on the proper pitch and key. Another reason why I have to recommend the program is that its creator, Melanie Alexander, is a vocal coach and multi-platinum awarded artist. She is the real deal and she knows exactly what it’s like being on stage and making the audience sing with her.

I also find the program to be comprehensive and the instructions are easy to follow. I also compared with similar programs and it is more detailed and easier to work with.

Good luck on your journey to proper pitch and a better singing voice!