I spent the day at Disney's California Adventure, accompanying a choir, and despite the traffic, the wind (and some page turning nightmares) and the crowds, it was a fun time! Ride the Cars ride with me and see a ridiculously over-priced cookie go straight to my thighs.
Earthworks sent me this brand new studio vocal mic, and I'm so excited to test it out against the AKG P220, which has gotten me to this point in my YouTube career. Conclusion: For the price, the AKG does a wonderful job, but if you can get your hands on one, the SV33 is where it's at! Gear used: Earthworks SV33 Studio Vocal Microphone Earthworks PM40 Piano Microphone AKG P220 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone.
I sang a Bowie song in 6 part harmony, using the Gridplay app. [Gridplay: Multi-Track Video App For iPhone (David Bowie Space Oddity)] Today, I show you a bit about how to use it, what it can do, and how I record multiple harmony tracks.
Hang out with me and let's play our favorite songs!
Gear: Earthworks PM40 piano mic Earthworks SV33 vocal studio mic Presonus Studiolive AR8 Hallet, Davis, & Co 5'3 baby grand. For all other info about the gear I use, please visit: Aimee's Gear - To donate to my channel, please click here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Using one of the most lyrically-challenging songs I can think of, The Waters Of March (Aguas De Marco) I show you the visualization technique I use to memorize difficult lyrics. I also issue a challenge for rhythm section players and animators to submit themselves playing over my singing. MP3 and PDF for rhythm section players can be found in this page.
My (Not So) Top Secret (Anymore) Practice Method: Point & Sing - Singers AND instrumentalists: I don't want you to sound like a robot when you improvise. Let's get you sounding like a thoughtful, feeling person, who can hear their way through changes without having to memorize patterns. I want to make HONEST musicians out of you. Point & Sing is the best way I know of to accomplish that! If you'd like to support me, you can do so at this link: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
Sometimes I like to limit myself in my practice. Here is an example about how only practicing triplets can expand your thinking and your hearing and your plane.
See also: There Will Never Be Another You (Bebop With Limits). If you would like to support me, you may do so here: https://PayPal.me/AimN
Hearing your way though changes on tough tunes is a real challenge, but is an integral part of developing your musicianship. Let's look at some tricks that can be used to help you hear those shifts in tonality and improve your improvising and raise your ear training to a new level.
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