In September 2014 I moved back home after spending two years abroad. I was going through a rough time: I was having a hard time finding a place to live, I didn’t have a job, I was heartbroken. I was depressed and hated life.
Why? Because you shouldn’t be practicing the things that are easy for you, you should be practicing what is challenging. And until you get it right, it will not sound good. Also, if you are into rock / metal etc, your screaming practice is unlikely to appeal to your neighbors – even if they are into the genre.Continue reading “Finding a time and place to practice singing”
Right from the start, my singing teacher encouraged me to attend an open mic session. Looking back, I suspect that she didn’t think it all the way through. I was a complete beginner, most of the time off tune; people at the open mic were experienced singers. Continue reading “My first open mic session”
So you want to become a rock star and play on stage in front of an audience? Follow the decision tree above. It is my first infographic and I ran out of space, so it’s quite simplistic. Let me know what you think.
I wrote my first song on a night of depression, a couple of months after I started playing guitar. I was at home, by myself, lying on the sofa feeling down. I was holding the guitar and plucking open strings randomly, lacking of a better thing to do.
About a year after I first played guitar I started taking singing lessons. The motivation: I often sang while playing guitar, sometimes in public, and I felt that my singing was below average (I’m not being modest, read on). People who had no experience with music sang way better than I did. I was motivated to improve my singing so I could feel more comfortable singing in public.Continue reading “My vocal Journey: learning to sing”
When I decided to buy an electric guitar, the first thing I did was to search the web for guidance. I searched for articles and videos titled “how to buy an electric guitar for beginners,” “what to ask when buying an electric guitar,” and more.