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So You're About To Play / Sing... bass player drummer guitarist singer warm up warm up exercises Feb 21, 2024

What if I told you that you could warm up WITHOUT using your instrument?

Sounds crazy right? But it's TRUE!

Before you even pick up your instrument or sing, think about what body parts you're going to be using and then do some simple warm up exercises that utilise those body parts.

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Xvive G1 Butterfly Guitar Stand Review g1 guitar stand product review xvive Feb 14, 2024

The lovely people over at Xvive have sent me the Xvive G1 Butterfly Guitar Stand to review. Is it a must buy or a pass? You be the judge.

Thank you to Xvive for providing the product for the purpose of this review.

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Sing It Live: BEHIND THE SOUND [Dreams - Van Halen] behind the sound dreams sing it live van halen Feb 03, 2024

It’s never an ideal situation having a short time to prepare learning how to play a song to record for a Sing It Live video, especially when it’s a song by Van Halen!

I show you what was involved for me in the lead up to the recording, and a sneak peek at us in the room while we have...

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PSA: Elixir Guitar Strings SCAM ALERT elixir guitar guitar strings psa scam alert Jan 30, 2024

So recently I had the misfortune of being the victim of an online scam. A late night online shopping spree and an attractive discount on a bulk purchase of guitar strings lured me in. I was unaware (at the time) that the guitar strings that I had just purchased would turn out to be FAKES! With...

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Sing It Live: BEHIND THE SOUND [Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain & Tennille] behind the sound love will keep us together sing it live the captain & tennille Jan 20, 2024

If you’re anything like me, when you enjoy watching someone perform you can’t help but want to find out more about them.

If you enjoyed the vocal performance of the Sing It Live cover of Captain & Tennille’s ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’, well… you’ve...

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Hate Practicing Scales? TRY THIS! music theory practice riff scales Jan 15, 2024

Practicing scales over and over again can feel like a boring and monotonous chore... but it doesn't have to.

The tip in this video is one of many ways to make the process wayyy more enjoyable.

Grab your instrument and give it a shot! You'll never dread playing scales ever again, or at least for a...

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Top 5 Helpful Crafty Music Tips Videos crafty music tips happy new year top 5 videos Jan 10, 2024

Before getting too far into the new year I’m counting down the Top 5 most helpful Crafty Music Tips videos from the previous year! How do I know they were this helpful in this particular order? Easy, they were the most viewed in the last calendar year. Did you miss any of these videos? Did...

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Sing It Live: BEHIND THE SOUND [It Started With A Kiss - Hot Chocolate] behind the sound hot chocolate it started with a kiss sing it live Dec 30, 2023

It started with a phone call...

Due to a last minute change of plans, my mission (should I choose to accept it) is to learn/arrange my parts and record 'It Started With A Kiss' by Hot Chocolate in 16 HOURS! (including sleep)

Will I be able to do it or will I crack under pressure??? Find out in...

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My Top 3 Helpful Pieces Of Advice In 3 Mins advice music business music industry musician self improvement Dec 19, 2023

Someone asked me recently “What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?” I thought about it, but couldn’t limit it to just one. Here’s my Top 3, with a quick bonus thrown in for good measure.

While I’m at it… What’s the best advice...

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Sing It Live: BEHIND THE SOUND [Just What I Needed - The Cars] behind the sound interview just what i needed sing it live the cars Dec 09, 2023

'Just What I Needed’ is a classic song for many reasons. Darren (Mr Sing It Live himself) and I chat about a bunch of them and why recording this song by The Cars was so great to do.

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Sing It Live: BEHIND THE SCENES Playlist:
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Xvive U3 2.4Ghz Digital Dynamic Microphone Wireless System Review live sound product review u3 xvive Dec 05, 2023

Christmas is fast approaching so if you’re looking for a great gift idea for someone who is anything like me, someone who would use a versatile product like this on a regular basis then this might be just what they’re looking for. Give the gift of eliminating on stage clutter this...

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A super close look into ‘Now And Then’ (The Beatles) [Analysis] music theory now and then song analysis the beatles Nov 17, 2023

With all the hype of the recent release of the song ‘Now And Then’, being a big fan of The Beatles myself I decided to put together this analysis video of the song’s composition. It’s song-nerd-out time!

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'Now And Then' (The Beatles) - Solo Acoustic Cover:
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