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Musical Kite String in conjunction with York Street Studios is very please to be able to offer you the chance to have a professional recording and video done in their brand new recording studios South Melbourne.
Special introductory offer of $380.00 which includes:
• Professional audio demo recording to a backing track of your choice
• High Quality Video of the recording session.
• Networking opportunities.
• Vocal assistance from professional producers during the recordings.
• Video available to be used for upcoming television show auditions - make sure your audition is the best!!
• Juniors welcome.
This offer is for a limited time only so please ensure that you call or email now to lock in your recording session before Christmas!!
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Ever wanted to sing with a BIG BAND? Here is your chance see below a message from Jane from MoJo, the Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra! And book in for your chance today :-)
I’m contacting you from MoJO, the Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra. We were wondering if you or anyone you know, might be interested in joining us in singing Jazz-aoke with MoJO at Dizzy’s Jazz Club. We play there semi-regularly, with our next session being Thurs 20th November.
We call it Jazz-aoke because its kinda karoke but with a full big band. Members of the audience can come up on stage and sing with us. So it’s a great way for aspiring/returning jazz singers wanting to get experience or just have some fun singing with a live big band. We have a set list of around 70 swing, jazz and rock and roll tunes to choose from (see attached list). Our own singers Cathy, Dave and Sylvana also perform in between our guests and can provide advice and guidance. If singers come along a little early there is also the opportunity for a warm-up on the piano with the band director, Pete Foley. In the past we’ve also had solo jazz instrumentalists come and enjoy the backing of the big band. It’s a very low-pressure event with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. We also often have secondary students as young as 13 or 14 come sing at Jazz-aoke as it’s a very family friendly evening. Pete is music director of St Leonards College so very well experienced in working with younger people.
Or people can just come along for a listen and perhaps decide if they want to sing the next session. Great food and drinks are available too. If you don’t know Dizzy’s it’s a lovely little club with a great atmosphere. It’s in Richmond close to Burnley Station.
If you could forward this email on to your choir members that would be great. Bookings can be made through Dizzy’s on 9428 1233.
Or please get in touch with me if you would like any more information about Jazz-aoke with MoJO at Dizzys. Also you can let me know if you would like to be placed on our Jazz-aoke mailing list to be kept up to date with future MoJO sessions at Dizzy’s (we play around once a month or two), or if you would rather not hear from us again.
Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you at Dizzy’s soon!
Next session: Thurs November 20th 8pm-10pm
$14/10 adult/concession at the door
Dizzy’s Jazz Club Bookings: (03) 9428 1233
381 Burnley Street
Richmond Victoria [ view map ]
Or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mordiallocjazzorchestra for updates
City of Kingston are calling for performers of all ages and all talents. If you'd like to get involved in this fabulous opportunity register
Sunday 2 November 2014
Heat 1: 12pm
Heat 2: 2pm
Heat 3: 4pm
Grand Hall, Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin
979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin
Participant entry to competition: Free | Audience Tickets: One Price $10 (Includes Finals)
Knowing how to read and play music is certainly is an awesome skills to have, but what about 'hearing' music?
Developing your ear to hear what is happening in the music is the icing on the cake. Here are some great tips on hearing intervals and being able to name them as soon as you hear them.
Firstly, let me quickly explain what an interval is.
An interval is simply the distance between two notes. The musical alphabet is A, B, C, D, E, F, G. If note C is the root note and the consecutive note played is a G it would be a Perfect 5th, if the consecutive note was E it would be a major 3rd. Intervals will differ from minor and major scales. Let's just focus on the major scale to start with.
Start by playing a snippet of the song that you will recognise when it starts to be played, as shown below (from the book Fast Track Lead Singer 1 by Blake Neely). Practice this three times and then play the root note and the interval... See if you can start to hear the song automatically as soon as you hear the first 2 notes played... Once you can, you will find it so easy to recognise.
Other songs that are great for these intervals are:
M2 - Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer (G, A, G, E, C5, A, G) or transposed to (C4, D, C4, A, F, D, C)
M3 - When the Saints Go Marching In (C, E, F, G, C, E, F, G)
P4 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas (D, G, G, A, G, F)
P5 - Star Wars (C, G, F, E, D, C)
M6 - Dashing through the Snow (D, B, A, G, D)
M7 - The Major 7th always sounds dissonant and out of place...
Have you got any song suggestions?? Check these out....
Music benefits us all in so many different ways. How does music impact your life?
Self-expression, Stress Release, Understanding, Listening Skills, Hand & Eye Co-ordination, Rhythm, Confidence Building, Creating Focus and Dedication these are just some of the benefits that I myself have personally experienced through music, voice and piano....
Music empowers people, to express who they are in a safe and encouraging way. I believe that Music Education is paramount to every individual no matter how musical or not musical we may think we may be. The facts are we are all made up of various vibrations that are all music related. Our heart beats in rhythm with our bodies, our blood swishes through our veins, we walk in time and in tune to our life and even in the stillness when we sleep our breath continues to create our own musical melody.
Read here for "The Most Amazing Benefits of Music" a great resource exhibiting how music ripples throughout every facet of our lives.
Music bridges gaps and brings people together it is multicultural and unbiased there is a sound for everything and everyone.
We are music and to deny music in our lives would be crime. Music isn't always about being the best or a super star, its about just being.
Read on for more benefits of music education....
When we perform a song we are essentially telling a story, and we are the story tellers. We want to engage the audience and capture their imagination... We do this by not just singing but by expressing your story through your whole body! We use our face to express emotions words and our body to demonstrate how we are feeling... This can be daunting but when we are fully in the moment, fully in the 'song' and expressing the 'song' it will transform the way you feel about your performance and also transport the audience into the story of the song... This will help you with nerves and really entertain the audience.
To do this take yourself out of the equation, yes you are singing/performing but its about the song not us... If we can separate ourselves from this process and focus fully on the song and the interpretation it will automatically come through you... You are the instrument...
Forget about hitting the right note, we may or may not make mistakes and that is ok. The Perfect Performance isn't about singing perfectly... We can do that, and it be a boring performance - think about it! What we want to focus on is how we will interpret the song and getting into that zone so we can fully express it.
No one will say didn't such and such look silly expressing that song...
What they will say is WOW! that was awesome I really felt what you were singing about... or
WOW, I can't believe you did that, I couldn't do that... You were so confident!
Capture your audiences attention, bring them into your story... You will find that once you master this you won't want to stop!
If anyone else has any tips and tricks please comment, what has been successful for you? What do you love about performing? How do you combat your nerves and connect with your audience?
Calling all Performers & Volunteers!
Another great opportunity to volunteer and/or perform!
Click here to find out more....
Spreading the word...
If you love to sing and are between the ages of 5 and 18 years old,
why not give this community singing competition ago!
Great opportunity, great prizes.
Box Hill Centro are holding a singing competition.
Click ^ to find out more details.