To become a good sightsinger, you need to be infinitely familiar with basic scales. I recommend solfege-cue The Sound of Music- and using movable Do. You must learn to audiate (hear mentally). Drill yourself on intervals within the scales until you recognize them easily. These are absolute fundamentals for sightsinging. And for pros or novices, here are some other thoughts to keep in mind when you take on sightreading. #SightReading #SingerTips #Vocalist

To become a good sightsinger, you need to be infinitely familiar with basic scales. I recommend solfege-cue The Sound of Music- and using movable Do. You must learn to audiate (hear mentally). Drill yourself on intervals within the scales until you recognize them easily. These are absolute fundamentals for sightsinging. And for pros or novices, here are some other thoughts to keep in mind when you take on sightreading. #SightReading #SingerTips #Vocalist

" In the music business bigger is not necessarily better. In fact, I believe smaller is actually better." Chuck Kaye, Dreamworks, SBK Publishing #MusicBusiness #Dreamworks

" In the music business bigger is not necessarily better. In fact, I believe smaller is actually better." Chuck Kaye, Dreamworks, SBK Publishing #MusicBusiness #Dreamworks

Use High Quality Samples: Whether you’re going through drum hits or chopping up an old soul record, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the highest possible quality audio. Avoid using mp3’s if you can as these lose more high and low frequency content as the bitrate is lowered. (ex. YouTube clips are usually low quality mp3’s, which will sound even worse if you export your beat as an mp3). #BeatMaking #ProductionTips

Use High Quality Samples: Whether you’re going through drum hits or chopping up an old soul record, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the highest possible quality audio. Avoid using mp3’s if you can as these lose more high and low frequency content as the bitrate is lowered. (ex. YouTube clips are usually low quality mp3’s, which will sound even worse if you export your beat as an mp3). #BeatMaking #ProductionTips

As producers, we have a set goal just as the artist does, which is to make it big right? We need to know how to get there. Do we produce hundreds of tracks and let no one hear them? These are questions you should ask yourself before making the next step. #ProducerTips

As producers, we have a set goal just as the artist does, which is to make it big right? We need to know how to get there. Do we produce hundreds of tracks and let no one hear them? These are questions you should ask yourself before making the next step. #ProducerTips

Always follow up and stay on time with the things you have in you plan or they offer up to you. Opportunities will be missed if you let things slip through your fingers. We should always return the favor. If someone helps you along in your career, pass it down to someone with the same drive as you or at least return the favor. If you never give, you will never have room to receive. #Networking #Business #KnowThisMayne

Always follow up and stay on time with the things you have in you plan or they offer up to you. Opportunities will be missed if you let things slip through your fingers. We should always return the favor. If someone helps you along in your career, pass it down to someone with the same drive as you or at least return the favor. If you never give, you will never have room to receive. #Networking #Business #KnowThisMayne

FIND THE TEMPO: It’s always a good idea to find the tempo of your session, preferably before recording, definitely before mixing. Doing this will make editing tasks, such as copying hooks, much easier and will keep any echo/delay effects perfectly in time with the record.#ProducerTips #EngineeringTips

FIND THE TEMPO: It’s always a good idea to find the tempo of your session, preferably before recording, definitely before mixing. Doing this will make editing tasks, such as copying hooks, much easier and will keep any echo/delay effects perfectly in time with the record.#ProducerTips #EngineeringTips

Just Dance. Join the Calan Bryant Dance Academy, Where Dancers Have the Opportunity to Escape Through Music in a Fun & Artistic Way! Learn From the Best, @calanbryant  /// Sign Up Today. // Visit musictheorystudios.com for More Information. #Dancer #CalanBryant #Choreography #MTSAcademy

Just Dance. Join the Calan Bryant Dance Academy, Where Dancers Have the Opportunity to Escape Through Music in a Fun & Artistic Way! Learn From the Best, @calanbryant /// Sign Up Today. // Visit musictheorystudios.com for More Information. #Dancer #CalanBryant #Choreography #MTSAcademy

Don’t forget to breathe! And be intentional: plan when and how you’ll breathe in the songs you’re performing. Don’t let your voice “happen” to you. #SingingTips #Vocal

Don’t forget to breathe! And be intentional: plan when and how you’ll breathe in the songs you’re performing. Don’t let your voice “happen” to you. #SingingTips #Vocal

Keep Your Room Quiet | It is important, whether you are recording or mixing (at home or in a studio), to keep the room you are working in as quiet as possible. Most modern microphones will pick up even the quietest sounds, so make sure your speakers are turned down a bit, also make sure any A.C. units or any other noisy appliances are either off, or out of range of your microphone to pick up. Doing this will greatly improve your signal to noise ratio. #RecordingTips #Producer

Keep Your Room Quiet | It is important, whether you are recording or mixing (at home or in a studio), to keep the room you are working in as quiet as possible. Most modern microphones will pick up even the quietest sounds, so make sure your speakers are turned down a bit, also make sure any A.C. units or any other noisy appliances are either off, or out of range of your microphone to pick up. Doing this will greatly improve your signal to noise ratio. #RecordingTips #Producer

Stephanie Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar | You’re probably wondering what is Kevlar? Well if you have ever rocked a pair of Nike’s or Adidas, then you are probably familiar with the elasticity that Kevlar provides. Not only did Chemist Stephanie Kwolek unlock the keys to sneaker heaven, but she invented a solution that would keep our soldiers and police men safe while on the battlefield. Below are some of the life changing pieces her invention has created. I have listed only a few of the ways we are currently using Kevlar around the world: 

Military Apparel:
Bulletproof Vests
Helmets
Body Armor
Gloves
Specialized Military Jackets and clothing articles

Musicians: 
Kevlar is useful in acoustics in Loud Speakers; Bass & MidRange Units
Fiber Optic Cables such as ones used in Audio Data Transmissions
Bowed String Instruments
DrumHeads; It allows a high amount of tension, resulting in a cleaner sound. 

Sports:
Tennis Racquets
Archery
Bicycle Tires
Athletic Gloves 

If you ever used a non-stick pan, then chances are you understand the excellence of Kevlar as it is substituted for Teflon very often.

SMART PHONES Any One? Well if you have a smartphone chances are there is some Kevlar in your cellphone. 

I could keep going, but I believe my point has been made. Women are great at anything we do…including SCIENCE!!!! Kudos to Stephanie Kwolek for creating one of the most used and amazing chemical solutions of our time. 

#WOMENROCK #WHM

Stephanie Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar | You’re probably wondering what is Kevlar? Well if you have ever rocked a pair of Nike’s or Adidas, then you are probably familiar with the elasticity that Kevlar provides. Not only did Chemist Stephanie Kwolek unlock the keys to sneaker heaven, but she invented a solution that would keep our soldiers and police men safe while on the battlefield. Below are some of the life changing pieces her invention has created. I have listed only a few of the ways we are currently using Kevlar around the world:

Military Apparel:
Bulletproof Vests
Helmets
Body Armor
Gloves
Specialized Military Jackets and clothing articles

Musicians:
Kevlar is useful in acoustics in Loud Speakers; Bass & MidRange Units
Fiber Optic Cables such as ones used in Audio Data Transmissions
Bowed String Instruments
DrumHeads; It allows a high amount of tension, resulting in a cleaner sound.

Sports:
Tennis Racquets
Archery
Bicycle Tires
Athletic Gloves

If you ever used a non-stick pan, then chances are you understand the excellence of Kevlar as it is substituted for Teflon very often.

SMART PHONES Any One? Well if you have a smartphone chances are there is some Kevlar in your cellphone.

I could keep going, but I believe my point has been made. Women are great at anything we do…including SCIENCE!!!! Kudos to Stephanie Kwolek for creating one of the most used and amazing chemical solutions of our time.

#WOMENROCK #WHM

The phenomenal film, 12 Years a Slave won big last night on the Oscars including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress.

An emotional speech from rising actress Lupita Nyong’o, was one of many that stood out from the others.  “It doesnt escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s.” She ended her acceptance speech with “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, YOUR DREAMS ARE VALID. “

Lupita is the 7th Black Woman to win an Oscar Award, exactly 75 years after Hattie McDaniel became the first!

 #WomensHistory #BlackHistory #SilverScreen #SteveMcQueen #JohnRidley #Lupita

The phenomenal film, 12 Years a Slave won big last night on the Oscars including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress.

An emotional speech from rising actress Lupita Nyong’o, was one of many that stood out from the others. “It doesnt escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s.” She ended her acceptance speech with “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, YOUR DREAMS ARE VALID. “

Lupita is the 7th Black Woman to win an Oscar Award, exactly 75 years after Hattie McDaniel became the first!

#WomensHistory #BlackHistory #SilverScreen #SteveMcQueen #JohnRidley #Lupita