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Musician? Songstuff is end to end targetted at helping at every stage from begining to play an instrument through writing a song to selling the final product. Get a great start, come visit our Instruments and Performance boards. Looking to improve your writing? Try our Creativity boards. If you are interested in recording, making a video or discussing album artwork take a look at our Recording and Media boards If you are into your music gear then drop into Gear boards F


Vocals On Songstuff

If you are a singer and you are interested in improving your singing technique then our vocals area and vocals board are an ideal place to pick up tips and exchange ideas with other singers. Vocals Area Vocals Board Vocals editor Cheryl Hodge has been teacher to many students; including pop icons Grammy winner Paula Cole, Juno winner Frazee Ford, and Canadian Idol finalist, Alyssa Klazek. She graduated from and taught at Berklee College of Music (voice faculty for 8 years), and fo


Three Finger Technique On The Bass Guitar

The development of a 3 finger style playing technique on the bass guitar is one way for a finger style bassist to achieve speed. By clear demonstration on video and accompanying text including some exercises this tutorial by Graeme Carswell will bring your skills up to speed. Three Finger Technique On The Bass Guitar In addition to the music segments of the article a complete video of the lesson is also available on the Songstuff Channel


Role Of Rolls - New Article

Ever wondered about the role of rolls? This article explores the basics of drum rolls and how they are used by trap-set drummers, giving clear demonstration by video accompanied by an clear written explanation. Role of Rolls


Writer's Block: How To Reignite The Creative Process

Struggling to turn ideas into finished songs is an annoying problem for many writers. Author, Joe Hanley has written a great article for Songstuff all about dealing with writer's block. Read Writer's Block: How to Reignite the Creative Process If you have any comments please raise them in this topic. Enjoy!


Joe Hanley Joins Songstuff As An Author

Please welcome joe hanley to the Songstuff fold. Joe will be writing for Songstuff on a number of subjects concerning musicians and writers. Joe Hanley is a composer and songwriter in NYC and has spent 29 long, A.D.D.-ridden years on this big, beautiful Earth, jumping frenetically from one part of the music world to the next. He's toured with Universal-Motown recording artist Tina Parol, released a CMJ chart-ranking jazz album, and written and composed music for advertising, webs


Tecamp Puma 350

In Graeme Carswell's first article for Sonstuff he reviews the TecAmp Puma 350 bass amp TecAmp Puma 350 review Prepare to be impressed... a video of Graeme playing the bass part for Lenny Kravitz's "Always On The Run" is the currently featured video on the Songstuff Channel


Make The Most Of Your Music On The Web

As musicians we often hear that the internet has "levelled the playing field" between indie artists and record labels. While that may be closer to the truth regarding small labels the marketing machines of larger labels are still miles ahead of what most artists and labels can expect. So what can you do? Realistically most bands are short of money... so what can you do for free? This article is intended to give an overview of the possibilities, the strategies and the tools. Read Make T


Graeme Carswell Joins Songstuff As A Writer

Please welcome Graeme Carswell to Songstuff as a new writer! Graeme will be writing regularly for the guitar section of our site, focusing on the bass guitar, and taking part in the bass guitar board discussions. Graeme has been playing bass for 19yrs now, having first found his love for the instrument after hearing The Spirit Of Radio by Rush. He considers Geddy Lee as his teacher in the early days as he tried to learn all Rush's back catalogue, and since then has caught onto ot


Band Promo Videos

Over the last year there has been a big increase in the number of bands creating promo videos, and not just gig footage. At Songstuff we try to help artists develop and hopefully improve the standard of the songs that they produce. If you are making or planning to make a band promo video then you'll find the Cutting Room a useful resource. Post up your video links and get constructive criticism from fellow musicians and video creators: http://forums.songstuff.com/forum/86-the-cutting-


When (And How) To Sing Your Own Songs

We are not always the best singer for our own songs. If we are going to sing it we may not always sing it in the best way. This is a great little article, by Cheryl Hodge, if you have written a song and you are planning on singing it yourself. When (and How) To Sing Your Own Songs


Cheryl Hodge Joins Songstuff As A Writer

Please welcome professional singer, vocal coach and singing teacher Cheryl Hodge to Songstuff! Cheryl will be writing regularly for the vocals section of our site, and taking part in the vocals board discussions. Cheryl has been teacher to many students; including pop icons Grammy winner Paula Cole, Juno winner Frazee Ford, and Canadian Idol finalist, Alyssa Klazek. She graduated from and taught at Berklee College of Music (voice faculty for 8 years), and for the last 18 years she has


Vocals - New Area On Songstuff

We have just introduced a brand new site area for singers: Vocals Site Area The Vocals area will include articles and tutorials, and links to useful resources. Subscribe to the Songstuff blog for regular updates as the Vocals area develops and grows. We hope that you enjoy this new resource. To accompany the new area we have introduced a new Vocals board Come along and take part in the vocals board where you can talk about all things singing related.


So You Want Your Song Played On Radio?

Getting airplay for the independent artist has never been harder. Radio consultant Richard Wilkinson discusses changes in the industry and speaks plainly about getting airplay for your songs in the UK. So You Want Your Songs Played On Radio?


Songstuff Server Move Completed

Over the last few weeks preparations were made for the migration of Songstuff to a new, faster, dedicated server. The server move is now complete! Big thanks to Finn Arild, server genius, for making it happen!


T-Racks 3 Deluxe Edition

T-RackS 3 Deluxe is the flagship mastering product from IK Multimedia. Billed as a considerable improvement on the previous version of T-RackS, T-RackS 3 claims improved metering, plus upgraded modules from T-RackS 2, and offers 5 new high-end signal processing modules. So What exactly does the deluxe version offer, and is it a worthwhile investment for your hard earned money when compared with the T-RackS 3 Standard Edition? Read the review of T-RackS 3 Deluxe Edition


Ocean Way Drums Dl

Ocean Way Drums DL is a 24bit/48k expandable format providing stereo mixes for each instrument within the drum kit. read the review here: Ocean Way Drums DL


Forum Upgraded And New Skin

Software Songstuff forum software has been upgraded. There's a stack of new features including: Associate your account with your Facebook profile and pull in your avatar, photo, about text and status updates. Improved user profile options and tools Reputation system Boards, blogs, members and gallery new content view Coming soon - Blog themes, a choice of look and feel for your blog. Skin We have a new skin across the whole site. It's based roughly


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