The Duluth, Georgia based Atlanta Institute of Music And Media (AIMM) is extremely pleased to announce that they have published a new article on their blog called the Ultimate Guide To Singing. They assert that it offers a wealth of information to anyone who wishes to develop their singing skills.
One of the most daunting obstacles keeping individuals with raw talent away from the music industry is their lack of knowledge regarding the ongoing development of their skills. The article covers a variety of basics in the subject, such as vocal techniques, warm-up strategies, what vocalists should and should not consume before a performance, the best equipment for singers and so on. It even enumerates several habits that aspiring singers should avoid.
"What separates a talented individual from a prodigy is not their raw talent, as many believe, but how they develop it," states Nite Driscoll, President of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. "Vocal talent is a mix of technique, determination and practice, and only those who find a balance of these factors can elevate their singing to the next level and become outstanding individuals. While there is a limit to how much you can learn and improve on your own, we hope that this article will serve as a starting point for the young talents out there who lack guidance. There is a clear path that you should follow to improve your singing, and our article describes the basics of what you can learn and practice on your own."
AIMM states that, in order to see a significant improvement, the first thing a singer should work on is their vocal technique. The school emphasizes that one of the most aspects of this technique involves exercising better forms of breathing, inhaling from the diaphragm rather than the chest. This comes along with larynx control, which should have a significant impact on the quality of their singing. Adopting a better posture helps with these two areas as well.
Warming up before singing is also vital, as Driscoll states, "Vocal warm-ups are designed to prepare your voice and body for the physical activity of singing. Changing pitch, practicing articulation, and just rolling your lips are all good warm-ups and, over time, these exercises should help you develop proper breathing and improve your lung capacity." Failing to eliminate bad habits can have a significant impact on a singer's career, affecting the longevity of their voice and their consistency. Even if some exercises do not show an immediate improvement, their positive effects will accumulate over time—as can the damage caused by poor habits. Learn more here: How To Improve Singing Skill.
"You want to take care of your body like any sportsman would, at least on the few hours prior to your presentation and the previous days," advises Driscoll. "If you want to nail every presentation, you'll want to remove coffee and alcohol from your diet, avoid speaking loudly before the show and never skip your warm-ups. You also want to avoid any poor performance habits, keeping the singing basics in mind at all times. Recording yourself and reviewing your singing is a great way to make corrections and, with multiple clips spread out over time, you can track progress more clearly, which is great for motivation."
Beyond adopting the practices discussed in the article, the next step to improve singing skills is to seek instruction and guidance. The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media is an accredited music college that provides singers with a fantastic opportunity to elevate their vocal talents through a Music and Technology Associate Degree with a Focus in Voice.
"If you are a talented individual and want to develop your singing skills," says Driscoll, “the best way to do it is under the tutelage of people who have already followed this path and navigated around the challenges that you are about to face. At the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, we will provide you with all the tools necessary to succeed, nurturing your growth and encouraging you to become the best singer you can be.”
Those interested in learning more about the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media can visit the school's website to explore their student resources. They may also reach out to Nite Driscoll to follow up on any inquiries they may have. Additionally, they may look up other AIMM articles for further insight regarding their approach to teaching.
Are you a Singer looking to expand your abilities?
Whether you are interested in expanding your vocal range, better tone, solid vocal warm up techniques. or improving longevity, we have the solutions for you.
We have crafted the Ultimate Guide to singing.
In this article, we discuss the following:
- Excellent Techniques
- Beneficial Warm-Ups
- What you Should and Shouldn't consume before performing
- Vocal tips
- The best equipment for singers
- and more!
If this sounds appealing to you, learn more about the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's Ultimate Singing Guide by clicking here.
10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances
It's that time of year again.
The NFL playoffs had the drama, grit, and competition that eventually led to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against Jimmy G and the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
We're getting close to the time to gather with your friends to enjoy each other's company, eat too much food, and enjoy the epic football game.
And, with every Super Bowl, comes the Super Bowl halftime show.
In the early days, the NFL just invited marching bands to perform during its halftime.
Since then, it has morphed into an all-out musical spectacle. Believe it or not, for many people, the halftime performance (and commercials) are more anticipated than the actual football game itself.
This year's headliners are the pop sensations Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
Over the years, there have been some amazing halftime shows, along with some that left you wanting a little more.
In anticipation of this year's Super Bowl and its halftime show, we will count the ten best, and most memorable, Super Bowl halftime shows.
The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Singer
Want to know one thing that makes singing so fascinating?
Anyone can do it. That's right; anyone can do it.
Can everyone do it well? Not exactly, and some people may be born on third base, so to speak, in terms of natural talent.
But, the exciting, and daunting, fact remains: vocal talent is mostly the following three qualities:
Whether you just enjoy singing in your car or shower, want to blow away coffee sippers at your local open mic, or desire to star on Broadway, technique, determination, and practice are key.
It's easy to say; I have no talent, I'm tone-deaf, I'll never be able to sing well.
Sure, there are those that are actually tone-deaf, which makes singing on-pitch significantly more difficult. However, you'd be surprised how much success comes down to what effort you put in rather than what talent you're born with.
For instance, everyone wants to lose weight, right? Everyone is looking for that secret formula to knock off the pounds. But we all know the answer. Eat more vegetables, whole grain carbs, limit processed food and sugar, and burn more calories than you consume.
That's it. But the problem is, that takes discipline, and discipline is hard.
There are ways, however, to strategize and encourage discipline as a vocalist.
That is the goal of this article for all you singers out there. In this Ultimate Guide to Singing, we are going to detail techniques, warm-ups, diet, equipment, and tips to help you become the best vocalist you can be.
The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media (AIMM) has just announced that they will be holding an open house in February. The event will take place at their Duluth, Georgia campus on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 12:00 PM. This open house is designed for prospective students to get a feel of what this progressive music and media school has to offer them and what life on campus will be like while attending the school.
Nite Driscoll, President of Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, had this to say about this big upcoming event for the institution, “We are always pleased to host prospective students on our campus. It’s a great way for them to learn all about the programs that we have to offer and they will also have an opportunity to tour our facilities. Attending an institute of higher learning far from home is a big step in every young students’ life and events like this will help alleviate some of their fears about doing this. It gives them a chance to figure out if our institute is a place they can be comfortable spending a large amount of time as they continue their education over the next several years. We encourage everyone that is considering going to our school to attend this event if possible.”
Driscoll also talked a little bit more about what AIMM's open houses are like. He says that prospective students will not just be touring empty music and media learning spaces. The classrooms, labs, and media centers will be alive with people. Other students and instructors will be on hand to do such things as demonstrating how they teach and introduce students to the equipment they will be using for their specific curriculums as they gain important knowledge that will help them succeed in the music and media business. He says they can also expect to be wowed with some good music from current students and be presented with some outstanding media presentations too. The institute president also wanted to remind those who will be attending the event, that they will be treated to some good finger foods and other refreshments too as they take in the day’s activities. He says it’s his sincere hope that every prospective student who attends the open house will fully immerse themselves in what they will experience during the day.
In addition to the curriculum-related events, Driscoll says that prospective students can also talk to people about such important aspects of their school as living accommodations, dining, and what there is to do in the nearby communities. He mentioned there will even be financial counselors on hand to answer any questions that students or their parents have regarding that area of attending the school.
The school president says that anyone who has questions about the open house event or needs directions to the school, they should feel free to contact AIMM by phone, email or refer to their website.
The school itself is known for offering a very diverse set of music and media curriculums. Among the many different associate degree programs that this well-renowned music and media institute offers are advanced voice, guitar, keyboard, bass, and drum classes. AIMM is also a very popular choice for those seeking Music Production and Audio and Music and Technology Associate Degrees. They also offer several music, music technology, and music production certificate courses. Their students also will even have the opportunity to become Pro Tools Certified.
Just recently the school announced that their online music and technology curriculums are in full swing too. Driscoll says that by taking these online certificate courses, it’s a great way for those that live far from the school or currently have other family or job obligations to keep pursuing their music and media career dreams.
Driscoll also boasted about the fact that many of the institute’s former students have gone on to have great success in the music and media business. Many of these students’ success stories can be seen on AIMM’s website.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio announced their 6 musical groups that have made it in.
These 6 musical acts include Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex — as well as veteran rock journalist, producer and artist manager Jon Landau.
We are excited for these fantastic musical artists!
Learn more about these inductees here.
6 Ways to Learn Music Production Faster
Are you interested in learning music production more quickly?
When you listen to some of your favorite mixes and songs, it can genuinely inspire you to clean out a room, turn it into your own home studio, and start producing.
Keep that energy and mindset. That is perfect. However, like anything in this world, developing skills takes time.
Authors who were inspired by Stephen King couldn't write The Shining the first time they put pen to paper. Chefs who were fascinated with Gordon Ramsay couldn't execute his stuffed pork tenderloin on their first attempt.
The best things in life take time, and music production is no exception.
If learning music production feels like a waiting game, we have 6 tips that will give you a proactive strategy and help you conquer music production much more quickly.
What to Do After a Bad Gig or Concert
Some musicians tend to live life to the extreme, especially when it comes to their live performances.
Some musicians will always think their last gig was the worst ever and they'll never be satisfied no matter what you try to tell them. They don't know how to recover after a seemingly bad gig and will spiral into an abyss.
Then others just can't say enough good things about how amazing their last show was, and that they will go down as the greatest to ever do it — as you can see, the pendulum swings from one extreme side to the next.
Typically, the reality for both musicians lies somewhere in the middle. In many cases, the gig was as good, if not better, than it felt. Many concert-goers don't understand the little nuances of a performance. What may have been a glaring mistake to yourself on stage could have easily been overlooked in the crowd.
But then, sometimes, the show was as horrible as it felt.
When the bad gigs happen, and they will no matter how long you've been performing, there are a few things to keep in mind as you deal with it.
For your own peace of mind, we will discuss these tips to recover from a bad gig below.
We are excited to announce that The Eagles added a third show in Atlanta for their Hotel California tour.
The third event will take place at 7:30pm on February 11th at State Farm Arena.
The previous two shows were ranging upward of $2000 for tickets, so make sure to act now!
Learn more here.
Are you interested in an Online Music Education?
The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media offers an exceptional Online Certificate in Music and Technology for aspiring musicians and music producers.
Whether you want to be the best DIY musician and producer in your area or you want to take the music industry by storm, AIMM's Online Music and Tech Cert prepares you.
You'll learn organic instrumentation (currently offering Guitar or Bass) along with Music Production components, such as recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.
A Press Release was recently published detailing the benefits of an Online Music Education. Make sure to check it out here.
Atlanta Institute of Music and Media has a uniquely effective approach to vocational training for musicians, production, and engineering students utilizing a well-rounded curriculum, classroom instruction, private instruction, audio, DVD and video labs, a computer lab, and live clinics. If you have a passion for music, the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media is the place for you.