The musician in us tends to think the singer is in the way of the great arrangement. The Singer in us thinks that the musician is out to do us in--- covering our vocals. Some cohesion is needed, because, being a musician/arranger and singer and successful at it for many years--I see the need for discussion that can bring out the best in both worlds and reach the "fun" and happiness and financial reward for those lucky enough to be good singers and also good musicians. Tired of the "tired jokes" that separate. There really is no separation--except the insistance to have it.
  Last Post from Bev

Why? Because I'm taking my own advise on energy---the back and forth exchange of it---"recriprocal" I'm needin' that now---bigtime! I w...

04/30/2007, by 0 replies
  taking care of your vocal instrument

I hope you singer/musicians are aware that your inner instrument needs you to take care of it and to see to it that it is never abused. I do take herb...

04/29/2007, by 0 replies
  Greetings from SF

Some quick Bevfunnies that worked with the audience Audiences here tend to pressure me to go to the edge musically and in every way----why I like to be ...

04/22/2007, by 0 replies
  "Secondary Dominant"

Question? Is a "secondary dominant" the less forceful of two leather clad women holding whips?...

04/07/2007, by 0 replies

I'm gettin' ready to get outta here again quite soon---and rarin' to go- but I wanted to tell you something that you already know, singer/musician----bu...

04/02/2007, by 0 replies

L L 0 Working on an arrangement of "You Will Be My Music"(if you haven't heard it, take the time to listen to it)_--Sinatra has a go...

03/28/2007, by 0 replies
  Erotic ism and your Art.

If you are an artist---I don't have to tell you that eroticism is the fuel to your art---no different for a woman artist than a man---we aren't "gende...

03/25/2007, by 0 replies

If you are a singer/musician writer, remember when you used to wake up in the night with this melody, those words, that idea and had that wonderful feeling...

03/25/2007, by 0 replies
  Bionic Bev

Well, I've gone and done it for sure. I was dancing in a video for the European market and I had to do this high kick---thing is---I overshot the kick ...

03/21/2007, by 0 replies
  I'm Beck!

Like the governator---well, thank goodness I don't look a bit like the governator since I'm female----but I'm beck---- only for a short stay. My life is...

03/17/2007, by 0 replies
  What If?

I have an early morning flight tomorrow and I didn't sleep much--too much to do--and think about wrote this---and other stuff--- A poem or whatever...

01/31/2007, by 0 replies
  Real Hug Time!

No time to write a bunch---gotta fly and sing. I'm a very agressive performer and I admit to having less than norman insecurity and that can come off as...

01/28/2007, by 0 replies
  The Singer/Audience relationship

I've been a live singer/entertainer for literally all of my life I'm getting ready to fly---so I like writing this today---- I never stopped to analy...

01/21/2007, by 0 replies
  For jmderay WP

Thank you, I so appreciate your words. I'll try to write when I can Good to know----someone's listening!! Bev.

01/14/2007, by 0 replies
  Old message # 32248

Happy New Year to you too, Bev. Please don't stop writing after Feb 1st, whatever your work schedule .. I love your texts.

01/08/2007, by 0 replies
  Happy New Year

I hope 2007 will be the best year ever for you singer/musicians and it will if you commit to your music and let nothing deter you. You are what you thin...

01/07/2007, by 0 replies

Hope some of you singer/musicians have seen the old Woody Allen movie "September" Hey it's worth it to hear Art Tatum and Ben Webster together...

12/20/2006, by 0 replies
  Once in Awhile

I love the lyric to that song ---and the sweetest lyric ever--- is a simple song---no complications---thus, it's beauty--- "I wish you love&quo...

11/26/2006, by 0 replies
  For Pinawei

You need vocal/musical lessons through your mailbox? Well there are probably some vocal coaches who do that--- since the internet offers absolutely ...

10/30/2006, by 0 replies
  hi jazz master pinawei

hello to evy one in the house, i need lessons through my mail box...

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