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.
  Electric Violin

I recently had a dental appointment and my dentist and I are close friends and he told me his seven year old, Paige, has her first violin recitial---the en...

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  Birds of a Feather(words and music by BR)

Here are some lyrics to a song I wrote for us, for the Singer/Musician. I get great response doing it live--- from the audience, but I didn't write it ...

04/23/2006, by 0 replies
  The Five Dollar Keyboard

Yep, I got a Kurzweil keyboard for five dollards-- --- in the parking lot of Ralph's in LA A hispanic family was selling stuff in the lot and I sa...

04/22/2006, by 0 replies
  Vocalist or Singer?

All singers are vocalists---but all vocalists are not "singers" I was blessed with a good set of pipes but I knew that alone would not make me...

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  Old message # 26258

There is a memory limit to posts. As that memory limit is reached, older messages are constantly being deleted from the system. Scot, however, has archi...

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  This Poor Little Room

Someone deleted all the memories in this room---it looks so weird!! If they wanted me to feel sad--"mission accomplished" I'm gonna recall ...

04/10/2006, by 0 replies
  Good Question

Dear Vocalchords Love your name. I created this room quite some time ago. It sorta died- ----my fault. I am a professional singer, actress, ...

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  Where is the text?

I'm new to this room so my appologies upfront. I only see a few posts that actually have text in them. What gives with all of the empty posts? The site ...

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  The "Bad Timing' Gurus

[sf]Been told your timing "Sucks" by someone you mistakenly idolized and asked their opinion of your original songs?---- did you believe them...

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  Terry Butters

If anyone here is in the North West Of England, check out Terry Butters, he plays and sings with an unbelievable groove. He often plays at the Living Room ...

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  Comping for yourself

Play only accompaniment, omitting melody, but imagining it . So you will develop your internal hearing and the subconscious job. When you have gotten ...

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  comping for yourself

I am trying to accompany my own singing, I know playing and comping are 2 different animals .Any suggestions would be most welcome thx and long live jazz, ...

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  "Peel Me a Grape"---thanks, Sid!

[sf]I sing "Peel me a grape" and think it is way cool too---good you are taking the singing you are working with to this genre'. This singer is l...

08/13/2004, by 0 replies

It's on Blossom Dearie Live in London: You will enjoy other tracks...

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  Thanks, Sid

[sf]Sid, I am gonna try to find that recording by Blossom Dearie, I was just discussing her work yesterday with a guy singer friend of mine and she does so...

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  Old message # 6306

There's a lovely recording of this song by Blossom Dearie, who's a dynamite pianist too. I have the album somewhere - but where...? must dig it out and r...

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  "You're Gonna Hear From Me"

[sf]Has anyone heard the old song from the Natalie Wood film of the 70's where (tho dubbed) her characters sings "You're gonna Hear from me&qu...

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  Old message # 6200

Clarence, This is the second time you've asked that question. Didn't you see the responses the first time you asked? Here is a direct link to the ...

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  Information on Secondary Dominants

[sf]Is there anyone out there who know anything about secondary dominants? And if you do, would you please do an article or write a message about seconda...

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  peteboypete---Duhhh---thanks for correcting me!!

That what I get for staying up til dawn. The woman in my "Basement Blues" lives on the third floor above the basement.Duhhhhhhhhhhhhh! how ditzy...

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