Author: Katie Lott

  • It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Master These 3 Simple Vocal Warm-Ups

    It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Master These 3 Simple Vocal Warm-Ups

    In the spirit of the Summer Olympics, here’s a metaphor: Athletes would never dream of competing without warming up first, so why is it that singers so often skip this vital step? Sure, we may not risk seriously injuring our bodies if we don’t warm up, but we can seriously injure our vocal cords! One of […]

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  • Defining & Deconstructing the Characteristics of a Billboard #1 Hit Song

    Defining & Deconstructing the Characteristics of a Billboard #1 Hit Song

    What is it that makes a Billboard #1 song? Why do some songs make it to the top while others flop? The answer seems to be a difficult cocktail made up of formulaic songwriting mixed with a few unique ingredients that set a song apart; when blended correctly, it’s capable of hooking millions of listeners. Let’s […]

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  • 3 Strategies to Step Up Your Lyric-Writing Game

    3 Strategies to Step Up Your Lyric-Writing Game

    + Recording and mixing your songs at home? Grammy-winning artist Kimbra explores how to harness the full creative potential of your music in her new course! I have a confession. When I first started songwriting, I didn’t fully understand the importance of lyrics. I focused all my attention on the “music” and threw the lyrics […]

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