Synopses & Reviews
An educational and entertaining look at professional studio work from the vantage point of a veteran session vocalist. Confessions tackles topics that will help readers define, improve and maintain a professional studio career. This book takes the reader from the first steps of researching, networking and preparing for a career as a session singer to building their career strategically. Tips for communicating effectively with the audio engineer, the client and the producer are covered, including definitions of commonly used studio terms. Specific techniques and gear that enhance a vocalist's performance are explained to the reader in detail. Interspersed between the tips and trade secrets are entertaining anecdotes to give the reader real world examples and insight as they relate to the pertinent chapter topics.
Confessions of a Session Singer takes the reader from researching, networking, and preparing for a professional recording career to strategically building it. Tips for communicating effectively in the studio, definitions of studio terms, and specific techniques and gear that enhance a vocalists performance are all explained in detail. Presented in an engaging style, the book emphasizes running your own business as a studio pro, self-employment tips, the importance of integrity in selecting work, specific preparation, and reliability. The accompanying CD takes readers inside a pro demo session.