This week in Pardalis 101, we talked about avoiding vocal exhaustion. We talked about the difference between vocal tiredness and vocal exhaustion. Not clear what the difference? Vocal tiredness is just tired from being busy vocally. You just need to...
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My trip to New York was so inspiring but not in a normal way. I mentioned this in my radio show “Pardalis 101” this week and wanted to go into a little more detail about it. So what happened in...
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Inspiration is so important as an artist — if we don’t have it, we will hard to find new and creative way to create and our art will suffer. How can you find inspiration? One way is a support group...
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  In this week’s radio show for The Cyber Academy (Pardalis 101),  I mentioned the importance of proper physical posture in singing and use Alexander Technique as an example. Proper physical posture is so important in singing or playing any...
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I’m very excited to share my thoughts every Monday with the contestants of Cyber Academy but I believe that this show can beneficial for any inspiring artist On the first show, I talked about I believe is the 5 fundamentals...
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Pentatonic scales are fun ….. if you’re a pianist and you want to sound like you know what you’re doing …. play anything on the black keys and you’ll sound “cool” I’ll often have my little students play on the...
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Hope that your understanding of scales has improved …. we’re now on to melodic minors They’re similar to harmonic minors because they still have the raised 7th going up but they also raise the 6th but what makes them really...
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Last week, I introduced minor scales in its true form — natural so today we’re going to take on harmonic minor This is probably my favorite scale …. it has that cool “Arabian Nights” Think Disney’s Aladdin As well, being...
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To understand the more complex versions of minor scales, one must first focus on the natural minor scale. It’s the minor scale in its true form without any changes. What is a natural minor? Wiki has a good definition: When...
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