Listening: identifying instruments

This week we are going to peel away the layers of a song and start to listen for and identify different instruments. If you're listening to a lot of techno pop or rave music of the nineties, that might be very difficult. If it's been overproduced, there's going to be a lot of electrical sounds in there essentially that are going to be difficult for you to pull apart.

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Confidence and your voice: The sound of your voice

This month is friendship month and I've been taking the opportunity to talk about confidence. If you lack confidence in your voice, that can actually mean that you are lacking confidence in yourself because you feel as though you can't speak, you can't say what you want to say or be heard as you’d like to be.

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Confidence and your voice: Your accent

This month is friendship month, and building on last week’s blog and video about confidence in your voice, this week we’re talking about confidence in your accent. A lot of people that I talk to, both within my singing or speech lessons, and generally in life, say to me that they hate their accent. And I think that's really sad. Accents are brilliant. They are what make us as unique as we are. And the fact that we're starting to lose some of these regional dialects and regional accents is sad.

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