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iammalcolmzee. One of the things that can ruin your #performance is #vocal strain. Bo

One of the things that can ruin your #performance is #vocal strain. Boy, the causes are quite deceptive as they are not the same for every #vocalist. The solutions just as unique, they are different for every #singer too. Your #voice, you see, is as unique as it can get. What may work for another vocalist may not work for you. This is the reason I always say to singers to KNOW THEIR VOICE. It's important. There is, nonetheless, a gray area that MAY work for everyone. The following are some of such... 1. Develop a habit of taking water. Warm to be precise. It can help prevent dryness of voice. 2. Exercises like sit-ups and leg lifts strengthen the diaphragm. This in turn helps with breath control. 3. Talking too loud for long can cause the voice to break. Learn to talk with moderate volumes. If you have any particular issues with your voice, you can comment below and I'd #reply. . . #TeamUpgrade #vocalinstructor #voiceinstructor #MusicTeacher #warri #abraka #sapele #waffi #warrichef #naijafood #naijamarket #bm #janemena #twerk #jagabanofig

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The farmer has tools for farming. The hacker has a laptop and necessary devices for their job. The thief even, has guns for his bidding. . . You, Mr. #Singer and #Musician, do you have yours? Your tools? I've noticed something very funny about our upcoming artistes in #Nigeria, we don't invest on our #music. We just assume if we can just get one #single out there, we'd 'blow'. . . Life isn't that simple. Invest in your music. Get the necessary things you need... Learn an #instrument, do something about your career. Learn about your career. . KNOW YOUR STUFF . . #TeamUpgrade #nigeria #waffi #warri #sapele #davido #campus #bigbrother #musicteacher #naijababes #bellanaija #jagabanofig #christembassy #oriflame

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iammalcolmzee. Dear #instrumentalist or #musician, you'd be doing yourself a great de

Dear #instrumentalist or #musician, you'd be doing yourself a great deal of hurt if you don't know your sheet music! - - You may be able to #play great music but if you don't understand the #language of music, your dexterity and skill would be greatly limited. - - Of course, it's not NEEDED to be a commercial artiste, but if you want some substance and longevity in what you do, you do need it. ° KNOW YOUR STUFF! ° ° ° #TeamUpgrade #jagabanofig #asaba #warri #abraka #abuja #waffi #africa #musicstudent #musiclover #keyboardist #artiste

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iammalcolmzee. #RehearsalTime
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#RehearsalTime .. .. Working on the beautiful piece, Near to Me (from the album, Our Version Of Events) by Emeli Sande (@emelisande) . The #genre of the #song is R&B/Soul/Gospel. It was released in 2008, and also peaked no. 2 on the #UK chart. ° ° I particularly #love this song! Have you worked on the sheet before? Comment your experience... .. .. #TeamUpgrade #musiclover #sheetmusic #rehearsals #warri #waffi #nigeria #africa #musicstudent #upcomingartists #davido #jagabanofig

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iammalcolmzee. Knowing what type of #voice you have is very important. This knowledge

Knowing what type of #voice you have is very important. This knowledge gives you clear cut path for you to follow as a #singer. There's a tricky side to this wonderful knowledge, however. - - - It is the matter of concluding too soon what type of voice you may have. In my last post, I mentioned that the voice type is determined by the voice range. If not done properly, one could classify the voice incorrectly. This could lead to some serious voice problems eventually. - - - So what's the solution? According to the notable #vocal pedagogue, William Vennard, 'It is best to start at the middle of the voice and then work upward or downward'. By doing this, you allow your voice to #classify itself. - - KNOW YOUR STUFF! #TeamUpgrade #musicstudents #musicstudent #MusicTeacher #warri #waffi #warrichef #nigerianblogger #africanfood #jagabanofig #asaba #christembassy

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iammalcolmzee. Elementally speaking, there are three facets to the #voice. They are t

Elementally speaking, there are three facets to the #voice. They are tessitura, voice type and the #vocal chambers. - - - 1. TESSITURA_ This refers to your range as a singer. It is measured with #octaves. So, you'd hear some like this; that a #singer's voice spans 1.5 or 3 octaves. It is pertinent for a #singer know this. It will help in choosing songs to work with. - - 2. VOICE TYPE_ This is determined by your tessitura. Depending where you start (your lowest note) on the keyboard and where you end (your highest note) on the #keyboard. Swipe to see the pictures. If you have this knowledge, it will help you to choose songs and also get the right vocal drills suitable for your voice. - - 3. VOCAL CHAMBERS_ This refers to the registers of the voice. There are six major categories. They are (ranging from lowest to highest) vocal fry, chest voice, middle voice, head voice, falcetto and whistle voice. Knowing this area of your voice would help with your #dynamics. . . Muse: Nero @nero2_ ° ° ° #TeamUpgrade #food52 #naijamarket #warri #abraka #waffi #sapele #nigeria #musicteacher #teacher #sing #singer #keyboard #warrichef

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It was nice to hang with these beautiful people... @rebbiemusic and @deaconboi #familyphotography #TeamUpgrade #musicstudent #musicteacher #warri #waffi #africa

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iammalcolmzee. #Like every other #instrument, the #VOICE must be attended to. As a #s

#Like every other #instrument, the #VOICE must be attended to. As a #singer, you can't afford to just leave your voice untrained and unkept. - - - Everyone has a voice. There is no bad voice. There's only BAD #SINGING. The reason you don't sound great is because you haven't taken the time to learn and understand; first, the rudiments of #music and your #voice. Secondly, how to control your delivery. - - - You may have developed the wrong singing habits such as improper breathing techniques, enunciation and control. Instead of focusing on sounding better, focus on your habits and LEARN ABOUT YOUR VOICE. KNOW YOUR STUFF! ° ° ° #TeamUpgrade #warri #waffi #delsu #sapele #singer #songwriter #9jasinger #davido #MusicTeacher #nigeria #africa #artistes

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iammalcolmzee. I was #live at the Master Class with Mr. Akapo Emmanuel (@realakapoemm

I was #live at the Master Class with Mr. Akapo Emmanuel (@realakapoemmanuel) on Wednesday (04/09/19). I was scribbling down all the #notes that I could. It was really #insightful. -- -- Below are some of the litany of things I learned. -------- --------- 1. As an #upcoming artiste, you must have a plan. The Nigerian environment doesn't really have structures in place to help you. -------- 2. You must be very #honest as to what you want as a #musician. Don't be carried away by the razzmatazz of being #popular. ------- 3. As an Artiste from #Africa, you must ensure that your #music has a touch of #african #culture. -------- 4. Build your brand with intentionality and applicable knowledge. Get involved with local and international music events. -------- #TeamUpgrade #foodie #Tagsom1 #musicstudents #musicteacher #singer #keyboard #keyboardist #lekki #Ikeja #warri #delsu #waffi

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There are two kinds of #artistes. There is the RECORDING ARTISTE (RA) and the PERFORMING ARTISTE (PA). - - The RA usually refer to #singers who do better #singing alone in the #studio. They don't do well before an audience. - - The PA on the other hand prefers to perform before an audience. They come alive before a cheering crowd. - - It is important for singers to develop this two qualities. Don't be one sided or half baked. - - If you are the RA, you should call two or three of your friends every now and then and sing before them. It would help you build your performance. - - If you are the PA, sing more when you are alone. Do more self oriented #performances and either visit a studio or #record yourself every now and then. - - #TeamUpgrade #lessonswithzee #instamusicschool #musicstudent #warri #asaba #lagos #tutor #davido #jagabanofig #bobrisky #christembassy #thursday #bellanaija

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iammalcolmzee. There's no #impact without #connection.

If you must be a #success as

There's no #impact without #connection. If you must be a #success as a #performer or #minister you must be able to connect with your #audience. Don't throw your #songs out like that thinking you'd 'blow'... You'd be wasting your time. There are a few things you should have in mind. 1. Who is my target audience? Where would your kind of music be #relevant? Who would want to listen to me? You know, the #greatest hits of all time aren't songs that were so well written, they were songs that made the most CONNECTION. Figure out your audience. 2. How do I get my music to my target audience? You won't get anywhere #fast if you just post your songs on some website and then beg some of your #friends and #family to download it. You need to seriously push your song! Think about it. Plan and execute. There some other things like timing, and costing. We'd stop here for now. I don't like long messages. Muse: Travis Greene @travisgreenetv #TeamUpgrade #LessonsWithZee #musicstudents #musicstudent #MusicTeacher #schoolofmusic #warri #abuja #jagabanofig #asaba #davido #instablog9ja

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iammalcolmzee. I #believe that every #singer at #heart is truly an #artist. We don't

I #believe that every #singer at #heart is truly an #artist. We don't #paint with brushes. We paint with #words and #emotions. We take the listener on a journey as we tell our story with every #move and gesture. We help our listeners to create, review or desire what they want. We give them a platform to explore. Dear #performer, know your stuff, your art and your own unique touch of distinction. It is your job to figure our your voice and use it! The best singers are not the high pitchers. They are the ones that know how to their OWN voice. Find yours! Discover You! #TeamUpgrade #musicstudents #musicstudent #MusicTeacher #musicschool #warri #abraka #abuja #asaba #follow4like #mondaymonday

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fut_mreus. Team upgrade to 117 😎
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Team upgrade to 117 😎 #fifa20beta #fifamobile #teamupgrade #fifa19 #f2p

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iammalcolmzee. THE QUALITIES OF SOUND (in music). #Sound has #four #qualities.

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THE QUALITIES OF SOUND (in music). #Sound has #four #qualities. 1. Duration _ refers to how long a #note is #heard. It could be sustained or not. 2. Timbre _ (pronounced 'Tamber') refers to the texture or color or type of sound it is. The #guitar has a different timbre from the #piano. 3. Pitch _ Refers to how high or low a note is. The #violin for example is a high #pitch #instrument while the #base is low pitch instrument. 4. Intensity _ Refers to how #soft or #loud a note is. #Hard #Rock music usually is loud while #soul has a soft intensity. #LessonsWithZee . . #TeamUpgrade #MusicTeacher #music #singer #beginner #jagabanofig #youniversity #saturday #instablog9ja #foodie #sing #singersofinstagram

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iammalcolmzee. It is #important for #Musicians to attend #concerts. Apart from the #f

It is #important for #Musicians to attend #concerts. Apart from the #fun, you get to #learn some other things. In this #picture here, I was at #TAPE2019. The concert was on another level. #Permit me to highlight the few things I learnt below. 1. The Security_ Was top notch. It registers something in you as a #manager, #show organizer or just a #singer for that matter. You'd have to make your audience have a safe place to #enjoy your music. 2. The Aesthetics_ The lighting, #decoration was just #wow. You can't have a concert without some #good lighting. It was very detailed. 3. The Sound_ This is very obvious but if not done well, it may ruin your career! Just like that. It would be great if you get a renowned professional to handle this aspect. 4. The Content_ Although it was a concert, it wasn't just about #singing. There were occasional infusion of #comedians that made the audience relax. Some drama and many other additions. 5. Performance_ As you watch each person come and perform, you start learning things either consciously or otherwise. The way the singer rides on the #song, gestures, you know. Everything says something to you. There's so much more one could learn. Make it a #habit to attend concerts. #LessonsWithZee . . #TeamUpgrade #GetUnderstanding #motivated #Madeinnigeria #keyboard #keyboardist #jagabanofig #MusicTeacher #singer #foodie

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iammalcolmzee. Let's talk about the #rudiments of #music for a moment shall we?

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Let's talk about the #rudiments of #music for a moment shall we? Music is a combination of sounds that is #pleasant to the ear. The difference between noise and music is defined by the listener. In #essence, what is music to #you may not be music for another. Simply put, noise isn't pleasant to the #ear. Music can't be produced without #sound. Sound in itself is the obstruction of #silence (as defined by my colleague). It's also the #disturbance of air, that produces #vibrations. #Excepts 1. Music is pleasant but noise is not. 2. Music can't be produced without sound. 3. Sound is the absence of silence. #LessonsWithZee . . #TeamUpgrade #artistes #keyboardist #singer #songwriter #jagabanofig #asaba #warri #abuja #instablog9ja #youniversity

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iammalcolmzee. #Music is #life. It is a way of #expression. It's a #language that is

#Music is #life. It is a way of #expression. It's a #language that is spoken by #all. It's a stratagem of #painting one's stories on the #minds of the listeners. It connects us altogether. There are those of us that use music for our own personal #therapy. It soothes, it lulls. It's the most #colorful expression of nature. For us #Musicians, it is imperative for us to know that we are agents of #change. We have the power to #influence the moods and feelings of our listeners. We must, therefore, purport to impact the lives of our listeners for the #better. Let's change the world! Muse: Freya Ridings (@freyaridings) #TeamUpgrade #youniversity #nigeria #portharcourt #asaba #9jabizowners #larageorge #lagosnigeria #olamide #wizkid #MusicTeacher

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iammalcolmzee. #Throwback to the #time when I was a #student of Delta State #Universi

#Throwback to the #time when I was a #student of Delta State #University #DELSU). I'd like to give #God praise for seeing me through that #period in #life. As I #write this, almost all the #memories are playing in mind. Hahah, boy! It was really a #learning phase in my life. I was at the #beach in this photo. I went out to hang with some very #important people. It was #fun. Really fun. God's given me a #story and it's the story of my #life. I must say I have come to #enjoy it! What's your story? #TeamUpgrade . . . #Madeinnigeria #hustlersquare #jagabanofig #youniversity #nigeria #lagos #Ikeja #delsu

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iammalcolmzee. Everyone in the #world was born into a #family. It makes no #differenc

Everyone in the #world was born into a #family. It makes no #difference if it is a #big or #small one. I have #realised that the #importance of family in one's life can't be overemphasized. The family is a person's first #taste of the world. We all reflect the image of our respective homes. Maybe your family isn't one that you are #proud of. Maybe they weren't there for you. It's #fine. Such things happen. However, you must #decide to be different! You should. You can. Don't #settle for less. Muse: My Sister @bettyorumor #TeamUpgrade #nigerianblogger #lagos #Ikeja #asaba #warri #familyovereverything

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iammalcolmzee. You can't do anything about the #past. It doesn't exist.
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You can't do anything about the #past. It doesn't exist. You can do something about the #future but it doesn't exist as well. What you do have that is under your #direct influence is #today. What you make of today would make or mar your future. So make today count. Do something every day that brings you closer to your #Goals. #TeamUpgrade #MusicTeacher #Speaker #word #9jabizowners #lagosnigeria #jagabanofig

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iammalcolmzee. Dear #Musician, you need to start treating what you do as a #career. D

Dear #Musician, you need to start treating what you do as a #career. Don't just sing or write songs for the #purpose of just being 'about' your business. Ensure that you have a #plan, do your #research and find out about successful #artistes. Study how they #write and they carry themselves. Bring your findings #home to #yourself and then refine your art, make it excellent enough to be marketable. #TeamUpgrade #Music #MusicTeacher #keyboard #keyboardist #jagabanofig

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iammalcolmzee. What you #perceive is your #reality. Just because it matters to you do

What you #perceive is your #reality. Just because it matters to you doesn't mean it matters to someone else. This is why it's important for you to mingle with people that at least have the same reality as you do. Never find yourself in that position where you #impose your #perception of life on others. They'd only learn to resent you. However, if you #respect their way of seeing life, they'd appreciate you for it. God never intended for us to be the same. He enjoys variety. #TeamUpgrade #GetUnderstanding #ParadigmShift #BMM

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iammalcolmzee. I have come to realize that the #happy people in life are the ones tha

I have come to realize that the #happy people in life are the ones that decided to be. They are not the ones who have the best of everything. They make the #best of #everything. You can be certain about one thing. Whatever it is you claim or profess. Be it your #love for another or your #dreams or #passions. Life would test and ask you questions about it. You MUST give the right answer! Otherwise, you'd make a mess of things. Always remember that there is a #price for everything. There's no #PRIZE without #PRICE. #TeamUpgrade . . . . #MondayMorning #motivated #keyboard #Music #artiste #warri #lagos #youniversity

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dsdanceschool. Heute war @detlefsoostofficial mit unserem @teamupgrade.berlin auf dem

Heute war @detlefsoostofficial mit unserem @teamupgrade.berlin auf dem Familienfestival von @radioteddy_offiziell zu Gast und hat performt 💜 wer von euch war auch da? Die Stimmung auf der Bühne war super! #radioteddy #teamupgrade #rabatz #detlefsoost

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iammalcolmzee. In my effort to reduce the load I take with me when I travel, I decide

In my effort to reduce the load I take with me when I travel, I decided to get another device where I'd store all the soft copies of books that I #read. It's been a very great experience I must say. I have no restrictions as to when or how I read. I read on the #go. I am doing so even now. LEARN TO READ! ...... #TeamUpgrade #GetUnderstanding #motivated #Madeinnigeria #keyboard #keyboardist

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jacqueazure24. Freebies, tshirt and poster 😘😍 from #TeamSRO  to #TeamUpgrade 
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Freebies, tshirt and poster 😘😍 from #TeamSRO to #TeamUpgrade #explorationinmanila #explorationinmaniladay1

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iammalcolmzee. #breakfast is served!!!
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#breakfast is served!!! . . . . . After washing tank.... Phew! #TeamUpgrade #food_a_thon #foodie #beans #custard #saturday

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iammalcolmzee. #Throwback .
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#Throwback . . . So... After all life threw at me, I decided to take a leap of faith. I had to jump! You may have being in the boat for long, maybe too long. Step out on the water and make history! Your Upgrade is your personal responsibility! . . . #TeamUpgrade #vocalinstructor #houseontherock #jagabanofig #BMM

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#Speed . . . . #TeamUpgrade #Music #Musician

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