Archive | August 2012

Sean Halley Music Producer Quick Tip – “Guitar Intonation”

Sean Halley has been actively making a living in some musical or musically technical form since he began playing live club gigs at 17. Years where he played 280+ gigs were not uncommon, in addition to the full-time studio life that began professionally in college. In addition to writing and performing music for himself, he has also spent a lifetime on “both sides of the glass”.

In this quick tip Sean gives a lesson on “Guitar Intonation” :

Sean has produced a large number of indie pop and singer/songwriter records, sometimes playing all of the instruments but live drums. these projects range in genre from drop B metal and roots country, to torch pop and hip hop, with nearly everything in between (but he hasn’t done a zydeco project yet. anyone do zydeco?).  Sean is the Chair of the Music Producer department at LAMA.

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-LAMA Staff

German Schauss Guitar Video Quick Tip: “Guitar Picking”

German Schauss is a guitarist, composer, author, and educator who teaches at LA Music Academy. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. Schauss writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. He is the author of Shredding Bach (Alfred/NGW #34922) and The Total Shred Guitarist (Alfred/NGW #36573) and writes a popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine Gitarre & Bass. German uses and proudly endorses: Ernie Ball/Music Man, Bogner, Rocktron, PreSonus, Native Instruments, D’Addario, Planet Waves, Maxon, Guyatone, Morley, Dunlop, Voodoo Labs, Pigtronix Pedals, DiMarzio, Zoom, Tremol-No, and Pedaltrain products. For more about German Schauss and his music, please visit www.germanschauss.com for more info.

In this video, German talks “Guitar Picking”:

For more great videos, tips and highlights from LA Music Academy alumni and instructors, subscribe to our YouTube channel here: http://youtube.com/LAmusicacademy

-LAMA Staff

Sean Halley Music Producer Quick Tip – “Microphone Patterns”

Sean Halley has been actively making a living in some musical or musically technical form since he began playing live club gigs at 17. Years where he played 280+ gigs were not uncommon, in addition to the full-time studio life that began professionally in college. In addition to writing and performing music for himself, he has also spent a lifetime on “both sides of the glass”.

He has produced a large number of indie pop and singer/songwriter records, sometimes playing all of the instruments but live drums. these projects range in genre from drop B metal and roots country, to torch pop and hip hop, with nearly everything in between (but he hasn’t done a zydeco project yet. anyone do zydeco?).  Sean is the chair of the Music Production department at LAMA.

In this quick tip Sean gives a lesson on “Microphone Patters”:

For more great videos, tips and highlights from LA Music Academy alumni and instructors, subscribe to our YouTube channel here: http://youtube.com/LAmusicacademy

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Grad Debi Nova is a YUNGA Ambassador

LAMA grad Debi Nova, a graduate from the LA Music Academy College of Music vocal department has been appointed as Ambassador of Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) and joins fellow musicians Anggun, Fanny Lu, Lea Salonga and other celebrities in supporting the United Nations and partners to educate, inspire and promote action of children and young people in undertaking social and environmental initiatives. Debi will begin by working with YUNGA on its biodiversity, forests and oceans initiatives as well as other key activities related to nutrition and hunger. See more at: http://yunga-youth.weebly.com/debi-nova.html

Debi is a Costa Rican vocalist who has worked with Boney JamesQ TipSergio Mendes and Will.I.am and made her US television debut on Dancing with the Stars in April 2010.

-LAMA Staff

Recording for Musicians Class at LAMA

Dave Beyer

LA Music Academy College of Music Instructor Dave Beyer is an in-demand professional drummer, producer and educator in the Los Angeles area. He toured and recorded for 3 years with Melissa Etheridge, and has played or recorded with The Motels, Jewel, Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Stephen Bishop, Helen Reddy, Jango, and Debra Davis. He has performed at major venues worldwide, including the Greek Theater, Universal Amphitheater, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Woodstock, Madison Square Garden and Royal Albert Hall; and has played on The Tonight Show, David Letterman and Ally McBeal, to name a few. Dave also stays busy as a session player, a producer and runs his own recording studio.

Last night at LAMA, Dave was teaching Recording for Musicians. Students were dialing in vocal sounds, tweaking mixes while vocal student Vanessa lays down a track with the Reactor mic from Blue. Vocal student Jackie tries out the “Bluebird” mic from Blue as well. Have any questions for Dave? Comment below and we’ll get them answered for you.

 

-LAMA Staff

High School Music Programs Dying or Killed?

High School Music Programs Dying or Killed?

Maybe we should go as far to say they are being murdered! 😦

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