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Curtis is a passionate and in-demand musician and songwriter, working along with popular artists, actors and movie directors. His creations, unique sounds and soundtracks are found in movies, TV shows and documentaries.

Ultimate Guide on How To Sing in Slow Motion Effect

Being able to sing in slow motion whilst staying in time with the track is a cinematic effect that is most commonly seen within music videos, but how is it achieved? The effect is actually much easier than it appears, it just requires a bit of practice from the artist. So, you first want to […]

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A Quick Guide on How to Stop Scratch and Crack When You Sing

When You Sing Singing with a scratch and crack when you sing is frustrating. Especially when you can’t control it If you suddenly crack when singing, it’s embarrassing. If your voice is scratchy it can ruin the smooth delivery you’re hoping for. I’ll give you a way to solve this problem so your singing is […]

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How To Stop Cracking When Singing High Notes

This is one of the most common problems singers face when they sing high notes. I’ll tell you why it’s happening and what you can do to fix it immediately. The problem of cracking when you sing high notes is a common problem many singers face. There’s a simple reason this is happening. The number […]

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A Brief Guide on How to Practice Sight Reading on Guitar

We all know that we should be sight reading, getting better at reading music. Sight reading is just looking at notes on a page and playing them, but then the question is how you actually practice this so that you get better at it, because we all want to get better at it, but it’s […]

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How to Sing with a Distorted Voice

For the most part, I do my best to orientate singers to a healthily sustainable tone that is clean and balanced. But what do you do if you want to add rasp and grit to your voice for those genres requiring heavier vocals? I hope you’ll stick around, because today we’re learning all about the […]

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How to play Havana on Piano Guide

In this song, it’s essentially a two-measure pattern that consists of three different chords. The first one is a G minor chord which consists of a G in the left hand and then G, B-flat and D in the right hand. The next chord that’s featured is an E-flat major chord So play an E-flat […]

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A Comprehensive Guide on How to Learn Landslide on Guitar

We’re going to start by actually working on the finger-picking part, and I’m going to show you exactly which fingers on your picking hand you’re going to be using. From there, we’ll get into the chords, and from there, we’ll get into verse and chorus and whats not. The right hand, this is your thumb […]

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Learn to Develop Speed and Play Faster on Guitar

One thing that a lot of guitar players do to develop speed is to use a combination of hammer-ons and pull-offs along with picking. Some players use alternate picking and economy picking and hybrid picking as a way to achieve speed, and some players like to add hammer-ons and pull-offs to this. So one example […]

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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Play Ohm

I give it a zero out of 10 difficulty rating which means it’s appropriate for you if you’ve never played guitar before and you just wanna learn how to play a song. You’re gonna have to learn one chord and one strumming pattern to play along with it. And that’s basically it and then you’ll […]

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