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Life as a Singer/Songwriter
Transcript of Life as a Singer/Songwriter
Why I chose this subject...
How to Become a Popular Singer/Songwriter
By Kayla Charchuk
Life as a vocalist can seem a bit overwhelming in the beginning, but don't worry. No one learned to be a professional in one day! You're never too young or too old to create a fine career (or hobby) in the music industry. Remember to follow your dream and never give up! Here are the few steps of becoming a famous singer/songwriter...
the knowledge I already have about singing and playing music :P
start my career as a singer!
New Hit Sensation:
to check it out!
start writing own songs (based on important/memorable times in life)
perform songs in front of/with friends/family
put band together with friends (who play drums/guitar/piano)
take one song-start with basics (find beats/melodies)
experiment with different kinds of beats/melodies (soft=sad/emotional songs, aggressive=louder/obnoxious songs, bouncy=fun/random songs)
try lots until it feels perfect
take your time
get singing & practice all the time
take vocals classes
sing in front of other people (just to get used to it)
join musical clubs at school/neighbourhood community centres
learn few common instruments to help with voice pitch/A Capella singing (singing without all the background music)
get lots of public performing practice
start easy with small community performances-local churches, coffee shops, restaurants (try school talent shows too)
post recording/music video of your song on YouTube
spread the word over social media
sign up for city/provincial vocal competitions
attend summer programs that focus on vocal performance
audition for vocal-competition TV shows (American/Canadian Idol, The Voice, The X-Factor, Canada's/America's Got Talent, The Next Star)
A useful guide to aspiring singers/songwriters
keep posting songs on YouTube
producer will offer to help you write proper songs/create albums (at one point-be patient)
albums-get sold, songs-played on popular radio stations=YOU ARE A HUGE STAR!
life=more stressful (media/concerts/lots expected) but also fun (appearing as guest on popular talk shows)
make lots of money
become more widely known by helping humanitarian organizations/starting your own
become an inspiration for other young singers
do good things for world=get noticed more for it
win awesome music awards (JUNO, MuchMusic, AM)