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  1. Where can I get some free help and advice on singing and music?
  2. Where can I find a site about singing & the music/entertainment industry?
  3. I would like singing lessons to improve my ability. I live in Leeds but most recognised coaches/teachers are based in southern england. Where can i search locally for a tutor?
  4. I'm starting a tribute act as a Tom Jones soundalike. Where can I find the best quality backing music for my act?
  5. Where can I find the best format for a new, young singer's biography and some do's and don'ts for what to put in and leave out of it?
  6. Can you please tell me where I could find a site that will teach me how to site-read music. I recently joined a choir and I'm interested in knowing where the altos should come in, compared to the sopranos, etc. Thank you!
  7. where can i find a cheap radio mike as i live in knottingley near leeds and the mikes are dear
  8. I am tone deaf myself however a friend who sometimes sings in the local pub has asked me if I can download any backing tapes for him. Englebert and stuff like that? Regards John Nelson.
  9. Hi I'm 16 and currently looking for collages. I love performing and wish to go to a performing arts collage but I've had no luck finding one could you help me?



  1. Where can I get some free help and advice on singing and music?
    Check out Vocalist!!
    The new UK based website offering free advice, chat, forums, links & more for budding singers to professional artists & entertainers of all styles. The site is constantly growing with free singing lessons, tips & techniques, advice, information, resources, competitions, singers nights and songwriting sections. Enjoy ;-)
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  2. Where can I find a site about singing & the music/entertainment industry?
    Right Here!!! We provide information, tips and a wide variety of resources for everyone from the wanna be to the professional vocalist or musician. Everything you need to know will be accessable through this site, including an ever expanding links page & site search facilities.
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  3. I would like singing lessons to improve my ability. I live in Leeds but most recognised coaches/teachers are based in southern england. Where can i search locally for a tutor?
    The local library's referance section should have a Registar of Private Teachers and music shops usually have a noticeboard or knowledge of music teachers within their radius. Also check out any local or community newspapers for advertisements and if possible chat to local singers/musicians who may be able to recommend someone. http://www.pat.org.uk PAT - Professional Association of Teachers (UK) has a Tutor list and should be able to recommend someone in your area. There are several websites who provide music & singing teachers searchable listings available at the Vocalist Tutors section. http://members.lycos.co.uk/vocalist/singing_tutors.html Good Luck
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  4. I'm starting a tribute act as a Tom Jones soundalike. Where can I find the best quality backing music for my act?
    I have/still use and can recommend: Soundback International supplers of backing tracks in any key on Mini Disc, Cassette, Dat or CD. They have studios in: Chelmsford - 01245 323382 Ipswich - 01473 250021 "Hands On" Audio based in Chichester (01243 670099) suppliers of cassette and midi backing tracks (may also do other formats). Their midifiles are of very good quality and enable you to change the key or mute instruments. London Orchestrations/Protracks based in Surrey 0208 660 6819 and 0208 668 0219 supply good full instrumental backing tracks and full orchestration (sheet music) to match (handy if you need to work with a band and ensure that what they play is the same as your tracks! Some of the Karaoke backing music available in high street shops (hmv, woolworths, whs, tandys etc) are very good although you need to check they don't contain lead in vocals on the first lines and are in the right key. Hope this helps & good luck with your new venture. Tracey Vocalist Webmaster ;-)
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  5. Where can I find the best format for a new, young singer's biography and some do's and don'ts for what to put in and leave out of it?
    There is an article by Taxi guru Kerry Kerner on Press Packs which should be of help with do's & dont's listed in the articles section at Vocalist.org.uk along with some marketing tips from Bob Baker. As for a format - it's really a matter of taste although I suggest you keep it simple, - too much info on the page makes it look busy and important facts can be missed. There should be enough detail presented in an easy to read style to get people interested and want to know more with a good piccie or two (head shot & full shot) firmly attached. There is also a collection of articles at the Club site http://members.lycos.co.uk/vocalist/ebc1/record_company_articles.html mainly interviews with A&R, label execs etc., providing insight into what makes them sit up and pay attention. Hope this helps Tracey Vocalist.org.uk Webmaster
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  6. Can you please tell me where I could find a site that will teach me how to site-read music. I recently joined a choir and I'm interested in knowing where the altos should come in, compared to the sopranos, etc. Thank you!
    Hi, Visit our sight reading and singing section which has some brief information and links to music theory and sight reading sites. http://members.lycos.co.uk/vocalist/sight_reading.html Hope this helps Tracey Vocalist.org.uk Webmaster
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  7. where can i find a cheap radio mike as i live in knottingley near leeds and the mikes are dear
    A good radio mic is expensive, the cheapest one that I can recommend is made by 'Trantec' which is available with one or two antennas as a hand held or headset - Two antennas are better although it costs slightly more. You can look for second hand mics in Loot Newspaper http://www.loot.com, Ebay, http://www.ebay.co.uk or music press like The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk or NME http://www.nme.com but would suggest you save your money and buy a new one - last time I checked they cost between 150 - 200. If you haven't already done so it's worth trying out a few mic's in a local shop and finding out the make and model of the one that suits your voice then doing a search on the internet for companies that do a better deal although check out the company before buying. I purchased mine from a friend who owns a shop http://www.mkentertainments.co.uk, he's based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and may be able to offer a more reasonable price. Hope this helps Tracey Vocalist.org.uk Webmaster
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  8. I am tone deaf myself however a friend who sometimes sings in the local pub has asked me if I can download any backing tapes for him. Englebert and stuff like that? Regards John Nelson.
    Hi John, Depends what your looking for - there are tons of companies who supply professional backing tracks in audio, midi or karaoke format which can be purchased and downloaded over the internet - some of which can be found here: http://www.vocalist.org.uk/backing_tracks.html If your looking for free midifiles to practice along to the best place to look is http://www.musicrobot.com just put in the artist/band name or song title. There are legitimate sources that supply free example tracks or songs that are available in the public domain, some of which can be found using the mp3 search boxes here: http://www.vocalist.org.uk/midi_tab_lyrics.html or by using one of the search engines listed here: http://www.vocalist.org.uk/search.html Plus sites that provide illegally copied backing tracks for download or file sharing although the latter is not something I personally condone as this means that the songwriter/composers/artists don't get paid for their efforts :-( Hope this helps Tracey Webmaster http://www.vocalist.org.uk
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  9. Hi I'm 16 and currently looking for collages. I love performing and wish to go to a performing arts collage but I've had no luck finding one could you help me?
    Hi, There are classes and workshops listed at the vocalist site http://www.vocalist.org.uk/singing_tutors.html whilst links to colleges, universities and schools are provided at the club site education section http://members.lycos.co.uk/vocalist/ebc1/education.html Hope this helps Tracey Vocalist.org.uk Webmaster
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