Studio Singing for the Songwriter

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Victoria Venier, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TNVictoria Venier is a singer, songwriter and vocal coach. She received her Bachelor’s of Music (Commercial Music-Vocal Emphasis) from Millikin University. She has performed in over 30 professional productions, multiple national tours and sung on countless Nashville sessions. As the music director for Matt Davenport productions, she vocally directed show for Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Holiday World & Splashin Safari, Walt Disney Special Events, Silver Dollar City, The General Jackson Showboat, yearly national touring productions and numerous soundtracks.

Her songwriting credits include cuts by Take 6, This Is My America, Raven Cliff, Fiona Culley, Travis Collins, Danielle Bourjeaurd, Sisters Wade, Dean Tuftin, Makayla Lynn and her duo TnT.  Victoria is also part of the popular Hits & Grins Trio.  She is currently a songwriter at Dan Hodges Music in Nashville, TN, and teaches a variety of songwriter workshops.

Her specialty is helping singers work to their full potential. Her seminar “Studio Singing for the Songwriter” will teach you not only the basics of vocal technique, but also what makes studio singing so much different than live singing. Additionally, you will learn how to get the most out of your demo vocal. If you want to raise the bar on your craft, this seminar is a must.

Below are questions this workshop will address.

What makes you sit up and listen to a vocal?

  1. Texture
  2. Emotion
  3. Lyrical Interpretation/Dynamics

How to manufacture good sounds in the studio

  1. Proper Warm-Up
  2. Intonation
  3. Execution
  4. Support

How to keep from sounding boring on the demo

  1. The imaginary audience
  2. Story telling

Why is auto Tune becoming automatic?

How to give yourself the best chance at a cut by nailing the absolute best vocal.

**These are just some of the bullet points that are covered in the seminar. There is also a question/answer period and time for song exchanges.

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