Free Resources

Our favorite resources for practicing, performing, networking, and music career development – in Colorado and beyond. 

Networking & Performing in Colorado

OpenMicDenver – Reliable list of open mics in the Denver area.  Marquee Magazine also has a newly updated list of open mics and jam sessions.  We especially like Goosetown Tavern and Local 46 in Denver, Nate Marsh’s monthly Wednesday night jam at Live @ Jack’s, and Lincoln Station‘s weekly Thu/Fri open mic nights in Lone Tree.

The Colorado Music Business Organization

BandMix – a better way than Craigslist to find bands and musicians (although Craigslist can work too)

List of Denver karaoke venues for every day of the week

Denver Music Scene FB group – High-quality, spam-free closed group; you must apply to join. 

The Song School — Planet Bluegrass • Colorado Music Festivals & Concerts – Annual songwriting and music networking event in Lyons, in August.

Denver karaoke FB groups:  Denver Karaoke Junkies, Karaoke in Denver, Karaoke in Denver Metro, the kool karaoke crowd Denver

Conferences

Durango Songwriters Expo – Small, intimate conference twice a year in Broomfield and Southern California. Great for those interested in publishing/songwriting.

ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo – Large annual conference in LA for performers and songwriters

CDBaby’s DIY Musician Conference in Austin, TX

Synchtank – for those interested in licensing and publishing

SyncSummit – ditto

Music Biz’s annual conference in Nashville

Musexpo in Burbank, CA

SXSW in Austin

MIDEM, the top-tier music conference in Cannes, France

Musically Speaking Podcast’s list of top music conferences to check out in 2019

Courses, Products, & Software

These products are not free.  We have no affiliate relationship with any course or product listed below.

Tom Jackson’s All Roads Lead to the Stage Book and DVDs

John Oszajca’s Music Marketing Manifesto

Capo, software for changing tempo and pitch instantly

Audacity, free DAW

Sing and See, software for visual pitch feedback

Voce Vista, software for spectrogram voice analysis

InsTuner, a free chromatic tuning app

Blogs & Publications

Ari’s Take

Artist House Music

CDBaby’s DIY Musician Blog

CyberPR

Hypebot

Music Think Tank

Flypaper by Soundfly

MusicConsultant.com

VoiceCouncil Magazine

VoiceScienceWorks – an excellent science-based resource about the voice for singers

Practice Resources

MusicTheory.net – Great free music theory information and online exercises

Spotify Vocal Warmup Playlists

Performance High Downloadable Exercise Tracks

The tracks below are simply accompaniment tracks – they don’t specify which syllable to use.  Refer to your lessons with your teacher to know which syllables comprise the best vocalise for you and your current vocal work.

Not every pattern is represented here, but many of the most common ones we use are.  The pitch ranges may start below your vocal range, or end above it; just sing when you are comfortable with the pitch.

https://performancehigh.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/PH-square-avatar.jpg $40-$100