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.
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.
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.
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
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.