The Same Difference!

Here at Certain Sparks Music, we aim to teach our students not only how to play music, but how to play music with others. Community building is one of the most powerful aspects of what we do here. When you learn to play the drums, you’re not only teaching yourself a new skill, but also […]

Mixing Terms: Explained

There are a lot of terms used in the mixing process that don’t mean anything to the average person. We audio types often forget that. Here are some simple explanations for clarification.   MIXING Mixing is the process of creating a stereo mix of all the separate tracks, and applying equalization (EQ), effects and compression […]

Session Tip: Suppressing Sibilant Sounds

Hold your hand in front of your mouth, and read this sentence out loud: Peanut butter pancakes are the perfect breakfast. As you hit each P and B sound, you should have felt a blast of warm air on your hand. If you didn’t, press two fingers against your neck, right next to your windpipe, […]

How to find an agent?

You may have the talent and skills to make it big in the show business but the attempts to break into the industry are futile without an agent and to be precise a right agent. A good agent is critical to the success of your efforts to get into show business. There are many agents […]

Taking Care of Your Voice

When you play an instrument, you’ve got to take care of it. If you don’t, it’s going to start to sound awful. The same is true of your voice. Most of us have one, but the majority of us aren’t properly taking care them. Most people can probably get away with that, but if you’re […]