Recent Stories by: Josh Spall

Mr Spall's Musical History

By: Josh Spall - Posted: 2009-01-20

I guess if I'm gonna be writing in this space, I should give everyone a clear understanding of where I'm coming from. I was born in 1980 and raised in Marion, about an hour south of Fort Wayne. When I was young I didn't listen to manufactured kid's music. No Raffi for me. My parents raised me, from a very young age, on the music they loved. I was weaned on Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & The Papas, Peter, Paul & Mary, Herman's Hermits, and of course, The Beatles (their early stuff only, of course, for the little one.) From birth I was familiar with the simple harmonies and sweet subtleties of the 60's.

By the time I was old enough to....

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Vocal Lesson 1 - Nervous Throat

By: Josh Spall - Posted: 2008-12-11

If you’re looking for Solfege, I’m about to thoroughly disappoint you. Anyone trying to find music theory as it relates to harmonies and melodies is probably in the wrong place. What I have to offer are the tips, tricks, and techniques that have gotten me through 11 years as vocalist/front man for various bands around Indiana. If you wanna know how to assemble a killer set list, welcome. I’m gonna tell you how to prepare your throat for a smoky bar, and what to do when you...

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