Nick Long, Author at EasyEarTraining.com

Nick Long


Nick Long is a musician and broadcast engineer who's been learning new instruments and playing in bands since his early teens. His repertoire covers Indie, Soul, Country, Heavy Metal, Punk, Post Rock and everything in between! He currently plays bass in the band Dark Energy.

In his professional life, Nick has worked in radio since university and spent much of his career in the BBC, designing and building studio and production systems. As a self-taught working musician he's repeatedly found himself hitting walls that can only be overcome with a bit of theory and ear training.
 

By Nick Long:

Becoming a Singer: Lessons Learned

Becoming a Singer: Lessons Learned

In the previous parts of this series, Nick Long told us about his musical journey to realising he should take some singing lessons, and the experience of his first lesson. Now that he’s been learning for a while we’ve asked him to share his key learning...
Learning to Sing: The First Lesson

Learning to Sing: The First Lesson

In his previous article Nick Long explained his background of reluctantly starting to sing to provide backing vocals in bands over the years, what caused him to shy away from formal lessons, and the events which led to him seeking out a singing teacher last year. When...
Isn’t it time you learned to sing?

Isn’t it time you learned to sing?

Why would an accomplished musician take up singing when they were already succeeding as an instrumentalist? What makes singing so important for musicians and so vital for good musicianship? And why would you take lessons rather than just trying to teach yourself to...
Listen Close: “Pagan Poetry” by Björk

Listen Close: “Pagan Poetry” by Björk

As I noted in the recent Open Your Ears post on Björk, I had quite a challenge in choosing just one song to encapsulate the sound of Björk, as her band line-up and instrumentation tends to change for every album! After some careful deliberation and a thorough review...
Open Your Ears to the Music of Björk

Open Your Ears to the Music of Björk

Spend a little while making small talk at a party and eventually someone will ask you to name your favorite recording artist… But for a music geek giving a definitive answer is not unlike being asked which one of your children is your favourite! After a bit of...
Listen to Les, Part 3: Audio Effects

Listen to Les, Part 3: Audio Effects

In this, the concluding part of our series on the genius Les Paul, we are going to be looking at his contribution to the world of effects. For a modern guitarist, effects pedals are an integral part of their sound. There are a dizzying array of boxes available to feed...
Listen to Les, Part 2: A Recording Revolution

Listen to Les, Part 2: A Recording Revolution

Last time we talked about Les Paul’s role as the father of the electric guitar. Nobody can question the significance of his innovations there, but that was far from the limit of his contribution to modern music. Next up we’ll be learning about the part he...

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