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Melbourne Weddings

Melbourne Weddings

Melbourne Weddings

Melbourne Weddings represent a joyous social occasion. I feel delighted every time my music fills the air and accompanies the bride, groom, family and friends on the start of this journey, of this special commitment we all long for. I cannot help, but to smile with joy, every time the crowd roars with applauses, once the married couple is finally presented as Mrs and Mr.

The acoustic music, our Melbourne Duo, chooses for the ceremony and reception, must be performed in a manner that accompanies the beauty and joy of the special occasion. It is our job to make all guest feel radiant and take home with them an ever lasting memory.

For all our Melbourne weddings, our  acoustic duo meets up with the bride and groom to plan what music will be played and when. We also decide on the most appropriate wedding ceremony composition, dance tunes and bridal entrance themes. It is our objective to create the desired ambience, with our Melbourne acoustic duo, to accompany the bride, groom and all the guests from the very beginning of the day until it is time to rest and go home.

During the year 2016 I will be hosting a series of Melbourne Concerts . At these concerts I show case, not the music of our Melbourne Acoustic duo but my creative artistic values through flamenco and jazz.

If you are getting married soon and like to hear what I believe joy is, please drop me a line and I will definitely send you a complimentary pass to have you with me during one of my concerts.

In my upcoming Melbourne concert I will have the pleasure of having with me 26 couples, that I have had the honour of playing for them at their Melbourne weddings. I believe what will bring us all together again is to share the same concept of what music is for to feel good about life. Come and join us.

 

Melbourne Weddings

Melbourne Guitar concerts: Jazz and flamenco

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Australian Wedding Expos Songful Acoustic Duo

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Why You Should Visit Australian Wedding Expos If You Are Planning A Wedding

If you are planning a wedding it would be a good idea to visit Australian wedding expos. If you do, you can get good ideas, talk to vendors and have a better idea of what you want to do on your special day. They are a way to start the process or to get a lot done all in one day.

When you go to the expo you will want to do so with enough time to check everything out. You don’t want to be rushed and have to miss anything because you run out of time. You want to be able to stop by every booth if you are able to so you can see what they have to offer.

If you know your wedding date already it will be easier for you to talk with the vendors. They can see if they are free that day and if they are not you can keep looking. You don’t want to waste your time looking into vendors that can’t work on your special day.

It would be a good idea to go to the Australian wedding expos with a wedding planning binder. That way you can put everything you need into it and write down notes. You might not be able to remember everything once you get back home.

While you are at the expo you will have a chance to look at dresses, photography, DJ services, try cake, try different foods and do a few other things to help you prepare for your wedding. There are a lot of things to look at and think about for your own wedding. Once you get home you will want to go over everything, especially if your future spouse was not able to go with you.

If you can, take your mom or a good friend to help you look at everything at the expo. They can help you decide on thing and it is fun to go there with other people. If you can, also take your future spouse. They probably have a lot of say in the wedding and would want to be apart.

Look in your local paper to find out about the expos. Make plans to go to a few of them to help you with your wedding planning. They are such a great help to get you ready for your wedding.

 

Melbourne Guitar concerts: Jazz and flamenco

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Libros de musica: El arreglo un puzzle de expresion musical

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HOW TO CHOOSE WEDDING ENTRANCE MUSIC

 

HOW TO CHOOSE WEDDING ENTRANCE MUSIC

 

wedding entrance music

When choosing your wedding songs, you should keep select them in a way they can relate to your love story or life. You should sit down with your spouse and think about the aspects of your relationships that makes it different and unique from the others. Do not choose music to please everyone, choose the music that you and your spouse can relate and you enjoy listening to them. Here are some tips that will help you select the appropriate music for your wedding entrance.
You and your spouse should settle on the kind of wedding ceremony you both want. If you settle for a traditional wedding, you should go for classic songs like “Canon in D.” These instrumental classics have been played for a very long time during wedding ceremonies. It is a current trend for most people to select contemporary music for their occasion. This is the kind of music that will help you set the mood for your wedding.

Everyone will have their ideas and music preferences for wedding entrance music. You should sit down together and come up with a list of music that matter to you. This is the list that will help you choose the kind of music that will be play at your wedding. At some point, you will have to compromise and come to an agreement where both the music you like is included. You will have to come up with a plan that will have all the songs you like and don’t like in a way that will not upset anyone of you. Avoid the songs that anyone of you can relate to in a negative way.

Take great note because there are standards of the kind of music you can play at the ceremony and at the reception. You have the freedom to play around with this – unless your traditions or faith is very strict. You should appreciate that parts of your ceremony or reception will need different kind of music.

Here are some standards you should be aware of:
Prelude music – this is the music that will be playing before the ceremony begins. This is very important because your guests have different emotions and music tastes. You should select music that will soothe them and prepare them for your wedding ceremony.
Processional music – these are the songs played when guests are entering the ceremony place.
Bridal entrance music – this is the music that will be playing during the last moments of the bride to be an unmarried woman. This is a moment of special glory and the kind of music selected should be perfect for the occasion.
You should be very careful when you are choosing the music for your first dance. Most faiths and traditions have a pre-determined song that plays at this session. However, you have the freedom to choose the kind of music you will want to play at your first dance with your spouse. You should think through with your spouse and select a song that can relate to both of you. Settle for that song that just feels right when you listen to it.

All About Melbourne Wedding Music

All About Melbourne Wedding Music

Melbourne Wedding Music

If you just typed in Melbourne wedding music on Google or any other search engine, you should know that there are actually many ways to bring music to your wedding. It’s either you hire a DJ and have the music blasted through speakers, or you hire a live band and have your guest dancing to live music.

Whatever you decide on, however, just know that there are many companies in Australia that specialize in Melbourne wedding music. Just do a quick search on Google to know what we mean.

When it comes to the actual music to be played you should work with the DJ or the singers on a play list or the actual music that’s going to be played.

What kind of music should you play at your wedding?

Well, that really depends on the mood of your wedding. If you have a fancy celebration with a black tie party for the wedding reception, you will want to play something apt, like classical music. But really, it’s up to you what you’re going to play at the reception because it is your wedding after all.

Songful is experienced at bringing wedding parties to life. We communicate with our clients and work with them towards a successful party.

A wedding can really be different occasions. It can be a dance party. I can be a fancy cocktail party or even a big gala event. All of it really depends on the kind of wedding you organize, whether it is an intimate one or an event where you invite a thousand guests.

We will help you bring to life your dream event. Songful will create the most adequate wedding music ambience for both your ceremony and reception. Please contact us for a quote and read our online reviews which are growing day by day.

Acoustic Ceremony: Choose the right amplification

Choosing the right amplification

Have you ever attended a wedding where the celebrant´s words cannot be heard with clarity and the acoustic music is just a faint whisper in the back ground?

acoustic wedding amplification

Wedding Music should accompany the celebration as a soundtrack colours our favourite movies. Music should surround our guests and reward them with unique emotions than further uplift the wedding spirit.

acoustic wedding

At ceremonies we generally like to have acoustic wedding music performed with  violins, guitar cello, vocals and other similar instrumentation.   As a rule, in relation to sound amplification, I strongly urge to reinforce the natural acoustic sound and spread it towards the guests. Avoid having one focal point where the music screams from. Amplify so the music can surround the audience and create the desired acoustic wedding ceremony As a consequence the musicians will play with an increase in dynamic range further contributing to the overall enjoyment of the wedding ceremony.

The minimum required amplification level will be determined by the type of indoor venue or outdoor setting, the number of guests and common sense based on basic knowledge of how sound travels and interacts with objects  in it´s path.

Church acoustic wedding

Let‘s consider that the celebration will take place in a large church. Have you ever noticed how the spoken word at a relatively short distance sounds muddled?  Modern public address systems solve this problem by slightly amplifying speech and delivering it a low volume to different areas of the church through an array of speakers.

Our contracted live wedding music should also take advantage of this  pre installed amplification. However the acoustic instruments must be miked with minimum miking and the mixed signal fed to the in house amplification. This solution requires testing to assure impedance and signal levels match between equipment to avoid unnecessary humming, feedback and noises.

acoustic wedding mikingStereo  Microphone Technique. All you will need for a small ensemble in a acoustic Wedding ceremony.

Now let’s consider the celebration is outdoors, with no walls, no reflecting surfaces and with possible wind.

Low frequencies carry through the air in large waves and can be heard very easily. What tends to be muffled, not allowing  us to hear the celebrant and or enjoy the music is the masking of the high frequencies by objects and wind.

Spreading out the speakers and placing the high frequency generators at the ear level of the tallest attendant will generally deliver the needed clarity. Time delay and phase cancellation consequences of speaker placement should also be addressed.

Songful, our acoustic wedding duo visits the proposed venues, studies the acoustics and proposes the best sound solution at minimum cost. We assure our sound will carry all over the venue with clarity at all stages of the ceremony. Our quote includes PA system for indoor and outdoor venues for up to 100 guests. Our music will be the desired soundtrack of your special day.

Songful. Live at Elena and Patrick´s Wedding . 2014

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