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Melbourne Wedding Guitar Player

Hiring A Professional Melbourne Wedding Guitar Player

When you are planning your Melbourne area wedding, you are going to have a lot on your mind. Not only will you have the venue, food, attire and flowers to think about, but you will want to think about your entertainment. If you are hoping to hire a professional Melbourne wedding guitar player, you can take the time to look through all of your options in the area.

Hiring the best musician

for your wedding will help you to really create a wonderful event that all of your loved ones will remember for quite some time to come. You can start off by seeing if you have any friends or relatives who will be able to give you a recommendation on the best person for the job. From there, see if you can get recommendations from some of the other vendors that you are enlisting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. As a matter of fact, there are some wedding venues that will be happy to share information with you on some of the different musicians that they have worked with in the past.

Are you looking for a solo wedding guitar player for your wedding, or would a duo or trio be better? Once you have narrowed down some of your options and you have the person who is able to play the right style of music for your event, you can then meet with the person to see if they will be the best fit.
Melbourne Wedding Guitar Player.The wonderful thing about hiring a Melbourne wedding guitar player is that  the possibilities are endless and you will really have a memorable experience when you are able to select the best and most talented musician for your wedding.

Brighton International Wedding Venue, Acoustic Music

Brighton International Wedding Venue, Acoustic Music.

Another unforgettable wedding,  another day to remember with joy.

Brighton International Wedding Venue, Acoustic Music

I have had the privilege of sharing the special day of hundreds of married couples throughout my musical career.  In Melbourne,  I regularly  perform at corporate events, private parties,  jazz concerts and at my own creative guitar concerts. When I perform at weddings, magic occurs. Either when I play solo or in duo, the careful planning with the bride and groom of the musical to be played , how and when, create the ideal scenario for music to come alive.

At my last wedding ,at the Brighton International Wedding Venue, I was delighted to see how the bridesmaids walked in sync to my compositions towards the ceremonial area. Such beauty in movement enhances the beauty of my playing.

Music is an important part of our lives and weddings can be the foundation stone of such. I believe playing the correct music for a ceremony and or reception, enhances the beauty we deserve on one of the most special days of our lives.

The Brighton International Wedding Venue. (The International of Brighton)  have a delightful garden where the ceremony is held. The interior is also most adequate and spacious. I must also compliment the food and the service. The waiters were extremely into my ethnic playing or interpretation of 70s 80s 90 hits.

Here you may find all the the upcoming dates of my new concerts in Melbourne at the Paris Cat or at the Armadale Uniting Church.

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For those couples, that are planning their wedding and wish to come to one of my concertsm please  send me a  line and I will gladly forward you complimentary tickets to one of our Melbourne Acoustic Music Concerts

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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.

 

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Wedding Processional Music

Wedding Processional Music

Some things may seem easy than the really are. One of the most common example of this is the choice of the wedding processional music. It is only during the planning of the wedding that most brides come to the realization of this. The first dance song is very simple to choose because it carries with it some meaning and emotions value on   the couples side. The bride and the groom have a lot of questions to answer before you decide which music will play for hat great entrance. Some questions are, will the music have lyrics or not? Will the music be upbeat or subdued>? And finally is it classical or contemporary?

A wedding processional music is that song you will be dancing along with your wedding party during your wedding.  This happens when you will be walking down the aisle. You have two options to make. You may either choose a song for everyone or you may decide to choose on to choose a separate song for our grand music. The processional music should not be more upbeat than your recessional music. Your recessional song will happen when you are leaving the venue.

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First of all, make sure that you do self-reflection. Try to see what type of music that you think will be of importance to you. Ask yourself if it is to remind you of that lovely moment or just to remind how your relationship is like.  This is your day and you do not need to rush yourself nobody should influence you to make them happy. Choose the song that is only important to you alone. Know that there is no time you will have all people like the same song. Go ahead and enjoy that favorite song and what will follow is a sweet procession.

Among the traditional choices, the here comes the bride ids the most popularity you go for the classical pieces. It is usually played with the use of an organ. A more modern and upgraded form that is good for you to try is the use of a classical piano. This will preserve the element of tradition while at the same time making sure that the usual drama associated with this type of song.

It has been hard for couples to decide between a classical instrumental and a modern like love song which has vocals accompanying it. If you find yourself fixed in this situation, there is something you can do without losing any one of the two. What about a blend of the two. Have an instrumental cover having one of your favorite vocals.

Do you have any particular film that you just keep remembering no matter how many years back you watched it? What about the soundtrack of that film? Can you imagine that you can walk down the aisle with that particular soundtrack you like? It will be accompanied by that personal touch that you may find yourself almost shedding those tears of joy and appreciate the decision for your marriage. The best thing is that you have hundreds to choose from.

 

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HOW TO CHOOSE WEDDING ENTRANCE MUSIC

 

HOW TO CHOOSE WEDDING ENTRANCE MUSIC

 

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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?

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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.

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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.

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