Aloha Friends, Well it looks like the Cd is near completion.. keep your figures crossed.. For your listening pleasure we have added Freddie Ravel our dear friend into the mix. Freddie is a GRAMMY-nominated producer, #1 recording artist, innovative speaker and founder of Tune Up to Success. He began performing worldwide with Brazilian master Sergio Mendes by age 23 where Universal With Top Ten charting solo albums that continue to receive extensive international airplay: “Freddie Ravel”, featuring the #1 international hit, “Sunny Side Up”. Subsequent invitations from Madonna led to joint MTV & “Evita” appearances while collaborations including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Quincy Jones, Prince, Herbie Hancock and Carlos Santana. Most recently, Freddie produced and co-wrote “Givin’ it Up”, the title track of the Multi-GRAMMY Award Winning Album by George Benson & Al Jarreau. Freddie’s reputation as a multi-faceted Producer, Composer & Live Performer soared to the top echelons of the music industry with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire and Al Jarreau under his directorship. -Earth Wind & Fire – Maurice White, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Six Grammy , Iconic producer & group founder “Freddie’s spirit is infinite silence and dynamism at the same time.” -Deepak Chopra “One of the top 100 icons of the 20th century as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” “Freddie’s soul shines through his musical brilliance awakening the music in each and everyone of us. Within his brilliant performance is a soul star experience that you will never forget. Go a thousand miles out of your way to hear, see and feel my renowned friend. – Mark Victor Hansen, “America’s Ambassador of Possibility” & Horatio Alger Award Recipient” “Freddie is not only a profound musical genius but more importantly, he is blending music with self-awareness giving people a road map for how to take the various aspects of themselves & integrate them so that you can live your life more joyfully fulfilled producing more of the results you want in your work, financially, relationally, spiritually & with family.” -Jack Canfield, New York Times best selling Author “Chicken Soup for the Soul “ “Freddie Ravel is brilliant” -Madonna, Grammy Winning, International Super Star “Freddie makes music from the spheres, the angels, and the Gods.” -Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author and Oprah Radio Host. “Freddie Ravel is one of the most dynamic, inspiring, entertainers and educators I’ve ever seen. His ability to wrap knowledge around this space called music is absolutely wonderful. I sit captivated by his energy, his stories and in awe of his knowledge. You need him on your team! – Lisa Nichols, Founder, Motivating the Teen Spirit, Master Teacher in “The Secret”, Oprah and Larry King
Bruce BecVar & his Beloved Lani Star: Their Music Is Gorgeously Sweet, Mystical, Blissful! I absolutely love this album its fantastic! Spiritual, Refectory, Dreamy, Inspiring all at the same time. It brought me to tears, had to tear my self away. Bruce’s guitar is brilliant as always and Lani’s voice and flute playing is heavenly.. like her name! -Gaiam08
A brilliant masterpiece, Bruce’s finest work ever! Features the fabulous vocals and flute playing of Lani Star Award-winning quality, surely to become an international sensation!” – J.D., Om Music
I honestly think that this is Bruce BecVar’s best album ever made. The whole album is a spiritual journey that takes your soul on a journey to Nirvana. The beautiful lush creamy vocals and flute playing of Lani Star adds a romantic and blissful healing effect to the over all listening experience. You can’t possibly be disappointed in purchasing the entire CD. Every song is a masterpiece. – Starbucks208
If you are looking for a great CD for invigorating your spirit, healing and uplifting your soul or just relaxing, this CD has it all! Just get it you won’t regret it! -Wholefoods888
An enormously gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, Bruce BecVar has an uncanny ability to bring forth exquisite gems of musical genius. These tenderhearted jewels are profoundly soothing and healing gifts straight form BecVar’s heart to ours” – New Age Retailer
Bruce your music has inspired me beyond words. Only my paint brush can adequately express the beauty of you most uplifting, stimulating and in one possible word“ Heavenly creations!
Visit their web site at: www.mysticjazz.com
For many young artists, becoming a singer can be a dream that is within their grasp. The difference between a singing for only your friends and becoming a Grammy Award winning artist or American Idol Winner requires only a slight improvement, but that improvement can be the difference between success as a singer and failure.
So for aspiring singers that wish to separate themselves from the pack, it is important to follow these tips in order to improve your singing abilities and become the singer you wish to be:
1) Keep good posture – standing straight with one foot in front of the other and your feet apart will help improve your vocal range by providing you the maximum amount of lung capacity.
2) Warm up your voice before you sing – you will not only sing better after you warm up your voice, but you lessen the risk that you will strain your voice, which could cause other singing problems down the line.
3) Be familiar with the ranges you can hit and which you can’t – This will also help prevent voice strain.
4) Practice your vowels – most singing does not use words. It uses vowels. The most amazing voices are the ones that correctly sing each vowel flawlessly, occasionally inserting a consonant or two to give the vowels meaning.
5) Hire a vocal coach – the worst thing you can do to your singing career is practice year after year using incorrect techniques. A skilled vocal coach can tell you exactly how to sing and how to sing correctly, so that your singing exercises are successful. To use a sports analogy, a good tennis player is not going to get better if their exercises only work out their legs. The same is true for singing, and a good vocal coach will help you find the right ways to improve your voice.
By following these simple techniques, you will find that your singing abilities improve almost immediately, and soon you can become a Grammy Award Winning singer and reach the goals you have set for yourself.
For more free Singing Tips visit: www.lanistar.biz
Work can be a stressful place. There are deadlines to meet, people to please, and work that needs to be done efficiently and correctly. All of these things can cause a great deal of stress, and – in turn – this stress can be harmful on the body, causing it to break down, weaken its immune system, and cause sickness and other signs of ill health.
For many, this is the reason that vacations are so popular – and, in some ways, so needed. A vacation provides a break from this stressful life, allowing you to relax elsewhere and try new things. But for anyone that has planned a vacation, you know this relaxation is far from common. Instead, luggage will be lost, rooms will be booked, and more time will be spent travelling from location to location than actually sitting back and relaxing, allowing your body to heal.
But there is an alternative. There are healing music retreats designed to heal both the mind and body in a very short time. These healing music retreats have many benefits, including:
1) They use the power of music to help not only relax away your stress, but also heal the body and improve your overall health and wellness.
2) They teach you how to use music in your own life in order to transform your day to day work patterns into something relaxing, healthy and fun.
3) They also teach you different techniques that complement musical healing, so you can improve all aspects of your life and live the rest of your days happier and healthier.
4) Many people consider this wonderful rejuvenating retreat one of the most inspiring experiences in their life.
For many, music retreats are just the thing to escape the stress of everyday life. They are also a great place to bring a spouse and improve your relationship and communication. Attending a music retreat is the first step towards changing your life and future for the better. Visit Bruce BecVar and Lani Star‘s web site to sign up for their healing music retreats: http://www.mysticjazz.com/healing_music_retreats.html
Bruce BecVar, Legendary guitarist and composer of Deepak Chopra’s international best selling CD “The Magic Of Healing”, is proud to announce that his newest CD will be released 08’ called Mystic Jazz. The CD features the fabulous Vocals, flute playing & percussion of renown musician, best selling co-author, international Key Note speaker and vocal coach Lani Star. Lani Star is also the co-producer of the CD “Mystic Jazz”.
This CD “Mystic Jazz” is being hailed as Bruce BecVar’s best work to date! A Guaranteed International Best Seller, Grammy Award Winning Quality! The CD also features celebrity guest musicians Freddie Ravel (Freddie Ravel Produces & Co-wrote “Givin’ It Up”, the Title track of the Multi-Grammy Award-Winning release by George Benson & Al Jarreau. He has performed with Earth Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, Madonna, Al Jarreau, the Boston Pops, Prince. Madonna’s remix Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Carlos Santana) the CD also features celebrity musician Michael Ruff (Michael Ruff served as the concert music director for Chaka Kahn, David Sanborn and Rickie Lee Jones; and performed with Lionel Ritchie, Brenda Russell, Karla Bonoff, Jose Feliciano, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, Randy Vanwarmer, The Wynans, The Beckmeir Brothers, members of Rufus; Al Jarreau, Kal Davis and is a hot songwriter for artists such as Bonnie Raitt (”Cry On My Shoulder” on” her Multi-Platinum Nick of Time album), Huey Lewis (”That’s Not Me”), Roberta Flack (”More Than You’ll Ever Know’ and “Thought I Knew It All”), Vonda Shepard (”A New Marilyn”), Karla Bonoff (”All Walk Alone”), David Sanborn, Carl Anderson, Kal David and Chaka Kahn. It also features renown pianist Brian BecVar (Brian has performed with Celine Deon, Michael Bolton and Kitaro). And Internationally Renown Violist Doug Cameron (Doug’s CD features an original compositions produced by Multi Grammy Award Winning producer, David Foster) Doug Cameron had performed with George Benson, Doc Severinsen, Tom Petty, Cher, The Allman Brothers, Dionne Warwick. On numerous motion pictures and commercials. Doug’s Various CD’s, including David Benoit, Lee Ritenour, Boney James, Gerald Albright, Joe Sample, Russ Freeman from “The Rippingtons” and Russ Ferrante from “The Yellowjackets”. As well as celebrated pianist and composer Bruce’s Brother Brian BecVar (Brian has composed songs and toured with such artists as Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Kitaro, Roberta Flack, Bobby Caldwell, and Laura Branigan. Visit www.mysticjazz.com to learn more!