I have many years of professional vocal training, knowledge of music theory, can easily create or replicate main vocals and harmonies and I can read and write sheet music.
I'm currently finishing my academic studies to get my degree in musical arts, with a minor in singing.
I can sing varios genres, create melodies and harmonies, read sheet music, compose lyrics and play functional piano and guitar.
Up until now I have one single published with my band Color en Piel, but have various covers on YouTube and Instagram.
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Interview with Ivanna Diaz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I will always be extremely proud of my bands first single. I composed the melody, the lyrics, the harmonies; basically everything voice related and I love how it turned out. It's my reference here on SoundBetter if you want to check it out.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording songs with my band so that we can finally drop our EP. On a more personal level, I am working on my mental health and just evolving as a human being.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately no.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, just cause I only know how to use digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always provide quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to connect on a emotional level with anyone in the world. The language barrier is broken in music and I find that to be fascinating and beautiful.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy and that anyone can do it. I've literally heard my whole life "everyone can be a singer" and I have more than enough proof that that is in fact the biggest lie ever told.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Basically what I responded in the previous answer. Concept, reference and how many things they want me to do.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Basically to always have a clear idea, have references ready but also be open minded.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, interface, microphone, in-ear and on-ear headphones. Basically the setup I currently have haha.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been to be a musician, a performer. Ever since childhood I've aspired to be a singer, telling my mother that one day I would sing in front of thousands in Madison Square Garden and Broadway.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid-back, effortless but still done neatly.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Without a shadow of a doubt, Beyoncé. I would love to see her work ethic. Seeing her thought process first hand when recording vocals; the way she emotes and embodies the lyrics. Just trying to absorb her energy and making her proud of working with me would be a dream.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The best way to make a song catchy is to constantly repeat an idea. I don't mean this in the copy/paste style, because that can kill the song quickly. But rather, think outside the box. Find ways to subtly suggest the phrase that you want to stand out to the public. Make it so that the audience subconsciously sings that melody or lick.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Like I said in the first question, my genre is R&B/Soul. But again, I am not limited to this genre. Just a few days ago I was creating a melody for a underground house track and the client was very pleased with what I delivered.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to create top line melodies is very strong. I don't really have a problem creating melodies off the top of my head. They kind of come to me and I always manage to make them catchy, which is what you want in music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my years of study and experience, any resource I can favor from using. Say a certain situation I lived through, applying my knowledge of musical theory or capability of emoting the lyrics, etc. Any and all assets I have accumulated over the years is what I bring to the table. Plus the uniqueness of my voice and creativity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I receive a track I like to ask the client if they have any specific ideas in mind. Could be a song topic or a lyric they really want to keep and build from. I also request them to provide a reference, if they have any, so that I can capture the idea and portray it to the best of my abilities. After I acquire as much information as possible from the client I listen to the track multiple times, kind of playing and creating melodies that I find would sound interesting. Once I find a melody that sticks I try to build from it to create the sections that follow and make everything coherent. I start writing the lyrics when the melody is done. When I am satisfied with the "finished product", I listen through it one last time to see where and how to add the harmonies.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm not going to lie my setup is not exactly ideal. I basically just have my interface, Rode NT1A microphone and use in-ear headphones so that the music doesn't bleed through the mic. But if exterior noise concerns you I do have a homestudio nearby where I can record comfortably and cleanly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: One of my biggest inspirations has always been Beyoncé. The way she performs and her vocal agility has always been something I've admired. Erykah Badú has also influenced my music greatly, the melodies I compose are hugely influenced by the way she grooves and feels her way trough the music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I create and sing top line melodies for all sorts of genres and provide harmonies when asked to. The style I am most experienced in is R&B/Soul, but I have dabbled in all musical styles so the quality of my creativity is not altered or affected.