Visit the sites listed here to learn more about the art of recording. As always, visit our forum to ask specific questions.
Download and install Studio Buddy and place it on your desktop. It's a great little program that's like having two pro recording engineers at your private beck-and-call. Use Studio Buddy to answer questions concerning the art and science of multi-track recording from initial tracking to mix down to mastering. Highly recommended for newbies and pros alike.
ProRec Vocal Micing Primer Mic placement is critical in getting a good sound going in, and so is the room. Spend the time to read this primer. And as always, experiment, listen, experiment some more, and yes, trust your ears.