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Spilling the Tea About Vocal Training

Spilling the Tea About Vocal Training When learning to play a musical instrument, a student must work with a teacher in systematic, methodical and progressive manner. Musicians train gradually, over time to achieve proficiency on their chosen instrument. Vocal training has the same requirements for discipline than any other instrument. The erroneous ideas Unfortunately, in […]

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Breathing for Singing

Breathing for Singing

Breathing for Singing In general, I don’t teach too many breathing exercises to my students. In my opinion, all singing exercises are breathing exercises. Many singers who are trained with a lot of breathing exercises often to build tension into their singing; however, insecurity around breathing creates mental and emotional uncertainty in a student’s overall ability to […]

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Better Singing With Vocalises

Better Singing With Vocalises — Étude is a French word, meaning “study.” Most études are short musical compositions which present the musician with specific technical challenges, the mastery of which develop the particular skills for which the étude was composed. It is common for great instrumentalists to include playing études in their daily practice. In vocal music, an étude […]

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Balancing Technique And Style

Balancing Technique And Style I spend a great deal of time discussing vocal balance. Much of the time, the vocal balance being discussed has to do with technical things like balancing air and muscle, balancing edge and resonance, balancing breath support and laryngeal release, and so on. Yet one of the most important and most challenging of singing skills is balancing technique […]

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