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Training for Tours

Training for Tours: An Old World Approach

Singers are athletes When training for tours, a singer must have an intense regimen. The touring requirements in our industry have become more extreme than ever. Artists whose voices aren’t “tour ready” before they go on the road run a great risk for vocal injury. No athlete would ever avoid intensive preparation for their events. […]

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The Pharyngeal Voice

The Pharyngeal Voice In order to begin to bridge the gap between the head and chest registers (often called the “mix”) the old Italian School used a device known as the Pharyngeal Voice. The old masters taught that this mechanism helps to engage only the very inner edges of the vocal folds. This middle Voice has been […]

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Vocal Training

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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