Spilling the Tea About Vocal Training

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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, over time, in order to achieve proficiency on their chosen instrument. Unfortunately, in singing, there is a pernicious and erroneous idea that vocal training is not actually necessary. All too often […]

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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. I find that a great deal of singers who are trained to do a an overabundance of breathing exercises in isolation tend to build a great deal of tension into their singing; however, […]

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Better Singing With Vocalises

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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

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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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Performing With A Healthy Singing Technique

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Performing With A Healthy Singing Technique: When I am vocalizing a rock singer and the technique is sounding very balanced, the question often arises, “how am I supposed to sing a rock song like this?” That is a valid question. Very few styles (including opera by the way) sing with the exact degree of vocal […]

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