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Concone

Concone: A Tradition of Beautiful Singing

Concone If you have ever studied classical singing, it is possible that you are familiar with the Concone books of solfeggi. The most famous of these books is Opus 9: Fifty Lessons. Giuseppe Concone was born in 1810 in the city of Turin. He had his musical education in his home town, where he continued […]

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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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GBVS

The Pharyngeal Voice

What is 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 […]

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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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