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Vocal Placement

Vocal Placement

What is vocal placement? Many of the older traditions of singing described how a singer must concentrate their sound. These singers often discussed the experience of this focused point of sound which could be perceived viscerally and locally in their bodies. As a singer advanced, they would eventually become capable of willing this sound into various […]

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Developing the pharyngeal voice

Developing the Pharyngeal Voice the Old Way

Developing the pharyngeal voice The sounds I am making in the attached recording will probably sound at once bizarre and comical to you. This is especially true if you’ve never heard an old-school advanced pharyngeal workout before. Developing the pharyngeal voice in a traditional manner is a process that takes many years. Please remember, that […]

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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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Powerful Singing: Volume Vs. Intensity

Powerful Singing: Volume Vs. Intensity One thing that seems to cause confusion in singing is the difference between intensity and volume. Often a singer will try to get an intense tone by pulling their chest voice higher and higher through their range. This, over the short term, can cause vocal strain; and over the long term it can cause vocal […]

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