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 […]
Vocal Balance: Technique vs. Style VIDEO: How do you vocalize? Is it different from how you perform? What is the difference between style and technique? Subscribe to receive articles, singing tips and exclusive offers.
How Much Is Success in Singing Really Worth To You? Do you want to be the greatest singer you can be? Do you really? If that’s truly your goal, then make your behavior reflect your desire; if you truly want what you say you want, then make everything that would lead you to your goal a priority; […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Guy, please tell my child to practice!” Taking a voice lesson each week is essential to training your voice. It is through these weekly lessons that you are guided by your teacher to coordinate, strengthen and balance the various muscle groups in the singing mechanism. Without proper guidance, it can be difficult at best to […]
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Old School Vocal Training: The majority of students studying singing are interested in developing a sturdy singing technique which will keep their voices strong and healthy for their careers in popular music and musical theater. While any good vocal training can be quite challenging, singers of popular music go through a somewhat different process than those who […]
How Frequently To Take Voice Lessons I sometimes hear a new or potential student tell me that they, as beginners, would like to come in for a lesson every few weeks, and then once they are more advanced they will bump it up to weekly lessons. This is actually the opposite of how things should work, […]
How Long Does Vocal Training Take? The one question that wins out as the most frequently asked question of all is “How long will these lessons take before I can sing well?” My answer is always the same: “I have absolutely no idea.” Success in vocal training really depends on several factors, including: a) the student’s inherent […]