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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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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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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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Old School Vocal Training

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 […]

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How Long Does Vocal Training Take?

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 […]

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