One of the most important things to consider when singing is correct posture. This makes us look healthy and convincing, and improves our stage presence, but far more importantly, it enables the various parts of our body to function as they should. Here are a few basic steps to follow in order...
Further to my previous article I want to talk in more detail about going through the different registers of the voice.
You have to think of your voice as one whole connected voice from bottom to top and top to bottom. Although it has different parts to it, psychologically it's best to think...
During My Singing Journey I have read and used many books which have proved valuable to my Singing and to the improvement of my singing teaching practice:
Books on Vocal Techinque
How to Sing by Lilli Lehmann
Singing and Teaching Singing, A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice by Janice...
For a solid start working on good singing technique I highly recommend looking at Arie Antique, a useful volume of which being Shirmer's 24 Italian Songs and Arias.
Though the language may be relatively alien to you, it provides the ideal line, support and pure vowels for working on vocal...
Don't panic. For many singers, the ability to read music does not impact on their ability to sing.
However, those singers who can look at their sheet music and have an idea of what it is telling them tend to progress a little quicker and benefit from an increased confidence in their...
Should musicians consider themselves as healers? With specific insight into stammers and Tourette’s.
Has the time come for musicians to understand and utilise their skills to heal through the power of music? It has become a common perception among many people that Music Therapy is a new age...
I asked myself exactly the same question 6 years ago whilst sat in my teaching skills lecture at College.
For me, musical education is incredibly important in all areas of people's lives and sadly this is somewhat neglected, particularly in schools. Singing gives people a chance to express...
Students often ask me for advice on learning a new piece of music for the first time. Although this varies so much depending on the instrument and difficulty of the piece, when faced with a new aria or song to learn I always consider the following before even looking at learning the notes:
ANY IDEAS FOR REHEARSING ?
Can you tick which of the following rehearsal techniques you use at the moment? Can you add any additional ones in the blank spaces?
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Familiarise with structure / harmonies of whole...
I recommend the following resource:
Sing Together! 100 Songs for Unison Singing by William Appleby
This is a useful book to use when teaching young vocal beginners. The book contains lots of well known nursery rhymes and folksongs that are easy to learn and teach. With the simple piano...
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I passionately believe good singing is rooted in solid vocal technique. As an active professional singer, a member of the RCM Teaching Service and an expert contributor to...
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Whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced and ambitious performer, I would be happy to help you improve your voice.
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