Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hmm…. I always preferred Bastianini in this role. Could you sound like him please?

This post, a follow-up to my last one on voice-typing, has been surprisingly difficult to write. I began to suspect that it was because I was trying to make too many points at once. Not surprisingly, in my own head, … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m a High-low, Lyric-dramatic, Schwarze-spinto, Helden-leggero, something-or-other….and today I will be singing……whatever you want me to.

It is an interesting thing to hear young singers talking about their own voices. Probably no people are more prone to categorizing than the not-yet-employed young singer. Somewhere between the predictions of the teacher and the musical preferences of the … Continue reading

Posted in Observations/Philosophy of Singing, Vocal Development and Mechanics

Betrayed by our own language…….

Language is a tricky thing. I don’t mean the study of languages, I mean our use of words. They are incredibly useful tools. They paint pictures that communicate things. They can communicate both the vague and the incredibly specific.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Observations/Philosophy of Singing, Pedagogy, Vocal Development and Mechanics

Inside The Actor’s Studio: Dave Chappelle Not specifically to do with singing – This video (link above) is nevertheless interesting for its candid perspective on show business. Many people who have only a passing acquaintance with Dave Chappelle might even … Continue reading

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