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Art & French Fries

Why can’t people just like things anymore? Why is there always some elaborate justification?  I won’t go into what I think are the implications of this in the field of Vocal Pedagogy, as I have done that elsewhere (Link). I … Continue reading

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Crossover: The mostly one-way street

Following on the heels of my last post, regarding the nature of “classical training” and defending it as merely the development of skill with one’s instrument, I feel compelled to share some examples of wonderful things that I have seen … Continue reading

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When “Classical” Means Skill

At various times in my teaching career I have had a reputation as┬ásomeone who 1) can “teach you to belt” 2)thinks that “classical technique” is the best technique This is admittedly bizarre, firstly because the two seem opposed to one … Continue reading

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The Cricothyroid Rosary

Dear Maestro Garcia, who art otherwise Italianate, forgive me la voce this day. Grant to me ease of Can Belto as it is in Bel Canto. Deliver me from nodules and help me to nail this audition. In the name … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 390 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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