By Lars Rosager
When a musician chooses to perform a notated piece, the notation most often undergoes some sort of customization. I have alluded to how memorizing a piece of music may open the door to impromptu stylings in my previous blog article, “Bringing the Music Off the Page: Tips for Memorization.” Continuing from the discussion on memorization, I will introduce the beginning-to-intermediate music student to melodic embellishment. After reading this brief introduction, you will know enough to begin applying the basic concepts in your singing practice.
By Theresa DeMario
The Complete Vocal Technique or CVT is a way to teach singing that started in Denmark with the publication of the book by the same title written by a renowned vocal researcher, Catherine Sadolin. There are CVT teachers all over the world, and its popularity is skyrocketing in Europe. Claudia SanSoucie is one of over 300 teachers authorized in this teaching methodology and she was the first teacher here in the U.S. (now there are two). SanSoucie is very passionate about helping people find their voice. She does not strive to shape you into the singer she thinks you should be, but instead helps you discover the singer you want to be.
By Molly Rosen
One of the most common questions I get from my students, especially my beginner vocalists, is: “how often should I practice singing?”. My response is to ask yourself, how quickly do you want to progress? The answer to that question will determine how often, and for how long you should be practicing.