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 Keene Benson
I’m going to share with you three essential skills you can easily use to be well understood when you sing. Most importantly, these skills can help you improve the sound of your voice and give you a broader range of artistic choices.
1. What’s a dipthong, and what do I do with it?
Nope, a dipthong is not something you wear. A dipthong is a sound created by two vowels in the same word or syllable.
By Molly Rosen
Singers of all ages come to me for voice lessons: some are as young as five, and some are in their seventies! The surprising thing is that those who are most concerned about age are the singers who are fifty years old and above. A lot of them are concerned that they are “too old” to learn how to sing.
Personally, I believe it is NEVER too late to learn how to sing! Here are three reasons why singing later on in life is a great idea:
By Molly Rosen