“head voice”

2018-05-17

Last night’s class: a powerful paradox, free vowels, a new art form

On May 16th, at my weekly master class, we continued to explore a vocal paradox we’ve been discussing a lot lately: In order for your voice […]
2010-05-13

Bridging the gap

Toni has requested that I blog about the passaggio and about bocca ridente. I’ll cover the former in today’s post. The passaggio (Italian for “bridge”) is […]
2010-05-06

Open throat, take two — with a more positive attitude

My friend Nanette (who, in 11th grade, introduced me to the magical world of THEATER) recently commented on this blog that my continuing emphasis on the […]
2010-05-03

How do I open my throat?

My friend Toni sent me an email with this eloquently expressed plea for understanding: “I still don’t anatomically understand why as you go up the register […]
2010-04-18

What I learned from my parents

The title of this post does not refer to those life-lessons we all (at least us lucky ones) learn from our parents during our formative years. […]
2010-02-28

Trusting your teacher

I taught a lesson yesterday to an accomplished classical soprano with over six decades of singing experience.  Despite her high level of expertise and her longtime […]
2010-02-01

The Registers – Descriptions and Sound Clips

In my way of looking at the voice, influenced by the work of Cornelius Reid, a register is the sound quality produced by the action of […]
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