“registers”

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. […]
2010-03-18

An unexpected Alexander/Voice link

I’ve been invited by the Training Director of the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT—my AT alma mater) to come and give a class to […]
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 […]
2010-02-08

Voice training: a twisty path

Teaching voice challenges my creativity in a way that I find happily stimulating. Because coordinating a voice involves not machinery, but a human being, a teacher […]
2010-02-06

The perfect vocal exercise

In a recent post, I defined what I mean by a register and described the qualities of both the falsetto register and the chest register. One […]
2010-02-03

Sizing up the Competition – The Genius of Miranda

Sometimes I view instructional videos from various voice teachers to see how their philosophies and teaching methods compare with mine.  I have so far encountered no […]
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