Projection is the acoustical phenomenon that occurs when you produce your tone with an efficient balance of air and muscle. Shouting, on the other hand, implies the usage of air "blast," which causes your voice to "jam up." … Read more about What is the difference between projection and shouting?
Vocal imagery doesn't always work. Imagery that evokes a positive muscular response in one individual's voice may evoke a negative response in your voice. I prefer to use exercises that have a definite cause and effect relationship, producing a desired result, rather than relying on the nebulous … Read more about What about using imagery to develop our tone?
What about breathing? Doesn’t correct breathing play an important part in your ability to produce good tone?
Of course. But the importance of breathing in singing has been overemphasized by voice teachers for too long a time. Correct breathing is a by-product of good technique - just like one's resonance quality is a by-product. You should never work directly at developing your breath unless you have a … Read more about What about breathing? Doesn’t correct breathing play an important part in your ability to produce good tone?
Again, I don't! A singer's tone should be determined by his or her own individual vocal anatomy and not a predetermined ideal held by a teacher - or the student, for that matter! It should be a blend of the top, middle, and bottom resonance qualities that results when the singer's larynx remains in … Read more about How do you determine what the tone quality of a singer’s voice should be?
They shouldn't be if the larynx stays resting in a relaxed, stable speech-level position, allowing your vocal cords to adjust freely with your breath flow. Those pitches are well within the technical ability of a great many more people than you'd think. They may not sustain those notes constantly, … Read more about Aren’t those extremely high notes for voices in those classifications?
Everyone has a different vocal ability, but, on the average:* Basses should be able to sing low E to G above middle C. * Baritones should be able to sing low G to B natural just below the Tenor high C. * Tenors should be able to sing C (below middle C) to E above high C. * Altos should be able to … Read more about What do you expect the performing range of singers to be once they have studied with you?
I don't! At least not right away. It's wrong to prematurely classify a voice before you really get to know what it can do. Too often, existing range is the sole determining factor in placing a singer into a certain category. The most important factor to consider is the basic quality of the voice. … Read more about How do you classify a singer’s voice?
Yes. There's no great mystery involved. But although it's easy to understand, it takes time and patience to coordinate everything so that you can do it well. … Read more about Is singing really that easy?
The ability to always maintain a speech-level production of tone - one that stays "connected" from one part of your range to another. You don't sing like you speak, but you need to keep the same comfortable, easily produced vocal posture you have when you speak, so you don't "reach up" for high … Read more about What is the key to singing well?
Well, artistically speaking, singing is using your voice in a musical manner to communicate ideas and emotions to an audience. Technically, however, singing is nothing more than sustained speech over a greater pitch and dynamic range. … Read more about How do you define singing?