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100 days, 100 hints on singing. Number 14.

March 21, 2018 1:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

 The medium of a builder of walls might be stone. He or she inscribes their thinking over the land. What is the medium of singing. Tone? We share that with the instrumentalist. Sound? We share that with the turning of the world, the music of the spheres. What then? The vowel. Vowels, according to Stanislavski, are spiritual qualities There is not one ee vowel, but a kaleidoscope of ee's. There is the ee vowel of the Italian affirmative: Si, vendetta. (Yes, vengeance.) or Si, amore. (Yes, love.) and they come from different places. If we merely pronounce ee or any other vowel, we have done so in the least creative way possible. Anybody can pronounce. If rather, we hear a vowel in a poetic and musical context, we become creators, expressing our unique connection to a musical and poetic environment, artists. In doing so, you draw from the well of your deepest creativity, your spirituality. Before you sing, melt yourself into a vowel and its context and pour your self out.

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I'm a devoted practitioner of the Alexander Technique, helping people from all walks of life with back pain, voice pathologies, and postural issues. I've confronted each of these in my life and found help and healing through the Alexander Technique. Come see how skilled, compassionate touch, can reorient you, right your posture, and ease your pain. You owe it to your self.

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