Vocal competencies, defined skills
Alan Bowers, M.AmSAT
Every vocal effect, every swell, diminution, staccato, every tonal color is an event of the vocal registers. They are the raw material—the water and clay—of everything vocally wrought. Isolating either does a great deal for the register isolated and still more for its opponent, purified by the stregthening of the other, neither acting as a hindrance. Listen acutely to a female singer enter into the chest register and you’ll hear the refinement, the purification of the upper mechanism that follows. It was once thought that the isolation of the registers in their pure form was the work of months if not years. The isolation and coordinationof the registers—chest and falsletto—must go on concurrently and in skilled hands. One vehicle for this joining is the use of the third voice, according to Isaac Nathan, “an inward and suppressed quality of sound, produced apparently in the throat, like unto the spell of a magic echo, wafted from afar.” It is both a lost art and a miracle worker. Schedule an introductory lesson by Zoom: $100.00. You’ll wonder why you waited.
The virtuous circle The arc of our lives is inscribed in a breath. At our birth, we inspire and at our deaths we expire, inspiration/expiration. Free the breath. Free your body. Free your voice. Free your breath, a virtuous circle. You’ll begin to live in its circumference at your first lesson. Call me.
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