Interviews

Vocal Process interviews on singing, performing and vocal technique from leading artists, writers and performers

Mar 022014
 
Vocal Process Working Week - what we do every day

Working Week for Vocal Process Monday: Looking forward to our 12th online training Webinar tomorrow. We’ve already done three on Taking Chest Voice Higher, so this month it’s clarifying the confusion around “Head Voice”. We’re including a voice science moment to explain what really happens physically in different vocal registers, so I’m collecting quotes and […]

Mar 012014
 
Dr Gillyanne's research on the female singing voice

Research on the female singing voice Why a PhD? I started doing my PhD at the age of 50, after almost 30 years away from academia (my first degree was a BA in music from York university). I’m often asked why I put myself through the experience of becoming a student again when I already […]

Feb 282014
 
Interview Breath And The Vocal Folds 1

Breath and the Vocal Folds – a Musical Theatre Perspective (page 1) Last year the Voice and Speech Teachers’ Association in America (VASTA) approached Gillyanne to be interviewed for their bi-annual Voice and Speech Review. The resulting interview with VSR’s Editor-in-Chief Rena Cook has just been published. Breath and the Vocal Folds – A Musical […]

Feb 282014
 
Interview Breath And The Vocal Folds 2

Breath and the Vocal Folds – a Musical Theatre Perspective (page 2) Last year the Voice and Speech Teachers’ Association in America (VASTA) approached Gillyanne to be interviewed for their bi-annual Voice and Speech Review. The resulting interview with VSR’s Editor-in-Chief Rena Cook has just been published. …continued from page 1 GK: A second turning […]

Feb 282014
 
Interview Breath And The Vocal Folds 3

Breath and the Vocal Folds – a Musical Theatre Perspective (page 3) Last year the Voice and Speech Teachers’ Association in America (VASTA) approached Gillyanne to be interviewed for their bi-annual Voice and Speech Review. The resulting interview with VSR’s Editor-in-Chief Rena Cook has just been published. …continued from page 2 GK: I have continued […]

Feb 282014
 
Interview Breath And The Vocal Folds 4

Breath and the Vocal Folds – a Musical Theatre Perspective (page 4) Last year the Voice and Speech Teachers’ Association in America (VASTA) approached Gillyanne to be interviewed for their bi-annual Voice and Speech Review. The resulting interview with VSR’s Editor-in-Chief Rena Cook has just been published. …continued from page 3 GK: Hm. Well, first […]

Interview Paul Meier

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Jan 132014
 
Interview Paul Meier

Dialects and Accents Paul Meier interviewed by Jeremy Fisher Jeremy talked recently to expert dialect coach Paul Meier on working with film actors, coaching musicals and the Top Tip for changing dialect. The interview includes a downloadable soundfile excerpt (mp3) of Paul demonstrating the differences between Standard British and Standard American. Beginnings Jeremy: First of […]

Jan 132014
 
How Do You Solve A Problem

How DO you solve a problem like Maria? By Dr Donna Soto-Morettini, casting director on the BBC’s hunt for the new lead in The Sound of Music. Well, whatever your take on the new Andrew Lloyd-Webber project of casting by television vote – and of course there is much debate about it – there are […]

Carner And Gregor Song Writing 2

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Jan 132014
 

Song writing with Carner and Gregor (page 2) This is page 2 of an excerpt from the Carner and Gregor blog on the process behind their song writing. The song being discussed here is “Dancing in Pairs” from their song Cycle “Island Song” The interplay of sound In literary critic Kenneth Burke’s 1940 article “On […]

Jan 132014
 
Carner And Gregor Song Writing 1

Song writing with Carner and Gregor This is an excerpt from the Carner and Gregor blog on the process behind their song writing. The song being discussed here is “Dancing in Pairs” from their song Cycle “Island Song” The process of song writing Often, when drafting a lyric—or in contemplating revisions—one word… Continue reading