Aug 142016
 
Singing from the Inside Out - a book review

Book Review Singing from the Inside Out – Exploring the Voice, the Singer and the Song. A Practical Guide for the Expressive Singers Ineke van Doorn “This rather lengthy title, which the author describes as ‘a mouthful’ nevertheless sets out the stall for the book’s remit and for Ineke’s own teaching philosophy. The three main […]

Jul 212016
 

Your questions answered on speaking, singing, performance, auditions, vocal style and anything voice related

Jul 212016
 
Tuning and pitching - To Bb or not to Bb

Why do some people find it difficult to pitch notes? What’s happening when people sing out of tune? Let’s break down the question of tuning and start with what “pitch” means. Pitch Pitch as we think of it is a regular oscillation of airwaves. If the airwaves are oscillating at 220 times per second, we […]

Jun 302016
 
eZINE 78 - Voice Special

eZINE 78 – Voice special In our 78th edition of the Vocal Process eZINE we’re backing a new documentary called Voice Messages (more about that below). Our book “This is a Voice: 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice” is now a bestseller, and we’ve been sharing techniques and concepts from […]

Apr 282016
 
eZINE 77 - World Voice Day Quiz Results

  eZINE 77 – World Voice Day Quiz Results Our World Voice Day Quiz was a huge success with participants in 30 different countries joining the fun. Here are the answers to the Quiz, comments from the people who took part, and the final results of the draw for 10 copies of our new book […]

Apr 142016
 
eZINE 76 - This is a Voice!

  eZINE 76 – This is a Voice! Our new book is out on April 14th, just in time for World Voice Day. “This is a Voice: 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice” was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to complement their exhibition in London (2016) and Sydney (2017). […]

Apr 142016
 
This is a voice book

This is a Voice 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice Our latest book of voice techniques is out. “This is a Voice: 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice” was commissioned by the Wellcome Collection for their exhibition of the same name. Cerys Matthews […]

Oct 132015
 
eZINE 75 - The Competition Winners

  eZINE 75 – Competition winners Welcome to this, our 75th eZINE, in which we reveal the runners-up and the winners for our latest competition. We’ve been sharing information and promoting expertise since the last century – the Vocal Process eZINE (pronounced to rhyme with “magazine”) is an electronic update of our old paper newsletters. […]

Aug 252015
 
eZINE 74 - Lesson plans and masterclasses

  eZINE 74 – Lesson plans and masterclasses This late summer edition of the eZINE contains updates on our teaching timetable. Gillyanne has written a new article on communicating with your students, and there’s a new Lesson Plan on Exploring Range. There are dates for our masterclasses in The Netherlands, limited availability on our Advanced […]

Aug 242015
 
Let's communicate. Talking your student's language

Context is everything Gillyanne here. Jeremy and I are always saying that ‘context is everything’ and this applies to how you communicate in singing teaching. We both believe you need to be student-focused in a singing lesson. This includes being aware of age, level of experience and their potential as well as desired goals. Are […]