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Vocal Technique Clinic: What is belting?

By |2017-02-08T21:31:44+00:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Is this belting? What is belting? Belting is the "high" in contemporary singing. West End actors, Gospel divas, and Rock singers use belting to raise the performance temperature and give voice to the strongest emotions. It's an exciting, dramatic, loud sound that is based on a chest voice vibration: the vocal folds are vibrating [...]

Belt voice, vibrato and the passaggio?

By |2016-07-21T15:43:08+01:00July 21st, 2016|

I am a 20-year old male, and I have a bari-tenor voice type with a very deep, very fast vibrato. I enter my belt around a G, and can carry that up to an F above high C seamlessly in a strong "head" voice. My belt voice is very bright and very sharp, which is ideal [...]

Belting the money note

By |2020-01-27T10:08:30+00:00May 10th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Belting the money note Coaching for musicals - belting the money note I'm at the Jacques Samuel studios in London's West End for my regular coaching sessions. Today seems to be troubleshooting day, and I thought I'd share one particular session on this blog. My client was having problems with belting the money note [...]

VOCAL PROCESS for Singing and The Actor Training, Belting and Musical Theatre techniques

By |2019-06-17T13:40:18+01:00December 30th, 2013|

Vocal Process directors Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher have created downloads, DVDs and CDs for the worldwide voice community. Our resources have been seen and heard by more than 44,000,000 people worldwide (BBC figures). Published authors on healthy and efficient voice use, we have worked all over the world, personally teaching simple, profound techniques to thousands

Understanding Musicals part 6 – Vocal style

By |2020-01-21T18:05:24+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vocal style Knowledge of vocal style can be used to inform any performance element of the exam and project work. It will also contribute to appraisal skills and understanding of form. The vocal styles prevalent in the genre have arisen from two directions. Since the vast majority of performers have trained first as actors, the emphasis [...]

So practising is now unnecessary? Jeremy’s third rant

By |2019-12-29T12:20:32+00:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Recently on a Facebook group thread I read a comment that said: "practising is unnecessary if true learning occurs. What we know how to do we know how to do". OK, so it seems that having learned a skill in the past that skill does not need practising again. Why do I disagree with this? I'm [...]

Modal, falsetto and everything in between?

By |2019-12-12T17:31:25+00:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Gillyanne and I have worked for years to understand the deeper techniques of working with voices in different genres. The sound palettes required, the techniques to fit the singer's performing context, the expectations of the genre. In this extended article I'll be focusing on one aspect of vocal performance and training - the mode of vibration [...]