Jeremy Fisher

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What is pitch?

When Gillyanne and I were writing our book This Is A Voice, this question appeared in an email from our (non-musician) editor. And it got me thinking. What is pitch and how do we think of it? In the acoustic/scientific sense pitch is defined as something creating noise that has a regular number of vibrations per [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:43:49+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Free Stuff|Tags: , , , , |26 Comments

A great singing lesson has Focus

What makes a great singing lesson? Part 2 Finding Focus in a great singing lesson In the second of this three-part post, internationally renowned vocal coach and author Jeremy Fisher shares his top tips for a great singing lesson Whether you're a singing teacher, a vocal coach or a singing student, a great singing [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:47:55+01:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Understanding versus belief in singing teaching

What's the difference between understanding and belief in singing teaching? Is it cut-and-dried or subtle? Are they interchangeable? Been reading an interesting book on power v force this week. The way I see it in singing teaching, power equates with understanding and force equates with belief. So power = "I share my truth so we can [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:48:23+01:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|4 Comments

Teaching girls to sing through adolescence

Teaching girls to sing through voice change Teaching adolescent girls to sing - 7 tips If you're teaching adolescent girls to sing, you already know that there can be some vocal challenges. The singing voice of a teenage girl will change quite substantially between the ages of 10 and 16. The changes can be [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:48:49+01:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Adolescent voice change in teenage girls

Adolescent voice change in teenage girls Teenage girls between about 10 and 16 go through adolescent voice change. They can get frustrated when their voice doesn't sound exactly the same as their favourite pop stars. The five stages of change that boys go through during adolescent voice change are very well documented - I've included details in my [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:50:11+01:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Adolescent voice – teenage male singers

Adolescent voice - working with teenage male singers Adolescent voice - myth busters! Let's bust some myths about adolescent voice, and male voice change in particular: “Boys’ voices break.” Nothing breaks during puberty. A boy’s larynx and vocal folds go through five distinct and sequential changes, and the pitch and tone of his voice [...]

Singing coaching – 5 teacher types to avoid

I'm surprised how many vocal coaching experts and singing teachers talk so much in lessons. Usually that makes me think the coach is waiting to hear themselves say something important or useful. Or as I call it, blaguing. There are some really gifted blaguers out there, but they're gifted in blaguing rather than in coaching. Good [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:54:12+01:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Teaching boys through adolescent voice change

Teaching boys through voice change can be a challenge Teaching boys singing during puberty: 7 tips What can you do as a teacher working with adolescent boys’ voices? Adolescent changing voice is going to happen whatever you or they do, so how do you make the experience as good as possible? The singing voice [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:58:41+01:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

How to sound uncomfortable, comfortably

How to sound uncomfortable, comfortably We’ve described how important it is to sing in your vocal comfort zone. But there is a place in performance for uncomfortable sounds. Think of the sounds you make in an extreme emotion: yelling, screaming or breathlessness. Now think of the patterns people make with those sounds – the yell hits [...]

Extend your singing comfort zone – 7 steps

Extend your singing comfort zone - 7 steps This article gives you advice on how to extend your singing comfort zone in 7 steps. Just adding one semitone to your comfort zone will increase the number and type of songs you can perform. -says Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher. In Gillyanne’s PhD research the singers with [...]

By |2019-05-27T23:27:10+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments