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Thoughts from Vocal Process

Modal, falsetto and everything in between?

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 [...]

By |2019-11-29T15:42:57+00:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Fun with Sounds by Pippa Goss

Fun with Sounds by Pippa Goss There is a moment in the summer when I realise that my transition to singing teaching geek is finally complete. I am driving about the country on holiday with my five year- old daughter listening to the CBeebies Songs Album for the umpteenth time (singing teachers, note that younger children [...]

By |2019-10-06T15:36:56+01:00October 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Theories, beliefs and your reality

EVERYONE carries theories and beliefs. Theories and beliefs are what help us stay sane in this world, to navigate the extraordinary flow of information and experiences in which we are currently living. As singers, we carry beliefs and theories about techniques for singing - they help us step out into the scary world for performers and [...]

Understanding musicals part 1

I was checking our archives today and rediscovered a great resource on musicals Gillyanne and I put together almost 16 years ago. Back in 2003 we were invited by Rhinegold Publishing to write a substantial piece for teenagers studying musicals in the UK. It's over 6,000 words long, so I thought over the next few weeks [...]

What’s my title? Teacher, performer, learner?

My name is Jeremy and I'm a teacher / performer Sharing knowledge and co-creating comes very naturally to me. I am by nature and by nurture a co-creator. I started accompanying other musicians at quite an early age and trained as a collaborative pianist, winning a national prize performing with (now Sir) Simon Keenlyside. I've worked [...]

By |2019-07-18T19:13:04+01:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

A great singing lesson has Feedback

Giving Feedback You have the Form of your lesson planned, you’re Focusing on your student in exercises and in songs, you’re analysing what energetic state they are in today, but your lesson will still not be great unless you perfect the art of Feedback. Feedback is... Feedback is the life energy of the lesson. And feedback [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:38:16+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Interpreting stroboscopy – what do you see?

  Interpreting stroboscopy - what you see isn't always the truth. How do you translate what you see as a singing teacher or vocal coach? A World Voice Day special Singing and speaking are the manifestations of sound - as a listener, we don't have to see what's happening to understand the sounds. After all, it's possible [...]

What is music anyway?

I've been thinking about music and what it is, how it's written and how we perform it. I first showed the following sequence in a workshop at Chichester University in 2018. Let me know what you think! What do you see? The image above contains a number of white dots. There is very little meaning in [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:42:20+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Free Stuff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

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