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Modal, falsetto and everything in between?

Almost a year ago I wrote this article (November 2019) on the misunderstandings between M1 and M2, or modal and falsetto vibrations. I'm sad to say that the confusion is still out there, with teachers saying "you can't get a clear sound in falsetto" or "countertenors sing in the same way as baritones, just higher up". [...]

By |2020-10-30T15:33:07+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Podcast ep 8 – Turning Points

In the eighth episode of our This Is A Voice podcast we're talking Turning Points and sharing some of the most dramatic and important turning points in our lives before and after our marriage. What drove us to make some of our biggest life-changing decisions? What crisis led to our meeting? What Gillyanne said after leaving [...]

Podcast ep 7 – Stories behind the stories part 2

In the seventh episode of our This Is A Voice podcast we're sharing more stories behind the stories - in this case two extremes. How and why we wrote a series of singing books for children AND two chapters for an academic book at the same time, and how they differ. How we found our writing [...]

Podcast ep 6 – The Singer in the Room

In the sixth episode of our This Is A Voice podcast we're focusing on the singer in the room, and why it's important to pay attention to the person you're working with. Every singer is individual, with their own voice, skills and background. Does your singing teacher work with "the singer in the room" or do [...]

Podcast ep 5 – The stories behind the stories

In the fifth episode of our This Is A Voice podcast Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher share the stories behind the stories. We reveal the facts, the myths and the secrets behind our first two books - Singing and the Actor, and Successful Singing Auditions. What I made Gillyanne do that helped her finish the first [...]

Podcast ep 4 – What is practising?

The fourth episode of our new This Is A Voice Podcast arrived on 22nd July. In the previous episode (episode 3, How Do We Learn A Song) Gillyanne and I had shared the best ways of learning and memorising a song. In THIS episode we talk about practising. What it is, what it's for and how [...]

Podcast ep 3 – How We Learn A Song

The third episode of our new This Is A Voice Podcast arrived on 15th July. Gillyanne and I are discussing how to learn a song, and we discuss having a "feel" for where a certain pitch is in your voice, even if you don't have perfect pitch. We also chat about four different ways to learn [...]

Podcast ep 2 – Singing Teacher versus Vocal Coach

The second episode of our new This Is A Voice Podcast arrived on 8th July. Gillyanne and I slug it out on the difference between the singing teacher and the vocal coach. Why our focus is different, what the differences and similarities are in the way we deal with lessons and students, and what happens when [...]

TIAV Podcast ep 1 – Who we are

The first TIAV Podcast (This Is A Voice) launched on 1st July where Gillyanne and I chatted about teaching singing, coaching performances and what we do. We also answer AMAs on piano playing in singing lessons, teaching the opposite gender, and do we get our singers to sing the whole song or just snippets in a [...]

This Is A Voice – our new podcast

Our new This Is A Voice podcast launched on 1st July! We chose the title "This Is A Voice" not just because of our #1 bestselling book but because there is so much that a voice can do. So "this" can be anything vocal, from classical singing to belting to beatboxing to performing to speechmaking, and [...]

By |2020-07-23T16:46:25+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments