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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 |2019-12-12T17:31:25+00:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

Breathing – let’s get real! Jeremy’s second rant

Breathing. Can we talk? I heard recently that there is a new technique for singers that involves breathing in against resistance. Apparently this trains you as a singer. WHAT? ARE YOU NUTS? OK, and breathe. It seems to me that there’s a fundamental misunderstanding about breathing and singing, and what the purpose of breath is. So [...]

By |2019-05-27T23:13:02+01:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |8 Comments