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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

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 |2020-09-02T17:51:03+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