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I thought I would quickly add this tidbit of information. When I recorded the aria from Tosca on my page I was 16 years old about 5'9" and roughly 120-125 pounds, size 26-inch waist. I'm about 5' 11 1/2 tall now and around 170. The reason I mentio…

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Freedom to sing for all! YES, EVEN THE TONE DEAF! Once, there was a little 5-year old girl who loved to sing and to make a whole lots of sounds. She loved to converse with the birds and the wind, she loved to run across the land with her …

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Co-Authored blog by Dena Murray and Hilary Canto, Part 1 of 3, MASTERING LISTENING AND PITCH... First of all, let us clear up that pitch problems ARE NOT VOICE PROBLEMS! Unless you have hearing loss, there is no such t…

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Hello All: I thought that since I have not seen much on TMV regarding SLS or Speech Level Singing, which is the technique pioneered and taught by the master vocal teacher and one of my greatest teachers ever, Seth Riggs, I would post an i…

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So what does a student need? They need to be able to do all of the physical tasks that constitute the singing activity required by their goals. This requires training, even if no trainer is available. In addition, their goals will require them to …

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It's been my own experience as well as the experience of my clients that "thinking" while singing cannot be a part of this process. If you are thinking about technique while you sing, you will lose the emotional content of which you wish to expres…

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There are some amazing new discoveries being made about the brain and singing. Researchers can measure brain function in real time with magnetic imaging technology . New findings about the role of neurotransmitters, neural networks and brain syste…

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Co-Authored blog by Hilary Canto & Dena Murray "Mastering & Pitching" Part 2 of 3 The purpose of this blog series is to help singers and voice instructors pay more attention to listening ability. The ability t…

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Introduction In the Opera world, one of the most exciting things to anticipate and hear is the brilliant, climactic high note of the tenor soloist in an aria. Not only does the voice carry well without amplification, but takes on a distin…

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CHAKRADAR osmic World Fusion CHAKRADAR is a concept. It actually means "wheel within a wheel" and it is a Hindu music term, but you can also see it in nature's cycles, like the cycle of the earth around the sun, including the cy…

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I have decided to copy and paste Wikipedia definition of " SPINTO". I have had many people online and in this forum write. Telling me they are Spinto, upon listening to their voice sample however. It becomes clear they mis-understand what Spinto i…

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Here's an article from an article I wrote for the Music Producers Forum back in March. Open mics are starting growing in popularity around the Sydney pub and club scene. One theory is that with the anti-smoking law, club owners …

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OVERVIEW OF BREATHING, PLACEMENT, REGISTRATION By HIH Darrison Noto BREATHING IN VOCALIZATION: Most ENT's would agree to breathe through the nose, in general, is healthiest for the Vocal Fold. The air temperature is more…

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Hi Everyone! Now that winter weather is upon us, many of you will be turning up the thermostat to keep your home warm and comfortable. If your heat is turned up too high, you will be drying the air in your environment. Dry air will dry yo…

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'Elo Kiddies, in part one of "what is vocal weight?" I defined what exactly it is and the ways it can affect your voice in a VERY uncool way. Ok (tap tap), what to do, what to do? Fear not, there are some exercises you can do to …

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