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Introduction This post is a 'by request' from some of the other members, extending our vocal acoustics analysis to one of the most famous arias in the Tenor repertoire, 'Pour Mon Ame' from Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Regiment (a…

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I am a perennial student. I buy every book about singing, go to workshops and masterclasses. My library goes from Vennard to Singing for Dummies. I haven't read all of them yet, but if I'm lucky maybe I will absorb all that knowledge by osmosis. M…

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Every now and then, I sing for my students. Usually, it is a song I want them to work on, so I give them a demonstration. Tonight was no different except that it was different--I was spectacular!! This is not to say that other times I stank, but t…

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Introduction This blog post is an extended version of a response to a question in the Forum from Mr.Steven Bradley, who wrote requesting some analysis of the scream as done by Steven Tyler in 'I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing' at: Disc…

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Co-Authored Dena Murray and Hilary Canto:  Part 3 Mastering Listening & Pitch This is the final part of our 3-part blog on Listening & Pitching. We discussed the essential skills of listening in part 1, the use of tones and airflow in par…

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First let me say I'm so delighted to have joined TMV. What a fabulous, hip, tech- and vox-savvy community! Thanks for checking out my blog. I am a voice teacher who specializes in correcting what is casual, though mistakenly, referred to …

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The Passagio: Myth vs. Mechanics What is it? The passagio is a necessary change in the dominant muscles responsible for making a pitch. What is happening? Put simply, the pitch is determined by the length and te…

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Vocals Mag had a great experience meeting up with Robert Lunte (your very own TMV creator). We had a great time meeting up with him and his wife. Vocals Mag has reached out to the all the high-speed, low-drag, fully-automatic manufacturer…

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The blues is the only Western music form to incorporate microtones (notes lying outside the diatonic scale) that has attracted any real popularity. As we all know, the influence of blues on popular music has been immense. The blues-jazz link can b…

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Introduction Of all the dynamic effects used in singing, one of the most challenging to do elegantly is the 'messa di voce' (pronounced by English speakers more-or-less like 'mess ah dee voh chay'. :-) It is the combination of a smooth cr…

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Judy Rodman started a discussion on those 'pesky breaks' on the TMV forum so I thought I would post a blog on it. It's a fabulous post for a discussion, very controversial because of the different techniques arrived at by different teachers to ins…

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What is tongue thrust? Tongue thrust (also called "reverse" or "immature" swallow) is the common name given to orofacial muscular imbalance, a human behavioral pattern in which the tongue protrudes through the anterior incisors …

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I would like to start a discussion on the counter-tenor voice. I am by no means an expert but I have stumbled into an area of vocalism that really has me excited. Specifically, I'd like to talk about male sopranos, sopranists, male altos,…

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Members of TMV, As you can see, we are building the #1 community for singers on the web. The Modern Vocalist can attribute its rapid membership growth to the passion and quality of our membership. We are seeing some of the best …

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If you are a voice scientist, researcher, ENT surgeon, Speech pathologist, voice coach or voice engineer - Join us on the voice specialists group: http://www.themodernvocalistworld.com/ Lots of voice information to shar…

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