Quote of the Day

Organic being has no capacity for living ‘technically’; to impose technical measures upon it invariably signifies the presence of some alien force. Technique, in short, is not a physiological term. Of course the singer, and especially the voice trainer, cannot altogether dispense with so-called technique, if the problems involved in singing are to be dealt with successfully. The latter must have recourse to ‘technical’ practices to unlock the organ, while the singer is forced to employ them because what he has to perform often exceeds the present capacity of his vocal organ. ‘Technique’, in other words, is a useful tool but nothing more; a crutch, as it were, to help the unfinished or ungifted singer.

Husler, Frederick, and Yvonne Rodd-Marling. “Singing: The Physical Nature of the Vocal Organ.” (1965).


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