Perfection in Singing

The following is taken verbatim from Sound, Self, and Song: Essays on the Teaching of Singing by Earl William Jones, published by Scarecrow Press in 1989: Perfection in singing is the best of an existential present. It is apparent that if the words "in singing" are deleted the definition applies to any art, to all [...]

Guest Contributor Cate Frazier-Neely: The Energy of the Singing Impetus

It is my great pleasure to present this guest blog post by my colleague Cate Frazier-Neely. She has been a long time supporter of this blog and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share her ideas with my readership. Her interest in the impetus to sing is an area that is not always [...]

Percentage Play in “Petto”

My work in the studio this week has added in a fun exercise taken from Pamelia S. Phillips's humorous and very practical book Singing Exercises for Dummies, published by Wiley Press. This light-hearted book, while named tongue-in-cheek as part of the "Dummies" series of books, is a tremendously useful and PRACTICAL pedagogical resource for the [...]