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 [...]
When I was a little boy I was very affected by the film The Black Stallion. Growing up on a farm, my mother and father had a deep love for horses and much of my young life was spent at horse shows throughout the midwest. One of the fanciest shows we attended was the American [...]
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 [...]
As I get older, I'm becoming less dogmatic. Perhaps my youth is wearing away and I don't feel the need to be as naively egotistical and self-assured as I was then. There's so much I still don't know. Additionally, I don't feel I'm in a position to defend anyone else's ideas or work - they [...]
Thanks to Kenneth Bozeman, Ian Howell, and Chadley Ballentyne for a stimulating two days on acoustics. I connected dots back to Witherspoon's ideas on the subject from 1925 and found many striking parallels.