More on the Pharyngeal Voice

I thought I'd throw in a couple of historical connections regarding the pharyngeal voice. The first person to coin the actual word in print was Edgar Herbert-Caesari, but he also acknowledged in May 1950 in the Musical Times that there was no such thing as a pharyngeal voice. (Semantics, semantics!) Herbert-Caesari asserted the idea came from the Italian [...]

Spontaneous Action in a Voice Lesson

The buzzword of the past couple weeks in my studio has been spontaneous. This can be difficult for some singers who are married to a certain way of making vocal sound. They often have a tough time "letting go" of a way of doing something because they are (often erroneously) attached to an incorrect aesthetic conceptualization of their [...]