Fear, Control, and “Technique”

We've already said that vocal function is an athletic event, in essence a physical act of coordination than an intellectually attained and cerebrally oriented achievement - the voice emerges by itself when interferences and inhibitions are removed - then we begin to see the simplicity of the vocal event in all its glory. Once we realize that the mind, intending communication, sets [...]

Pride, Fear, and Ambition in Singing

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.  Proverbs 16:18 In singing, I often remind myself and my singers that emotionally and vocally "pride can really get you hurt, but humility will get you well."  By teaching and training a voice in a functional way, any aesthetic concept that I have of [...]