Night of the Living Chest Voice

Lesson dialogue from a recent lesson: Me: So, I see you're working up a lot of Musical Theater repertoire for auditions. That's terrific! Student: Yeah, I love music theater! I really want to pursue it. I just love (insert any recent musical here). Me: Fantastic! So, let's get started in a warm up and we'll [...]

Vocal Attack: The Key to Vocal Efficiency

For the Old Italians, the vocal attack, or 'onset' of the tone, was the key to building an efficient vocal tone, and was primary to the voice building process. Manuel Garcia, II was the first pedagogue to describe this particular vocal phenomenon, coining the phrase coup de la glotte or "stroke/blow of the glottis".  To be [...]