No single exercise, vowel, or position of the mouth or tongue (as the case may be) can cure all difficulties. The only method that can be helpful must be built up on commonsense under close observation of Nature's laws. Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931) Melba, Nellie. "Melba method." (1926).
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 [...]