Vennard on Breathing

Breathing per se is a dull subject, and even mastery of it will not insure good singing. Athletes frequently have enlarged their vital capacity to maximum, can hold their breath longer than most singers, and are are otherwise superior in this department, but still sing poorly. Also fine singers can be found whose technique is unorthodox, [...]

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 [...]