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It was the Renaissance composer William Byrd who said, “Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing.” In thinking about the “good” in
From a few nerves before a performance to debilitating fear, anxiety comes in varying degrees for singers. Read on to understand the cause of anxiety, identify its triggers in your own life, and then learn practical coping tools for managing it.
Different opinions and preferences for straight-tone singing in Early Music abound. Consider one singer’s thoughts on the reasons for vibrato and vibrato-less singing in this genre of music.
How many times have you heard your voice teacher tell you to breathe? As the foundation of good singing, breath is emphasized again and again for singers. Consider this concept as many nonsingers see it for a fresh and grounding perspective.
Learn what it means to sing with your body, your soul, and your spirit—and discover a host of classical repertoire that will not only help you access the spiritual elements of singing but that can also spruce up that upcoming concert or recital.
Audition season will soon be upon us, and the roller coaster ride of rejection can often leave you wondering why in the world you ever chose to sing in the first place. Reflecting on the vast and varied benefits of singing will help you keep a healthy perspective.
How many times have you heard your voice teacher tell you to breath? As the foundation of good singing, breath is emphasized again and again for singers. Consider this concept as many nonsingers see it for a fresh and grounding perspective.
In this conclusion to the two-part series, Rodriguez carefully and compassionately takes readers through the realities and possibilities for the singer who is bipolar. Discover ways to not only cope and survive but also thrive.
In this first installment of a two-part series, we take an in-depth look at a sensitive subject that impacts many singers. Read about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder and how it specifically affects singers.
Looking for a way to share classical music with your children? Theresa Rodriquez reviews a series of family-oriented CDs for moms, dads, and children. Read about what’s available and discover what might be a valuable resource for you and your family.
Many gifts and blessings come with womanhood—including the ability to create and give life—as well as the joys of hormonal, mood and physical changes through all of the stages of a woman’s life. These changes can dramatically affect the singing voice. One woman and mother shares ideas for vocal management from the onset of menstruation through menopause.
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