Potential in Every Note

The messa di voce is the act of beginning a single pitch softly, making a crescendo, then a diminuendo. It was considered important both as an expressive device and as a training tool in many Old School singing methods. It is found in the method books of Garcia (Hints on Singing #29), Marchesi (exercise #174), […]

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Exercises that morph

Sometimes a singer will start an exercise as instructed, and then change something in the middle. I wait until the end of the exercise, and decide then whether to correct them. Sometimes no correction is needed, and sometimes they come up with something equally as effective or better. If they simplify what I asked for, […]

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