The “Edge Mechanism”

In Singing: Personal and Performance Values in Training, Peter T. Harrison quotes Husler and Rodd-Marling and then gives further definition of the “edge mechanism”: We come therefore to the very heart and soul of the singing voice, the coup de grĂ¢ce, if you like. I refer to fine muscle-bundles and fibres that Husler and Rodd-Marling […]

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Issues that affect the voice

Voice, being a phenomenon at the intersection of body, environment, mind, emotions, and expressive intent, can be affected by many, many things. Some teachers are too nosy and involved with their students, and others perhaps not enough! Students and teachers need to communicate with each other about issues or changes in the following:

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Allergies and the Singer

This is not a glamorous topic, but hopefully useful. Many people have allergies which they may or may not know about, and these can affect singing, sometimes drastically. Allergies can cause postnasal drip, inflammation, congestion, swelling, discomfort, disorientation, skin problems, asthma, and other symptoms. Many of these can affect the voice. The two vocal folds, […]

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