Spontaneous Vocalism

In training we often get the spontaneity trained out of us. We end up with an over-cultured, manufactured, formed, packaged, and delivered vocal product. It might be an attractive sound, although usually it is not so good, but it isn’t free. Why not cultivate singing that is free, easy, joyous, and spontaneous? Spontaneous? How can […]

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The Joy of Vocalizing

Consider making sound for sound’s sake. Remember fun and joy and silliness and curiosity? Has much time passed since you associated such words with vocalizing? Some ideas for how to enjoy your amazing voice: Imitation – of people, animals, singing, speaking, emoting, environmental sounds, instruments. Play with dynamic contrasts. Totally over-the-top, tasteless alternations of soft […]

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Time Out

I live next to a large, beautiful network of parks in which you can hike for many miles without circling back. I don’t go walking out there nearly often enough. It is a beautiful area of old trees and very friendly trails, or you can go off the main trails that run along the creek […]

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