Posted by Patricia Callaway on Saturday, January 15, 2011,
Learning to Sing
The wonderful tongue! A muscle articulated in so many ways that voice teachers can't even tell their students what they should do with it. We have to speak in pre-sets, that is to say we have to talk about vowels. "Sing a brighter ah." "Add some oo to your ee." Or the eternally popular, "Sing pure Italian vowels", whatever that might mean to a particular voice teacher. All of these instructions are intended to help students find a resonant sound and hang on to it though entire songs.