Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Three Things a Singer Controls – VAC

Weekly Teaching Tip – January 31, 2012 Too often teachers tend to focus on the results of vocal problems rather than on the cause of the problem. Teachers that are not as effective say things like, ‘lift the soft palate’, … Continue reading

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Working through the Bridges: The Key to Balancing the Voice

Weekly Teaching Tip – Jan. 23, 2012 Many of us heard John Henny’s presentation this month on Registration, Formants and Harmonics. I very much enjoyed his presentation and found it to be very accurate and informative. Understanding the science of … Continue reading

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The job of “Fixing” the voice is the teacher’s, not the student’s

Weekly Teaching Tip – Jan. 16, 2012 It is very important to keep in mind that the job of ‘fixing’ the voice is the responsibility of the teacher, not the student. You need to make sure that you as the … Continue reading

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Communication

Weekly Teaching Tip – Jan. 9, 2012 There have been a few things happen this week which have once again reminded me of the importance and also of the uncertainty of communication. What you are saying might be totally clear … Continue reading

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Strengthening Vocal Cord Abduction in Female voices

Weekly Teaching Tip – Jan. 2, 2012 Question: What exercises work best to build vocal cord abduction in females who tend to have light or no cord adduction? Answer: Adduction is the process of the vocal folds coming together. Abduction, on the … Continue reading

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