Why is breathing so important for a vocalist
A professional teacher will immediately distinguish a beginner from an experienced vocalist in setting his breath. The main signs of unsettled breathing are: Inability to stretch a long note. The…

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Famous arias from Verdi's operas
Giuseppe Verdi is a master of musical drama. The tragedy is inherent in his operas: they have a fatal love or love triangle, a curse and revenge, moral choice and…

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Music-Education.ruVocal and singing 5 harmful and 5 useful products for the vocalist. Power Features and Voice Sounding
Nutrition plays a big role in the life and work of the vocalist. Sometimes the hoarse sound of a voice does not appear due to a sore throat, but with…

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How to choose a repertoire for a teenager, taking into account the peculiarities of teenage perception

Modern teachers in music schools often face the fact that a teenager does not want to sing this or that song or romance, and all attempts to convince him lead to complications and conflicts. Often a teenager refuses not only to perform a romance that he does not like, but may even stop going to music school. To properly understand this issue, you need to consider all the age characteristics of adolescents. You will learn about them in this article.

AGE FEATURES OF THE TEENAGER This age is characterized not only by increased vulnerability, but also by the desire to impress. He wants to seem bright, effective and beautiful, to be appreciated and approved, and the less love he receives in his environment, the sharper this feeling. He also becomes sensitive to ridicule, so it is important for him that the romance that he will sing from the stage favorably emphasizes his strengths as a vocalist and as a person. Therefore, in order to choose the right repertoire for him, it is necessary to take into account such age-specific features of the adolescent as: The desire for performance. Continue reading

Determine the type of voice in a child and an adult

Each voice is unique and unique in sound. Thanks to these features, we can easily recognize the voices of our friends even by telephone. Singing voices differ not only in timbre, but also in pitch, range, individual coloring. And in this article you will learn how to correctly determine the type of voice of a child or adult. As well as how to determine your convenient range. Singing voices always fit one of the vocal characteristics that came up at the Italian opera school. They were compared in sound to musical instruments of a string quartet. As a rule, the sound of a violin was compared with the female voice of a soprano, viola – with mezzo.

The lowest voices – contralto – were compared to the sound of a horn (like the tenor tone), and the low bass voices were compared to the double bass. So there was a classification of voices close to choral. Unlike the church choir, in which only men sang, the Italian opera school expanded the possibilities of singing and allowed the creation of a classification of female and male voices. Indeed, in the church choir, women’s parties were performed by treblers (sopranos) or tenor-altino. This characteristic of voices has been preserved even today not only in opera, but also in pop singing, however, in the pop the sound supply is different. Continue reading

How to learn to sing high notes

High notes can be difficult for beginner vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly at any age. Training will go faster if the vocalist already had experience in singing during school years. For many reasons, many performers are afraid to take high notes, but in fact, with the help of special exercises you can learn to correctly and beautifully take them.
A few simple exercises will help you learn to sing high in the upper part of your range without additional sound amplifiers and reverb. But first you need to figure out what prevents you from singing easily and beautifully and staying on top in a complex head tessitura.

WHY HIGH NOTES ARE DIFFICULT TO SING EVEN SOPRANO There can be many reasons for singing difficulties in high parts of the range. The vocalist begins to be frightened of them both due to physical and psychological factors. However, his voice can really sound ugly on the top notes. Continue reading

Selection of music by ear: genius or skill? Thinking
It is no secret that many children study at a music school without associating their future profession with music. As they say, just for yourself, for the overall development. But…

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History of Gregorian chants
Gregorian chorales, Gregorian chants ... Most of us automatically associate these words with the Middle Ages (and rightly so). But the roots of this liturgical chant go back to the…

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What is voice production and how does it start
Many often heard the combination of “voice acting” in music schools, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. Some people call it a set of exercises designed to give…

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Vocal and singing Velvet voice of contralto. What is the main secret of his popularity
Contralto is one of the brightest female voices. Its velvety low sound is often compared to a cello. This voice is quite rare in nature, so it is very appreciated…

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