Here is everything under the Voice category:

Music Theory Shortcuts

Well kids, it has been a while since I’ve had the time to inflict you with my mumblings. Had a ton of fun recording with a bevy of beauties this past two months and now things have calmed down and my idle mind is looking for something to prattle on about. Today’s lecture will be Continue reading →

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Our Friend The Voiced Consonant

To continue on the subject of Mouth Mechanics in general and Voiced Consonants in particular, Here is a little written homework assignment for all of you singers who are not competing for the title “LQBM”  (Least Qualified Band Member.) To review definitions for a moment, Voiced Consonants are those sounds which are not vowels, are Continue reading →

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Mouth Mechanics

Alright, alright! All you guys snickering in the back of the classroom knock it off! It’s not what you’re thinking. This article is about singing so you can go back to sleep and wait for the bell to ring. For the rest of you, pay attention and you will learn a few things about the Continue reading →

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The Carmina Burana With The Pasadena Master Chorale

Carl Orff’s lusty Carmina Burana holds a special place in the hearts and ears of many non music lovers. Most who have never enjoyed a full performance of the piece may refer to sections of Orff’s work as “that music from Excalibur” or “the theme from Glory.” Indeed, the emotional impact of the cantata, based Continue reading →

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Recording a Great Vocal Track

Building an effective vocal track is essential to any recording whether it is a writing demo, a demo intended to showcase an artist, or a finished master. Re-reading the last sentence I realize I’ve stated the painfully obvious, but the truth is that the painfully obvious can become the painfully impossible to accomplish when putting Continue reading →

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The Mozarteum, Getting in the Back Door

It was the summer of 1968. My parents, having seen “The Sound of Music,” had saved for the better part of a year in order to alleviate their homesickness and make the journey back to Salzburg to visit my grandparents for the summer. It was a summer of milestones for all of us. My father Continue reading →

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