#20 An Index for Articles
I thought a synopsis of previously published articles, grouped into specific areas of interest might be helpful.
Getting Started: #1, #2, #3, #16
These articles provide some basic information and concepts; larynx position for high or low notes (#1), the variety of types of support for different sounds (#2), developing a few basic skill sets (#3), and how to approach your practicing (#16)
Technical Difficulties: #5, #8, #10
These articles are designed to help with common challenges once you’re on your way; such how to smooth the transition from the middle to the upper part of the voice (#5), how to balance your tone color (#8) and how to increase your vocal flexibility (#10)
The Body: #11, #13, #18
These articles explain the anatomy, physiology, as well as the kinesthetic awareness required in singing; including the development of the larynx (#11), Alexander Technique (#13) and Body Mapping (#18)
The Teen Voice: #6
This article explains the maturing process for voices through puberty and provides a check list for health considerations in the teen voice, as well as recommended song anthologies.
The Mature Voice: #4, #17
These two articles explain changes which occur in the voice as it matures; the physical aspects of aging on the voice and corrective exercises (#4) and a full explanation of vibrato and its qualities, as well as recommendations for corrective exercises (#17)
Physical and Mental Health: #12, #15
These two articles consider the mental and physical aspects in performance; the first is a summary of a NATS article on Performance Anxiety with an approach to overcoming this distress (#12), and the second article is to help the singer make an educated decision about whether to perform or not when they are ill with a respiratory infection (#15).
Going Forth: #14
This article will help the novice prepare for their first audition; it give the basics on what sort of resume to prepare, how to dress as well as how to choose appropriate material for your audition (#14)
Music and our minds: #9
This is a brief summary of The Mozart Effect, which delves into the importance of music on our emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual selves (#9)
This is an article on my concerns about the competitive world of singing for children; what the considerations are for appropriate vocal use, as well as the importance of providing non-exploitive venues for children to sing in.
Think about what your singing interests are this week, and do a review!
Have a very fine week,
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