Myths

Singing is a learned skill, not a ‘gift’ we’re born with

Developing competence – can anyone sing? There is a model of learning that has been around in various forms since the ancient Greeks. Its modern description goes something as follows: Unconscious Incompetence: At this level, we are unskilful. We may realise this, or we may not be very self-aware. We don’t know what we would need to …

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Is that a fact? Commonly held, but mistaken, ideas about how to sing better

The seductive power of a factoid is that the information appears to be reliable and accurate. People assume the truth of a factoid partly because they have heard it repeated so often. The internet has given greater influence to the factoid for a number of reasons. Web pages get written by self-styled experts who do …

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