Gymnastics (advanced singing)

Dec 2019 – I will start blogging about this soon. Articles will include:

  • pitch extremes (high & low); extending range
  • managing dynamics / volume:  loud & soft; extremes (fortissimo & piannissimo); getting from one to the other; sudden loudness or softness
  • vibrato
  • long, sustained notes
  • fast singing: rapid syllables; rapid pitch change (semiquaver runs, riffs)
  • staccato, and varying degrees of separation between notes or words
  • vocal stamina – long performances, extreme roles, long performance runs and tours
  • belting – and how skilful resonance management combined with less effort is the secret
  • growling, shouting and screaming (and how to recruit the ventricular ‘false’ folds)

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