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Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in The Voice Box | 1 comment

Back to Basics: The Poll

by Christie Connolley

It seems as though I am constantly revisiting the basics, thumbing through my worn copy of Richard Miller’s Structure of Singing, especially the section on breathing.  Is it just me or does anyone else notice that new ‘theories’ or ‘techniques’ appear as often as Anne Hathaway in a romantic comedy ?

You know what I mean?   ‘Oh, I don’t breathe through my mouth anymore, I am strictly a nose breather now’, or ‘I am now into circular breathing….. If a bassoonist can do it, why can’t I?’, or ‘I am one with the air around me, so I actually have the ability to breathe from any orifice.’  Well, that one really could be true, because it sounds like you’re talking out of one right now.

So which technical fundamental of singing do you find yourself revisiting on a regular basis?


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1 Comment

  1. While this is true, it’s important to weed out the ” I am one with the air around me…” theories from the updated theories that are based on solid, groundbreaking scientific research. New information is being discovered about the human voice everyday thanks to all different fields (speech pathologists, chiropractors, psychologists, etc.) collaborating on this topic. It’s great when we can add new, useful, sound and solid information to the empirical knowledge we have about vocal production. :)

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