Musical Term of the Week
A term that many classical singers fear more than sight-singing!
Yesterday, our guest contributor Sarah Wigley-Johnson explained why we should buck up and give different kinds of singing (like belting) a try in her article “Who’s Afraid of Musical Theatre?”
vocal belting – refers to a specific technique of singing by which a singer produces a loud sound in the upper middle of the pitch range. It is often described as a vocal register although some dispute this since technically the larynx is not oscillating in a unique way. (Definition provided by Wikipedia)
For a detailed definition of the technique, visit the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_(music)
PS, how do you feel about that belt? Looks a bit like a back brace to me, but could be cute. Thoughts???