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The Inner Game of Singing

This section reflects my thinking on various themes, divided into two broad sections. Many of the themes overlap. As content is added, each of the bullet points will be activated.

THE SOUL OF SINGING

  • The origins of song
  • The underlying meanings of singing
  • The difference between song and speech
  • The non-verbal nature of song as a vehicle of meaning
  • The special contribution of the operatic voice

THE PRACTICE OF SINGING

  • Accurate anatomical knowledge
  • Body dynamics / Alexander Technique
  • Natural body responses as the basis for the body’s singing mode
  • The breath-vocal fold relationship
  • Affect, the organiser of sound and its muscular underlay
  • The singer’s task
  • The true meaning of legato
  • How to reveal the soul