Lamperti Lesson | The Breath is the Bow

Everyone knows that the breath is a very important piece of the vocal puzzle. But what many don’t recognize is the breath is only productive if it is feeding the vibration of the vocal cords. The breath is not helpful, in fact it is harmful, if it is just going...

The Role of the Mouth in Singing

Today I have a video for you about the role the mouth plays in singing. It might seem obvious that the mouth is a major part of the vocal instrument, but there can be confusion on just how it should be used. Traditional instructions like, “the pharynx is the...

Lamperti Lesson | On the Lips

G.B. Lamperti is a pedagogue that I have used as a reference since early in my vocal development. The book “Vocal Wisdom” is a compilation of his teaching from notes taken by his student William Earl Brown. There are so many valuable insights and concepts...

What is the Correct Speech Level for Singing?

You might be familiar with the popular voice school SLS, Speech-Level Singing. There is another popular off-shoot of SLS called Singing Success. These systems have a large number of followers and success stories. Over the years I have had quite a few questions about...

Video – Belly Breathing

Hello! It has been some time since I’ve had a post here on the blog. I’ve been focusing most of my attention on the VocalWisdom.com Private Community since the beginning of the year. There are lots of video lessons available on many topics that will help...

Singing Through a Straw

I was asked about a popular exercise for vocal rehab. Singing through a straw. I have since been told that it is supposed to be done with a stirring straw, which is smaller than a standard drinking straw that I used. But I think my observations are still valid. If you...

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