I’m BAAAAACK! And -WOW- are there ever a lot of singing teachery things that I’m loving this week. But I’m going to choose JUST FIVE. Because that’s my jam / the whole point of these blogs.
1. favourite acoustic fight: is it Yanny or is it Laurel?
I know, I KNOW: SO LAST MONTH. Yeah, well. #MyBlogMyTimeline #sothere
2. favourite video: flexion and extension of the cervical spine from Yoganatomie*
You guys. LOOK AT WHERE IN THE BODY THE SPINE IS. (Oh, and at what the spine does when it’s flexed and extended, of course.)
3. favourite quirky teaching tool: Danny Quirk’s art
(See what I did there? #soclever) Just do a little scroll-through of this guy’s art. AND BE AMAZED. AND USE HIS ART TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUSCLES AND BONES LOOK AND WORK IN YOUR BODY.
4. favourite sciency article about singing teachery stuff: The Effects of Heel Height on Head Position, Long-Term Average Spectra, and Perceptions of Female Singers, by Amelia Rollings
Take a minute. Read the stuff. Know what you’re getting yourself into when you wear heels. #yourewelcome
5. favourite restore-your-faith-in-humanity-because-singing podcast episode: Sarajevo – Singing for Peace, from Witness by BBC
You can teach your face off … I can help.
ps STAY TUNED: The Vocal Instrument 101 online course is cooooming your way. With special pricing available soooon. #soexcite!
* Thanks to Dann for the heads up on that one. I keep excitedly showing it to my students to help them re-orient where their spine is. They don’t seem as excited as I am. I’m not sure why. Ahem.