friday fav five – 18 | 04 | 13

friday fav five – 18 | 04 | 13

friday the 13 edition …

WILL THIS BE SPOOKY?! PLEASE TELL ME IT WILL BE SPOOKY.

 

1. favourite podcast episode: Singing with More Power by John Henny

You know what’s spooky? How clear John Henny’s breakdown of the concept of power (and resonance) in the singing voice is.* SO SPOOKY.

your definition of spooky is pretty different from mine, human.

2. favourite freebie threefer: March Freebie Friday from Full Voice Music

Yes. I am aware that this sucker is from last month. It says it RIGHT IN THE TITLE. But my March was a little hectic and I’m JUST NOW getting around to listening to the podcast about Movement in the Voice Lesson (free thing the first), reading the blog post by Christin Coffee Rondeau (free thing the second), and cutting out those CUTE LITTLE MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM GAME THINGGIES to add to my Songbird Warm Up Jar (free thing the third). SO SUE ME.

not even close to spooky. also: i am extremely handsome.

3. favourite tool: adjective list of personality descriptors (thank you google search / internets)

This is a handy dandy list of 100 adjectives you can use in your performance classes (or, you know, when you are helping students prepare for performances however you do it. Because, as we’ve covered previously dear voice teacher? YOU DO YOU.). Just print out a few of these handy dandy sheets for the performance class attendees and invite them to use it as a prompt to write down every adjective that seems relevant to each performance they see. Then discuss. (GENIUS, RIGHT? Well, it wasn’t my idea; it was my mentor, Lorna MacDonald’s idea. AND I STOLE IT FROM HER. BECAUSE I KNOW A GOOD IDEA WHEN I SEE IT, FOLKS.)

#Protip: this tool can be particularly useful in performance classes with singers who are singing in languages that the performance class attendees (or, you know, the singers themselves. ahem) do not understand.

OH! And here’s a simplified version you can use with littles from Sunflower Storytime. #yourewelcome

you. are. bad. at. spooky.

 

4. favourite YouTube video: MRT-Aufnahmen von Michael Volle bei „Lied an den Abendstern“

Pretty much every singer in my studio who is over the age of sixteen has seen this video. Because: LOOK AT THE TONGUE & PHARYNX INTERACTION. #mindblown

SPOOKY. GIVE ME SPOOOOOKY.

5. favourite SPOOKY video: Moscow Nights Tongue Singing Choir

i hate you so much right now.

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!

You can teach your face off … I can help.

*Yes. I know this is a pretty simplified version of how all the things work when we produce sound. And John is aware of it too. Tell you what: YOU GO ON AND EXPLAIN THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF VOCAL POWER IN A WAY THAT EVEN PEOPLE WHO WOULDN’T KNOW THEIR THYROARYTENOIDS FROM THEIR CRICOTHYROIDS CAN GRASP … AND YOU DO IT IN LESS THAN SEVENTEEN MINUTES, INCLUDING EXERCISES. AND IF YOU DO THIS THING? *THEN* YOU CAN BE PISSY ABOUT HOW SIMPLIFIED JOHN’S EXPLANATION IS. #ItWasNiceToMeetYouNowGoAway

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