|Vocal Tip of the Month!
facial features define characteristics of your voice. Your
head is the
main resonance box of your instrument. It is therefore
primordial to focus
the vibrations of your voice forward and high up in your face to
produce a rich
tone. Italians understood that principle and popularized the
Canto singing technique. Bel Canto originated in Italy
sixteenth century. Bel Canto or "Beautiful Singing" focuses
placing the resonance of the voice in the mask to achieve a continuous
admirable timbre and colour. My speaking
voice approach is somewhat
inspired by Bel Canto. Even if you can't sing in tune you
that the singing voice and the speaking voice are the same.
you own only one set of vocal cords, don't you?! To project
voice effortlessly, it must resonate in the mask. We call the
area of your face around your nose and cheeks and just above the eyes;
words the sinus cavities. Raise the pitch of your voice
feel the buzzing happening when your voice is correctly focused in that
expression "the mask" comes from the renaissance period when men
and woman wore costumes and fancy masks to masquerade balls in Europe.
These masks generally covered the area of the face where we
want resonances to be focused, hence the reference to "singing
the mask". Click on the links below to listen to famous singers that
are keeping the Bel Canto tradition alive:
Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
would like to welcome every one to visit my website again and download
my FREE and EASY voice warm-up exercises. These are
designed to naturally place the voice in the
and help you achieve beauty and power all at once. If you
any questions as to how to do the exercises, please do not hesitate to e-mail me or initiate a
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|Inspiring Quotes and Stories...
yourself to your voice to achieve harmony. Music is life.
It begins in the mother's womb as a baby listens to the
sound of its mother's heartbeat. When
the baby is born, its first cry confirms it's breathing and alive,
hopefully healthy. The power of vibrations is surprisingly
and underestimated. Every being and object on earth is made
molecules and therefore vibrates. Every thought, every move, every
sound is vibration. Thus, your voice (inner voice or spoken)
your greatest asset.
Choose your thoughts and words carefully and you will
the tremendous potential and the power it gives you and the people
around you. That is the best kept and the greatest secret of