Some techniques, ideas, and inspirations to help us all sing better
Who? Me? Sing?
Some say singing is a natural talent, but if you ask most singers, they'll tell you that it is a skill developed over
time with a lot of work.
Here's a YouTube video from a voice teacher, Eric Arcenaux, giving
his thoughts on the question.
And another from Broadway actress Felicia Ricci.
Some things that you can try
is an art, not a science. There are some things that can be explained using scientific terminology, but in the end,
it is a form of expression, and techniques that work for one person, may not work for another. People approach singing
and learning in different ways. I tend to prefer the engineering details, and you're certain to notice a lot of details
in these pages, but some people prefer imagery or metaphors. If you don't find what you need here, please be assured
that there are other approaches available. Asking questions is a great place to start, and a great place to go from
there. Try some things. Ask some questions. If you're not "getting it," just move on. Many times I
have had the moments when I suddenly understood what someone was trying to tell me in different ways for years. Singing
is an art, and you are an artist. Keep searching for inspiration.
So, here are some things
you can try. Click on one of the topic lines (in black just below) and then scroll up and down those pages to find something
interesting. The topics are separated primarily to make the web pages more manageable, and you don't have
to go through them in order. There are some items that refer to others, but for the most part, each item is self-contained.