Singing Advice

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    Acting Your 16 Bars

    Musical theater hopefuls sing their 16 carefully chosen bars at open calls. One after another, they belt their highest notes as loud as they can and then...nothing except a thank you.

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    Fear of Singing

    "When working with new clients, I always begin by trying to ascertain what it is about their voices that they perceive as problematic or would like to improve."

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    Singing With Mr. Darcy

    A tall, good-looking lad—he wouldn't have been playing Mr. Darcy if he weren't—Doug Carpenter more than once refers to singing as his passion.

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    Speaking Shakespeare

    Goldberg isn't interested in simply getting Bard wannabes to speak the poetry and prose; he wants it to flow through the entire body.

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    Savvy Studio Singing

    The record producer is often compared to the film director: It is their job to mold and shape a work of art.

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    Projection Protection

    A play can be as hard on the voice as a musical, with actors required to communicate intense emotions on a nightly basis—emotions that can stress the vocal folds, causing swelling and worse.

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    Below the Belt

    Seth Rudetsky calls himself a deconstructor. Rudetsky appropriated the word to describe his compulsion to analyze show tunes as performed by the singers he "ido-Lizas."

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    Angela Michael Teaches Others How to Maximize Their Vocal Palette

    Singers attempting to enter the professional ranks often find that being gifted and well-trained is not enough. They need to develop a range of vocal sounds, textures, and colors to meet every musical situation.

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    Fitzmaurice Integrates Vocal Production With Movement

    Fitzmaurice Voicework was developed to give actors a fully integrated approach to their vocal instrument and performance.

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    Nancy Reardon's Advice for Reporters and Hosts is Useful for Actors Too

    The voice has everything to do with "personality." She says, "The voice is so important—and not a shrill voice. A low voice. Think of the voices you love. They're all low."