Episode 011| Tara B | Why Do Technique for the Voice?

Tara B discusses why it’s important for singers to train and get helpful, healthy technique. She talks about how pro athletes always do training as part of their regimen. Since singing is a very physical and mental thing, we as singers can go through a similar process to make sure our voices perform at their very best. 

(1:12) What about musicians who are gifted? Do they need training? 

(2:24) Two elderly singers that blew my mind with their beautiful tone. 

(4:30) Olympic and elite athletes—how do they train? 

(6:15) Pro-athletes are always learning and getting better. 

(6:51) High school athletes and their training—why they do it. (Social time, stamina, keeping in shape, team skills, not being injured) 

(9:14) Our vocal cords change through the years and so if we want to keep them healthy, we need training. 

(11:02) My voice at 50 with training and technique is even healthier and freer than just 4 years ago. This is because I’m taking lessons again. 

(12:40) My story of being unkind to my voice and how I got vocal fatigue. 

(15:52) Elite singers—our operatic athletes. The singers who sing up to three hours over an orchestra with no microphones. 

(18:56) Why DO people train their voices? 

(19:19) 1. We train to have endurance and stamina to sing. 

(19:42) 2. We train to sing notes with ease and flexibility. 

(20:05) 3. We train to have great control over our breath. 

(20:36) 4. We trying to have clear and phonated sounds. 

(21:21) 5. We train to develop natural vibrato. 

(21:50) 6. We train to sing with great intonation and pitch. 

(22:10) 7. We train to keep flexibility in our voices. 

(22:56) 8. We trying to keep up all of our range—that we don’t lose notes we once had. 

(23:31) 9. We train to sound effortless as we sing. 

(23:53) 10. We train to keep up the power and presence in our voices. 

(25:17) The difference between a vocal “coach” and a vocal “teacher”. 

(27:18) The teachers who can help are those who teach about the physical structure of the voice and those whom you feel comfortable with them. 

For more discussion and tips, please feel free to join my new FACEBOOK group 

The Engaging Voice Singers (community).  Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275720043147345/

 

Also you can find teachers through Lessons.com and on LInkedIn through the group “Singing coaches/teachers”.

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