Truly Free Singing

Okay, so here at long last is a description of truly free singing: The sound starts all on its own, almost before you can finish taking a breath, or so it seems. You have plenty of breath to sing whatever you want to sing. You are virtually unaware of using the...

Thoughts On Singing

One of the most destructive things a singing teacher can do is to make you feel that what you are doing is wrong. Teachers sometimes will tell you that you are wrong or perhaps they just say, “That is not right.” If you knew all you need to know about singing, you...

Perfect Notes From Singers In My Life

I have a heard my share of perfect notes from singers in my life. Try American (world famous) tenor Jan Peerce at the end of “Hymn to the Nations” with Toscanini conducting (YouTube). Pavarotti sang many. Eileen Farrell sang a bunch. Also Leonard Warren. Also...

Singing Is Telling Each Other Things

Music is about sounds put together in pretty or ugly or thrilling or puzzling or a hundred other ways.  But song – singing with words – is about telling each other things that we know about being human.  Song is about sharing our human experience. This does not mean...

Let Us Talk About Music

Let us talk about music. Music is about sounds put together in pretty or ugly or thrilling or puzzling or a hundred other ways. But song – singing with words – is about telling each other things that we know about being human. Song is about sharing our human...

What Is Beautiful Singing?

This question has to be addressed because my book is about learning to sing beautifully. Here’s what beautiful singing is. For us as the listeners, it is singing that seems easy and does not make us feel tense when we listen to it. I like popular music (some of it) as...