Long time no see.
That’s because I’ve been growing my student base as well as working on a novel (you can learn more about that on my other blog).I am going to attempt to be more regular and share more often here for my loyal fans and desperate music teachers (lol).
I stumbled across this video recently, and it is amazing! One of the most challenging aspects of teaching voice is the fact that every voice is different, and you can’t see it! In a clarinet lesson I can tell almost instantly whether a squeak is due to finger placement, reed, embouchure, or a problem with the instrument itself. And then I can visually confirm my suspicions. If only it were that easy with voice!
In this video, Tyley Ross performs a snippet of a vocal solo in four different styles: a light (what I call natural) tone, operatic, Broadway, and rock. He shows the interior of his vocal mechanism, using an MRI, and then compares the shape with the difference in the sound. It’s really cool.