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MORE THOUGHTS FROM A SINGER WHO TEACHES

The fun part of being a singer is finding a song you want to sing, breaking it down poetically and musically, working out how you want to sing it and then sharing it with an audience, whether a live one or through recording.

It therefore seems a shame not to learn how to use the voice safely so that all of this can happen and continue to happen for as long as possible. Any skill needs a good technique and all skills learned properly take time – there is no shortcut! This does not mean that while learning, a singer cannot perform and be really good!

The contemporary notion that only loud singing is impressive and good, is incredibly destructive – unfortunately we have been brainwashed! Loud is not necessarily musical or interesting and can very often lead to a short career. Surely individuality, beauty and musicality must be what we strive to achieve – and a long career!!