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Knowledge

“Diction Is the Key”

by Allen Rascoe in Dispelling Common Myths on April 1, 2022

Have you ever heard this common myth? "Diction will solve vocal problems.  All you need to do is enunciate clearly." It implies that if you ...

Seeking Open Throat – No Constriction, Please

by Allen Rascoe in Addressing Common Faults on April 1, 2022

Constriction is a symptom telling us that the muscles in our larynx are not playing well together. What we might feel and experience: tight throat ...

Nasality – a feature or a bug?

by Allen Rascoe in Addressing Common Faults on April 1, 2022

Getting stuck anywhere is an issue that we all want to avoid. We don’t want our car to get stuck in the mud, and we ...

Dramatic, Throaty Sound

by Allen Rascoe in Addressing Common Faults on March 8, 2022

A common vocal issue is when the tone is caught in the throat - like a singing Kermit the Frog. This is a sound that ...

“Singing From the Diaphragm”

by Allen Rascoe in Dispelling Common Myths on February 8, 2022

An oft-repeated myth about the all-powerful diaphragm:  Many believe we should "sing from the diaphragm." They say the diaphragm is the most important part of ...

“Falsetto Voice Is For Girls”

by Allen Rascoe on February 7, 2022

A common myth is that only women have a falsetto voice, or that men should not use this voice due to its so-called "feminine" qualities.   ...

Singing In Your Chest Voice

by Allen Rascoe in Singing Fundamentals on February 6, 2022

One of the fundamental skills of singing is effectively using your "chest voice". What Is It? You are singing in your chest voice when you ...

“Making Resonance Goulash”

by Allen Rascoe on November 20, 2018

A common vocal myth surrounds the idea of vocal resonance.   Folks speak of nasal resonance, chest resonance, bone resonance, and mask resonance.  Some assume ...

“Singing Big” (vs Singing Smart)

by Allen Rascoe on November 20, 2018

A common myth reverberating in our modern "bigger is better" competition society, that also might puff up some of our egos, is "Big Singing."  I ...

Value Of Tonal Play/Meditation

by Allen Rascoe on November 19, 2018

One of the fundamentals of singing is to understand that singing and expressing one’s self through vocal sound has many applications outside of performance.  One ...