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Designing Exercises for the Classical and Contemporary Singer

Thursday 16th September 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

We are excited to present this highly informative, interactive workshop with John Nix on Designing Exercises for the Classical and Contemporary Singer. John will examine the following:

How do vocal exercises work? What are the variables?

  • Direction
  • Pattern
  • Length
  • Vowels
  • Consonants
  • SOVTs
  • Registers
  • Temp/note values
  • Repetition
  • Dynamic level

Other factors to consider when designing your own vocal exercises

  • Muscle activtation
  • Tissue fatigue
  • Motor learning aspects
  • Psychological factors
  • Musical factors

Looking at key examples involving

  • Plosive and close vowels – descending scales for light production
  • Exercises ideal for cross-training
  • Exercises for male classical versus male belt
  • Contrasting Classical and CCM exercises
  • Vocal agility
  • Messa di voce

Case scenario – exercise design

John Nix

John Nix is Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy and chair of the voice area at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  His mentors include Barbara Doscher...

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