Things I’ve said

A collection of things I’ve said to students in voice lessons recently:

  • Breathe!
  • More of the height . . . less of the bright!
  • On that vowel, less space and more of the cheeks.
  • You’re making sound.  What if you made meaning instead?
  • Use the syncopation to create a sense of anticipation, rather than holding back.  Rush forward . . . .
  • Breathe!
  • Gotta use the holy trinity there.  The three work together, remember?  [this about the tongue, lips, and jaw]



About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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