While this post is not necessarily related to the purpose of this little blog, it’s a good read anyhow, and may strike some chords and generate some ‘aha’ moments.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.
With three days of auditions now in the books, I can safely make this statement:
Regional sounds are disappearing amongst teenagers.
We have heard folks from nearly every state in the country. With few exceptions, each of these students sounded pretty much the same. I heard two kids who sounded like they were from the South, and one who sounded like New Jersey. But for the most part, a generic Midwestern flatness is now part of the speaking voice of the several hundred high school students who auditioned this week.
I lament the loss of regional vocal differences!
[from June 2010]
While I was attending the Voice Foundation workshops in Philadelphia earlier this month, I found myself pondering all the different things that we voice teachers actually teach.
Herewith, an incomplete list:
- acting (action, gesture, emotion, face)
- modern and ancient languages
- mental imagery
- preventative health
- collaboration with others (at the least, the pianist)
- musical style
- historical understanding