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Changing the key of recorded accompaniment

As a singer, I had many recordings that my accompanist recorded for me once we nailed down the rendition.  I could have it recorded in the key that worked for my voice.  But once it is recoreded, it is difficult to change, even if you range changes.   So, how do we deal with this […]

Professional Singer’s experience with the Tomatis Method Ear Training

I stumbled upon Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis’ autobiography The Conscious Ear in the beginning months of 1999 at the Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts. I was fascinated by what I read. And in a marvelous bit of harmonic convergence,  Marvin Keenze brought Tomatis’ protege Paul Madaule (the director of the Listening Centre in […]

The Tomatis Method For Singers & Musicians

The-Tomatis-Method-For-Singers-and-Musicians-       Offered for educational purposes. The Tomatis Method For Singers and Musicians The Listening Centre, 94 Harbord St., Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1G6 E-mail: info@listeningcentre.com; web: listeningcentre.com An Excerpt from “About the Tomatis Method”, 1987 by Paul Madaule About The Tomatis Method Edited by Timothy M. Gilmour, Ph.D., Paul Madaule, L.Ps., Billie […]

For many children, singing is acquired earlier and faster than speech…

“Listening and Singing” by Paul Madaule Published in the NATS Journal of Singing, May/June 2001)   “While hearing is the passive reception of sound, listening is the active process of tuning in to those sounds we wish to receive while screening out those we do not wish to receive. Listening involves the perception of both […]

Dr. Alfred Tomatis’ work with singers & actors

“To Turn Singing on Its Ear: The Singer’s Voice and the Tomatis Listening Curve” “In addition to treating disorders (pathogenic conditions), the Tomatis method has been used to improve and sharpen potential (fortigenic). This notably has been the case with actors and musicians…” read more   John-Bede Pauley Publisher:  tomatisassociation.org Publication Date:  2008

A review of the book, “The Anatomy of Voice”

Anatomy of Voice How to enhance and project your best voice by Calais-Germain and Germain   A review by David Delaney, MA, CAR, LPC- Certified Advanced Rolfer® Singing Voice Trainer & Therapist 4.13.18   This book is a gold mine for an experienced singer but more especially for those who teach voice and quite comprehensive […]

Breathing technique contradictions among singing teachers

I recently read a research paper on breathing technique related to singing. Here is an interesting comment from a singing student on  his experience of working with various teachers of singing: “One teacher will tell you that… you must protrude your abdomen so that your diaphragm has room to operate. The next will contradict this… […]