Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Ana Trad Singing Tuition (30) Trad Singing Tuition? 05 Jun 07

Traditional style musicians - fiddle, flute etc - if wanting formal lessons will generally seek out a traditional player. Although some may want to diversify and expand their repertoire of techniques with a jazz or classical musician, this isn't (in my experience) the norm.
Singing however seems to be regarded differently where I come from (Southern Hemisphere). There seems an assumption that singers aren't musicians, and that technique is just acquired by imitation.
As a trad style singer of celtic music, I want to build on and develop my technique in this genre. There seems an assumption however that all singers just go to generic teachers, experienced in pop, jazz or classical styles. Although I'm sure that I could learn something from them (as I have before), I'm not sure I'll learn what I want.
Workshops at music festivals are likewise fine for imparting the basics, but for someone more experienced they are somewhat unchallenging.
I'm interested to know if there are such things as teachers of trad singing in the UK, and if so - what is taught; ornamentations? styles? timing? vocal flexibility?
Lookng forward to your thoughts

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.