The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62134   Message #1003813
Posted By: Alice
17-Aug-03 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: how do you prepare to sing?
Subject: RE: how do you prepare to sing?
Opera singers sing without microphones above the sound of a full orchestra. They have learned to support their voices with correct breath control and to float the sound on a stream of air. By the end of a three hour performance, you can hear that the best of them are stronger by the end, not weaker. That well-learned and practiced technique is the mark of a professional. Knowing good classical technique does not mean you sing folk songs like they are opera, but it does mean that you can sing without a microphone and not fatigue your voice.