The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62733   Message #1015106
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
08-Sep-03 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Songs with Minimal Range
Subject: RE: Discussion: Songs with Minimal Range
Oh dear, I think I started a monster...

I would like to point out that it took me nearly 40 years of "working at it" to achieve the range. I took great care not to force the voice. I read a book by - I think it was Seth Riggs? (another one that has disappeared from my collection!) about relaxing the throat and "keeping the vocal cords centered" ... my capabilities increased massively once I started to "stop straining"   - he is the voice coach who sometimes coaches well known singers over the phone while waiting to go on for a concert... no kidding!

He was not allowed membership in the American Association of Singing Teachers, or whatever, because he would not abide by their methods   :-)