The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114088   Message #2435920
Posted By: Richard Bridge
10-Sep-08 - 03:30 AM
Thread Name: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Subject: RE: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Of course, if you want to discuss "What is folk" in any form you will find the above the line area can be every bit as abrasive as the below the line!

The only real connection this has with the main topic of this thread is that many voice coaches will wish to insist on "standard" delivery, so if you sing folksong as folksong, or have an individual vocal style, you may well find it annoying that a voice coach may (even if helping to save your voice) turn you into a sub-operatic clone.

I am told that there are some who don't have this unfortunate side effect, and I know of one person whose singing has both improved and remained unmistakably his singing as a result of voice coaching, but as an old rebel I mistrust the jargon-ridden authoritarianism that seems to accompany much voice tuition and even the best intentioned advice.