The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97258 Message #2633686
Posted By: GUEST
17-May-09 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
Subject: RE: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
As a singing teacher, I'm fairly sure that Celtic Woman lip-synch many of their songs. Don't get me wrong, I love their music and I think that they're all fantastic musicians, but you can tell that many of their songs are not live. If you watch their chests (not in that way lol) when breathing it's easiest to see; when you can hear that they're taking huge breaths on the audio it never matches up to the tiny movement in their chests and throat. If you look at classical singer who always sing live (ie Sarah Brightman), they will take huge, quick breaths moving their entire diaphragm. Professional singers - particularly classically trained singers - have extraordinary control and use of their diaphragms BUT you will always see a lot of movement when they're breathing, which leads me to believe that Celtic Woman lip-synching. Also, as classically trained singers they use much vibrato, however their throats seldom move... how strange...