Blastissimo or Screamando?

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By: Megan Gloss
Presented by: Chris Teeters
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Bending, stretching, and shattering notes that
don’t deserve such a cruel fate
Caused by singers attempting to sing repertoire
out of their league
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Youth, inexperience, lack of training, imitation,
and limited knowledge about the voice
“Popera”
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Younger students should NOT sound like a 3045 year old singer
Sound production is forced or pushed
A singer develop their own sense of style
through the use of good, healthy technique
The student must be patient since developing
one’s own style takes time and consistent
practice
A singers voice is like a fingerprint no two
voices are alike
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Young singers will try to rush their
development and will try to imitate the pop
artists of the time
Pop-culture emphasis on singing competitions
such as American Ideal
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Appling too much tension behind the vocal
cords, creating pressure that affects the
functions of the cords and keeps the sound
constricted in the throat
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Vocal blow outs
Head, neck, and jaw tension that result in
shaking and distended veins in the neck due to
shallow breath support
Vocal nodes
Frequent vocal loss
Significant loss of vocal range, hoarseness, and
hemorrhaging
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Students think they need a powerful voice and
louder voices makes the music more emotional
Over-singing is inappropriate to artistic
expression, since it affects crucial musical
elements such as pitch and tone
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Seek guidance from a good experienced teacher
Focus on preparation
Avoid recordings
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A student should record his or her self to help
the student to know his or her voice
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