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The Perfect Venue?

This week we’re looking at venues, and the way they shape our perception of performance.

For many, the stadium gig is the epitaph of an artist’s creative vision, an exciting and visceral experience never to be forgotten. Then there are those of us in search of true organic performance, stripped of all distraction and presented in its rawest form, for these people it is the close intimacy of a ‘back room’ acoustic gig that they long for. This week we’d like to hear which performance style you prefer & why.

So the question is: Would you rather see your favorite artist at a stadium, complete with full band, lighting rig etc, or at an intimate acoustic venue?

Share your views on Facebook and our Forum!

Great Comments from last week:

Last week Craig asked: Some singers have great natural vibrato, but what about the rest of us? How can we develop it in our own voice?

Fran Beauchamp wrote…

“Personally I am not a fan of vibrato, it’s horribly overused if you ask me”.

Chris Johnson commented…

“As a voice teacher, vibrato is a great diagnostic and speaks to me on a functional level. The characteristic of vibrato hints at how balanced and in control a singer is. If it’s generally too rapid (almost a bleat) and then the larynx could be raised under tension, or if it swings slow and is more of a wobble then that voice could be labored and heavy”.

Freya Astrella posted…”

“The most contentious area of vocal technique!! There is no definitive answer as everyone has his or her own way of doing it. Mine is a combo of soft palate movement and ‘gospel jaw’. Fluctuation of air pressure is most definitely NOT the answer. ‘True’ vibrato occurs when the folds are stretched due to thyroid tilt – the mucosa covering vibrates in this position and is uncontrollable and totally unique. It’s like teaching someone to ride a bike – you have to figure it out for yourself”.

Great comments this week guys, don’t forget to tune in again next week for more Q&A.

All the best, C x