This week we’re exploring the different vocal training models that are available to us.
With many voice teachers now working in tandem with medical professionals new and innovative techniques are being invented everyday. This includes Cathrine Sadoline’s Complete Vocal Training series (CVT) and of course the pioneering research of Joe Estill. Consequently, as singers, we a left with a plethora of choices and training methods at our disposal. However, is it best to just subscribe to one model verbatim? Or is it more beneficial to us too simply ‘cherry pick’ the elements that work best for us. This week at VoiceCouncil Magazine we’d like to hear your thoughts on this.
So the question is: Nowadays there are hundreds of comprehensive models and approaches to training your voice (Estill, CVT, SLS, etc.) Do you think it’s wise to stick religiously to one method or is it better simply to pick & choose the elements we like?
Great Comments from last week:
Last week Craig asked: When practicing do you have a set regime or framework you always work to, or do you simply go wherever the mood takes you?
Al Andrew wrote…
“You have to have structure and freedom, basic vocalizing and breathing routine and then work on songs. Learning new scales and styles always add to the pot of fun and development. But there must be structure with goals set”.
Kerrie Garside commented…
“Kind of wherever the mood takes me or what I need to learn (or write hopefully). Even if I’m not actually practicing, the current thing will be swirling around my head”.
Solo Ma posted…
“Both. I always get my scales on to warm it up. 2nd half of practice is is a choice of tightening technique or style/vibrato. If I feel good and loose, ‘wherever the mood takes you’ is part 3”.
Thanks again for your comments Face-booker’s; look forward to hearing your thoughts on next week’s discussion.
See you soon, C x