Blogger To Be!!!




I've noticed that I've been actively posting, sharing and loving on a lot of other people's blog posts in my own social media pages of late. I've also noticed that most of these posts echo my thoughts and reinforce some of my top singing nags and advice for students. So, I thought, maybe I should just start writing my own blog posts and sharing these on my social media... what a novel idea, right? I've started to compile a list of blog-worthy topics along side my list of video/vlog topics and I hope to start churning out some extremely profound posts in the not too distant future! So stay tuned and feel free to leave me a comment if you have any requests or questions you'd like me to answer or explore! 

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  • Ali

    Ali Canberra

    Hi Rachael, I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to the best vocal literature to read up on regarding vocal quality, particularly those other than twang, sob and speech, as I find information on them are relatively easily accessible. Any other suggestions regarding authors or works on vocal pedagogy and technique would also be appreciated!

    Hi Rachael, I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to the best vocal literature to read up on regarding vocal quality, particularly those other than twang, sob and speech, as I find information on them are relatively easily accessible. Any other suggestions regarding authors or works on vocal pedagogy and technique would also be appreciated!

  • Rachael Thoms

    Rachael Thoms

    Hi Ali! Thanks for visiting the blog and for your interest in vocal pedagogy and technique. Without weighing in on the 'vocal quality' debate (I'm sure you're aware that voice science/research is still lacking universal terminology to describe vocal qualities), I have a great list of scholarly writings for you to check out! I actually mention a few of these resources on my website (http://rachaelthoms.com/lessons), but here's a list of favourites in my library, just for you! Singing and Teaching Singing, A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice: Janice L. Chapman Voice Work, Art and Science in Changing Voices: Christina Shewell What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body: Melissa Malde, MaryJean Allen, Kurt-Alexander Zeller If In Doubt, Breathe Out! Breathing and Support for Singing based on the Accent Method: Ron Morris, Linda Hutchinson The Naked Voice, A Wholistic Approach to Singing: W. Stephen Smith How to Sing: Lilli Lehmann Other recommended reading on my list (I'm yet to acquire these publications but they come highly recommended) Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Sataloff, R.T. Bodymind and Voice; Foundations of Voice Education: Thurman, L and Welch, G Goodluck!!!

    Hi Ali! Thanks for visiting the blog and for your interest in vocal pedagogy and technique. Without weighing in on the 'vocal quality' debate (I'm sure you're aware that voice science/research is still lacking universal terminology to describe vocal qualities), I have a great list of scholarly writings for you to check out! I actually mention a few of these resources on my website (http://rachaelthoms.com/lessons), but here's a list of favourites in my library, just for you!

    Singing and Teaching Singing, A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice: Janice L. Chapman

    Voice Work, Art and Science in Changing Voices: Christina Shewell

    What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body: Melissa Malde, MaryJean Allen, Kurt-Alexander Zeller

    If In Doubt, Breathe Out! Breathing and Support for Singing based on the Accent Method: Ron Morris, Linda Hutchinson

    The Naked Voice, A Wholistic Approach to Singing: W. Stephen Smith

    How to Sing: Lilli Lehmann

    Other recommended reading on my list (I'm yet to acquire these publications but they come highly recommended)

    Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Sataloff, R.T.

    Bodymind and Voice; Foundations of Voice Education: Thurman, L and Welch, G

    Goodluck!!!

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