Composers are rapidly getting younger. And they use unusual instruments, strokes and harmonies. I personally was convinced of this by the show of young talents at the Winter International Festival of Arts in the city of Sochi. “I am looking for a new Schnittke,” as the founding father of the festival, viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet said more than once.
Bashmet is a great friend of the composer Alexander Tchaikovsky, head of the composition department of the Moscow Conservatory. Continue reading
High notes can be difficult for beginner vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly at any age. Training will go faster if the vocalist already had experience in singing during school years. For many reasons, many performers are afraid to take high notes, but in fact, with the help of special exercises you can learn to correctly and beautifully take them. A few simple exercises will help you learn to sing high in the upper part of your range without additional sound amplifiers and reverb. But first you need to figure out what prevents you from singing easily and beautifully and staying on top in a complex head tessitura.
WHY HIGH NOTES ARE DIFFICULT TO SING EVEN SOPRANO There can be many reasons for singing difficulties in high parts of the range. The vocalist begins to be frightened of them both due to physical and psychological factors. Continue reading
To get started, you just need to sing in a convenient tessitura a certain phrase of medium volume. If you get into the resonators correctly, it will sound easy and free. Now try to sing it very quietly, keeping a vocal position. Do you hear yourself now or not? Ask a friend to sit in the far corner of the room and try to quietly sing a phrase or line from a song without a microphone. Were the words clearly heard? Did your voice disappear during quiet singing?
If you lose your voice when you sing quiet notes in a high tessitura, this is the first sign of incorrect formation of sound on the ligaments. For such artists, the voice sounds very loud and shrill at high notes or disappears completely. In such cases, it is worth taking high notes with falsetto so that the sound can be easily controlled. You can use the usual vocal exercises, only to sing them in different nuances. For example, one chanting link is sung loudly, the other is at medium height, the third is quiet. Continue reading