Recherche et enseignement des techniques vocales
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The singing voice is "a castle in the air"
Imagination is its architect
Nerves carry out the plans
Muscles are the laborers
The soul inhabits it
Giovanni Baptista LAMPERTI
from William Earl Brown
To sing ? To learn ? To discover ?
The structure of singing
Schirmer Books , 1986 . A Division of Macmillian, Inc.
SYSTEMATIC TEACHING BASED ON SCIENCE AND TRADITION
The intent of Singing lessons with the CIREV is to help the student to develop all his or hers artistic capacities by establishing the foundation of a healthy vocal technique.
Teaching is designed to make the singer progressively self-reliant by providing a clear understanding of the elements of vocal production, both physiological and acoustical.
The emphasis is on :
- Flexible and tonic posture
- Natural and global breathing
- Good onset of the sound
- Clear articulation of the vowels and consonnants
- Adjustement of the vowels in relation with the pitch (Aggiustamento)
- Continuity of the vibrato on each vowel (Legato)
- Well balanced vocal tone (Chiaro-scuro)
The targeted use of the "spectrogram":
Occasional use of a voice analysis software in real time, allows to bring out the parameters of Western classical singing, as defined above (vibrato, legato, chiaro-scuro)
As visual feed back, the "spectrogram" leads the student to immediately measure the impact of an adjustment on the sound quality. It does not replace the trained ears of the professor and singer, but confirms it.
Based on the knowledge of muscle chains, this work helps the singer to become aware of the global aspect of breathing. Thus, breathing management, freedom of articulation, and musical phrasing, appears as being an unified act naturally connected to the artistic intention.
More informations on the site : Appoggio and muscle chains
The CIREV offers you several working opportunities :