All musicians need to negotiate pitch and rhythm. But only singers have to cope with pitch, rhythm, consonants AND vowels, and their effects on timbre and projection
On this practical Popup workshop you'll discover the various components of words and how to make them work for your voice, your performance and your genre.
The course leader, Vocal Process Associate Trainer Anne Leatherland, has a special interest in helping singers understand how words can help their singing. She is expert at taking the fear out of using phonetic symbols and terminology. In this workshop she will be taking us through fundamental concepts of phonetics to help you understand the issues that words can cause in singing, and how to deal with them successfully.
Join us to explore how units of sound work, ways to handle words in sung context, and troubleshoot problems in songs.
In short, you'll learn what's in a word and why it matters.
"Jeremy here. I've found even a gentle understanding of phonetics and units of sound to be vital in my coaching. First time I realised I was using the wrong vowels in diphthongs, it was mindblowing. My students love it and I've even written articles about how phonetics can solve problems with pitching, belting and high notes".