Classical singing reviews, articles, and tips for beginners and beyond
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Singing is one of the oldest forms of human artistic expression, and predates recorded history. Non-lyric singing is said to have begun centuries before the development of spoken word.
The origins of classical singing have long been debated by music historians, but there is clear evidence that plays in ancient Greece combined poetic drama with music. Church services during the Middle Ages featured sung sections, and by the turn of the 17th century, opera was beginning to become prevalent in Italy.
Classical Singing Specs
There are six main voice types:
- Soprano (highest)
The ranges of each of these voice types overlap with the adjacent types, but the majority of classical singers fall very obviously into a single category.
How To Play
Or as we should call it, HOW TO SING…
Well… that’s a little complicated. The human body isn’t the easiest thing to explain; but we will give it a go!
Singing a note is achieved by breathing in, and then making your vocal cords vibrate as you exhale. Different mouth shapes are used to form words, in the same manner as speaking.
And besides Classical Singing , you could also try Pop Singing…
On average a child can sustain a note for 10 seconds, whereas adults can range from 15 to 20 seconds!
Classical Singing Music
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