Twenty-Four Non-Italian Songs and Non-Arias
January 25, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
What do non-classically trained singers do for vocal warm-ups and conditioning? Looking for information on how untrained pop, rock, and jazz singers practice and keep their voices in good shape.
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I have some background in classical singing, and almost all my training has been in the realm of quite formal lessons... but that's not really the type of music I truly want to sing. Of course, I know I won't be changing instruments if I go from singing an Italian art song to a jazz song, and learning to play my instrument well should transcend genres -- I believe that's true to an extent, but at the same time, I heard my voice teacher (who is incredibly skilled at and knowledgeable about classical/operatic singing, has a DMA, etc) perform jazz one time and it was really not great, I thought. She sounded like an opera singer singing jazz, if that makes sense.
I'm sure there is overlap with classical-style singing, but also I feel like there must be things skilled non-classically trained singers do to warm up and work out the voice to keep it healthy and sounding great. What are they?
Any resources you can share along the lines of books/websites/etc with specific information would be great. For example, this master class at NYPL with Barbara Cook
has really interesting concepts and information in it. Very technical/specific is encouraged. Thanks guys.