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​​ Singing Tips - Compilation

A compilation of Brian Gilbertson's weekly singing tips from September 2000 to February 2002

" I had thought that the art of teaching singing was forgotten until I read your lessons on the computer. God bless you. I sang when I was a young girl and managed to maintain my voice until 70 because of a teacher such as you who taught me many years ago." A regular early visitor.

Index: Series 1

1 Food for thought, some appetisers
I. Thought
II. Learning how to Learn
III. Practice
IV. Change
V. Resonate, don’t sing
VI. How many parts of you sing?
VII. Your voice
VIII. Activating the voice
IX. What is singing
X. Self belief
XI. The diaphragm
XII. Vocal Chords
XIII. Pull the sound don’t push it
2 Breathing
3 The diaphragm and that word support…
4 How important is the first note?
5 What is it to “smile” when you sing?
6 Learning how to learn before you learn how to sing
7 Awareness
8 Emotion, thought and your audience
9 Emotion
10 Remedy for sinus troubles
11 Energy of the breath
12 Breathing exercise
13 Breathing exercise
14 Breathing exercise
15 The breath becomes sound
16 Voicing on the breath
17 Letting the voice happen, not making it happen. How does this work?
18 Focus or awareness, is there a difference?
19 The high notes
20 The high notes continued
21 Exercising the voice
22 Remedy for the throat
23 Tight singing
24 The Case of the stiff Tongue
25 Distraction by frustration
26 Projection – singing in the silence
27 Fitness
28 Pacing yourself
29 Finding your audience
30 Singing in the nose - Part 1
31 Singing in the nose - Part 2
32 Singing in the nose - Part 3
33 Singing in the nose - Part 4
34 Singing in the nose - Part 5
35 Singing in the nose - Part 6
36 Warming up the voice
37 The thought. How important is it?
38 Warming up the body - Part 1
39 Warming up the body - Part 2
40 Warming up the vocal chords - Part 1
41 Warming up the vocal chords - Part 2
42 Warming up the vocal chords - Part 3
43 Balance in all things
44 Self development at home
45 Your own sound
46 Food and drinks we are told will help
47 Can an opera singer sing pop?
48 A visitor’s response to 47
49 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 1
50 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 2
51 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 3–Voice types Male and Female
52 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 4- Roles for Soubrette Soprano
53 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 5-Roles for Lyric & Coloratura Soprano
54 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 6- Roles for Dramatic/Spinto and coloratura Soprano
55 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 7-Roleds for Mezzo and Contralto Soprano
56 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 8-Roles for Tenors, Helden or Heroic, Dramatic, Lyric, Germanic Lyric, Character
57 Opera singing takes time….why? - Part 9-Roles for Baritone and Bass (Helden or Heroic, Lyric, Character, Comic Baritones, Basso Profundo, Bass Baritone, Character Bass

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Index: Series 2

1 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 1 - Technique
2 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 2 - Passaggio
3 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 3 - Focus
4 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 4 - Dynamics Part 1
5 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 4 - Dynamics Part 2 – Pianissimo Singing (1)
6 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 4 - Dynamics Part 3 - Pianissimo Singing (2)
7 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 5 - Falsetto verses Mezza Voce
8 Words to do with singing - What do they mean? - Part 6 - Legato
9 Breathing is easy!
10 Using the breath
11 Singing in front of a camera !!
12 Choosing the right teacher !
13 Technique or Understanding?
14 Follow your instincts
15 Vibrato.
16 Agents. Being pro-active yourself
17 The art of teaching. Whatever helps! Teach in the moment.
18 Preparing for Competitions and Performance
19 Finding Space - A follow up to the tip on "ball" imagery (31/5/02)
20 The rehearsal room - Part 1
21 The rehearsal room - Part 2 - The pecking order
22 The rehearsal room - Part 3 - Pacing yourself
23 The rehearsal room - Part 4 - In the theatre
24 Diction - Part 1 - the less you try to be clear, the clearer you will be!!!
25 Diction - Part 2 - vowel assimilation
26 Diction - Part 3 – the consonants
27 Diction - Part 4 - vowels bridge the consonants
28 Diction - Part 5 - visualisation
29 Diction - Part 6 - an extension of part 5
30 Breathiness verses releasing the breath!
31 Welcoming a breathy tone to sing with greater release and overcome breathiness!
32 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 1
33 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 2
34 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 3
35 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 4
36 Don't let diction get in the way
37 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 5 - Part 1
38 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 5 - Part 2
39 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 5 - Part 3
40 Experimenting with releasing the breath - Exercise 5 - Part 4 (final)
41 Strengthening the vocal sound - Elasticity
42 Sensing your energy
43 Preparation for Christmas singing
44 Reviewing and planning your career
45 Understanding imagery
46 Believing is Seeing!!!!!

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