I have long wanted to start a blog in order to share ideas with those of us dedicated to singing – be it as a student, a professional, a musician other than singer, or just someone interested in the great lyric art.
I would love to discuss various topics all pertaining to this vast subject. Already I have had requests to deal with:
The Future of Opera
and there are so many more topics out there for us to share.
I have always loved “maxims” said by respected and well known singers, teachers, musicians, etc. etc. So, I will start with a couple to get this blog up and running:
“GOOD SINGING IS OBEYING THE RULES OF NATURE” – Thomas Hampson, Baritone
“THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL TO DEVELOP: IMAGINATION” (Inner ear and inner eye)
– Thomas Hemsley in “Singing and Imagination”
I will also be happy to discuss some of the better books on the subject. There are some wonderful ones out there.
Have fun with this blog – it is meant to be a chance to share ideas.