Monthly Archives: May 2013

Speech Level Singing

I am currently studying Speech Level Singing and incorporating it into the Frederick Husler Body Based Awareness method that I currently sing and teach.  Today’s lesson with my teacher Kathy was a trip.  I never knew I could ‘belt’ (pop style) sing a high C.  Larynx stayed low, voice felt fine after the lesson (I didn’t die or bust a vocal chord).  What I like about this method in my voice is that it deepens my chest register.  And I’m finding an evenness of range, whether singing pop/belt style (which feels narrower and more held but also more relaxed) or opera (which feels lighter and open in the chest and throat but a more intentional breath). Lots of crossover in releasing jaw/tongue tension etc.  More updates soon…