Advice for Singers Sustain Perfectly
Sustaining perfectly the reservoir of air is the greatest des...
Educing is bringing out or causing to appear. Teachers impart...
Profession Or Trade
An item recently seen reads, "we would rather be a music teac...
Every song or other vocal composition should be analyzed as...
Recover From Mistakes
Next to him who makes no mistakes, is he who recovers from an...
Provide For The Young
Parents see the necessity of providing the means for their ch...
In these days of invention, discovery and progress, no one ne...
There Are No Mistakes
How often does every one of us make the "mistake of a lifetim...
Desultory Voice Practice
European schools and teachers stand aghast at what American...
Come Up Higher
The man makes the musician as does the musician make the man....
All Things Are Good
Certain quotations and sayings, through familiarity, lose the...
Fortunately, no two persons are exactly alike. If they were...
Personal freedom of action must for a time be surrendered by ...
Before An Audience
When singing before an audience in a hall, do not look on the...
Heart And Intellect
Let not the heart be the ruling power all the time. If it is,...
Speaking And Singing
The basis of good singing is good speaking. The speaking voic...
Every singer should be an earnest student of poetry. There ar...
Care Of The Body
Singers seem to think but little of the tools with which they...
Music And Longevity
Perhaps no one chooses to question the statement that lengt...
A very good reason, but one which individuals can attend to, ...
A very good reason, but one which individuals can attend to, why we have
so few artists among singers, is that so few take time to gain
experience. There must be many appearances before audiences before the
amateurishness is worn off. Singers often think, when they hear a
noted singer, that they could do just as well as that and perhaps
better, and yet they cannot get professional engagements. It may all be
true, that they can do just as well as the artist, but in appearance and
self-command they may be deficient. Experience cannot come in a day or a
season. If it could what a crowd of singers would become noted. It takes
much time--years of time. One cannot safely feel that he has had
experience enough to place himself among the professional singers until
he has appeared at least fifty times. How many of our readers have done
that? Many visit the large cities and seek engagements who have great
talent and have the probability of complete success in them, but who
have had so little proper experience that their first appearance in the
large city, would be a failure. Managers of experience perceive this
state of affairs and refuse to give engagements on that account. Gain
that appearance necessary to the artist by singing before public
audiences everywhere, at church festivals, benefit concerts, parlor
receptions, college recitals, anywhere where an audience can be
entertained. Study your influence over your audience and learn how to so
express your art in your voice and singing that your audiences are your
subjects. Concert after concert must pass before you know your own power
in song. Year after year will go bye, before it is safe to approach the
critical audiences of large cities.
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