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On the Art of Singing$
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Richard Miller

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.001.0001

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What Technical Work Have You Done Today?

What Technical Work Have You Done Today?

59 What Technical Work Have You Done Today?
On the Art of Singing

Richard Miller

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the importance of a daily routine in a singer hoping to acquire technical skills for a particular instrument required in any kind of appropriate literature. Many young singers today, very few of whom are congenitally lazy, believe that vocal talent itself is sufficient for the demands of performance. How very different that viewpoint is from those found in autobiographical accounts of legendary singers of the past who conscientiously devoted portions of each day solely to technical work. Any young singer who wants to become a professional should identify those aspects of technique that are not consistently secure. Then such simple procedures as getting up at a decent hour every day to begin a regimen of vocalization with specific technical goals in mind should be adopted. Singing is a serious discipline requiring as much technical knowledge as does the playing of any other instrument, if not more.

Keywords:   singer, technical skills, instrument, technical work, vocalization, singing, technical knowledge

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