Singing Belcanto

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Wednesday 10 October 2018 by Matthieu Giroux

Some told that you have to go to the music’s school to sing well. But you will spend a lot of time learning music theory in it. Before knowing the written notes, it is nevertheless more rewarding to master his voice, or an instrument. Singing gives desire. Playing music and dialogue allows you to continue to connect in your mind, in a different way for everyone. Passion can then come if we like what we have chosen.

Singing is about creating a story. This is called performance. It’s about letting invent about that speaks to us in the song’s history, which we understand. If we write, if we create, we act as if we were writing, as if we were creating the song. That is, we act to sing. So our song gets value for the listener.

You must first know your starting voice. We determine if we are low, baritone, tenor, viola, mezzo, soprano. These voice’s registers go from the lowest to the most acute. With beginners, it will always start on the first possible register, the lower. There are lower records for men and acute records for women, or children.

To transmit the song in belcanto, we must know the piano and themes. These allow to gain power. We sing So°°le or Vi’toria, going up and down, to press and hold up. To rise to the treble, it is important not to raise his voice to the top of the head, as many beginners want to do. You have to use your ribcage to bring in breath. The rib cage is the muscle located at the level of the belly. To hold, you need support and training. We work then the staccato. This consists of loosening the notes, using the diaphragm, organ located below the chest.

After the training, we learn in groups, then in canon, to know the autonomy. There must be a metronome, or a conductor. There are other exercises, asking to understand his anatomy. Do you dare to become a soloist?

My Notes

Find a group that learns with Belcanto method, or without solfeggio.
If not, talk about it to teachers of popular education songs.