Episode 20 – Direction, Position, Attention, Situation

The ‘tion’ combo is our focus today, and it’s actually incredibly uniform. Any time you see that ‘tion’ at the end of a word, you’ll be turning it into a small ‘schwa’ sound, just like ‘a’, or ‘after’. I know – it’s so tempting to make it huge, like ‘Shaun’ or ‘shun’. But really, it’s[…]

Exercises: The Diamond Of Support

  The Diamond of Support is a killer exercise from Janice Chapman in her book Singing and Teaching Singing. It neatly explains in an easy-to-use exercise how the abdomen should be working in order to keep the voice healthy and strong. It also neatly cuts out tension from the rectus abdominis, a nasty centre for[…]