Category Archives: NLP

Roles Singers Play

When I started out singing opera professionally, I had some very naïve views of ‘the business’. One of them was that if you sang well, you’d be a success. Simply by the fact, in opera, that you had a bella … Continue reading

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Eudamonia, Gnoti Sauton und „Coaching“

Warum braucht ein Mensch überhaupt einen “Coach”? Was ist unter „Coaching“ zu verstehen? Eins ist sicher: frage 10 Coaches nach einer Definition von Coaching und Du bekommst mindestens 15 verschiedene. Einerseits liegt das daran, dass Coaches sich, genau wie Menschen … Continue reading

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Envy and NLP: The Dark Side of the Bright Side of Life

Ray Wilkins and Evan Bortnick Imagine for a moment a good friend in the same line of work as yourself. One day he tells you of an enormous success he’s just had. He landed a big account. He was awarded … Continue reading

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Quick-and-Dirty vs. Slow-and-Detailed

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden As we all know, there are COUNTLESS ways to perceive “Reality”. One thing’s for sure; how we perceive “Reality” determines both how we feel and how we behave. I’m sure you’ve also noticed that it’s … Continue reading

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Mental Diets

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden The New Year always seems to bring with it one article after another on New Year’s resolutions, ESPECIALLY regarding new diets. I always smirk, but I read them anyway. Typical American, I know. My German … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fitness

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I always sort of smile when I hear the word “Fitness”. Much like the word “Love”, when 5 people say it, they mean 15 different things all at once. Hey, when I say it, it … Continue reading

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VOMITARE and Calibrated Loops

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’ll never forget the first time I heard the term “Vomitare”. It was proceeded by an experience I had singing in Innsbruck. It was during a love duet with a gorgeous soprano with long, thin, … Continue reading

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Mixing Concepts – Collapsing Models… some thoughts for Singing Teachers

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden There are significant advantages to having studied a lot of stuff over the years. When enough of it sinks in, it starts to form into something new. In the formation of cut-to-measure exercises in the … Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time and Roses

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I went to buy some bare root roses this morning. Some of my favorites– filled, fragrant, spectacular. It’s always strangely thrilling for me to hold those scrawny, brown, bare roots in my hand and to … Continue reading

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Singer’s Formant, the Diaphram and the “Vegas”-Nerve

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden In a recent discussion in a forum on LinkedIn the topic of the Vagus nerve came up. Someone unintentionally (or intentionally) misspelled it “Vegas” which precipitated a most educating and entertaining exchange. Here are some … Continue reading

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