Tag Archives: Muscles

Metaphors and the Semantic Chauvinist

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I have a real place in my heart for method-chauvinism. I think that’s probably because some of my best voice teachers were convinced that there was only one way to teach and that was their … Continue reading

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THE UGLY SEX FACE and singer’s “Facial Posture”

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden The term “Facial ‘Posture’” and most references to the mimic muscles are FROUGHT with potential misunderstanding for the student. For this reason it’s extraordinarily important that the student goes out of each and every lesson … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on “The Breath”

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Much has been said and much has been written about “The Breath” for singing and for speaking. Discussions about the breath in general and in singing specifically always remind me of that Zen story of … Continue reading

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