Tag Archives: Pressure

„Don’t Push”— Pressure Centers Above and Below

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden How many times have we singers heard that admonition; “Don’t Push”? Either we’ve said it ourselves (to ourselves or our students) or we’ve heard it a million times from our own teachers. It sure sounds … 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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Manipulation, Influencing-with-Integrity and my dog Fluffy

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden A bit over a year ago, our little family unit bought a dog. Fluffy. I fell in love immediately, which isn’t difficult when you look into those soulful eyes. That was the problem; if I … Continue reading

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