Vibrazione

Esther Salaman, in her book ‘Unlocking Your Voice’, reminds us that the Bel Canto school of singing is about quality over quantity. Ms Salaman says that Vibrazione is an exercise that develops the core of our vowels. In other words, it develops quality.

Today I made a sound file of vibrazione. Vibrazione is a moment of intensity and depth. It is not obtained by pushing. Rather, it is the product of the ‘Happy Surprise’ breath, correct onset and a coordinated deepening of the sound whilst increasing the airflow.

The word “Sing’ sung normally, then vibrazione using dynamics of mf, mp, p and then pp.

Published by Deborah Wai Kapohe

I am a classical singer and guitarist. I have created a project called 'The Lilli Lehmann Project'. The project, lasting from 2020 until 2023, aims to refresh my voice and prepare me to be a singing teacher. The scope of the project is that I am studying Lilli Lehmann's singing book, bibliography, recordings and her reviews, as well as other historical vocal pedagogy. I have chosen this platform in order to blog about my discoveries, demonstrate techniques and exercises, and perform pieces of music. I have done so because I wish to be transparent. I think that if a student is prepared to learn from me then I should stand up to public scrutiny.

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