Vocal fundamentals: talks on sustain

Talk on sustain, the third part where I do explain what was one of the central point of Italian belcanto technique: to have overcome technically the muscular response of fight/flight and by that having a voice related on sustain. https://youtu.be/MaqK6vD1uJo

The complete vocal technique playlist on Youtube. A playlist with explanations on vocal fundamentals and concepts and my exercises. Yeah yeah yeah I am doing that happy and joyful thing to put online all my exercises because happiness is knowledge shared.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chTUzF-xkdE&list=PL6Sl5FJI8HrH6yVwOarzk6q8kQHLSGe_g

Alice and me the series the end

*the series was streamed on YouTube where it remained available for some months (then it was time to let it go and look at the future). Now some clips and a resume in the page dedicated here and some on Instagram  @lucia_cossu_voiceteacher    #aliceandme #aliceandmetheseries

We are at the end of these 6 weeks, Alice performs again. She decides to stream it on her Instagram while we stream on Youtube. She decides to sing 5 songs. She risks more, enjoy.

Talks on Cossu method

What nice to talk with a former student who has an interesting view on our work and my method from his medical job; and so nice that not only he is smart as he was but his band will get back rehearsing. Thank you Alex, still pleased of having had you between my students.

What means in sound the proper diaphragm connection in yet good singer.

Singer since very young, it is twelve months she studies with me. You will hear that she is quite in order but there is a huge difference in bewteen the Dianne Reeves and Alicia Keys’s songs and Withney Houston’s one: this is the diaphragm connection that I long looked for her, not perfect yet in all the passages but connected and so it will be possible to train it and have those passages perfects just by using it and remaining connected. Enjoy!

Fundamentals. What means sustain first.

Yesterday I wrote about what I choose as order of working for the sound today (I slightly made another kind of few years ago, according to differences in contemporary requests and the sense of sound that changes adapting to more subtle things then just taste).

Well, sometimes it is impossible for some to simply use some sustain in a form that will create by itself enough copertura not to strain the vocal chords while developing it. So? So I invented some exercises having an effect on the muscular chain related to copertura so to unblock this important issue. Today or tomorrow I will do a tutorial about those exercises.

Here the tutorial with some exercises https://youtu.be/w_jcr1tVkuY

Vocal technique fundamentals: what first? Copertura, sustain or appoggio?

One of the great questions this. One of the thing I find the most misunderstood is that without sufficient support  it will be useless to work on copertura and appoggio. With sustain intending not just a force created by transversus abdominis and diaphragm but jalso the simple posture in tonic relaxed attitude, ready to sing. I generally find too short and need to be developed to work properly with appoggio and copertura. So I will say before sustain, when there is enough to have the correct larynx position we start working with copertura and appoggio with exercises involving also sustain (so to be sure not to lack of it totally).

Alice and me the series

During a lesson streamed, me giving indications a Alice while singing.
Alice Robber at the end

Alice and me the series

with Alice Pistoia (in art Alice Robber) and Lucia Cossu

in a flat in Brook Green – London

6 weeks of vocal full immersion  initially streamed.

Now with her first song out it was time to let go, so below a résumé and on Youtube and Instagram some clips and a few lessons with what happened. Enjoy!

Alice Robber and me, what was this 6 weeks technical full immersion

on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6Sl5FJI8HrGten7AYarll-n9FGhzAaGq

#aliceandmetheseries #aliceandme

Your first song is out Alice,

happy the public that will hear you live

<3

What is it your life? It is just that transparent and huge thing of cooking coordinations, the thing that seems done of nothing, so hidden that disappears while what you have done make others appear completely. My life is to disappear, so huge and subtle.

* and grateful so to love it profoundly.

Teacher and student after, what remains in one image

The joy between teacher and singer after, when we just remain colleagues once finished our work and this is the best that will last. She is the great Italian singer Eleonora Bianchini who made a technical path with me, yet being the recognised singer she was. Happy of what we have done, she thanked me in the cover of her new cd. I have in me, in the depths of my heart and soul and of a voice trainer the work we shared, secret in the depths of music and of visions we shared and that will nourish both for a longer time, as this open smile declare. So beautiful job mine.🍀🍀🍀

Our talk on what was to her cossu method and our path here https://youtu.be/tnK3sS2Lt1I