On #cossumethod

He definitely starts understanding this trip. He certainly has last Saturday while recording. . 🕶. He certainly starts seeing that nothing mystic but just this complex engine made of us, interlaced of everything of us to regulate and put in the correct places very precisely. . 🕶. This was last year on #cossumethod .

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Irenea__

@Irenea__ , getting professional in 2019.

Another happy ending from struggle. She arrived to me not being able to sing without strain and breaking the sounds. Younger she was a natural voice, then some voice lessons and her voice did not improve but collapsed (that is why training of young voices must be of the finest level of knowledge for functionality and voice development, so easy to slip down fast and put dysfunctionality just for too much pretension too soon). It developed in a dysfunctional voice with struggle and breaking the sounds, impossibility of singing more than half an hour every other day.  Logopedic treatments and other different voice teachers useless. She did not contact me immediately because skeptical of Skype lessons. Then we started, we made 11 months weekly lessons, a pause of one year due to her scholastic tasks. Another 11 months of weekly lessons and here she is preparing the first gigs, no need of my lessons now. She seems to develop in a talented professional, now it is her choice and path, but not anymore struggle for unknown reasons. Very very happy.
Enjoy her and her evolution 🙂

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How I got back my voice 1

Yes structure in the voice counts; and I am not away from this truth.

How I got back my voice 1

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Look for Jason Fung and its team and structure.

Now it is plenty of datas and evidences on fasting in many forms. Ask always a doctor, consult with a doctor; as usual use wisely tools.

The following is anecdotal and it was correct to write and share it, not necessary for you to read or listen.

As I say often knowledge is transformative, important and as we know a tool for freedom.

Practically this means that we can change some conditions in a discontinuity way, as I preach for singing.

Some years ago a young student told me that if I applied cossumethod and its principle to me I would have back my voice. She was right but the starting point of mine was not into the parameters of cossumethod. I have a chronic condition diagnosed as a intermittent septicaemia not treatable. Medical malpractice made it worse since 2006, so you have to add to this intermittent montly activation its collateral effects, the effects of the many surgeries, the effects of malpractice: costant fever since 2006, disbyosis so severe that I could eat only liquid medical food with no fibers, malabsorption constant (I am also coeliac), chronic pain visceral and in the joints, reactive arthritis, the consequences of a useless surgical menopause (the surgeon convicted for this), heart with too high frequency the periods of activation (jumping to 180/190 per minute at rest), need of months of antibiotics every year. On voice you had the sensation of an old chronically low pitched voice, stiff and no light in it no more, no ring, and not trainable.

I write and publish that because I would have liked to know the evidences and datas and the existence of Buchinger clinics, or of Jason Fung.

Yes, I am stubborn and did manipulate getting better taking back natural food in the form of juicing and no fibers diet, inventing exercises to have back more functionality in the body, less acute periods with paleo diet and regular saunas, but was just a less pronounced getting worse all the time as expected by diagnostic.

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This is a discontinuity thing, a jumping to something I had forgot. So can be useful for someone, I would have liked to know of this tool.

To me was necessary an extended fasting of more than two weeks and now an intermittent feeding pretty strict (fasting every day minimum 16/18 hours). Perhaps there will be the need of a second prolonged to see if has a sense to try to get rid of it definitively, we will see with doctors. But never ever dreamt that I could get back to this happy normal mundane.

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So this is how it sounds after just a month of training, and just a week of classical training that was absolutely impossible. It is not correct, it has to get back in shape and stamina and far from the career I had, but it is a sharing of knowledge and datas not of musical or artistic level or meaning 😊✨. Those are just playing around to train and experiment.

My voice have back the ring, it is trainable. My career will not be back, but singing yes.

*yesterday the same (now grown and former student told me to publish that); and as I often use me and others to explain concepts and knowledge I think she is right. And yeah I have pretty amazing students.

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Limitations in extension: always to correct it?

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

There is the case of very interesting timbres, generally very effective and a certain limitation in extension, better refer in tessitura in those cases.

Some would think as a limitation this lack of great extension and some would like to solve it.

In my experience when the timbre is obtained by a sustain that reach the positions of second register by mimicking the first and maintaining the larynx movement of pronunciation of the first register is something truly effective and musically precious and if they do not want to absolutely sing repertoire that requires complete development and use of the three registers I would discourage to change it.

If otherwise obtained by a lowering of positions in my experience it will not damage so much the musical effectiveness to correct it.

Strategies for singers, the absolutes in your tastes and choices

VOCAL TECHNIQUE MADE SIMPLE

One of the frequent positions, of internal musical choice on voice that take some away from the development of their true voice is the refuse of something.

To make an example: those who totally refuse nose sound, in any way. They usually get to such a pure flat that takes away the sustain and as I said many times in my tutorials when you have not sustain you will have the sound of no sustain and in this case with correct positions they will sound truly nasal as they do not want. So avoiding the nasal resonances they are obtaining exactly to be stuck in the nasal sound any time they do not want to break the flat sound. So the correction is to put some exercises with correct nasalisation and develop sustain through that and yeah the nasal sound will go away.

Think about that anytime you are absolute in refusing a voice characteristic.

“We do not know what we do not know”

We do not know what we do not know.

So we can know our goals but not precisely how to get there (quite clearly we are not yet there),

for that we need to learn. And to learn is easier if we get coachable.

Being coachable is a smart move, and can be crucial if you have some motor control failures, some dysfunctions.

Dysfunctions even if born from some physical event present a stubborn certitude in the order, an order that being coachable can smoothen enough to change into a functional one.

Being coachable means that you can learn from every thing useful crossing your life, and especially you can learn what you do not know you need to know (that is the centre of knowledge, to know what you do not know not to know).

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.

Who am I

I am someone who can solve the reason why some people can’t be effective in a vocal technique or style, or when a professional can’t have the full or correct use of its instrument even with excellent teachers or coaches.  I was a soloist and being trained in Italian Belcanto technique. A chronic disease that affects my inflammation level in the body related to a medical malpractice made my career  last just three years during which I achieved goals I even had not dreamt about (further details https://luciacossu.com/about/).2012-09-28-13-15-24
I started then teaching,  vocal technique. Being frustrated by seeing some structural issues that made some singers think about them and never relax into a deeper dialog with music I tried to found ways to solve them forever with the same approach to sound I had when I was a soloist. So I invented some physical exercises and discovered in what they were useful to a wider range of persons, even if invented on someone specific. This became a corpus of exercises, some totally invented by me, some are yoga or dance exercises modified to be useful for voice muscular chains. I have so found some principles to work on the reason why some can’t have a proper vocal technique even with good teachers. I found the relation voice-muscular chains in a way not imagined by professionals and now also the way some Manuel Garcia vocalises were intended and why even my excellent belcanto teachers couldn’t use them correctly. . It is a very specific work, nothing to do with others body practises for singers, useful  but less precise for a vocal purpose.  To be sure that the results with my students were really appropriate I put some people with and without vocal problems under medical control before and after our work together and  it was confirmed the solution of their vocal problems in very short time, while a medical prevision of no improvement possible (https://luciacossu.com/cossu-method-program/ ) and those with no issues had confirmed an improvement in voice and posture.
When I say it is new I don’t mean that my work comes from nothing and goes to a new land, no. I mean that it is a step forward in what is the italian belcanto technique. I mean that it brings to the vocal land many that couldn’t previously reach it. And those who are yet there have a way to refine and obtain more.

That it is: a way to bring to voice (and voice styles and technique or even just natural voice) those who couldn’t before and to refine and find tools and expression for the advanced and the professionals.
It is a sort of way to put everybody to the zero point.

#cossuprogram second case Sister I., an organic damage solved

Sister I. entered  my study program in june 2014. Sister I. had an important surgery to save her life, a thyroidectomy in october 2013. After she had problems with the voice, she could not easily speak, singing impossible. She used to sing in her convent, many times every day and also as a soloist. She had a beautiful clear and natural voice, not trained and had some stuttering when child. She had calcium levels very low and they remained low durign the program and after. Now she sings again and as soloist as if she had never had any voice problem.

Here the certificates with the  diagnosis of hypomotility of the left vocal fold before logopedic treatment and still the same hypomotility after but but a good compensation gained, singing still impossible for her.

*01/28/2014 Tyrodectomy on october the 3rd 2013, since dysphonia, and slight dysphagia for liquids. Negate having other noteworthy patologies.
Fibrolaringoscopie: Normal cordal morfology. Hypomotility of left vocal fold. Inadequate compensation of the contralateral  fold. Normal respiratory spaces. No smoking.  Require a tenseabductive phoniatric treatment.   

After logopedy * 06/06/2014 At current control it is confirmed the situation of hypomotility of the left vocal fold, good compensation of contralateral fold

It confirms the hypomotility of the left vocal folds but now a good compensation of the other side. She had very low calcium level from the operation till several months after the last certificate you found at the end.

Sister I

Sister I. certificato-ipomobilita-privacy

After #cossuprogram. During she could get back singing every day and in some Those are her vocal folds in photo and stroboscopy after nine months since we stopped our work. No maintainance exercises, no further therapies. As nothing has never happened to the left fold. The certificate confirms that
* Fiber optic laryngoscopy: True vocal folds normal in morphology, slight hypomotility of the right vocal folds, slight hypertrophy in the posterior closure as for  suspected reflux. Stroboscopy: regular vibration, simmetrical and of normal amplitude.  

And since our work Sister I. sings every day and again as a soloist as before the surgery. In may 2017 Sister I. wrote me that she had been the soloist of the Litany of the Saints during a Solemn Profession in the Basilique of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Porziuncola (Assisi). As nothing never happened to her left vocal fold, joy.

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We could make the left fold work again after three weeks and in the video is her voice the first meeting and after 5 weeks. Professionals will hear that there is a substantial difference, even if in a subtle way since it has to get some training back after one year and a half of hypomotility. You can hear the gain in the ring, a little glow on the sound, a more clear timbre that starts appearing. This to me is a truly important sign and telling me that the vocal folds start having a correct activity, I know it is the start of having after just to make the chord being trained. She could sing in a little celebration of Sandro Pertini Hospital one month after the end of the program.