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 Β 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).

The Alice Robber and me series

On my Youtube and Instagram you can find a nice thing happening in my flat. Alice is a singer and songwriter, she has a producer and she is friend of a couple of my students, she opened last winter the concert of my professional student Galil3o. She is my host for 6 weeks and we decided to do a challenge, we put this online with some live streaming on Tuesday at 2pm and Friday at 11am and many others little clips of what is our creative and musical interaction, and my giving to her what can be while she opens to me and trusts me and challenges me and I challenge her. This is the fourth lesson, and also the entire playlist, the clips are truly nice as her songs. Enjoy this little creative laboratoire that this flat and London weeks are.



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.πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

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

Vocal technique: some talks on fundamental questions.

My first two talks on some fundamental questions of vocale technique, often not so clear in students and singers and not clearly explained through their effects and consequencies so that they remain scary and refused in the first step. Often they are related as the fact that when you cover the sounds you will have in your sound not the effect of copertura but the disclosure of the state of your sustain and appoggio. I mean that not covered sounds have a different kind of pressure from the effective and true sustain (a true sustain always have a copertura effect), so you cover and the vocal folds do not respond anymore to the excess of pressure not correct. You will immediately hear how much the correct and true sustain is developed and the really good news is that with copertura it is safe and not tricky to develop the effective and true sustain. So if you refuse covering you will probably never develop a real and effective sustain, and this just because you were scared by the sound after copertura that was just the first step of the process and not the arriving point of the process. Many things in vocal technique present this two step process, I will try to clarify some of those for you on Istagram in my IGTV.
And the first is on copertura. πŸ™‚