“Singing Lessons for Little Singers: Level A – Very Young Beginner” by Greg Blankenbehler (2011)
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“Observations on the Florid Song” by Pier Francesco Tosi (1723)
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“The Technics of Bel Canto” by Giovanni Battista Lamperti (1905)
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“Modern Singing Methods” by J. F. Botume (1885)
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“Singing Lessons for Little Singers” by Gregory Blankenbehler (2009)
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- “Singing Lessons for Little Singers: Level A – Very Young Beginner” by Greg Blankenbehler (2011)
Pier Francesco Tosi Archive
Posted on July 23, 2010 | 2 CommentsThe instrument created through this partnership of altered nature and arduous nurture had a profound effect on voice training as well as a musical movement already craving for the spectacular. The unprecedented skill of the castrati demanded improvements in singing technique for all voice types. With the acceptance of the castrato voice, preferences of timbre also began to change so clear and strong voices were favored over soft and airy.
Posted on July 13, 2010 | 2 CommentsAs musical tastes moved from polyphony to monody and operas began to be performed, castrati were initially no more favored than any other voice type: roles were assigned to whomever was available, regardless of their register. By 1680, however, the castrati had taken over the leading and often the secondary roles in the opera.
Posted on June 12, 2010 | 3 CommentsThe foundations of the bel canto method and style were laid during the creation of opera and monody solo singing in the late 16th century. As the new art form developed, virtuoso singers emerged on the international scene with almost inhuman agility...