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What is Speech Level Singing?

"Speech Level Singing is the ability to always maintain a speech level production of tone - one that stays connected from one part of your range to another.  You don't sing like you speak, but you need to keep the same comfortable, easily produced vocal posture you have when you speak so that you don't reach up for high notes or press down for low ones.  This takes time and patience to coordinate.  A teacher needs to know how to get each of his students to sing through his or her range in a connected, easy manner, without any "breaks" or sudden changes of tone quality.  This is Speech Level Singing."  -  Seth Riggs

What vocal problems can be fixed?

Notes that crack or 'flip'

Breathy or weak tone especially on high notes

Pitch problems (just can't hear the note to sing it)

Lack of vocal range, not able to sing low notes and high notes

No connection between low vocal range and high vocal range

Unhealthy singing style or technique

Poor breathing technique

Nervousness and anxiety

Vocal strain or fatigue

Lack of confidence

Tone problems

Volume control


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