Matt Edwards

Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Monthly Archives: November, 2015

Mix it up Monday: Tongue Twisters

A few weeks ago I blogged about the benefits of extended tongue phonation for releasing posterior tongue tension. If you dwell on extended tongue phonation for too long, it could … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Mastering new styles

Students and teachers often ask me how to learn a new style. I think my answer often surprises them, especially if they are classically trained – imitate. Imitation is a bad … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Soft Palate Positions

Over the past few years I have come to believe that it can be very useful to show students the possibilities of their voice during their training. For instance, even … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

Technology Thursday: What You need to know about microphones – Part 2

Last week I discussed the types of microphones you are most likely to encounter. This week I am going to discuss sensitivity and amplitude response. Sensitivity Providing an in-depth explanation … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: The Pentatonic Scale

Voice teachers have traditionally used the major scale when building vocal warm-ups and exercises. While classical music is primarily built around the major and minor scales, CCM styles are built … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Technology Thursday: What You need to know about microphones – Part 1

The late 1920s and early 1930s saw the emergence of “microphone singing.” Until the late twenties, singers performed acoustically and therefore had to train their voices to have “ring” and … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Sing like you speak

“Mix it up Monday” is a new series on the blog. Each Monday I will post an exercise for you to try out in the studio or in your own … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

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