Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Mix it up Monday: Relaxing the digastric and mylohyoid muscles

The digastric and mylohyoid muscles are part of the swallowing mechanism and will often contract when singing. If these muscles contract, they can cause a wide range of problems. Most … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · 18 Comments

Mix it up Monday: 10 Steps for Phrasing a Song

  This blog typically discusses the technical aspects of singing, however the artistic side of performance is just as important. It is not unusual for a student who is struggling … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Phrase Weighting

In conversational speech we emphasize specific words to help add clarity to what we are saying. For instance let’s use the phrase “I like green peppers.” This could be used … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Using Primal Sound to Find the Belt Voice

Oren L. Brown taught at Juilliard for nineteen years and is considered to be one of the pioneers of voice therapy. The first chapter of his book Discover Your Voice … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Finding “twang”

“Twang” is a term that can stir up heated conversation in some circles. There are those who say it is a made-up term, others say it belongs only in country … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

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