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we have only one voice, right?

How do singers learn how to recite the lyrics to a song/piece? I have been told that singers also need to be good speakers as both speech and singing use the same voice. How do you practice reciting the lyrics? Is it done at a singing lesson? My understanding is that singing teachers don't focus much on speech at all. There is a woman who say that we have Onevoice (that's her method). We really only have one voice, I think. What are Mr Tamplin's ideas about this?
Am I talking about a holistic approach that is in fact uncommon in traditional singing methods?


  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 2,357
    hi, i don't know what this woman is saying. if it helps to answer your question: a lot of singers sound very different when they speak and when they sing.

    regarding the lyrics, this is not normally part of the singing training, you need to do that yourself. of course you can get people helping you recite, but it is more or less something everyone has to do themselves (or resort to lyric sheets if they can't handle it otherwise)
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 5,039
    How ever you use your voice, its the same voice you are using, whether to shout, whisper, speak or sing. For the singing part of it, Ken recognises vocal fachs and uses terms to distinguish different parts of the voice like head and chest, but ultimately he believes the singing voice is once voice. The way to achieve this one singing voice is to master chest head and mix so you have the full range and spectrum of your unique voice at your disposal to do with as you will.

    Ken also states we speak how we speak and sing how we sing, they are 2 different ways of using our voice.
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