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Teacher needing helping with student's voice

Training the high register takes time, care and control. Why is it important that a 14 year old girl can sing above A5? Try to train her technique in the range that works, and make sure she has fun ...
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What's an easier way to separate the notes in a riff and runs?

First of all there is some really weird terminology going on. She is saying trill, but talking abouts turns for one thing. Similarly staccato is not about the softness of the vocal onset. It is a ...
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Wouldn’t there be an advantage to songwriting beginning with just one vowel or syllable and are there examples of this historically?

Isn’t this sort of the idea behind Solfege? ...the use of syllables with no intent to form words...to begin completely "right brain", not worrying about what words they are saying...Similar ...
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Wouldn’t there be an advantage to songwriting beginning with just one vowel or syllable and are there examples of this historically?

This question seems to presume that songs are written words first. That's simply not true! Many, many 'songs' start off as tunes, to which words are added later. In fact, there are many examples of ...
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Wouldn’t there be an advantage to songwriting beginning with just one vowel or syllable and are there examples of this historically?

Yes, this happens. Ira Gershwin was known initially to write nonsense lyrics to songs George wrote, and the initial lyrics to The Beatles "Yesterday" were "Scrambled eggs ...." In ...
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Is there a way to sing actual clear, nice two notes? (Polyphonic overtone singing)

No. We only have one vocal apparatus each and the apparatus can only truly resonate at one pitch as a time.
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Multiple Notes Sung for A Single Word

It's a melisma, I'm guessing you've already found out though. I'd like to know if that's what you were talking about.
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Singing improvisation when the band plays low

I agree, this can be a nuisance. A jazz singer (hopefully) interprets the melody pretty straight for at least one chorus - let the audience know WHAT you're improvising on before going wild! You ...
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Singing improvisation when the band plays low

This is a difficult one to answer, without listening. But, bottom line is, there will be some songs that you'll just have to sit out on. I have the same problem with one band, the song Teach Your ...
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