Playing it Old-School The Benefits of Classical Training for Contemporary Singers

A love of music and desire for fame are common motives for someone to pursue a career as a commercial musician

Some even strive to be as successful as music legends like Elvis Presley...

...or Michael Jackson

However, singing as a career is much more difficult than it appears. In addition to the mental stress of performing, a vocalist must meet the physical demands of the task.
Singing can place much stress on the larynx, even leading to injury. Such an injury can halt a singer's work, throwing a wrench in his or her career. Classical training teaches techniques essential to injury prevention.
Classical training also teaches techniques that greatly expand a singer' s ability through genres such as opera. For example, learning to sing with proper posture and breath support allows the vocalist to hold a note for much longer while maintaining a full, rich sound.
In addition, through classical singing, singers learns to mix their chest and head registers, which expands their range and allows them to hit much higher notes while keeping a clean tone and without straining.
Classical vocal training equips singers with useful tools and techniques that greatly increase their abilities as musicians.

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