The big question: does fat help you sing better? Why so many operatic singers are obese? One of my first articles here wanted to address this issue, but I want to dive deeper and show you my opinion from energetic and physical perspectives. My take on the subject is: Fat does not make you a… Continue reading Fat Singer or Fit Singer?
Before, when I was only a bit more naive than I am today, my loving parents would decide what was right and wrong for me, and of course that was perfectly fine, why would I wish for something different, anyway, like for example singing on the Moon? I was a very obedient girl with wild… Continue reading For you… with Love
My best songs always sprung from unplanned inspiration. Same applies to certain fitness classes, where one starts off following a pre-planned session but then we end up changing the programme just because. How many times we have to improvise in our daily tasks, anyway? Developing this skill is not only useful, but life-saving. In order… Continue reading Improvisation and all that Jazz
Music. Once everything for me. It still is the old lover who hurts me from time to time. But now I understand that Music is just another expression of the whole truth (albeit a very complete one, I must say). Which also means there is more than one lover that's going to stick with you… Continue reading I see the Music in Fitness
Although the musical aspect (having a good musical ear, etc.) plays a very important role in knowing how to listen, I will skip that and focus on the general human side. Disgracefully, we have forgotten how to listen as civilization has evolved into more noisy times. Why do we need to listen? - you'd ask.… Continue reading Listen
It's the question that I have been asked over and over again throughout the years. My answer (instinctively, at first, and experimentally proven later) has always been: YES, YOU CAN. Think of it this way: can someone with no knowledge/skill on how to make ceramic pots, make ceramic pots? yes they can, as long as… Continue reading Can everyone sing (in tune)?
As a singer (and person), you need a lot of this. Why? Because your most fantastic improvisations and creations will come from your inside world. Feeding it is imperative. As a creator, your inner world is bigger than your outside reality and you must realize (like I did) that this one is a feature that… Continue reading Your Inner World
That which touches the heart is never boring. Even if it is repeated over and over again. We always come to the same truth: it's essence what matters, not the stories themselves, nor the clothes, nor the letters, nor the make-up. But the essence. When you sing a song which is not yours, do… Continue reading Singers’ Essence & Substance
I couldn't have resumed my whole life in better three words than these, and what a pleasant surprise to discover that the 3 of them are not only closely linked (as I've always said, they are all branches of the same tree), but also now it's been scientifically researched that having lucid dreams about singing… Continue reading Dreaming, Singing & Exercise
Introduction: Hidden History. "In the beginning was the Word". "And the Word became Flesh". So much depth in these two ancient statements. Was the Word in the beginning of the world as we know it? or was it in a different reality? Words take away the energy and the meaning of conceptual ideas and feelings,… Continue reading Songwriting & Health
Good things never came easy. In your practice, most of the time there is struggle. In fact, striving for perfection will never give you a sense of completion. The only way out is getting used to it, unfortunately. It will not get better unless you accept perfection does not exist as such and, still, after… Continue reading The Gift of Isolation
When I started doing exercise I must have been around 6 or 7 years old, imitating an aerobics instructor who was on Spanish TV in the 80s, Eva Nasarre, every morning religiously before going to school. I just loved her gym tights and colourful leg warmers😍. My liking for aerobics, singing and dance also prompted… Continue reading Learning & Control