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?
Ah... beautiful morning wind, the freezing sun hits my cheeks. "Wake up, it's time" - it whispers forcefully. "All those feelings of old must fade before they fester on your lap". If I was left with nothing I'd still give it my all. Rather dying young, change my skin than apologetically growing old. Having spine… Continue reading All or Nothing
Now that we are on the month of the "Pride" movement, I want to write about it from a deeper perspective. I'm not gonna dwell into the meaning of the word "Pride", which to me is another form of control with its provoking connotation, like the "feminist" movement (why should we be "proud" of being… Continue reading Identity & Variety
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
This is a continuation of Breathing Exercises. Lie down on a comfortable flat surface (use a mat preferably). Make sure you minimize the gap between your waist and the floor, and between the back of your neck and the floor (feel your spine lengthening). Allow yourself to relax as if you were going to fall… Continue reading Breathing Exercises 2
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 much as we humans like to see ourselves as free-willed beings and with capability of choice (which we also have if we follow our truth), we are pretty much creatures of habit in our basic behaviours. We are quite predictable. And I guess that justifies our instinctual nature. Things like waking up, eating, going… Continue reading Habits & Routines
This morning I was teaching Aerobics to a group of people in their 70s. It made me think how much I enjoy being around older people, most of them are appreciative of every single detail, they are kind and respectful. They have lived in a time when there was no internet and they grew developing… Continue reading The things that matter
How far are you willing to go to overcome your challenges? How much are you willing to push/risk in order to get something/somewhere? It's a hard one because sometimes no matter how hard you push, the improvements will be imperceptible even when for you might mean a hell of an effort, you might feel that… Continue reading Pushing, Accepting & Allowing
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
This is such a broad concept to elaborate, why do I get myself in trouble this way? 🙂 Life's purpose is to be happy (for most people, anyway). Singing and Moving (either through exercise, dance, gardening, farming, sports, etc) are two activities that make us happier. They are two expressions of being human that make… Continue reading Healing through Singing & Movement