Ingredients to Develop
The Right Vocal Attitude
A Menu to Feed the Vocal Mind
by Jesús Quiñones Ledesma
the right vocal attitude
How to live through the process, how to
learn to love our voice, and how to make it last! How to play the mental
game! The process of learning is a game by itself; where there has to be a
winner after all: To learn the Wonderful Art of Singing. We win when we
start to think about it, when we can convince ourselves of the great
We must first take in consideration the
learning of the basic things we need, in every psychological way, to provoke
the accomplishment of putting mind and voice to work together. Let's get
ready with discipline, courage, sensitivity, determination, mental focus and
cool reactions; they are the needed things to find the right vocal attitude
and confidence, which finally reshapes our whole process.
The process has to be approached with intelligence and desire, and if
we have a certain voice, we are call to succeed; otherwise, even if we have
the most incredible and beautiful voice, without the proper elements, there
is nothing to do. It's better not to lose time and money trying to study
singing, through many years, specifically if we know how limited we are.
Let's see the ingredients we have to
Discover how to create a strong mental process to
learn any vocal technique, specially the Italian voice placement.
unflappable belief in our vocal and musical abilities and also in our
sensitive human behavior.
Start to go
beyond goal setting to goal getting.
Learn how to turn
stumbling mental blocks into stepping-stones for our vocal and musical
Tap the true source
of creativity for the needed vocal attitude, as the most relevant goal we
have to pursue.
happiness and everyday habit, since happiness is vocal easiness.
Keep stress far
from taking control of our throat.
unlimited source of mental energy.
Add more years to
the voice and more life to the throat.
positive outcome every time there is an opportunity of learning from others,
especially friends and colleagues.
In the world of
singing we have to constantly discover new things that make us sing better.
Never be negative
to learn from the advices of someone we don't trust. May be there is
something good we can always learn. Those whom we trust sometimes don't like
to share with others or with us what they know. Our intelligent vision will
lead us to the truth.
The search of
vocal progress never ends.
The more we keep
working to find the best learning attitude and we don't prevail, make us
obviously understand how far we are from it, and how much less we really
know, to deal with our own vocal emotions. We have to work mentally and
physically to blend the process with all the necessary tools combined to
finally find the way to succeed.
We shouldn't try
to do things that we haven't given strong and big thoughts.
To sing right takes
time and time is a great factor of truth for us. We should take all the time
needed to build vocal confidence. When it comes it stays with us forever.
concepts and positive attitudes make us better singers after all. We should
never be happy with what we know since there is always something new we still
have to catch on our way up to the top level of performance.
There is nothing
like a top, or a final peak we have to reach; it's a matter of understanding
how high can we ascend vocally, mentally and mature artistically, to learn
how much more it's going to cost us stay on top of what we do.
When we learn how
to deal with the rising evolvement of our vocal process it will be because we
have found the strength of mind and knowledge to find out about it. We have
to know how well we have to endure in our responsibility of being conscious
of what it really means: to be professionally on top of what we emotionally
have to do with our own vocal rendition.
we can find the way to digest the ingredients outlined in this menu of ideas
and concepts, to feed our mind properly, the goals of being more receptive
and fearless will be easier to overcome.
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