The following is an amazing video I came across on YouTube a while ago. It shows Adam Lopez singing a high note that is a half step higher than the highest note on a piano.

SOURCE: “Adam Lopez – Highest Vocal Note,” (Retrieved 10 Feb 2016).

Sergius Kagen (1909-1964) was a member of the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music and had this to say regarding the studying of singing:

In my experience, I have become aware of the fact that too many young people who hope to become professional singers believe too much in and expect too much from the processes of study. . . . [Study] cannot be expected to endow the student with faculties he may not possess by nature.

SOURCE: Sergius Kagen, On Studying Singing (NY: Dover Publications, 1960), p. 4.

Bernadette Peters in '08

Bernadette Peters has long been one of my favorite Broadway singers. In 1985 during the Broadway run of Song and Dance, she had the following to say about the singing voice:

”It’s like a muscle,” says Miss Peters, suddenly sounding like an athlete. ”You have to keep it in shape. Singing lessons are like body building for your larynx.”

How true.

SOURCE: Dena Kleiman, “Bernadette Peters Trains Voice Like a Muscle,” New York Times (20 September 1985) C3.

“The feeling that your tone is free, borne on its own wings of energy, is one of the greatest delights of life–because you are its creator.”

SOURCE: William Earl Brown, Vocal Wisdom: Maxims of Giovanni Battista Lamperti (1931). Enlarged ed. by Lillian Strongin. (New York: Taplinger, 1957), p. 33.

If you can talk, you can sing.

How well you sing is someone’s opinion.

Someone’s opinion is no reason to not sing.

Carlo Broschi aka Farinelli

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While a lot of knowledge has been gained over the centuries regarding singing, there is much that still remains uncertain and there are many differences of opinion among singing teachers regarding terminology and correct vocal technique.

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