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Thread #67743   Message #1135012
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
12-Mar-04 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Deteriorating voice
Subject: RE: Deteriorating voice
I am 74 now, and singing strong(ly). I'm happy to say that I have a strong, clear voice, with good pitch control, as I've always had.

Last year I decided I could use some voice instruction. I knew I didn't want to do opera-style stuff, and didn't want my voice, diction, and delivery to get "tainted" with the habits that classical singers work so hard to assimilate. I found a teacher who sings folk and similar songs, and studied with her for about six months.

As a result, I have better control of my high range, much better understanding of singing diction, and better breath control. It was money and time well spent. The difference in my singing is noticeable.

Dave Oesterreich