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On the Art of Singing$
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Richard Miller

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.001.0001

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Patching the Vocal Garment

Patching the Vocal Garment

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22 Patching the Vocal Garment
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On the Art of Singing
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Richard Miller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0022

This chapter argues that patching is seldom an effective way of ensuring either the beauty or the longevity of a garment with holes. In the same way, a voice teacher should not resort to patching fundamental errors of vocalism with compensatory threads of colorful imagery. No amount of attention to the concerns of audience communication, dramatic interpretation, linguistic exactitude, and artistry and musicianship can mask the faulty weave in the vocal instrument, any more than the addition of red and yellow ribbons can disguise a threadbare coat. A sagacious vocal tailor—that is, the teacher of singing—will make sure that the correct weave serves as the singer's foundation at any level of development, or within any allotted span of time.

Keywords:   patching, vocalism, vocal instrument, singing, singer, voice teacher

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