• Jazz means improvisation

Jazz means improvisation

Throughout its recent history, evolution and contemporary route, jazz music has been identified with improvisation.
One point in which jazz differentiates against other musical idioms (that also share the element of improvisation) is that improvisation in jazz is not a static “snapshot” nor is a purpose.
We could say that improvisation is the very language of jazz.

  • Sound : power and homogeneity

Sound : power and homogeneity

The cornerstone, the center of gravity or however you call the mask in the process of singing, becomes immediately apparent how extremely important it is for the quality, power and homogeneity of sound.

  • Sound : articulation and volume

Sound : articulation and volume

One more factor that affects the quality of sound of a voice and the articulation is the mouth. The singer has to learn how to articulate properly and to be able to produce a homogeneous sound (read more at the article about the sound). 
This is a goal that can be succeeded with the collaboration of the three elements Breathing - Mouth - Mask. 

  • Sound : Control of diaphragmatic breathing

Sound : Control of diaphragmatic breathing

The first and most important chapter, regarding the "opening" of the sound of the voice, is breathing.
The great importance of breathing in singing, as in any other wind instrument, is absolutely understandable.
It is even more important though, to realize the great value of diaphragmatic breathing in comparison to the "short" (shallow) breathing.

  • At the beginning there was sound

At the beginning there was sound

Introduction to the concept of the sound
The first thing we perceive (consciously or even unconsciously) when we hear a voice singing, is always its sound. And it is a matter of taste and of other conscious or again unconscious factors, whether we're gonna like it or not. Regardless of all that, there are in fact some objective and undisputed elements, that constitute a beautiful voice.