We are starting out by sharing five very good online tools for learning music. Many have probably all ready found these wonderful sites, but for you out there
who are not familiar with them, take a look!
Wondering what your role sings about in your opera aria?
Are there more arias for that role?
What fach it is?
What is the range?
Want to find a libretto and translation?
This is a great place to start if you want to search online!
The Aria Database
You are going to sing a recital?
You need to find translations?
Maybe browse for specific songs or composers?
You will find amazing help here!
The Lied, art Song Project
This is a great tool if you don’t play the piano.
You get great help finding your notes when learning the melody.
A pianist have recorded the piano-part, so this is actually like karaoke. Opera Karaoke. (They also have video now, for the text)
Great if you are to sing at family events/just for fun and you don’t have a piano or pianist available.
Or you’d like to practice at home, testing if that aria or song was correct for you.
They also recorded the pronunciation. Handy if you don’t want to pay lots for language coaching in the beginning.
Easy to download and can be used in any mp3-players, iPods/iPhone and computers.
Didn’t have the time (or forgot) to go the library and finding scores?
Wondering if a role is correct for you? (pitch/tessitura etc)
Or just study at home?Need to print a score asap?
“Singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on earth.”
“Singing becomes a form of therapy.”