Helping you learn your arias and lieder!

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!

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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

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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

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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.

 Opera Karaoke

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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?

Petrucci Music Library

Variations are both wonderful places to search

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“Singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on earth.”
Edith Piaf

“Singing becomes a form of therapy.”
Placido Domingo

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*Beats the conducting baton on the music stand*

Ahem….Welcome!

It makes us happy to see that you have found your way to the very first post of our new blog; Tessitura.
Meaning: the ‘best’ or most comfortable pitch range, of course talking about singing.

We would like this blog to be a tool, a place for you to find (and maybe share?) some advice on topics related to the art (and life!) of singing.

As a singer you know that the voice often seems to live it’s own life, being prone to illness and sometimes being plain moody! Taking an unannounced holiday without telling you where it went or when it will be back. But there are lots of advice out there! We want to collect and share the experience on some of the uncertainties you can run into as a singer. For example; vocal health, vocal fachs, traveling & audition advice, general health/nutrition, music resources online, great books/biographies, where to find translations, polls, helpful and inspiring quotes, etc.

NB! We always recommend you to seek professional medical help or/and singing teacher if you have severe trouble with your voice.  Only use this as general advice.

We also want this to be a fun place, so watch out for silly music-related jokes, pictures and videos who hopefully brings a smile to your face!

 

Want to share something with us?
Did your teacher give you an amazing advice?
Do you think there is something in; “do not to eat before singing?”
Do you know of any fantastic online music resources?

Please share with us!
Use the email if you want to have it posted or comment on an existing thread.