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Art & French Fries

Published March 9th, 2017 by Brad Jenks
Why can't people just like things anymore? Why is there always some elaborate justification? I won't go into what I think are the implications of this in the field of Vocal Pedagogy, as I have done that elsewhere (Link). I will stick to the abstract question- Whether it is in the realm of the Arts, […]
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Crossover: The mostly one-way street

Published October 17th, 2015 by Brad Jenks
Following on the heels of my last post, regarding the nature of "classical training" and defending it as merely the development of skill with one's instrument, I feel compelled to share some examples of wonderful things that I have seen recently. I briefly mentioned crossover in my previous blog, and it is here that I […]
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When "Classical" Means Skill

Published October 7th, 2015 by Brad Jenks
At various times in my teaching career I have had a reputation as someone who 1) can "teach you to belt" 2)thinks that "classical technique" is the best technique This is admittedly bizarre, firstly because the two seem opposed to one another, and also because neither is anything I actually think nor ever claimed. The former […]
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The Cricothyroid Rosary

Published April 11th, 2015 by Brad Jenks
Dear Maestro Garcia, who art otherwise Italianate, forgive me la voce this day. Grant to me ease of Can Belto as it is in Bel Canto. Deliver me from nodules and help me to nail this audition. In the name of Garcia Sr., Garcia Jr., and Seth Riggs, for pop stuff.....Amen. Perhaps I am just […]
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2014 in review

Published December 30th, 2014 by Brad Jenks
The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 390 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]
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