Everything’s Better with a Smile

Mike Lawson • January 2023Playing Tips • January 15, 2023

For musical theater repertoire, encourage your students to have active smiles while singing. This will help to achieve the signature forward placement of Broadway performers and brighten up the timbre. For classical repertoire, encourage students to impersonate the mouth shape of the singer Cher. This will help to contain spreading of the corners of the mouth and encourage a vertical, warm timbre.

Brenda Jean Hamilton
Lecturer of Voice
Troy University

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