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The Internet offers a considerable quantity of resources: articles, scores, sound and video files. Anyone may see the fantastic value of it. As always, the web provides the best and the worst. The specificity of vocal training (and the beauty of it) is that there must be a real contact between teacher and student. Fundamental issues like breath management and Passaggio training can only be taught in the studio. It is impossible to diagnose a vocal issue in a thorough manner and to cure its cause at distance. A sound file may give indications, but nothing more. Students who wander on the net looking for miracle remedies definitely take considerable risks.
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Within the tenor vocal category, there is a voice that some call light lyric tenor. This type of singer must be appropriately taught. One cannot reveal or develop his specific vocal characteristics when trained as a lower-voiced tenor (even as a lyric tenor). One must pay extra attention to the singer’s body shape, his exact Passaggio notes, his fitting repertoire.
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Working with a beginner takes a similar approach at first whatever the vocal category. The basics notions of posture and breathing are almost identical. However, once the true voice type of the student is established, a voice tutor must respect it. Teaching a soprano in the mezzo range does not help at all; training a tenor as a baritone until he gains high notes is counter-productive, to say the least. It is of the utmost importance that a student be trained in his/her appropriate vocal category.