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Discovering the Traditional Bel Canto, Episode 5
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Vocal Music

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Most singers panic at the thought of sounding raspy or losing their voice. Going against the grain, Shen Yun soprano Tianli asserts that losing your voice isn’t a bad thing. It can help you discover the correct place to sing from. In this episode, Tianli shares her journey of struggle and redemption as she switched from conventional singing techniques to traditional bel canto.Tianli takes time in this video to answer some common questions from viewers, including why Shen Yun singers sing with mouths wide open when their bel canto techniques require tu xiao zi, or enunciating every word with focus and precision. Tianli also explains the resonance positions of high, middle, and low notes and provides tips for sounding amplified but relaxed.Interested in learning this unique method of bel canto taught by Shen Yun Performing Arts Artistic Director D.F.? Tianli analyzes what natural conditions are not optimal for mastering the Shen Yun singing method. Stay tuned for more step-by-step videos from soprano Tianli on traditional bel canto techniques.