My article on ‘Breathing Technique for Jazz/Pop Singers has been accepted by The Journal of Singing. The Journal of Singing is the peer-reviewed journal sponsored and published by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA). Published five times a year, the journal provides current information regarding the teaching of singing as well as results of recent research in the field. The article is 7 pages long and will be published in the 2021 Nov/Dec edition. The NATS has a very international membership and the journal is therefore read all over the world.
I am very honoured with the publication in such prestigeous magazine. The standard of the JOS is very high, few articles by non-Americans are published, and even fewer articles that deal with jazz/pop. Despite the fact that education in jazz/pop singing has been going on for at least 40 years, the scientific research that focuses on voice and singing is still mainly focused on classical singing. This is another reason why this publication is important.
In the article I discuss the role played by an efficient breathing technique in singing jazz and pop repertoire. Much has been written by singing pedagogues as well as scientists on the subject of breathing technique for singers. However, there is still little literature that focuses on the relationship between breathing technique and the style of singing. For the article I worked through a great deal of scientific literature, looking at how the results work out in relation to jazz and pop singing and how they relate to my 30 years of experience in this field.
You can read and/or download the article here.
You will find a practical approach of the same subject in my book ‘Singing from the Inside Out‘ (ArtEZ Press 2016).