Safe Singing Ranges

WHAT ARE SAFE SINGING RANGES? Every singer is different, however, this is a typical guide to safe singing ranges. (Helmholtz notation, with middle C as c1): Normally you would see Middle C as C4. In this extract, it is C1. UNCHANGED CHILDREN’S VOICES Safe, c1-d2. Possible, bb-f2. This is for head voice. Dn’t start children […]

Review Paris Cat Gig

Review of Paris Cat Gig The band opened the gig with Adam Rudegeair’s new up-tempo arrangement of Two Sleepy People. Then Lyn Gillett took to the stage and tugged at our heartstrings with her wonderful renditions of the songs written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. A verbal description cannot do justice to this performance. […]

Preventing Vocal Damage

Many singers are classically trained, but contemporary genres like Jazz, Blues and R&B cannot be sung in true classical tone. Contemporary audiences have an expectation regarding how a contemporary song should be delivered and so, from a pedagogical point of view, there is an almost mechanical approach to teaching vocal technique in these styles. Many […]


VCE Master-Class Lyn Gillett Co-Presenter

I recently had the privilege of being asked to co-present a Master-class in Melbourne for VCE  singing students for ANATS (Victoria Chapter.) It was an interesting day and unfortunately we ran out of time before addressing some of the questions which were raised after the Master-class. I was hoping to raise stylistic issues with students, but found due […]