February 4, 2015

There are three kinds of singers


There are three kinds of singers:  
First—The Physical, the lowest order of singing and singer, the prevailing type.  
Second—The Mental, a much higher order than the physical and when musicianship is added, the mental singer, the singer with but little or no temperament but with technic and power, is often quite successful; at least from a financial standpoint. 
Third—The Emotional, the singer who sings with body, mind and soul, the singer who appeals to you even though the voice may not be great. But when voice and musicianship are combined, the type that becomes the great singer of the world.  
Myer, Edmund, J. The Vocal Instructor, 1918. 


Photo Credit: Biographical Card File, New York Public Library of the Performing Arts.

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