VOICE COUNCIL MAGAZINE ON DORIS DAY

Talking about and listening to Doris Day, the singer.
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howard
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VOICE COUNCIL MAGAZINE ON DORIS DAY

Unread post by howard » 29 Feb 2016, 19:02

"The overwrought and oversung nature of modern vocals can learn a thing or two from Doris -says Mister Tim. An outstanding dancer, singer, and actress, Doris Day was one of the most popular entertainers in the 1950’s and 60’s. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939 and went on to be the biggest female box office star for 2 decades. She released more than 600 recordings and starred in a sitcom that ran for 5 years.
Her singing is clear, direct, sweet, and full of happy energy. Her clean-cut sweetness earned her criticism in the 60’s and 70’s as those things fell out of fashion, but I find these attributes refreshing compared to the overwrought and oversung nature of modern female vocals.

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Some things to consider about Day’s singing: it sounds effortless, but she is an excellent technical singer.
Her breath control, her diction, her dynamic control are all flawless. Is that not what we all strive for as students of voice? To be so trained in the fundamentals that we don’t have to think about them, that we can just let go and express the music? She had a masterful command of the different colors in her voice. She could sing light or strong in any part of her range. She constantly varied her delivery to tell wonderful stories. She sang every song as if she cared deeply about what she was singing. It’s no wonder she was such a revered actress."
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 01 Mar 2016, 02:48

Hi Howard,

Great post!
Thanks for sharing.

P

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Unread post by Musiclover » 01 Mar 2016, 12:10

Excellent summary of her vocal strengths. Thanks, Howard.

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Unread post by Johnny » 02 Mar 2016, 15:53

Thank you Howard.

The description of Doris' voice is perfection.

it bring to mind a quote from Michael's video, Doris Day-The 1950's. "There is truth in everything she does".

No other singing voice touches me as deeply and meaningfully as Doris Day's.
Johnny

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