Advantages of Classical Music Training

Advantages of Classical Music Training

We have heard a lot in the news lately about people cheating on college entrance exams.  One thing that has not been mentioned in all of the reporting is a way to improve one’s score.  I would like to suggest a proven way to score better. It has been shown that one of the advantages of classical music training is higher scores on college entrance exams.  Students with classical music training score an average of 25% higher on their exams. They do that without cheating.

Advantages of classical music training
True Scholar

What the studies show

It was about twenty-five years ago when Cal-Tec did their study on the Mozart effect.  The study took a controlled group of students with varying backgrounds and intellectual levels.  The testers divided the groups evenly into two groups. They gave each group a standard IQ test and recorded the results.

Then one group was exposed to listening to twenty minutes of “rock” music.  The other group listened to several Mozart compositions for the same amount of time.  Right after listening to the music, each group was given a standardized IQ test, again.  To the surprise of the testers, the “rock” listeners test scores declined by more than 5%.  The Mozart listeners had an increase of 7% in their IQ scores.

Backup test

Just to make sure it was not a fluke, they switched the music of the groups.  This time the first group listened to the Mozart music. The second group heard the “rock” music.  Each was then given the IQ test again. To the shock of the testers, the first group gained back their IQ score.  They not only returned to their normal but gained over 5% above their average before the experiment score. The second group, which had before gained on their score, lost over 7% on their average IQ score.

Advantage of a classical music background
Mozart Effect

Continued testing

That test has been repeated many times since the Cal-Tec experiment.  My younger son conducted that controlled test for a high school science fair project.  He did it as a double-blind test. The groups did not know each other, nor did the people of the groups know each other.  They did not know beforehand what the music was nor the purpose of listening to it. The test they took was not presented as an IQ test.

When the test was completed I was truly impressed.  His results were amazingly close to those of the Cal-Tec experiment. The variance was only one percentage point, plus or minus.  He conducted the test three times with three different groups, just to be sure.

The study of classical music

Throughout modern history, many of the great intellects have been associated with classical music.  They either were musicians to one degree or another or lovers of classical music. Before technology and “eye candy” were the motivators, learned people studied music.  It was not uncommon for educated people to have knowledge of a musical instrument. Those who did not play an instrument enjoyed singing.

The Church

Classical music advantages
Great music and the Church

In the 18th and 19th centuries of western civilization, the church played an important role in its history.  A great tool of the church was the music that it produced. Great music became a tool for spreading the Gospel.  The leaders in the church realized the power of music in presenting the scripture. Many of the greatest works of classical music were done as religious works.

From the 17th to the 19th century the banner of classical music was carried by the church.  Even today, much of the great classical music is based on Biblical things. The church has born the banner of classical music for almost three centuries.  Unfortunately, it seems to be failing in that mission these days.

Advantages of classical music

Advantages of Classical Music Training
Intellectual excellence

We have shown above one of the advantages of classical music.  It actually stimulates the intellect of the person who participates in it.  Just listening for 20 minutes caused a temporary increase in the IQ of the listeners.  (It should be noted that the increase was only temporary. But further studies showed that by consistently listening to classical music the IQ is raised permanently.)

Long term studies have shown that students who play a musical instrument in a classical situation do better in school.  Singing in an organized choir brings the same effect.

An interesting note


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Interesting note

It is interesting to note that those who choose to pursue the “rock”, are less likely to be intellectually minded.  Other studies have shown that those who like “rock” music tend to score lower grades in their studies.

It would seem the logical thing would be to study classical music in every level of education.  It is not that everyone should play an instrument or sing in a choir. But, everyone can listen.  If our society really wanted to thrive we should be promoting the advantages of classical music.


Other benefits of classical music

Advantages of Classical music
Greater Learning Potential

We have been speaking of the intellectual benefits of classical music.  But, those are not the only benefits of classical music. There are health benefits that come with listening and participating in classical music.

Classical music is the antithesis of “rock” music.  Rock music tends to agitate and bring imbalance. It is associated with the use of drugs.  The producers of rock music are not only users of drugs but promoters of its use. Drugs used properly can be a blessing.  But those who promote rock music are not promoters of blessing.


Classical music, just because it is classical does not make it good.  It, too, must be judged by its fruit. Most classical music is based on structure.  It has a purpose and a goal in mind. It is well grounded in physics and logic. It does not seek to manipulate the mind, but rather to inspire or challenge one’s intellect.

The goal of classical music is not to manipulate the mind by mantra but to inspire and challenge.  It may be calming or a call to action. Some may relax or renew. Other classical music may be just for enjoyment or fun.  

The test of time

Classical music stands the test of time.  It is always relevant and always new. Each new generation can receive knowledge and inspiration from it.  

The Challenge

There are many more benefits to be gained by listening and participating in classical music.  But, just these few should cause our society to desire more emphasis on it. Even if this were all, it would be worth emphasizing classical music as a must in our educational curriculum.

I encourage you to begin listening to good classical music.  If you can, participate in presenting good music. If you sing in a church choir, encourage the director to do great music.  For those who have children, involve them in a choir or a school band.

If you hope for your children to go to college, the best preparation is learning classical music.  It will cause them to learn and achieve more in school. Those who play a band instrument can usually get a scholarship to college.  Learning and or listening to classical music is one of the least expensive but best investments made in your children.

Stand up and be countedAdvantages of classical music training

We have far too long taken the path of least resistance and let the world determine our musical diet.  It has led us down the path of intellectual atrophy. It is time to stand up and be counted.


The reason for my website:, is to offer you and others an opportunity to study classical music.  If you have a voice, you can sing. I would love to teach you how to sing and sing well.

Singing classical music will bring you more joy than you can imagine. Check out some of our teachings at this site.

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Vocal Production Techniques-Does a Yawn Help

There are many techniques employed in teaching how to sing well. Many are useful and helpful. But there are many which can do more harm than good. We shall not attempt to cover them all in this treatise but shall address a few. When vocal production techniques are a topic of discussion quite often the “yawn” is bantered about. The question is, “Does a yawn help?”

Some say it’s good, others say otherwise. The answer to the question of “Does a yawn help in good vocal production techniques?” depends on whom you ask.

To me, the answer should depend on the results for the student, or the performer.

Foundation of sound production

Let’s begin from the foundation up. Without air, there would be no sound. Sound is a result of pressure waves of air being impressed upon an eardrum. So, air is a necessary ingredient in the production of sound. In the case of singing where the sound is manipulated and regulated, we need a means of control.

In the human being, that system is made up of the lungs and it’s accompanying muscle ensemble. The prominent muscles in this ensemble are the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles. The diaphragm provides the means of intake and regulation of expulsion. The power for expulsion is provided by the intercostal muscles.

The generator of the sound

We have the power and we have the air. Where do we get the sound? The sound producer is housed in the larynx. The larynx is made up of several muscles and cartilages that work together to accomplish several things besides sound.

The thyroid gland produces certain nutrients that are necessary for our bodies in producing energy. The aretinoid and cryco-thyroid cartilages function as open and closers. They open the vocal folds when we breathe and close them when we swallow. If they did not function correctly we might choke ourselves every time we tried to swallow anything. They also come into action when we exert ourselves to lift heavy loads.

Those are just a couple of many things that they do.

Probably the most important role they play in our lives is that of speaking. It is in the larynx that the initiation of sound begins.

Production of sound in the voice

vocal production techniques, does a yawn help
The Larynx

Sound production in the voice begins when air is forced out of the lungs by the intercostal muscles. It flows up through the trachea into the larynx where it encounters an obstacle. That obstacle is the vocal folds. The vocal folds are twin mucous membranes stretched horizontally across the larynx.

When we breathe the arytenoid processes open the opposing vocal folds. When we swallow, they close them so our food does not go into our lungs. They also close them when we speak or sing. The tension expressed in the vocal folds will determine the pitch of the sound. This is determined by the arytenoid process. It not only determines the tension but also the pressure. Tension will determine the pitch. Pressure will determine volume.

The initial sound produced in the larynx would be of little consequence it the larynx was all there was. But, there is more.

Amplification of vocal production

Without something to amplify our vocal production, we would all sound like little ant cartoon characters. Fortunately, we have some amplifiers. To modern day people, we think amplifiers are electrically operated means of boosting sound. But long before electricity people knew how to amplify sound.

Even in Old Testament days, they used horns cut off of rams to amplify vibrating lips. They spoke through a small end with the result being amplified in the large end.

Vocal production
The main resonator amplifier

Another means of amplification was that of a resonating chamber. Buildings for gatherings were built in such a way that sounds would bounce of walls and compliment one another. This was found in the great cathedrals of the middle ages. It is the resonating chamber that is used by our vocal mechanism.

The two main resonating chambers used to amplify the voice are the pharynx and the mouth. To a minor degree, the nasal cavities play a part. The principal amplifier is the pharynx. This is the area of the throat just above the larynx. It extends from the top of the larynx up to the soft palate which closes the entrance to the nasal cavity. The secondary resonator is the mouth.

The size of the resonator is in direct proportion to the amount of amplification it produces. Therefore, the more open the mouth the greater the volume. The less open the mouth, the lesser the volume.

The principal resonator

The principal resonator is the pharynx. How do you make it bigger to increase its potential for volume?

There are two things that must take place to facilitate this. The soft palate, which closes off the nasal cavity, must be lifted. The second can be brought about by lowering the larynx in the throat.

To get the soft palate up form your mouth to say and “AH”, and then inhale. The body’s reflexive action lifts the soft palate. If you do that several times you can begin to get the feeling that you need to maintain.

The other action of lowering the larynx is a little different.

Does a yawn help in singing?

does a yawn help
The Yawn

This is where the yawn comes in handy. It is not so much that you are yawning while singing, because that would be almost impossible. Rather, in our training, we shall utilize the “yawn” as a tool to develop the muscles that aid us in lowering the larynx.

There are a couple of areas that the “yawn” will help us in. What is one of the first things that you notice when you yawn? It is that the diaphragm really distends and causes you to take a deep breath. It feels like your belly is filling up with air. That is good. The other thing you notice is that your throat really feels open. It feels that way because the larynx is lowered to it’s lowest possible position.

This is good for relaxing the vocal mechanism. But, it is not the ideal position for the tongue and jaw for singing. So we must find a median that allows for the maximum size of the resonator and ideal location for mechanisms.

Yawning while singing

In answering the question, “In vocal production techniques, does a yawn help?” we decided we cannot do a full yawn and sing. But there are qualities of the yawn that we would like to incorporate into our singing.

Go back to the beginning of your yawn. As the yawn sets on you begin to feel the relaxation start. It is at this point that you need to take note. The larynx has begun to lower but is not all the way down. The jaw has not come to a situation of being overstretched and out of joint. (For the jaw to complete a yawn it must shift from its normal chewing and speaking position. It relocates itself without dislocating itself.) At this stage, the diaphragm is distended fairly well.

This position is ideal for good singing. To not begin the yawning process would leave the larynx high enough so as not to give maximum volume. The soft palate would probably not be raised to seal off the nasal cavity. Neither would there be the relaxing of nonessential muscles to the singing process. By practicing the yawn we can develop the muscles and understanding needed to build a good resonator for the voice.


In addressing “Vocal production techniques, does a yawn help?” there is no clear specific answer.  But there are some good things that can come from studying the yawn.

We are not advocating that one should assume to yawn while singing. But we do believe that the yawn sensation does help with vocal placement. By incorporating the yawn sensation in our practice and warm up we can enhance sound production in the voice.

Voice production techniques
Yawning or Singing?

We should never use any approach that overworks the voice. The goal of every singer is to keep the voice flexible and controlled. To overwork the yawn would put the vocal mechanism in some awkward situations not conducive to good singing.

So, even when incorporating the yawn technique, keep the voice flexible. It should not be too heavy. Though it can be practiced with sustained tones, it should more be with mobility exercises.

Get ready to enjoy a more resonant and bigger voice as you learn to yawn.

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What Do You Need for a Home Recording Studio


If you are a singer or a player of a solo instrument you often would like to hear yourself perform.  But very seldom do you get that chance. One of the best ways to hear yourself is to record yourself.  “But, it cost so much to set up with a studio and record for just an hour or so,” you say. You are correct.  So, what do you need for a home recording studio?

What do you need for a home recording studio
Your Home Studio

What if I could show you a means by which you could set up your own studio?  And set it up for the price of an hour in a recording studio. The first time I heard that I was sold.  Even with that good of a deal, it took me a couple of weeks to get the funds for it.

What do you need for a basic home recording studio?

The first thing you need is a computer.  It does not have to be a top of the line computer.  It helps if you have at least 100 gbt of ROM and at least 4 gbt of RAM.  If it has 2.0 ghrz processor that will help. Most laptops and desktops have at least that these days.

The Package

Once you know your computer is OK, then we look at the equipment.  You may be thinking we should look at software. We are going to do just that.  But our software is going to be in the package of things that I recommend.

The package that I recommend is a bundle which includes the interface, a condenser microphone, a set of stereo headphones, and the Studio One Artist software to make all this work together.


By clicking the Sound Pro button(see bottom of page), you will be taken to their site.  Then, in the products window, you will paste or type in the following: PS-AUDIOBOX-96-STUDIO

That will take you to the place where you will see the bundle that I have mentioned.  At this particular time, they are running a special.(Date of this post is 5/6/19).  Normally, it is a good deal at $299.00.  But they occasionally run it on special which it is now. They are selling for only $199.00 for the bundle.

(If you do purchase it through this site they will pay me a small percentage of your purchase.  But it does not affect your price. It is a great deal. Check it out.)

With that bundle, you will have what you need for a basic home studio setup.

You are in business, the recording business

Though you do not have the big speakers yet, you do have good quality headphones.  You have everything needed to make a recording and hear what it sounds like.

Here is what you get for your home recording studio


What do you need for a home recording studio

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Everything you need to record and produce a recording is in this package when hooked to your computer.

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Since you will be using Studio One equipment and software you will be able to easily upgrade at any time in the future.  All the equipment and software is compatible with all Presonus equipment and other software.

As you grow in your recording knowledge you can grow in the recording equipment also.  

With this equipment and your computer, you have everything you need to make a CD of your music.  This package has everything necessary to begin your growth toward being a recording artist.

Home Recording Studio
Your First Recording


You asked, “What do you need for a home recording studio?”  Now you have the answer.

If you need more information please leave a comment or send me an email at  I shall be happy to assist you and inform you in any way I can.  

Now it is your move!

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I look forward to hearing your first recording.


How To Warm Up Your Singing Voice

In the previous blog we learned the importance of good posture for singing.  Now we are going to get down to the root of singing and that is the voice. The typical popular singer has a little idea of how to warm up for singing, but it is usually not that good.  So, let’s look at how to warm up your singing voice correctly.


Should I warm up before singing?

That seems like a silly question, but it is an important question.  The simple answer is “Yes”. Another question comes to mind, “why should I warm up before singing?”  Let us do a little comparison to what a person who engages in running a track event.

Does the mile runner go out to the starting line just before they line up to run?  Of course not! The runner will be up and stretching and doing calisthenics and working from jogging to a full run.  He or she will be warming up his muscles for up to an hour before he or she actually runs the race.

So, it is with the singer.  We must warm up our muscle, in this case our voice muscle.  For runners to come out and run the race without warming up properly, might cause damage to their body.  For the singer it might cause damage to the voice, depending on the song that is sung.

What are some good warm up exercises before singing?

To begin your warm up you should refresh your body’s memory of what good posture is.  You can do your lying down exercise or standing against a wall. Just take a few minutes to alert your body that you are getting ready to sing.

Go ahead and do a couple of breathing exercises.  You can “yawn” to get the feeling of expanse in the rib cage.  Do this several times until you can keep the feeling of that openness at will.  To help get control of the exhaling phase do the exhale through the “sssss”. Do that until you can exhale to a count of 10.   

Relax a few minutes and then begin some phonation exercises.

Important Note

I am of the persuasion that the tension that we seek to avoid in our singing is not caused by the throat.  Rather, I believe that the tension in the throat, and other muscles, is because the voice is not strong. Some like to emphasize little tricks like lip trills and other similar applications to displace tension.  These may work to some degree, but they do not address the root of the problem.

I believe that a strong voice is a free voice.  To build a strong voice takes time. Just as it takes a baby about 20 years to achieve adulthood, so is singing.  It is not that it will take you 20 years to begin to sing beautifully or artistically. But just as you learn to walk by the age of three you can walk even better at twenty.  You can speak quite well at age five but you are much more fluent and articulate at twenty.

If you learn singing correctly, you will sing for your whole life.  I want you to enjoy singing your whole life long.

Back to warm up your singing voice

My recommendation for a beginning warm up is a simple “Humm”.  Begin by inhaling through a “yawn”. Then, leaving the teeth one or two fingers apart, bring your lips together.  You can begin the “Humm” and hold it for four or five seconds. After several of these “Humms” we shall add a little movement.

For the next part we shall do the exercise that you see printed below, still “Humming” to the notes and rhythm.

How to warm up your singing voice
Initial Warmup
      Initial Warmup - Thomas Harvey

You will do the vocalese up for five half-steps and then back down to the beginning pitch.  The whole exercise should be “hummed” lightly with the feeling of a yawn. You should be able to do each step on one breath.  The tempo is 80 bpm. You should do the whole exercise at least three times. Take a few minutes to relax when you finish.

We are learning how to warm up your singing voice

For the next step in our warm up we shall use the “Ah” vowel.  The reason we use this vowel is because of its openness. Some people like to turn the sound toward the “Awe”.  That does produce a little more openness in some voices but not in all. What we are looking for is a consistency in vocal production.

To get the rich and ringing sound we desire in a good solo voice we need consistent full sound.  This is where the “yawn” comes into play. We have already warmed up with a “yawn” so let’s incorporate it now in our phonation.  If you recall the feeling we get with a “yawn”, it gives the feeling of openness from belly to nose. As we shall learn as we continue, this is what gives a voice its richness.

We shall use the same exercise as above.  You should have the feeling of “yawning” your way through the exercise.  Do the exercise twice. The idea is still not to be loud but light. You should not “feel” and weight in the voice.  For men you should feel as if you are singing “falsetto”. This is, after all, a warm up.

Continue to warm up your singing voice

So far, we have come about fifteen minutes into our preparation for singing.  We still have about twenty to thirty minutes more before we shall be ready to perform.


The next phase of our warm up routine is taken from a book entitled “Practical Method of Italian Singing”.  It is a compilation of vocalese songs composed by the early 19th century composer Nicola Vaccai.  He was a successful Italian composer as well as teacher of voice.  He had many students who did not desire to be professional performers but desired to sing well.  Rather than composing monotonous exercises addressing areas of the vocal training, he composed songs addressing certain vocal techniques.

This approach proved so successful that they are common in many vocal training schools.  Though there are several other vocalese compilations that work very well in developing specific areas, these are fine for foundations.

La Scala

Vaccai partitions his vocalese by beginning with intervals.  The simplest interval being the second. So, our first singing warm up vocalese will be his “La Scala” which emphasizes the second.

These are the words:

Manca solecita

Più dell usato

Ancorche s’agiti

Conlieve fiato

Face che palpita Presso al morir

Face che palpita Presso al morir

How to warm up your singing voice
La Scala

This particular recording is done in the key of B flat instead of C that is printed.

Sing through this exercise at least twice.  Emphasize good breaths through a “yawn”. Then maintain a good feeling of “yawn” as you sing a legato line.  Sing each phrase on one breath. The higher you go in pitch, seek to maintain the “yawn”.

For now, we are emphasizing the “yawn” as we warm up.  When we get to singing the song, we shall let it be a secondary motivation.  As we advance, we shall focus on it again from time to time.

Salti di Terza

Our next warm up exercise is the Salti di Terza, an exercise in thirds.

The words are:

Semplicetta tortorella

Che nonvede il suo periglio

Perfuggirda crudo atilio

Vola ingrembo alcacciator

Perfuggirda crudo atilio

Perfuggirda crudo atilio

Vola ingrembo alcacciator

Vola ingrembo alcacciator

Strive to make the vowels pure as you practice this warm up.  Go through the exercise twice. Take a short break and take in some fluid.  Then move on to the next exercise.

Singing warm up
La Terza

Salti di Quarta

As we continue we exercise the interval of the fourth in Salti di Quarta.

The words are as follows:

Lascia il lido, E il mare infido

A solcar torna il nochiero

E pur sa che mensognero

Altre volte l’inganno

Altre volte l’inganno

Altre volte l’inganno

Altre volte l’inganno

Sing through this exercise a couple of times and take a short break.

warm up your singing voice

Salta di Quinta

Our next warm up exercise is the interval of the fifth, Salta di Quinta.

The words are:

Avvezzo a vivere

Senza con forto

Ancor nel porto

Paventi il mar

Avvezzo a vivere

Senza con forto

Ancor nel porto

Paventi il mar

Sing this exercise a couple of times and move on to the next.

How to warm up for singing
      Vaccai 5 (High) - Thomas Harvey
      Vaccai 5 (Low) - Thomas Harvey

Salti di Sesta

Our next warm up exercise is the interval of the sixth.

The words are:

Bella prova s’alma forte

L’esser placida e serena

Nel soffrir l’ingiusta pena

D’una colpa che non ha

Bella prova s’alma forte

L’esser placida e serena

Nel soffrir l’ingiusta pena

D’una colpa che non ha

warm up for singing
      Salti di Sesta(Low) - Thomas Harvey
      Salti di Sesta(High) - Thomas Harvey


Salti di Settima

As we move on, we warm up with the interval of the seventh.

These are the words:

Fra lombre un lampo solo

Basta al nochier sagace

Che gia ritrova il polo

Gia riconosce il mar

How to warm up your singing voice
      Salti di Settima - Thomas Harvey
      Salti di Settima(High) - Thomas Harvey

We are almost through with our warm up.  Move on to the last exercise.



Salti di Ottava

Our final warm up is the interval of an octave.  By the time we finish this exercise we shall have sufficiently warmed up our vocal mechanism to sing.

The words are:

Quell’ onda che ruina

Balza si frange e mormora

Ma limpida si fa

Balza, balza, balza balza,

Ma limpi da si fa.

Sing through this exercise a couple of times and then relax.

How to warm up your singing voice
      Ottava(High) - Thomas Harvey
      Ottava(Low) - Thomas Harvey



By the end of this exercise you should be well warmed up to sing. Depending on how advanced you are and the songs you are singing you may need to do additional warm up.  But, for normal singing and practice you should be ready to go.

This should be a typical warm up session for every time you will be singing or practicing. You should warm up your voice for singing every time you sing.

You should be able to use this post to warm up if you have a smartphone and can access this site.  I shall include a couple of ranges for each exercise as possible. The mid-range exercise will be used if only one is included.  More shall be added as we continue to develop the site.

You should warm up your voice for singing even on days you do not plan to officially sing.

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