Every Voice Is Unique.
Dame Shirley Bassey said in an interview:’”belt” is disrespectful of the music’. I think what she means is that if the singer is not capable of controlling the sound it will come out without resonance, just be a shout, and that is harmful to the vocal chords. My driving force in teaching singing is to save young singers from the perils of untutored “belt”. There is a place for “belt” singing, but only if guided and taught in the right way.
We will look more at this tomorrow.