The voice, like
any instrument, must be mastered. One must learn to "play it" as one
would any other instrument. It is only then, after the instrument can be
proficiently played, that one can add on the layers of style. All
styles of singing - pop, jazz, classical, musical theater, can be achieved with
a solid vocal technique.
But, unlike an
instrument, the voice is part of the human body, so there is an athletic aspect
to singing. One must learn healthy singing (and speaking) habits, good
posture, and proper breathing to support and keep a voice
Singing, in any and
all styles, is an art. The human voice is one of the most poignant and
emotional of musical instruments. Therefore, singers should love and
respect their voices, never underestimate the care required to keep them
healthy, and enjoy every note!