CVT - The Technique
Complete Vocal Technique (CVT) is a pioneering and innovative approach to vocal technique. It is widely known in Europe and utilized by professional singers, singing teachers, and actors. The techniques can be used in all styles of singing, and are highly useful for anyone interested in the voice — from professionals to beginners. During 25 years of intensive research across all vocal styles, Cathrine Sadolin (the founder of the Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark) has inspired innovative thinking within the field and developed techniques for all styles of singing. In her latest research study she cooperated with Dr. Julian McGlashan at Queens Medical Center, Nottingham (UK). Complete Vocal Technique consciously avoids judgment on sound or taste, and is a riot against old myths:
Everybody can learn to sing
The so-called “tone deaf” does not exist
It is possible to produce ALL sounds in a healthy manner.
3 overall principles
to ensure healthy sound production:
Avoid Protruding the Jaw & Tightening the Lips
4 vocal modes
to choose the ‘gear’ you want to sing in:
to make the sound lighter or darker
to achieve specific sound effects such as distortion, creak, rattle, growl, grunt, screams, vocal breaks, air added to the voice, vibrato, techniques for ornamentation
To view a visual chart of the four subjects showing how they build upon each other, please click here.