Crude Voices Express No Emotion

An untrained voice can never have correct emotion expressed in it. The

voice responds as truly to the thought which passes in the mind as does

the leaf bend before the breeze. The singing voice is an extension of

the speaking voice, and since nature planned only for speaking purposes,

in order to have the organs which produce voice in proper condition for

singing, there must be that degree of physical drill which makes the
/> vocal apparatus able to convey in proper pitch and quality, the thought

of the mind. The untrained voice will not do this. The throat becomes

rigid, the pharynx strained and in-elastic. Emotion cannot be expressed

when the vocal apparatus is thus held. One may have a beautiful natural

voice and he may arouse the enthusiasm of certain of his hearers, but he

cannot, without careful training do a tithe of what he is able to do.

That is sufficient reason for teachers to urge all who sing at all to

place themselves under the best of tuition. All who talk pleasantly have

the power to sing. The exceptions to the rule are so few that they

amount to but a very small percentage. But all who do sing, if they

would rightly use their gift should train themselves to do whatever they

do, well.