Category Archives: Finding your musical voice

Tone Study

Here are some YouTube links to inspire you as explore your own concept of sound and develop your own musical voice.  Each player’s tone has different qualities.  What color or texture or shape or character would you use to describe each of their sounds?  Which characteristics do you want to incorporate into your own sound?

Hans Schellenberger playing Poulenc:

Elaine Douvas playing Strauss:

Albrecht Mayer performing Vaughan Williams:

Katherine Needleman and Jane Marvin performing Telemann:

Alex Klein playing J.S. Bach:

Rebecca Henderson playing Barber:

Francois Leleux playing C.P.E. Bach: