Leona Lewis – Pop Singer with a Flawless Technique

Lewis possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range which spans four octaves.  

Music critic Neil McCormick, of The Daily Telegraph, has praised Lewis’s technical skills, writing, “Her mezzo-soprano range allows her to take melodies from luxurious low notes to high-flying falsetto, gliding with elegant power and impressive control through all kinds of fluctuations and modulations.”Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic adds, “Lewis can hit what seems like high belted notes.”

Leona Lewis uses her head register on the high notes and never belts even tho’ it sounds like she is belting because of the sheer power behind it.   She actually extremely classically trained and has no need to strain.  The secret to her vocal prowess is that she still practises operatic scales on a daily basis.

Singing Bowls and Sound Healing

Sound healing has been used for thousands of years across many cultures.  An ancient healing technique that has become popular once again is the use of Singing Bowl for sound healing.  When a singing bowl is sounded, it creates a pure vibration that creates a sound bath, taking a person from a place of imbalance and asymmetry to a place of harmony and balance.

The essence of the universe is made up of sound and light and we, as a human species, are connected to all of it. So in essence, we are also made up of sound and light at our very core. This is why, when pure healing sounds come in to play, they positively affect our whole being on all levels.  This is reflected in all of nature as well.  Everything vibrates out from it’s core as it grows. Trees have rings that extend outward as they grow, much the same as water has rings around it as a stone is dropped into it.

Our subtle body expands and stores our life experiences in a similar way. If we apply frequency with singing bowls, because of the purity of the vibration, we create a natural filtration system emanating from our core that helps release blocked energy out into the atmosphere to be released and absorbed.

The singing bowl theory can  also be applied to the human singing voice.  When a singer has a pure vocal resonance emanating from their very core, they affect the listener in a similar way, creating a kind of sound bath healing. When you think of the really great singers of our time, it gives us a deeper understanding as to  why they are so loved and have such incredible longevity.


Natural Free Bird Songs, Musicality and the Pulse of Planet Earth

free bird songs In this computer age of digital overload, I am very happy to say that I have an overflowing abundance of natural free bird songs right outside my window.  I live at the edge of a huge, heavily forested park, on the Pacific coast of Canada.  Between me and the park, there are a multitude of birds which chirp in response to each other throughout the day, beginning with a songbird symphony at sunrise and ending with a chorus of songbird soliloquys at sunset.

As a part of my morning routine, upon placing my fingers on the piano keys,  without fail, a full chorus of birds immediately bursts into song.  They are perched right up above me on a rooftop ledge outside the window of my music studio. After about four bars, without fail, they settle into a background chirping, tuning into each other rhythmically and melodically as they provide the accompaniment to the  piano sounds drifting upwards.

According to Token Rock Sound Center author, Stuart Mitchell,  “Every cell of our bodies, heart, and mind have grown up with the Earth’s heart beats and being in harmony keeps all that is alive on Earth healthy. It is an essential program deep in the DNA code that maintains stability and growth of each species. So it becomes understandable now why the animals have such a ‘perfect pitch’, because their DNA is a biological music instrument that tunes itself to its planetary environment in order to develop and survive.”

Is it also possible that the more we align to the natural sounds of the earth, like natural, free birds songs from our immediate surroundings, spend more time in nature, and lean towards listening  to purer, more symmetrical and fully resonating music that we add to the health of the planet and the survival of our species as well?  Especially in this day of  overwhelming amounts of  digital information, it’s worth taking into consideration.