Posts Tagged timothy gallwey
Posted by in Singing Instruction on September 28, 2011
From the many fascinating subjects in Timothy Gallwey”s book, I want to take a look at his contention that the conscious mind too often gets in the way of the subconscious mind, and screws up our intentions.
What does all that gibbltygob mean to us average joes who just want to sing better? A lot.
Think of it this way: we (our conscious mind) says “I want to sing Happy Birthday.” It imagines what the song should sound like, and starts the process. With the conscious mind guiding the process, the subconscious takes over and begins to vibrate the vocal cords, govern the amount of air needed, control the diaphragm and other muscles. As the notes change,the subconscious makes the vibrations faster or slower, according to how high or low those notes are.
O yeah, and that part of our mind is also doing other little things at the same time, like keeping us alive.
The ideas come from the conscious mind, but the subconscious makes them into reality by controlling the muscles and organs that make this happen. Read the rest of this entry »