This site has been set up by two friends, a Chinese singer, and a Hungarian English teacher and piano accompanist to her, who have been collaborating about music for many years now.
We set up this blog to discuss issues of learning classical singing mainly by, and teaching same to, singers of Asian origin. Our book over issues connected to this topic called “Comparison of Learning Classical Singing between European and Chinese Singers” has come out, published by the Eloquent Books/Strategic Book Group (USA). It compares learning classical singing in Europe and China from the point of view of singing techniques, language differences and cultural differences as well. It is available for those interested through Ingram, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, , published.com, Books-A-Million, among others.
An e-book version of our work is now available in various formats and can be sampled or bought from smashwords here, where you search for “Comparison of Learning Classical Singing between European and Chinese Singers“, or directly here
Please feel free to visit our other web-sites to read about interesting news about music or art in China or Europe here or here. You can also see some beautiful examples of Chinese paintings, sculpture or architecture here. Our site about teaching and learning English can be reached here.
To give a taste here of who we are and what we’ve done, we’re posting an excerpt from the book here. Most of the music videos linked to some chapters can be seen on one of our youtube sites here. Besides, our visitors can also watch all the linked videos embedded on the following pages of this blog on the right, on the pages that are called “Music videos linked to …”
Below is an image of how our book looks like
We can also be found on Readers Favourite.com
Those who would like to improve their singing in various styles of music relatively fast and easily, may want to visit the Singorama web-site here, or their other link, or try their free e-course. Some recommended activities are really useful for most singers, though most of those advocated there require a lot more time than it looks. Aspects of singing that an aspiring international operatic singer must address, including pronunciation and cultural aspects, are dealt with in our book mentioned above.
For those who are more interested in opinions about differences and similarities between European and Chinese opera styles rather than those among singing styles, we recommend the following article from another web-site here. We would also like to encourage our readers to comment on that article here, because on that site there are no links to do so, and we believe that discussion would strongly promote Western understanding of Eastern music.
We’ve also added news among the posts (on the right side) about concerts that we know of just in case somebody may want to find their way there. If you know about some interesting events in the near future, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments section. We may add the comment to the main page too as info. Criticism and discussion of performances are also highly welcome. We also post reviews of concerts that we have attended.
A new development to the site is that we’ve added links leading to books published at Smashwords that we’ve found interesting. Some of them are about music, others about literary themes and other useful stuff that we’ve found of value. As we have strong literary interests, we’ve felt compelled to add these links here. Feel free to browse them, you may like some too. Comments are also welcome here.