Panofka’s ABCs of Voice (Part 1)

Heinrich Panofka (1807-87) was a German voice teacher and violinist. He set up an Academy for Singing in 1842 in Paris. He published various books with lessons on singing technique over the course of his career. He believed that it was necessary to begin by singing on an open vowel sound such as “aa” before attempting to sing with solfège or lyrics. This course takes you through 14 exercises published in his book “The ABC of Voice”.

Course contents

Steady Voice

The Delivery of the Voice

Moving between Notes

Exercise on Three Tones

Exercise on Five Tones

Build Agility with Scales

The Major Scale

Stamina in Singing Scales

Variation on Scale Singing

The Minor Scale

Exercise Extending the Octave

Develop Intonation with Arpeggios

Arpeggios in Triplets

Arpeggios in Sixteenths

Connecting Notes Slowly and Beautifully

Portamento in Fifths

Portamento in Octaves

Broken Chords

Swelling the Tones

Long, Sustained Notes