Appalled by Article in inTune magazine featuring Florence & the Machine
Date: November 29, 2011
The California Music Educators sponsor a monthly magazine called inTune, which is geared towards middle and high school students and focuses mainly on popular music. While I don't claim to be a pop music expert, I have heard Florence & the Machine, and cannot believe that they would be featured on an article about learning vocal techniques!! Florence has possibly the worst vocal technqiue I have ever heard. She basically screams pitches that are rarely, if ever, in tune. The idea that a music education magazine would endorse this group and encourage young musicians to listen and emulate her style is sad and plain wrong. We must have standards for our young people's music education, and this is the bottom of the barrel, in my opinion. With the recent issues that Adele has had, we should be emphasizing proper technique and vocal health, not encouraging banchee-style vocalizing!! :0) I've written to the publisher, Angelo Biasi at abiasi(a)intunepartners.com, and would encourage anyone who feels similarly to do the same.
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