3 Feb 2017

Belt it out

From Upbeat, 1:35 pm on 3 February 2017

The voice is an instrument and it can be used in many different ways. As part of last month’s New Zealand Singing School, the style of belting was explored.  Zoe George explains there’s more to the increasingly popular style than what you might think and looks at how Ethel Merman played such a vital role in its development. 

Belt singer Ethel Merman

Belt singer Ethel Merman Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons