I was wondering, why is it that lots of teachers prefer range before tone?
I see students being forced to play higher notes while their middle register isn't even sounding decent.
Why would you force them? Tone isn't something that you suddenly have, we all need to work on this.
Not having a decent tone says that something isn't working the right way (isn't it?), then why would you try to play higher when you still have problems in the middle register.
Or do teacher see increasing range as "development"?
I'ld prefer to have a smaller range with a decent tone then a bigger range with a not-so-good tone...