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Agility of the Voice

Riffs and runs are all around us! What allows us to sing all of the crazy fast parts of a song? Vocal agility! Today, we tackle the what, how, and why of agility, how we can find it in our own voices, and why it’s so important to work on. We also sing through a few exercises that are perfect for getting your voice more agile and ready to go.

For more, join us on Facebook in the Vocalogical Conversations group, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, Vocalogical.com, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Never be afraid to reach out, ask questions, and share your experiences!

 

Sources: The Techniques of Bel Canto, Giovanni Battista Lamperti

The Structure of Singing, Richard Miller

http://ijhv.ro/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/97_human-voice-vol-1.pdf

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Best of Breathing Part 2

On our second look into breath and the voice, we learn how much breath we should be using to sing, how to attain or get rid of a breathy sound, and how to healthily increase volume through a connection with the breath!

These are topics singers have to face on a daily basis, and the more aware one is, the more control he/she will have over this beautiful, but sometimes tricky, instrument.

Join us for discussions on our Facebook group, Vocalogical Conversations, where I’ll also be posting a poll for next week’s topic! For more, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and Twitter @VocalogicalPod.

Have an excellent week, everyone, and happy singing!

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Best of Breathing Part 1

Breath allows us to live, and breath allows us to sing! Join Vocalogical on a journey through our breathing system, learn about the muscles involved, and try some exercises that are perfect for establishing breath support.

This is only part 1! More will be discussed next week on breathing topics such as: What creates a breathy tone? How much breath should I use? How can I gain more control with the volume of my voice? So stay tuned as more is just around the corner!

Want to jump into a discussion? Vocalogical Conversations has been created! Find the group on Facebook, where you can create posts, share experiences, and ask question about the wonders of the voice. Connect with others and enjoy your stay!

For more, Find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod.

Have an excellent week, and happy singing!

Sources: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Muscles_of_Respiration#Accessory_Muscles

http://www.voicescienceworks.org/how-we-make-sound.html

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Don’t Use That Tone of Voice with Me!

Tone of voice has a huge impact on how others perceive what we say! Albert Mehrabian and his studies help us understand how our voices affect the meaning of our words.

A dramatic reading of a Shakespeare monologue and a couple of fun speech exercises takes us on a journey to greater control of our tone with both singing and speaking.

For more, visit Vocalogical at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod!

Sources: Mehrabian, A. and Wiener, M. (1967). Decoding of inconsistent communications, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Mehrabian, A., and Ferris, S.R. (1967), Inference of Attitudes from Nonverbal Communication in Two Channels, Journal of Consulting Psychology

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What Voice Type Am I?

Today, Vocalogical answers the age old question: “What voice type am I?” Singers are plagued with this question frequently, and it could lead to more harm than good. Here’s a great way to answer this in a way that’s clear, concise, and sure to put your mind and voice at ease!

Here’s a long list of tons of different voice types: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fach.

Sources: https://www2.lawrence.edu/fast/KOOPMAJO/antiquity.html