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Accents: He Has Class and We Don’t

Accents are all around us! Kevin Terwin and Carolyn Becker joins Vocalogical to discuss accents, origins of them, and how it applies to speech, singing, and performing. Fun is to be had along the way as this trio talks, smiles, and laughs their way through this fascinating topic.

Kevin brought up the International Dialects of English Archive, which can be found here: http://www.dialectsarchive.com/

This is a perfect resource for those wanting to hear other accents speak through English passages! It’s great to learn and experience the sounds of cultures around the world.

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

Happy singing and thank you for listening!

 

Sources: http://mentalfloss.com/article/29761/when-did-americans-lose-their-british-accents

https://www.livescience.com/33652-americans-brits-accents.html

http://www.atlas.mouton-content.com/secure/generalmodules/varieties/unit0000/virtualsession/vslessons/thomas.pdf

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Bountiful Baby Bellowing

Vocalogical busts its first myth!

Babies can scream for hours on end without seemingly damaging their voices. This led to many claims that newborns have flawless technique and instinctively understand how to vocalize properly. This isn’t quite true, and Vocalogical digs into the how and why such loud sounds can come out of such a small child!

As a bonus, we compare a lion roar to a baby cry, and they aren’t as different as you may think.

 

Sources: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45141459/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/how-do-lions-grab-attention-they-roar-babies/#.WU51pGgrIps

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0027029

https://www.babycentre.co.uk/a536698/seven-reasons-babies-cry-and-how-to-soothe-them

https://www.babycenter.com/404_why-does-my-baby-cry-so-much_9942.bc

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Vocal Fatigue

Take a deeper look into vocal fatigue, the what, the how, the why, and how to prevent it! Learn tips and tricks to keep your voice happy and healthy as you speak, sing, work, and play your way through the week.

Next week, Vocalogical busts its first myth! Join us to learn more about the infant voice and why they can scream for hours on end without damage.

Questions, comments, concerns? Reach us at Facebook.com/Vocalogical, on Twitter @Vocalogicalpod, and Vocalogical.com!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vocalogical/id1242962222?mt=2

 

Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2925668/


The Owner’s Manual to the Voice, by Rachael Gates, L. Arick Forrest, Kerrie Obert

 

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History of the Mix

Ever wonder where the belt, this whole idea of mix, came from? Erin Whitehead, the host of the podcast Braless, asked a question to inspire this episode of the history and evolution of the mixed voice.

From opera to Broadway to rock and beyond, teaching the voice and how we use our voices have changed with the help of vocal pedagogy, science, and the incorporation of modern and new styles of music. Vocalogical sheds light on the mix and how it has developed over the past century!

For more, follow Vocalogical at Facebook.com/Vocalogical, on Twitter @VocalogicalPod, and Vocalogical.com. Please share, spread the word, and if you have any questions at all, contact us! Thanks for listening, until next week!

Sources: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-11-17/features/9511170150_1_herbert-breslin-high-notes-greatest-tenors

http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5379&context=etd

http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2281&context=thesesdissertations

 

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Voice Lesson 2: Sophia

And we’re back with another voice lesson! Sophia joins us to demonstrate much of what we’ve talked about in Vocal Fry Part 2, applying exercises to find a mix and blend in her voice. She made great progress in this lesson alone, and continues to express better vocal balance and function with each passing week!

Unfortunately, due to a hectic July, voice lessons will be put on hold for the month. However, I would love to take this time to hear your thoughts on the past two voice lessons! Your opinions will help us bring you the best content on the voice and singing.

Please share and spread the word on Vocalogical! It would be very much appreciated, and the more listeners we have talking about the voice, the more we’ll learn collectively!

Vocalogical will return on this coming Wednesday with an episode on the “mixed voice” and how that became so popular over the recent years. Until then, you can find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/vocalogical, and on Twitter @Vocalogicalpod!

Thank you for listening and happy singing!

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Vocal Fry: Part 2

We’re back with more Vocal Fry!

Last week, we learned how fry is created. This week, we discuss how to use this sound to expand vocal range and balance, what styles of music it can be heard in, and how it can be used to rehabilitate damaged voices. Another listener question, why it’s harder to sing notes in songs than it is in exercises, is also answered!

Coming up next is our voice lesson on Fryday! A student comes in to demonstrate these vocal fry exercises in real time, giving our ears a treat. And next week, we’re having a talk on the mixed voice, which the singing world is enamored by.

Any questions? I’d be happy to answer them! Reach Vocalogical at Facebook.com/Vocalogical, Twitter @Vocalogicalpod, and Vocalogical.com.

Thanks for listening and happy singing!

 

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Vocal Fry: Part 1

What is vocal fry anyway?!

We dig deep today with Vocalogical’s newest episode! We learn how our voices are able to make this creaky, unique sound, we talk about conspiracies that swirl around this type of voice production, and we discuss some really nifty studies that were done on the subject matter.

Today is only the beginning! Next week, we have the second part of our focus on vocal fry, featuring exercises and theories, how fry has been used to rehabilitate voices, and how to use it to improve your own singing.

Any questions? Want to know more? Contact me at Vocalogical.com! For more, follow us on twitter @Vocalogicalpod and Facebook.com/Vocalogical.

Happy Singing!

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Voice Impersonator: Mike Wrabel

I’m very pleased to bring to you Vocalogical’s first interview!

Mike Wrabel, a friend and student, came in to talk about his experiences and feelings while doing voice impersonations. He gives us a taste of Family Guy’s Peter Griffin and Cleveland Brown, while speaking on how the next voices he wants to conquer are Bernie Sanders and Patrick Warburton. Oh, he also says how he characterizes his own mother’s voice!

Mike speaks highly on trying crazy and new voices for any aspiring impersonator and voice actor, and gives his input on the important relationship and balance between the science and feelings of the voice. The best part is, we get to hear more from him on Friday! Today was the interview, Friday is the voice lesson we recorded together. Both episodes bring up fantastic ideas and gives you fun sounds and vocal qualities to listen to, all while learning more about the human voice!

Any questions for Mike or myself? Find the contact page above and send us a message! Like what you hear? Please share and spread it around! For more, find Vocalogical on Twitter @vocalogicalpod and https://www.facebook.com/Vocalogical/

Thank you for listening!

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Anatomy of the Larynx

We’re back to discuss the Anatomy of the Larynx! Vocalogical touched upon the different cartilages and muscles of our voices and how they interact with each other. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it’s a perfect basic outline before we dive into more discussions!

If you like what you hear, spread it around and get others involved! The more people we have interacting, sharing stories, and asking questions, the more we’ll learn together.

Next week we have our first guest, an impersonator! We’ll talk about the muscles and how they adapt to create different sounds, and he’ll give a taste as to what making all of these voices feel like. He’ll be singing for our first voice lesson as well, as we try new exercises and discuss results, feelings, and the like on the air.

Join us at https://www.facebook.com/Vocalogical/ and at Twitter: @vocalogicalpod for more discussions, tips, and chats!

Happy Singing, everyone!

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Introduction – Benefits of Singing

Hello, friends and singers! It’s official, Vocalogical is up and running! Here’s the first ever episode of the podcast, where you get to meet our host and learn about the Benefits of Singing. There’s some interesting and little known facts to be had. And the best part, is that there are still tons upon tons of topics to discuss relating to the voice!

Please consider sharing with friends and family to get them involved in future discussions, like us on Facebook and Twitter, contact us if you have questions, and as always, enjoy your stay! There are a couple of potential options for next week’s episode, but I’d love to incorporate some of the topics you really want to hear about. Don’t be a stranger, leave a comment on what you want to know, and it’ll be covered!

Thank you for listening!

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vocalogical/id1242962222