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Warm-Up Wonder

What do athletes, actors, dancers, and singers all have in common? They all need to warm-up! Join Matthew, Carolyn, and Kevin, as Vocalogical gives insight into the best warm-ups, how to structure your own routine, and how to prep your body to be the best it can be for performance time!

For more, join Vocalogical Conversations on Facebook, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, visit Vocalogical.com, and follow @VocalogicalPod on Twitter! Have any comments, questions, or suggestions? Feel free to send Vocalogical a message!

Happy Singing, everyone!

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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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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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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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Inside Look of the Larynx

The Anatomy of the Larynx will be the focus of Vocalogical’s next episode! I love talking about all of the muscles of the throat, some with very very long, ridiculously long, names. Along with discussing the names of the cartilages and muscles of the larynx, we’ll also get a taste of how those muscles interact to produce different sounds! This is the tip of the iceberg, with tons more information to be enjoyed, and more in depth topics will definitely be discussed in the future.

I completely realize, however, that it’s difficult to memorize the names or visualize the workings of the voice simply through speech. I did a little bit of digging on the world wide web, and found a fantastic site that highlights the parts of the larynx you’d like to see! I’d recommend, either while listening to the podcast, or just after, tinkering with this program to get a clearer idea of what was mentioned on the air.

It can be found here: https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/itc/hs/medical/anatomy_resources/anatomy/larynx/

To give a bit of a preview, the cartilage to listen for on the podcast will be the epiglottis, thyroid, cricoid, and arytenoids. Important muscles will by the thyroarytenoid and cricothyroid muscles, with a couple of more thrown in the mix! And we can’t forget about the only suspended bone in our bodies, the hyoid bone!

Keep an eye out for the next episode of Vocalogical, releasing on this coming Wednesday, June 7th! You can subscribe on Itunes and Google Play, and can be followed @vocalogicalpod on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/Vocalogical/.

Happy listening and enjoy our deeper look into the larynx, the house of our voices!

 

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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