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Profound Placement

For every singer, there’s a different thought on placement. Today, Vocalogical tackles placement, what it means, and how it can help us!

It also features many opinions presented by members of the Vocalogical Conversations Facebook group. Would you like to join us on future discussions? We all encourage you to join!

Next week, a guest is coming on to discuss resonance with us, an episode that will be chock full of information and insight on the voice! Don’t miss out!

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

Happy and healthy singing, everyone!

Source: The Voice Book, Kate DeVore and Starr Cookman

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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

IVF

Larynx Ossification

It’s interesting to note that the larynx goes through ossification. 

Welcome to Interesting Voice Facts (IVF)! As I read through new material, every once in a while I stumble on something that I find very fascinating. This IVF is that as the larynx ages, it ossifies, which is a fancy way to say that all of the cartilages in the throat begin to turn to bone. When I thought about it, it made sense. After all, muscles and the body as a whole begin to lose tone and flexibility, which means cartilage would as well. The shocking part was how young it began. Sources say the cartilage in your larynx could ossify as early as the age of eighteen. 

What shocked me about this was knowing that many singers are in their vocal prime in the late twenties/early thirties, with some singers being able to sing well into their nineties like a pro. I assumed this rigid change in the vocal mechanism would bring about some negative changes to the voice. If this were true, however, the vocal prime wouldn’t be as late as it is. Actually, many attribute this change to be the reason why singers in their twenties, thirties, and beyond, could attain such beauty, range, and power.

Who knew your larynx changing to bone could be a good thing! There is tons of information on this topic, and one that will definitely be covered within a podcast. Pros and cons, research, and many more specifics will be discussed. For now, think of this idea of larynx ossification and more information will be coming to you soon!

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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