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A form of singing that involves repeated and rapid changes of pitch and alternation between the normal voice and falsetto.
Whole Tone Scale
A musical term referring to a musical scale that consists of only whole-tone notes. This scale only has 6 basic notes.
Anything that helps the singer prepare for a rehearsal or performance. Typically, a warm up consists of vocal exercises, such as running scales. It may also include warming up the body with stretches to relieve tension and help wake the sense, with special emphasis on the jaw, tongue, and lips. The latter may include tongue twisters.
A specific resonance structure through which a tone is sustained. Produced primarily by altering the size and shape of the mouth cavity and changing the position of the tongue, which determines how the resonance cavities will reinforce certain frequencies of the initial cord tone. The result of each alteration is a recognizable sound – Ah, Aye, Oh Eh Ee Oo.
One of 2 or more parts in polyphonic music. Voice refers to instrument parts as well as singing voice parts.Voices can sound distinguishable, even when singing the same pitches. This is down to timbre. You may have a very resonant and deep sounding voice, or a crystal clear and bright voice. Different types of timbres are suitable for different genres of music. While all singers have a different natural timbre, creating new timbres with the help of different registers help give a much bigger variety to a singer’s sound.
A low creaky vibration caused by fluttering vocal cords or informally known as the ‘Husky Voice’.
Also known as vocal folds. Elastic bands of muscles found inside the larynx (or voice box), which sits within the windpipe. They are fixed at one end and open and close due to adjustments in tension. As air passes through, it causes them to vibrate producing sound. The change of closure and vibrating length affects the pitch and intensity of your tone.
A rapidly repeated slight pitch variation during a sustained note, to give a richer and more varied sound.A natural wavering pulsating change of pitch to accent expression in a piece while singing a note. It is usually inadvertent as opposed to a trill. The voice is alternating subtly and very quickly between two different pitches that are very close together. The larynx and diaphragm both play a part in contributing to the vibrations. The best singers have full control over their vibrato and use it to accent certain words or phrases for dramatic or emotional effect.
A nasally vocal technique used to achieve a powerful, crisp breathless head voice and to help create one voice. When singing from your head voice and moving into your chest voice.