Singers, Let’s Talk Resonance…In The Shower!

Ever notice how your skills as a singer skyrocket whilst singing in the shower? There’s a good reason for that. In a word: science! “Shower You” could totally end up on Team Blake because of amplification, resonance and reverberation. Hard-surfaces in your bathroom...

Vibrato … How it Works, and How to Improve Yours

Ahh, vibrato. The pleasing-to-the-ear vocal effect that enhances any voice with an undeniable polish, warmth, vitality and style. So what exactly is it and how does it work? The word vibrato comes from the Italian “vibrare”, meaning “to vibrate”. Which makes sense...

What is Overtone Singing?

And now for something a little outside the (voice) box! Let’s have ourselves a listen to some overtone singing. What is overtone singing you ask? It’s a vocal technique that involves a singer keeping one note steady (the fundamental note) while manipulating the shape...

How Do Vocal Cords Really Work??

Vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, are a key component of a singer’s instrument. But do you know how they work? We all know that vocal cords vibrate to make sound - but there’s more to it than that, and developing an understanding of how the voice really works...

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How Do Vocal Cords Really Work??

How Do Vocal Cords Really Work??

Vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, are a key component of a singer’s instrument. But do you know how they work? We all know that vocal cords vibrate to make sound - but there’s more to it than that, and developing an understanding of how the voice really works...

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