Jordan

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Date registered: November 7, 2012

Biography

Jordan is the founder and contributor for The VoiceNotes

Latest posts

  1. Nobody “Nose” The Trouble I’ve Seen — September 18, 2016
  2. Sustainable Sound (Part 2) — December 22, 2013
  3. Sustainable Sound (Part 1) — December 22, 2013
  4. Choral Distortions in Pursuit of Blend: Part 1 — October 5, 2013
  5. “Float the Sound!” — September 26, 2013

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  2. The Sing and Squat Conundrum (Part 1) — 1 Comment

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The Unsung Hero

Layers of abdominal muscles: rectus abdominis (left) and internal oblique (right). a-xiphoid process; b-sternum

The Unsung Hero The important but oft misunderstood role of the abdomen in respiration           Although often a source of obsessive vanity in today’s society, the abdomen is the “unsung hero” of respiration.  Not only does it allow us to control our exhalation, but it has important implications in regulating inhalation …

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The Inspirational King

The Inspirational King The truth about the mysterious and misunderstood diaphragm muscle           The diaphragm is my favourite muscle in the human body, and perhaps the most misunderstood (especially in the singing world). The diaphragm is responsible for an ability to maximize inhalation and therefore has earned the title (in my …

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Whose Air is it Anyway?

A schematic diagram of what happens during inhalation (left) and exhalation (right). During exhalation notice how the rib cage is squeezing the lungs as they exhale and they are getting smaller to push the air out.

Whose Air is it Anyway? The anatomical role of the lungs in breathing             The lungs are often the first structures anyone thinks about when they are considering breathing, and rightfully so. They are the reason we are able to take oxygen from the air and deliver it to our …

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Help! I Can’t Breathe!

take-deep-breath

Help! I Can’t Breathe! Exploring the “Art of Breathing” and its implications for healthy vocal production   There is no skill more critical to healthy vocal use than that of proper breathing.             When a student walks into my studio for the first time, whether they are a beginner or …

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The HOTTER Singer Dilemma

singing-into-the-fan

The HOTTER Singer Dilemma Why more moisture in the air isn’t necessarily a good thing for your voice             High Humidity is often overlooked when thinking about vocal issues because we have been taught: voice + moisture = good! From the earlier discussion about low humidity, we know that moisture …

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The Hot Singer Dilemma

Singing into a fan

The Hot Singer Dilemma How keeping cool when it’s hot out can be a challenge for your vocal health             ‘Tis the season when singers and other voice users start to realize a real unpredictability in their vocal health. Some days we wake up with throats as dry as desert …

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Vocomotion

the thinker

Vocomotion (potentially excessive) Musings on the voice for a forward-thinking world           Science and Music have never stood in outward opposition, and yet there has been an almost tangible polarity between the two academic circles. For example, the reaction I get when I tell people my undergrad is in Science and …

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Welcome to The VoiceNotes

music

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!           It’s finally here! I have spent tireless hours constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing the concepts of this website in my mind, and countless more (with the help of WordPress and friends who know a bit about code) bringing those ideas to fruition.             …

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