Tag Archive: the voice

Breathe Deep(er)

Explanation of a basic kegal exercise for men and women.

Breathe Deep(er) The controversial and untapped breath-control power of the pelvic floor            I think I have heard more than a dozen voice teachers talk about “supporting your air from down there”. One of my old teachers told me that her voice teacher once recommended that she sing from her vagina. …

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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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The HOTTER Singer Dilemma

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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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Vocomotion

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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

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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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