Tag Archive: vocal physiology

Vocalprints and Retinal Scans

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Vocalprints and Retinal Scans Considering the voice as a part of our identity          They say that no two people are created equal. Anatomically and physiologically this is especially true: our bodies are unique to us. This fact has even inspired the creation of technologies such as optical/fingerprint/vocal recognition security software.   …

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What’s Stress Got to Do… Got to Do With It?

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What’s Stress Got to Do… Got to Do With It? Understanding the stress response and its affect on the body           As I am currently in the process of moving, I have been thinking a lot about stress. We are all familiar in some way or another with the emotional state …

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Breathe Deep(er)

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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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Help! I Can’t Breathe!

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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

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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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The Hot Singer Dilemma

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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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