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Hello everyone, I am a masters degree student from the University Of West London. Currently, I am in the process of writing my dissertation. Could you please help me out with filling in the survey for my dissertation that is about the stage persona? Please notice this survey is only for singers/vocalists. https://uwl.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/stage-persona-conscious-experience-or-unconscious-talent Thank you in advance for partaking!!!
What are the top things to remember when training narrowed vowels? Please share... I'll start. Here is my contribution. NARROWED VOWELSHow To Sing Narrowed Vowels & Their BenefitsThere are three kinds of vowels in singing; open vowels, middle vowels and narrowed vowels. As many students of singing of all levels of experience can tell you, when the lyrics of songs take the singer into narrowed vowels, the singing voice begins to become troublesome if they are not executed properly. In fact, the inability to sing narrowed vowels are one of the major reasons why the singing voice does not cooperate when singing, especially in the higher regions of the voice. Not only does the strength and skill to sing narrowed vowels serve the practical need to be able to articulate narrowed vowels in your lyrics, but, narrowed vowel training is also important resistance training work. When you train narrowed vowels, you strengthen the adductors and intrinsic musculature you need for a stable voice, a more modal sound color and belting. Putting it the point, narrowed vowel training is great for developing your belt voice capabilities. Therefore, narrowed vowel training gives you two primary benefits. When singing narrowed vowels, it is important that you lower the acoustic mass (overall energy). If you do not lower the acoustic mass of narrowed vowels, they will not be able to amplify and stabilize. Narrowed vowels with too much acoustic mass, causes constriction and/or instability of the vocal folds and your singing. Primary Benefits of Training Narrowed VowelsImproves the ability to articulate narrowed vowels in your lyrics when singing to make your diction easier to understand to the listener.The muscle strengthening and coordination from training narrowed vowels helps augment your belt voice training.Primary Narrowed Vowels When SingingNarrowed Edging VowelsNarrowed Neutral VowelsNarrowed Curbing VowelsVowels Follows by /r//i/ "ee" as in see /I/ "ih" as in sit/ɔ/ "aw" as in law/ʉ/ "oo" as in you /ɣ/ "ou" as in wouldWhen a vowel is followed by an /r/, it is called "r-controlled" vowels, or "r-colored" vowels. /ar/ sound as in car, guitar, Arthur /âr/ sound as in care, bear, mare, scare, aquarium /îr/ sound as in pier /ir/ sound as in turnip, spider, certificate, and beaver /or/ sound as in manor, observatory, author, brought, and orchard /er/ sound as in butter, cutter, and mother* These word samples are English language equivalent, but the same rules apply for other languages that make the same sounds. Three Points of NarrowingThe Singing Vowel / Sound ColorAll three acoustic modes have narrowed vowels as well as the vowels that are followed by /r/. The Vocal TractThe vocal tract, or physical space that is resonating your vowels literally narrows.The Acoustic MassThe mass of the phonation MUST lower or "narrow" metaphorically, in order to insure that the vowel will continue to amplify in the formant.
Hey all, For those of you that are wondering what this about, check out the following link and please join us: It's about that time. It's been decided that, this month, we will run two challenges at once. Two separate challenge threads will be created. Everyone is greatly encouraged to participate in both of these. Even if you don't have time to mix two great tracks, try to get something done for each and post it in the corresponding challenge topics. Given the goal of these challenges is to get everybody really racking their musical brains and get everyone out of their comfort zone at one point or another, we did Rock this month, so Rock will not be an option for June, but it will show back up in the poll that will be created on June 26th for July's challenge. HOWEVER, just because a Rock song won't be chosen this month, it does NOT mean that you cannot take one of the songs that we end up choosing and sing it Rock style. As a matter of fact, if Rock is your absolute favorite style, it is encouraged that you do take one of these songs and sing it that way. It is also encouraged that you try to learn to sing in the style of the genres that are selected. We are NOT prohibiting styles, we are switching genres. There are 7 choices for this month's challenge, and the two genres with the highest number of votes will be chosen. Voting will go on until May 31st (120 hours from now). At that point, we will go about selecting the songs we will be singing during June. June's challenges will begin June 6th and end on July 5th. Voting for the genre selection of July's challenge will begin on June 26th and end on July 1st. July's challenge begins July 6th. These are the choices for this month's poll: R&B Country Blues Pop Folk Jazz Gospel Let the voting begin!
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