This week we are going to peel away the layers of a song and start to listen for and identify different instruments. If you're listening to a lot of techno pop or rave music of the nineties, that might be very difficult. If it's been overproduced, there's going to be a lot of electrical sounds in there essentially that are going to be difficult for you to pull apart.
There are all kinds of musical things happening this month. International Music Day, Universal Music Day, Kids’ Music Day… it’s all happening! So I thought we’d celebrate all things music…
This month is friendship month, and building on last week’s blog and video about confidence in your voice, this week we’re talking about confidence in your accent. A lot of people that I talk to, both within my singing or speech lessons, and generally in life, say to me that they hate their accent. And I think that's really sad. Accents are brilliant. They are what make us as unique as we are. And the fact that we're starting to lose some of these regional dialects and regional accents is sad.
This week’s blog is all about diaphragmatic breathing and how the diaphragm helps us all the time without us realising it
Last week we started looking at the vocal folds within the larynx. This week we’ll take a slightly closer look at the vibration that happens to create the sound of the voice.
The vocal folds are thin pieces of muscle attached within the larynx. They are also referred to as vocal cords and the vocal process, but the latter term covers more than we are talking about in this blog
fter discussing power in last week’s blog, this week’s topic is The Larynx: Primary Sound. While the Northumbrian pipes we talked about last week made a droning (constant) sound, our voices don’t drone in the same way. We are always stopping and starting that sound. However it is that underlying sound that creates speech.
This month we’re going to be talking about the larynx and how it powers our voices. Now, without a carving knife and a willing subject, we’re going to be exploring the feel of the larynx rather than actually being able to see what goes on in our voice box.
This week’s blog is all about the dots and dashes we use when we write music down. Most of us will never actually write music down, but many will read music that has been written down by someone else.
This month, in celebration of World Speech Day on 15th, we are looking at the sounds we create when we speak or sing in a language. I want you to try to put aside how we SPELL words in English and focus instead on the sounds we create when we make words.