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Jun 1 2015 - 10:36pm

GREAT news for those who claim "I can't sing!"

Science Has Great News for People Who Can’t Sing

Forget the middle school haters who shamed you into believing you were tone-deaf. A new study reveals that singing is more like playing an instrument than previously thought: Singing accurately is a skill that can be taught and developed. And that means that even the worst singers among us should just keep singing.

“No one expects a beginner on violin to sound good right away...

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Apr 13 2015 - 12:00am

Most people use it all day every day — we speak, we sing, we laugh — and yet many of us have no idea how our voices work.

 

It’s an amazing system that operates much like a wind instrument and is roughly divided into three parts: the power source (your lungs), the vibrator (your voice box) and the resonator (your throat, nose, mouth and sinuses).

 

In short, when we inhale, the diaphragm — the large muscle that runs across our abdomen — drops down and the lungs expand as the air travels in. When you go to speak, which happens courtesy of a signal from your brain...

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