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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. [1]

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A cappella

A cappella (Italian for "in the manner of the chapel") music is specifically group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way.

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The abdomen (less formally called the belly, stomach, tummy or midriff) constitutes the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis, in humans and in other vertebrates.

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In music, accompaniment is the art of playing along with an instrumental or vocal soloist or ensemble, often known as the lead, in a supporting manner.

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American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and is distributed by FremantleMedia North America.

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An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal.

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Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts.

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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (circa 600 AD).

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An aria (air; plural: arie, or arias in common usage, diminutive form arietta) in music was originally any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer.

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Art music

Art music—also known as formal music, serious music, erudite music, or legitimate music (sometimes shortened to legit music) —is an umbrella term used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural and theoretical considerationsJacques Siron, "Musique Savante (Serious music)", Dictionnaire des mots de la musique (Paris: Outre Mesure): 242.

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An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer.

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Backing vocalist

In popular music, a backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S. and Canada, backup singer or sometimes background singer or harmony vocalist) is a singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.

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A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types.

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Baroque orchestra

The Baroque orchestra is the type of orchestra that existed during the Baroque era, commonly identified as 1600-1750.

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Bass (voice type)

A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.

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Beat (music)

In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).

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Beatboxing (also beatbox, beat box or b-box) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking Drum machines using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.

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Bel canto

Bel canto (Italian for "beautiful singing" or "beautiful song"), along with a number of similar constructions ("bellezze del canto"/"bell'arte del canto"), is a term relating to Italian singing.

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A bellows or pair of bellows is a device constructed to furnish a strong blast of air.

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Belting (music)

Belting (or vocal belting) is a specific technique of singing by which a singer brings their chest register above its natural passaggio (break) at a loud volume; instead, an alternative production is developed, often described and felt as supported and sustained yelling.

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Birds (class Aves) are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton.

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Blue note

In jazz and blues, a blue note (also "worried" note) is a note that—for expressive purposes—is sung or played at a slightly different pitch than standard.

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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Blues rock

Blues rock is a musical genre combining elements of blues and rock.

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Boy soprano

A boy soprano is a young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range.

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Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs, or oxygen through other respiratory organs such as gills.

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A career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life.

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Carl Fischer Music

Carl Fischer Music is a major sheet music publisher that was based in New York City’s East Village since 1872.

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A chanson ("song", from Latin cantio, gen. cantionis) is in general any lyric-driven French song, usually polyphonic and secular.

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Chest voice

Chest voice is a term used within vocal music.

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Chiaroscuro (music)

(Italian for "light-dark") is part of bel canto an originally Italian classical singing technique in which a brilliant sound referred to as squillo is coupled with a dark timbre called, which is often perceived as having great depth or warmth.

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Child singer

A child singer is a child who has a career as a singer and started professionally as one.

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A choir (also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Coloratura has several meanings: The word is originally from Italian, literally meaning "coloring", and derives from the Latin word colorare ("to color").

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A composer (Latin ''com''+''ponere'', literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates music.

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In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.

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Contemporary commercial music

Contemporary commercial music or CCM is a term used by some vocal pedagogists in the United States of America to refer to non-classical music.

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A contralto is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range is the lowest female voice type.

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A countertenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of the female contralto or mezzo-soprano voice types.

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Country music

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.

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Crooner is an American epithet given to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, either backed by a full orchestra, a big band or by a piano.

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Culture is, in the words of E.B. Tylor, "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." Cambridge English Dictionary states that culture is, "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time." As a defining aspect of what it means to be human, culture is a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies.

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Death growl

A death growl is a vocalisation style (an extended vocal technique) usually employed by singers from death metal music genres, but also used in a variety of other heavy metal styles.

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Deejay (Jamaican)

Deejay (alternatively spelled DJ) is a term in Jamaican music for a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and "toasts" to an instrumental riddim.

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Descant, discant, or can refer to several different things in music, depending on the period in question; etymologically, the word means a voice (cantus) above or removed from others.

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Doctor of Musical Arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A., D.M., D.Mus.A. or A.Mus.D.) is a doctoral academic degree in music.

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The ear is the organ that detects sound.

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Easy listening

Easy listening (also known as orchestral pop) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.

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Encyclopædia Britannica Online

Encyclopædia Britannica Online is the website of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. and its Encyclopædia Britannica, with more than 120,000 articles that are updated regularly.

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External intercostal muscles

The external intercostal muscles, or external intercostals (Intercostales externi) are eleven in number on either side.

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The German (pl., literally "compartment" or also "subject (of study)", here in the sense of "(vocal) specialization") system is a method of classifying singers, primarily opera singers, according to the range, weight, and color of their voices.

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Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, "false") is the vocal register occupying the frequency range just above the modal voice register and overlapping with it by approximately one octave.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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A formant, as used by James Jeans, is a harmonic of a note that is augmented by a resonance.

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Gibbons are apes in the family Hylobatidae.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a music genre in Christian music.

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Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk (usually referred to simply as hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.

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In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

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Head shot

A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait (usually a photograph) that realistically demonstrates a person's appearance for branding or casting.

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Head voice

In vocal music, head voice is one of two meanings as different vocal pedagogical circles differ on its meaning.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Hip hop

Hip hop or hip-hop is a Black sub-cultural movement that formed during the early 1970s exclusively by African Americans residing in the South Bronx in New York City.

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Human mouth

In human anatomy, the mouth is the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva.

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Human voice

The voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming etc.

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A hum is a sound made by producing a wordless tone with the mouth opened or closed, forcing the sound to emerge from the nose.

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Immune system

The immune system is a system of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.

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Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution.

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Indiana University

Indiana University (IU) is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States.

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Indiana University Press

Indiana University Press, also known as IU Press, is an academic publisher at Indiana University that specializes in the humanities and social sciences.

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Internal intercostal muscles

The internal intercostal muscles (intercostales interni) are a group of skeletal muscles located between the ribs.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jerome of Moravia

Jerome of Moravia (or Hieronymus de Moravia) (died after 1271) was a medieval music theorist.

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Johannes de Garlandia (music theorist)

Johannes de Garlandia (Johannes Gallicus) (fl. c. 1270 – 1320) was a French music theorist of the late ars antiqua period of medieval music.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing and markets its products to professionals and consumers, students and instructors in higher education, and researchers and practitioners in scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly fields.

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Journal of Applied Physiology

The Journal of Applied Physiology is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal of physiology published by the American Physiological Society.

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Journal of Behavioral Medicine

The Journal of Behavioral Medicine is an interdisciplinary medical journal published by Springer, addressing the interactions of the behavioral sciences with other fields of medicine.

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Journal of Singing

The Journal of Singing is the peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

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The larynx (plural larynges; from the Greek λάρυγξ lárynx), commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the neck of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals involved in breathing, sound production, and protecting the trachea against food aspiration.

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Lead vocalist

In popular music, the lead vocalist or lead singer is the member of a band who sings the main solo vocal portions of a song, in front of the accompanying musicians who commonly play the rhythm and music and contribute harmony and backing vocals.

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Learning is the act of acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information.

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In music performance and notation, legato (Italian for "tied together") indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected.

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Lied (plural Lieder; German for "song") originally denoted in classical music the setting of Romantic German poems to music, especially during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language.

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Lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and many animals.

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List of opera directors

This list of opera directors is a list of notable stage producers and directors who have worked, or are working, in the opera world.

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List of voice disorders

Voice disorders are medical conditions involving abnormal pitch, loudness or quality of the sound produced by the larynx and thereby affecting speech production.

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Lists of composers

This is a list of Lists of composers grouped by various criteria.

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Loudness is the characteristic of a sound that is primarily a psychological correlate of physical strength (amplitude).

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Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types.

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A microphone, colloquially mic or mike, is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal.

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Modal voice

Modal voice is the vocal register used most frequently in speech and singing in most languages.

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Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence.

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Music education

Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music.

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Music genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.

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Music of Latin America

The music of Latin America refers to music originating from Latin America, namely the Romance-speaking countries and territories of the Americas and the Caribbean south of the United States.

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Musical ensemble

A musical ensemble, also known as a music group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, typically known by a distinct name.

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Musical instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.

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Musical theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.

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Nasal cavity

The nasal cavity (or nasal fossa) is a large air filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face.

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National Association of Teachers of Singing

The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is a professional organization for singing teachers, and is the largest association of its kind in the world.

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The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk.

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Oliver Ditson

Oliver Ditson (October 20, 1811 - December 21, 1888) was an American businessman and founder of Oliver Ditson and Company, one of the major music publishing houses of the late 19th century.

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An onomatopoeia (or chiefly NZ; from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for "name" and ποιέω for "I make", adjectival form: "onomatopoeic" or "onomatopoetic") is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.

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Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting.

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Overtone singing

Overtone singing—also known as overtone chanting, harmonic singing or throat singing—is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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The palate is the roof the mouth in humans and other mammals.

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Paranasal sinuses

Paranasal sinuses are a group of four paired air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity.

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Passaggio is a term used in classical singing to describe the transition area between the vocal registers.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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The pharynx (plural: pharynges) is an organ found in vertebrates and invertebrates, though the structure is not universally the same across the species.

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The term phonation has slightly different meanings depending on the subfield of phonetics.

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Phonetics (pronounced, from the φωνή, phōnē, 'sound, voice') is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign.

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Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds in languages.

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Pitch (music)

Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies.

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Place of articulation

In articulatory phonetics, the place of articulation (also point of articulation) of a consonant is the point of contact where an obstruction occurs in the vocal tract between an articulatory gesture, an active articulator (typically some part of the tongue), and a passive location (typically some part of the roof of the mouth).

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Practice (learning method)

Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase "practice makes perfect".

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Prentice Hall

Prentice Hall is a major educational publisher owned by Pearson PLC.

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Public address system

A public address system (PA system) is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphone, amplifier and loudspeakers, used to allow a person to address a large public, for example for announcements of movements at large and noisy air and rail terminals or at a sports stadium.

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Rapping (or emceeing, MCing, spitting bars, or rhyming) is "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics".

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Recitative (also known by its Italian name "recitativo") is a style of delivery (much used in operas, oratorios, and cantatas) in which a singer is allowed to adopt the rhythms of ordinary speech.

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Reed (mouthpiece)

A reed is a thin strip of material which vibrates to produce a sound on a musical instrument.

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In physics, resonance is a phenomenon that occurs when a given system is driven by another vibrating system or external force to oscillate with greater amplitude at a specific preferential frequency.

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A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds (or the same sound) in two or more words, most often in the final syllables of lines in poems and songs.

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Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions".

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Rhythm guitar

Rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with singers or other instruments; and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords, where a chord is a group of notes played together.

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Rising Star (TV series)

Rising Star is an international reality television singing competition based on the Israeli singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (meaning "The Next Star") made by Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Royal Society for Public Health

The Royal Society for Public Health is a learned society dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and well-being.

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Scalene muscles

The scalene muscles (from Greek σκαληνός, or skalenos, meaning uneven as the pairs are all of differing length) are a group of three pairs of muscles in the lateral neck, namely the anterior scalene, middle scalene, and posterior scalene.

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Scat singing

In vocal jazz, scat singing is vocal improvisation with wordless vocables, nonsense syllables or without words at all.

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Scientific American

Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.

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Screaming (music)

Screaming is an extended vocal technique that is mostly popular in "aggressive" styles of music, including many subgenres of heavy metal, where the somewhat similar death growl vocal technique is also popular, and some subgenres of punk and industrial.

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Sight-reading is the reading and performing of a piece of written music, specifically when the performer has not seen it before, also called a prima vista.

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Sing-along, also called community singing or group singing, is an event of singing together at gatherings or parties, less formally than choir singing.

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Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and perform their own musical material including lyrics and melodies.

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Slate (magazine)

Slate is an English-language online current affairs and culture magazine in the United States created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN.

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A song is an artistic form of expression based on sound, generally considered a single (and often standalone) work of music with distinct and fixed pitches, pattern, and form.

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.

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In music, sostenuto is a term from Italian that means "sustained".

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Speech is the vocalized form of human communication.

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Speech-language pathology

Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a Speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.

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Sprechgesang ("spoken singing") and Sprechstimme ("spoken voice") are expressionist vocal techniques between singing and speaking.

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Sternocleidomastoid muscle

In human anatomy, the sternocleidomastoid muscle, also known as sternomastoid and commonly abbreviated as SCM, is a paired muscle in the superficial layers of the side of the neck.

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Stress (biology)

Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or a stimulus.

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Telegraph Media Group

The Telegraph Media Group (previously the Telegraph Group) is the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

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A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is one of the highest of the male voice types.

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In music, tessitura (texture) is the most musically acceptable and comfortable range for a given singer or, less frequently, musical instrument; the range in which a given type of voice presents its best-sounding texture or timbre.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper owned by The Woodbridge Company, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country.

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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.

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The Sing-Off

The Sing-Off is an American television singing competition featuring a cappella groups.

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The Voice (U.S. TV series)

The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC.

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The X Factor

The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell.

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Thoracic diaphragm

In human anatomy, the thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm (partition), is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity.

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The thorax or chest (θώραξ (from the Greek θώραξ thorax "breastplate, cuirass, corslet"), thorax is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals located between the neck and the abdomen. The thorax includes the thoracic cavity and the thoracic wall. It contains organs including the heart, lungs and thymus gland, as well as muscles and various other internal structures. Many diseases may affect the chest, and one of the most common symptoms is chest pain.

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Throat singing

Throat singing may refer to.

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In music, timbre also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics, is the quality of a musical note, sound, or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production, such as voices and musical instruments, string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments.

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Tonality is a musical system in which pitches or chords are arranged so as to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions.

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Tone (linguistics)

Tone is the use of pitch in language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning – that is, to distinguish or to inflect words.

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The tongue is a muscular hydrostat on the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates which manipulates food for mastication.

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A tooth (plural teeth) is a small, calcified, whitish structure found in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and used to break down food.

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The trachea, colloquially called windpipe, is a tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs, allowing the passage of air, and so is present in almost all air-breathing animals with lungs.

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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private not-for-profit and nonsectarian research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California.

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University of Toronto Press

University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada's leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America.

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Vibrato is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.

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Vibrator (mechanical)

A vibrator is a mechanical device to generate vibrations.

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Vocal coach

A vocal coach (also known as voice coach) is a music teacher who instructs singers on how to improve their singing technique, take care of and develop their voice, and prepare for the performance of a song or other work.

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Vocal folds

The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords or voice reeds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally, from back to front, across the larynx.

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Vocal fry register

The vocal fry register (also known as pulse register, laryngealisation, pulse phonation, creak, croak, popcorning, glottal fry, glottal rattle, glottal scrape, or strohbass) is the lowest vocal register and is produced through a loose glottal closure which will permit air to bubble through slowly with a popping or rattling sound of a very low frequency.

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Vocal music

Vocal music is a genre of music performed by one or more singers, with or without instrumental accompaniment (a cappella), in which singing (i.e. vocal performance) provides the main focus of the piece.

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Vocal pedagogy

Vocal pedagogy is the study of the art and science of voice instruction.

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Vocal range

Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate.

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Vocal register

A vocal register is a range of tones in the human voice produced by a particular vibratory pattern of the vocal folds.

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Vocal resonation

McKinney defines vocal resonance as "the process by which the basic product of phonation is enhanced in timbre and/or intensity by the air-filled cavities through which it passes on its way to the outside air." Throughout the vocal literature, various terms related to resonation are used, including: amplification, enrichment, enlargement, improvement, intensification, and prolongation.

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Vocal weight

Vocal weight refers to the perceived "lightness" or "heaviness" of a singing voice.

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Vocalese is a style or musical genre of jazz singing wherein words are sung to melodies that were originally part of an all-instrumental composition or improvisation.

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A vocoder (short for voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc.

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Voice projection

Voice projection is the strength of speaking or singing whereby the voice is used loudly and clearly.

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Voice type

A voice type is a particular human singing voice identified as having certain qualities or characteristics of vocal range, vocal weight, tessitura, vocal timbre, and vocal transition points (passaggio), such as breaks and lifts within the voice.

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In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as an English "ah!" or "oh!", pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build-up of air pressure at any point above the glottis.

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Whale is the common name for a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals.

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Whistle register

The whistle register (also called the flageolet or flute register or whistle tone) is the highest register of the human voice, lying above the modal register and falsetto register.

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William Vennard

William Vennard (31 January 1909 Normal, Illinois – 10 January 1971 Los Angeles, California) was a famous American vocal pedagogist who devoted his life to researching the human voice and its use in singing.

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Wind instrument

A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at the end of the resonator.

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WinSingad is a Microsoft Windows based software for singing training.

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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born British and Swiss violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom.

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Yodeling (also yodelling or jodeling) is a form of singing which involves repeated and rapid changes of pitch between the low-pitch chest register (or "chest voice") and the high-pitch head register or falsetto.

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