What Is Speech?

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What Is Voice? What Is Speech? What Is Language? The functions, skills, and abilities of voice, speech, and language are related. Some dictionaries and textbooks use the terms almost interchangeably. But for scientists and medical professionals, it is important to distinguish among them. Voice Voice (or vocalization) is the sound produced by humans and other vertebrates using the lungs and the vocal folds in the larynx, or voice box. Voice is not always produced as speech, however. Infants babble and … read more >>

Tips For Singers

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TIPS FOR SINGERS! To learn more about how to warm-up your voice and have fun doing it, check out our instructional section. Can I improve my tone quality? Tone quality improves when the correct musculature is engaged in the singing process. Feel underneath your chin with your forefinger and slide it inwards to the point where your neck meets the muscles under your chin. Now swallow. Notice how your larynx (Adam’s apple) raises up and the muscles under your chin … read more >>

The Best Throat Spray

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Tips and Guidelines for Vocal Health Products By Scott Rabb “What is the best throat spray?” is the most common question I am asked. And I respond with a question, "for what…?" Favorite Products Like any product, everyone has a favorite brand. But also, like any product, if a celeb has a favorite it’s because, luckily, it may be the one product that helped them in a pinch or on the more practical side, the product’s manufacturer sponsors them. Just … read more >>

Teachers Take Care Of Your Voice

Teachers: Take Care of Your Voice Some 7.5 million people, including many teachers, have diseases or disorders of the voice. It’s a lesson worth learning: Teachers who try to do the best possible job for their students need to take care and preserve what may be their most valuable teaching asset–their voice. Teachers are among those professionals who make great demands on their voices; they talk all day long in the classroom and have to project loud enough so that … read more >>

Taking Care Of Your Voice

Taking Care of Your Voice We rely on our voices to inform, persuade, and connect with other people. Your voice is as unique as your fingerprint. Many people you know use their voices all day long, day in and day out. Singers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, sales people, and public speakers are among those who make great demands on their voices. Unfortunately, these individuals are most prone to experiencing voice problems. It is believed that 7.5 million people have diseases … read more >>

Sound Ruler

Sound Ruler – What is too loud? Every day we hear a variety of sounds. Sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time, can damage your hearing.The loudness of sounds is measured in decibels (dB). Learn the decibel levels for different soudns and know which noises can cause damage to your hearing. Protect your ears when you are involved in a loud activity. How loud is too loud? Decibel Level | What we hear 10 dB … read more >>

Singing With A Sore Throat

Singing With A Sore Throat by Vocal Coach Brett Manning Author of Singing Success Q: Is it OK for me to sing when I have a sore throat? A: Depending on what’s causing it, singing with a sore throat can be catastrophic. I tell my clients, "if it hurts to swallow, don’t sing!" Conversely, if it’s a mildly soar throat, consult your doctor (it’s a good idea to find a good ear, nose, throat specialist in your area and build … read more >>