Singing Is Beneficial For The Memory

A research made at the University Of Helsinki, Finland, shows that singing improves the memory and the mood especially in the early state of dementia. Singing has an effect on the working memory and executive function. Instead listening to music has a cognitive impact only in the later stages of Continue Reading

Vocal Effects: Rattle

Rattle is a vocal effect produced in the vocal tract. According to Complete Vocal Institute, this effect can be formed by many different structures: vibrations at the arytenoid cartilages uvula (palatine uvula) back of the tongue the soft palate mucosa / saliva vibrating over the arytenoid cartilages Rattle is often Continue Reading

Choir Singers’ Hearts Beat As One

Swedish researchers monitored different singers’ heartbeats while doing a variety of vocal tasks such as reading parts of text, humming, singing a song and singing a 10 s mantra phrase. The result of the group study was a revealed connection between the length of the phrases sung and HRV (Heart Continue Reading

Singing In A Choir Boosts Immune System

A reasearch made at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfut, Germany, shows that singing in a choir boosts the immune system. Two groups were compared in the stydy: choir singers and listeners to the choir music. Positive effects in the emotional state and in the immune system were found Continue Reading

Singing May Help You Live Longer

Research has been done on health benefits of singing. Therefore it is safe to say that it seems that singing can help you live longer! Finnish researcher Markku Hyyppä noticed in his study that Swedish speaking choir singers who live in Ostrobothnia (a large western and northern part of modern Finland) Continue Reading

What Are Vocal Effects?

Vocal Effects Are Used To Highlight Emotions Vocal effects are different sounds that are used to highlight and intensify the singer’s expression, interpretation or style. As its name suggests, a vocal effect is an effect the purpose of which is to add something to present melody and lyrics. However, sometimes Continue Reading