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Beatboxing Safer Than Singing
2013-12-23 13:54:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The internet is full of people performing vocal gymnastics routines known as beatboxing – routines full of hash percussive sounds and larynx-straining squeals. According to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois, beatboxing may actually be less harmful to the vocal cords than conventional singing. "While there are lots of data on how the voice is used and can be injured in singers, little is known about the...

2005-07-06 12:35:00

LONDON -- It's easy to produce a simple sound but virtuoso didgeridoo playing involves tricky breathing and a certain way of opening the vocal tract, Australian physicists said Wednesday. The unusual instrument, which originated in northern Australia and is made from the trunk of a tree hollowed out by termites, usually plays only one note. But skilled performers can produce a range of resonating sounds. Scientists at the University of New South Wales in Sydney studied how the masters do it...


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Larynx
2013-01-18 11:20:23

The larynx is an organ that is located within the throat, commonly referred to as the “voicebox”. While the larynx is the primary organ responsible for voice production, it is also crucial in breathing and protecting the airway structures. Location and Structure The larynx is a tube-shaped organ with an average length of four inches. It is located between the hypopharynx and the trachea. It is divided into three sections labeled supraglottis, glottis, and subglottis. The skeletal...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.