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2011-09-22 18:52:03

Patients with serious speech disorders are often able to sing complete texts. However, melody may not be the decisive factor. After a left-sided stroke, many individuals suffer from serious speech disorders but are often able to sing complete texts relatively fluently. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, have now demonstrated that it is not singing itself that is the key. Instead, rhythm may be crucial. Moreover, highly...

2011-09-12 15:00:40

Study demonstrates that women's memory is sensitive to male voice pitch Men take note: If you want women to remember, speak to them in a low pitch voice. Then, depending on what they remember about you, they may or may not rate you as a potential mate. That's according to a new study by David Smith and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Their work shows for the first time that a low masculine voice is important for both mate choice and the accuracy of women's memory. The...

2011-06-13 13:00:00

SEYMOUR, Tenn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chartbuster Karaoke, one of the world's leading producers of licensed karaoke tracks, has announced a partnership with Rascal Flatts "Flatts Fest" Karaoke Challenge Presented by Starkey. Chartbuster Karaoke will tour the country alongside Flatts Fest 2011, which is an interactive pre-show festival with contests and activities throughout Rascal Flatts' summer concert tour. Chartbuster Karaoke will power the national competition from its...

2011-05-06 14:34:11

Music producers have for decades had electronics tricks at their disposal for improving a recorded vocal performance. They can add a little reverb or echo to bolster a weak rendition, use effects such as phasing and delay to add color to the vocal, fix duff notes with auto-tuning or even reprogram a whole melody line in software. In recent years, voice synthesis for converting text to spoken word has improved considerably but combining that technology with auto-tuning capability allows...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.