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2014-03-08 23:03:34

Pitch Perfect is a brand new program developed by Stephen Pierce, who promises to teach people how to learn to sing. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Pitch Perfect created by Stephen Pierce is the latest program that introduces people proven methods to start singing on pitch within 10 minutes. In the program, people will test themselves, and study and refine the wave structure of their vibrato and many...

2013-09-17 16:22:59

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ...Might be the first thought you scream out after hearing the soulful captivating vocals of DANA. This sultry 50s-era throwback brings pieces of classic jazz and cinema to the forefront of the contemporary music scene. With a vibrato like Sarah Vaughan and chops reminiscent of legendary classics, DANA is introducing a new brand of soul back into the industry. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/MN81686) The...

2011-07-12 12:23:12

Guitar virtuosos have to master all kinds of playing techniques. But how can the intricate process of playing the instrument be captured digitally? A special thin film on the tailpiece has the answer. Functioning as a sensor, it converts the tension on the string into digital control signals. Rapidly, but expressively and with amazing ease, the guitarist's fingers move over the strings on the neck of the instrument. His fingertips move up and down and a vibrato resonates. From the guitar a...

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...

2010-10-05 13:17:07

MU scientist compares classical singing to traditional Indian singing to find speech disorder treatment Hindustani singing, a North Indian traditional style of singing, and classical singing, such as the music of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner, vary greatly in technique and sound. Now, speech-language pathology researchers at the University of Missouri are comparing the two styles in hopes of finding a treatment for laryngeal tremors, a vocal disorder associated with many neurological disorders...

2008-08-15 06:00:27

By Daniel J. Wakin The Great Vibrato Controversy is sending tremors through, well, a small corner of British cultural life. The conductor Roger Norrington, a champion of playing classical music in the style of its day, says he may play Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" March No. 1 on the last night of Britain's premier music festival, the Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, without vibrato. Oh, the horror! True, it is not the stuff to tear down an empire. But traditionalists in...

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2008-07-01 16:05:37

TAU scientists have developed an electronic ear to judge and coach vibrato technique Vibrato -- the pulsating change of pitch in a singer's voice -- is an important aspect of a singer's expression, used extensively by both classical opera singers and pop stars like Shakira. Usually, the quality of a vibrato can only be judged subjectively by voice experts. Until now, that is. A research group from Tel Aviv University has successfully managed to train a computer to rate vibrato quality, and...