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Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in The Voice Box | 0 comments

Musical Term of the Week

by Melissa Wimbish

A term that many classical singers fear more than sight-singing!

Yesterday, our guest contributor Sarah Wigley-Johnson explained why we should buck up and give different kinds of singing (like belting) a try in her article “Who’s Afraid of Musical Theatre?”

vocal belting Рrefers to a specific technique of singing by which a singer produces a loud sound in the upper middle of the pitch range. It is often described as a vocal register although some dispute this since technically the larynx is not oscillating in a unique way. (Definition provided by Wikipedia)

For a detailed definition of the technique, visit the following link:

PS, how do you feel about that belt? Looks a bit like a back brace to me, but could be cute. Thoughts???

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