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The legendary singer Whitney Houston will be always remembered as a master of "melisma"

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...’s shift from sticking to the song’s parameters in I Wanna Dance with Somebody to taking vocal liberties in I Will Always Love You showcases this artistic transformation. “I call it vocal gymnastics, where suddenly she wants to show you she can take a tune wherever she wants to take it,” Pete Waterman says. “The vocal performance on it is just mind-blowing, I mean eve...

Japanese researchers have discovered that lar gibbons use the same techniques as human soprano singers to make their melodic but piercing calls

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...the same techniques as human soprano singers to make their melodic but piercing calls In humans the vocal tract acts as a filter on the sound from the source, and the “source-filter theory” held that the separate, fine control of the vocal tract to be the product of a long evolution in the development of the subtleties of speech. Singing too has evolved, and soprano singers reach thei...

Asian elephant Koshik has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills

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...hat is going on inside his mouth, but he’s invented a new way of sound production to match his vocalizations with his human companions.” She added: “If you consider the huge size of the elephant and the long vocal tract and other anatomic difference – for example he has a trunk instead of lips… and a huge larynx – and he is really matching the voice pitch of his...

Mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear

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...say they found that mice have both the brain circuits and the behavioral attributes consistent with vocal learning. Dr. Erich Jarvis, who oversaw the study, said it had changed his understanding of the way mice make sound. “In mice we find that the pathways that are at least modulating these vocalizations are in the forebrain, in places where you actually find them in humans,” he said...

Celine Dion has cancelled all her Las Vegas shows until June on doctor’s order

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...here tickets to her show sell for as much as $250. The singer began experiencing discomfort with her vocal cords last week but had initially anticipated returning to work at the weekend. Celine Dion has cancelled all her Las Vegas shows until June on doctor’s order However, a doctor in Los Angeles said Celine Dion was suffering from inflammation of the vocal cords caused by a virus and advised h...

The Home Office

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...docs to a separate hard-drive every few months 2. Multiple Cord Streamlining Kicking around tangled cords under your desk is irritating but trying to locate a specific cord is an absolute pain. Save yourself time and purchase some nifty cord devices. USB hubs instantly wind up cords for orderly keeping. Cordlets also keep cables in order by directing them exactly where you need them on your desk...

This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on January 26.

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This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on January 26. See full list of nominees: GENERAL Album Of The Year “The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles “Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar “The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Red” — Taylor Swift Record Of The Year “Get Lucky...

Courtney Stodden was challenged with singing the American National Anthem whilst crying in front of her other famous housemates on Celebrity Big Brother

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Courtney Stodden got the opportunity to flex both her vocal cords and her theatrical skills on Friday’s episode of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. Courtney Stodden, 19, was challenged with singing the American National Anthem whilst crying in front of her other famous housemates. She read the patriotic lyrics off a sheet of music while waving a small American flag to recite the well-worn a...

Max Little’s technology works partly by tracking the motion of vocal cords

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...try to conferences and other events. Max Little’s technology works partly by tracking the motion of vocal cords Max Little became interested in understanding voice from a mathematical perspective while he was studying for a PhD at Oxford University in 2003. “I was looking for a practical application and I found it in analyzing voice disorders, for example when someone’s voice has brok...

George Michael is seen smiling widely while hugging Fadi Fawaz, who is also beaming with delight

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...phonica tour last year after he was taken ill. The singer said: “Realistically, I can’t see my vocal cords being ready till the summer. “But then I have to think about people losing out if they are on their summer hols. So, September seems most likely.” Related search articles:fadi fawaz Tyra Banks Current Boyfriend Tyra Banks Current Boyfriend 2013 tori black boyfriend fadi fawaz biography...

Adele Adkins has taken to her Twitter account to deny that she has married her fiancé Simon Konecki

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...husband by singer Ed Sheeran during a difficult period, when she was recovering from surgery on her vocal cords. Their backgrounds could not be more different. While Adele was raised by her single mother and went to an inner-city primary in Tottenham, Simon Konecki was sent to Eton, where contemporaries included Tom Parker Bowles and Bear Grylls. Simon Konecki’s parents live in a $1.5 milli...

Parkinson's disease early detection

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...ovement disorder but the voice is a form of movement. We don’t tend to think of the larynx and vocal chords but you are moving them when you make speech sounds. It’s a complex sound of movement and it tends to degrade in Parkinson’s. Neurologists look at changes in the ability to move, which is done with the limbs, but we are looking in the vocal organs – the sounds that come out...

Whitney Houston was one of the world's best-selling artists, wowing audiences with her powerful and effortless voice from the middle of the 80’s to the late 90’s

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Whitney Houston was one of the world’s best-selling artists, wowing audiences with her powerful and effortless voice from the middle of the 80’s to the late 90’s. But the showbiz world was rocked Saturday in the afternoon with the tragic news that one of music’s biggest legends Whitney Houston is dead. Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born to a middle class family in Newark, New Jersey i...

Kings of Leon

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...ekly: “The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor’s orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about cancelling. They look forward to getting back on the road at the end of September.” “We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. The band is devastated, b...

The Grammy Award Winners 2013

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The Grammy Award Winners 2013 • Album of the year: Babel, Mumford & Sons • Record of the year: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra • Song of the year: We Are Young, fun • New artist: fun • Pop solo performance: Set Fire to the Rain (Live), Adele • Pop vocal album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson • Rock performance: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys • Urban contemporary album: “Channel Oran...

International Pop Music Festival

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...The International Pop Music Festival “Crystal Star”. The festival includes two sections: Vocal (solo and group) Interpretation and New Song (Original Song). Competitors may register in one or both sections: vocal interpretation or/and new song , in one of the five age groups: 6-8 years old, 9-11 years old, 12 -14 years old, 15 to 18 years old, 19 to 25 years old. The festival aims to p...

Researchers have discovered that beluga whale vocalizations were remarkably close to human speech

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...they made the first-ever recordings of the behavior. Researchers have discovered that beluga whale vocalizations were remarkably close to human speech They found that vocal bursts averaged about three per second, with pauses reminiscent of human speech. Analysis of the recordings showed that the frequencies within them were spread out into “harmonics” in a way very unlike whales̵...

Former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage at Grammy Awards 2014

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Grammy Awards 2014 Winners: Album of the Year: Daft Punk Record of the Year: Daft Punk, Get Lucky Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Get Lucky, Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nyle Rodgers Best Rock Song: Cut Me Some Slack, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear Best Pop Solo Performance: Royals, Lorde Best Rap/Sung Collaboration...

Conflicting reports have emerged over whether Beyonce sang live the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration

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Conflicting reports have emerged over whether Beyonce sang live the National Anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band told The Times in a “last minute” decision, Beyonce opted to perform to a pre-recorded backing track. However, the Marine Corp said “no-one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or p...

Adele won six Grammy Awards, including the big categories like Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Rolling In the Deep and Album of the Year for her smash hit 21

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GRAMMY AWARDS 2012: THE WINNERS Record of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele Album of the Year – 21, Adele Song of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele Best New Artist – Bon Iver Best Pop Solo Performance –Someone Like You, Adele Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Body And Soul , Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse Best Pop Vocal Album – 21, Adele Adele won six Grammy Awards, including the big ca...

Jessica Sanchez created shock and awe in equal measure when she brought the house down with Whitney Houston's greatest hit, I Will Always Love You

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American Idol’s last remaining contestants offered a great show last night, as song choices were limited to Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston hits. Jessica Sanchez created shock and awe in equal measure when she brought the house down with Whitney Houston’s greatest hit, I Will Always Love You. Joshua Ledet did kick off the show with an incredible performance of I Wish, but Elise Testone br...

A new research suggests men can actually tell from a woman's voice when she is having her period

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A new research suggests men can actually tell from a woman’s voice when she is having her period. In a study, published in the journal Ethology, psychologists asked three groups of men to listen to voice recordings of ten women who counted from one to five – at four different points over their menstrual cycle. All four recordings were played in a random order – and then the firs...

Gary Catona said Whitney Houston’s whole personality had been changed by the deterioration of her voice through smoking and drug abuse

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Whitney Houston was “deeply, psychologically and emotionally” affected by her voice’s deterioration shortly before her death, says her vocal coach and friend, Gary Catona. Gary Catona said Whitney Houston’s whole personality had been changed by the deterioration of her voice through smoking and drug abuse before she was found accidentally drowned at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February. He...

Researchers have discovered that crows recognize familiar human voices and the calls of familiar birds from other species

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Researchers have discovered that crows recognize familiar human voices and the calls of familiar birds from other species. The ability could help the intelligent birds to thrive in urban environments; using vocal cues from their human and avian neighbors to find food or be alerted to potential threats. The team used recordings of human voices and jackdaw calls to test the birds’ responses....

Mariah Carey tweeted a star-spangled bikini snapshot to promote her performance on Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

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...formance on Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular The Grammy winner with the five-octave vocal range was accused of lip-synching the track at the BET Awards alongside R&B star Miguel and rapper Young Jeezy. Mariah Carey’s vocal and mouth clearly did not match up during the live telecast. “My wife is a perfectionist and clearly because she’s done it right all her life. S...