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GLOSSARY

Bass = lowest male voice register.

Baritone = middle male voice register.

Tenor = highest male voice register.

Contralto = lowest female voice register.

Alto = middle female voice register.

Soprano = highest female voice register.

Falsetto voice = a vocal sound made and produced by the artificial or false cords that are located at the top of the throat, resembling a false, light or artificial sound. You will feel the sound generally resonate at the top of the head or in between the ears.

Head voice = a higher lighter airier weaker version of your true voice. Commonly used in the lower range of R&B songs to acquire that smooth sexy breathy tone.

True or middle voice = where most contemporary singing is sung. Delivering a fall rich full-bodied sound from the true voice vocal cords that is located in the larynx. The sound will generally resonate more forward in the mouth or the hard pallet.

Chest voice = a lower deeper tone when you were singing in your low range that resonates in the chest cavity

Mixed, blended or crossover voice = a higher register technique that blends both the true voice and falsetto voice together to create what seems like a true rich voice in your higher range where you would normally sing in falsetto voice.

Staccato = to sing in a dynamic or hitting fashion.

Legato = to sing in a flowing or smooth fashion.

Crescendo = to sing louder or increased volume.

Decrecendo = to sing softer or decrease volume.

VBC = Vocal Breath Control scales specifically designed by Peter Vox to support and move all notes with the aid of the diaphragm for ultimate control and support.

Diaphragm = the muscle that sits underneath the lungs that enables you to breath and control the correct amount of air pressure underneath the vocal cords for the ultimate singing control.

Diaphragmatic breath = to breathe into the lower part of the lungs to enable you to use your diaphragm to breathe and support notes for ultimate singing control.

Dual breathing = to breathe into the diaphragm and the bronchi tube at the same time.

Bronchi tube = a tube that is connected to the bottom of the throat and the top of the lungs to transfer air between the two.

Scales = vocal singing exercises to work different skills with the accompaniment of piano and the teacher for demonstrations.

Crying = is a an amazing technique that is used specifically when singing up higher to make higher notes sound nicer and to sing them easier.

Trill = a run or movement of notes done consecutively quickly

Glottal attack = to hit or attack the first note with a rough or dirty sound

Verse = a section contained in a song generally containing the bulk of the lyrics or telling the story.

Chorus = the main section or most important part of the song, where the song normally lifts up and repeats the catchiest or most important part of the song.

Pre-chorus = a section or build up to the chorus that is different from the verse or chorus

Bridge = a section that is different from the rest of the song, generally eight bars three quarters of the way through the song or before or after an instrument solo.

Coda = end of music or song.

Harmony = to sing together with another person in a different pitch either above or below the main melody to create a harmony.

Backing vocal = to sing the same line or notes simultaneously with the lead singer. Doing this creates a backing vocal.

Vibrato = is the small movement or vibration of the voice between two notes.This done quickly creates vibrato.

Timing = to come in and sing at the correct point or place in the song and to stay in time with the beat of the song.

Rhythm = the rhythm is created by the bass and drums in a band and to also keeps consistent beat or time.

Pitch = to sing the correct note/notes is to sing in pitch.

Key = meaning what musical note/key the song is in e.g E, G, E#, G#

Ear Training = to train your ear to hear and sing the right notes when you’re singing.

Larynx = the voice box where you’re singing and speaking comes from.

Distortion, Husky, Dirty or Grit =when your voice has an unclean sound, husky or dirty tone.

Hard palate = the forward top roof of the mouth that is hard.

Soft palate = the back top roof of the mouth that is soft.

Uvula = the little piece of flesh that dangles down at the back of your throat. Which is connected to what we
call the arc of the throat.