RESEARCH

Caveman-music

 

Since man’s origins we have used the voice to communicate in countless ways. For example, during medieval times using the voice to create musical sound was thought to elevate one’s lowly status to a high enough level to be pleasing to god. In present times singing can be used much more recreationally and is thought to be perhaps the most accessible form of musicianship. However, singing is much more difficult than the current habits of singers would show. Often, the technical aspects of singing are overlooked which can stunt and damage the voice. In order to ensure the longevity of vocal chords and proper sound production, it is essential to use techniques that integrate the body and mind along with the voice. There are four physical components necessary for incorporating the entire body successfully into singing: posture, the diaphragm, the throat and the mouth.