Singing in the News 27 August 2013

This week: from Snoring to A Compulsive Parrot.

We bring you singing highlights from around the world:

Vocal Exercises Cures Snoring? Improving the tone of your throat muscles helped SOME people to stop snoring.  This research (apparently solid) is no magic cure for all snorers – listen to a interview with the researcher here:


Tone Deaf or Just Afraid? In this thoughtful piece for the Huffington Post, Phil Evans asks “why are millions of us so ready and willing to become paid-up members of the tone-deaf club?”


Stripping vs. Singing

If you’re in any doubt that singing is scary, read this superficial and titillating piece about Les Miz’s Amanda Siefried – saying she’d rather take her clothes off.

Linda Ronstadt’s Voice.  Sadly Linda Ronstadt can no longer sing due to her struggle with Parkinsons. Thank God we have access to some unforgettable recordings…


Compulsive Parrot. A Parrot who can’t stop singing is being “charged”. C’mon, can’t we just have a giggle – or join in for a duet?


The Singer as a Mimic?  Professor Ron Scherer gives a fantastic explanation of the perils and opportunities of vocal mimicry.”>


Who Really Gets the CD Money?  This decent bit of journalism gives us the details of who really earns what on a CD sale – it’s in British pounds so multiply each number by about 1.5 to get US Dollars


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