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:  www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23753524

 

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?”
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/phil-evans/music-therapy_b_3795846.html

 

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. www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/singing-was-scarier-for-seyfried-29522766.html
 

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…
www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/linda-ronstadt-parkinsons-took-my-613673

 

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? www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10262476/Pet-owner-threatened-with-Asbo-because-parrot-wont-stop-singing.html

 

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

www.voicecouncil.com/why-cant-i-sound-like-adele/”>http://voicecouncil.com/why-cant-i-sound-like-adele/

 

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
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23840744

 


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