Let’s take an educational trip down the throat of a beatboxer and get a far too detailed look at the complex anatomical system that enables us to make strange noises.
The growing popularity of so-called “vocal fry”, particularly among young women, is either a hot new trend or the bane of cultured discourse, depending on who you ask. But when it comes to popular music, vocal fry actually enhances expressiveness.
Video: German singer Anne-Maria Hefele has been training her voice since 2005 to become an polyphonic overtone singer. This means that she is capable of singing different scales of low notes (fundamentals) and high pitched notes (overtones) at the same time producing an otherworldly sound that gave me goosebumps.