* Super long entry, specially for singers. Bakal jadi Vocal Coach satgi atas permintaan, I just have to post it here biar senang nak cari next time, tak perlu susah type kat google. Haha. Blog sememagnya memudahkan kehidupan rakyat! :P
Howdy all!! Had to google out the singing terms cos I've forgotten most of it. Sigh. The only thing I remember was SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass), Dynamic, Falsetto, and few more. And I remember them mainly because I categorized it as a basic knowledge in singing for singers. Hohoho.
A Cappella - Singing without any form of instrumental accompaniment.
Alto - Low female voice
Baritone - Male voice located between bass and tenor in range and tone quality
Ballad - A slow tempo, sentimental or romantic song
Blend - In solo singing, the smooth transition between head and chest voice. When more than an individual singing, it's the combination between singers
Chest voice - The lower notes of a singer’s range; in the same general range as the speaking voice. When singing in the chest voice, the vocal cords become naturally thick, and the resulting sound is generally associated with deep, warm tones.
Diction - A clear pronunciation of words/lyrics
Dynamics - The variations of soft and loud singing in a song
Falsetto - False Singing. In male singers, a high register (actually, sung in the female range) similar to the head voice. However, unlike the head voice, falsetto cannot blend with the chest voice. Female’s can also sing in a falsetto range (Minnie Mouse's Sound)
Flat - To be under the correct pitch, not quite in tune
Full Voice - As loud as a person can sing without creating imbalance between airflow and vocal cord tension. Also refers to a tone that has a balanced resonance quality.
Head voice - Also known as “head register.” Singing in the higher part of the range. While singing in the head voice, the vocal folds are thin; the head voice is usually associated with light, bright sounds. Falsetto is resonated in a head voice.
Pitch - The sound of a particular note. When pitch is referred to, it’s usually in reference to being “on” or “off” pitch. “On pitch” means the singer is singing in tune. “Off pitch” means the singer is either flat or sharp.
Projection - Generally, the ability to be heard by the audience. Sometimes also refers to the ability to communicate emotion to the audience, as in “she projects great sadness.”
Soprano - High female voice
Tenor - Highest male voice
Transpose - To change the key of a song; to lower or raise the notes of a song or a portion of a song
Vibrato - A slight, but regular fluctuation in your tone. Caused by the normal relaxation and contraction of the vocal muscles as they are activated by alternating nerve impulses. Gives and “energy” to the tone during the vibration process (paling suka dengar orang buat ni. Sweet je bunyi dia. Haha)