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Vocals & vocals

Everything about vocals & singing

On our Vocals & Singing page you will find the best tips & tricks, everything about the right vocal technique and the currently recommended equipment for everything to do with singing. This is the right place to rummage through the Vocals FAQ, to talk about your everyday singing and singing practice or to learn more about the theory, vocal technique and the right exercises.

In the different articles you will find everything about vocals in the style of screaming, shouting, growling and of course classical singing. In the singer equipment tests, we examine which studio and stage microphones are best suited for your style and technique, or which vocal effects are currently popular.


Vocals & vocals glossary

Breathing support
The breathing support when singing is a consciously controlled breathing technique. It is a muscularly guided exhalation technique. With this you can ensure that the sung sound sounds as it is desired.

Beatboxing / Beatboxing
Beatboxing uses the mouth, nose and throat to imitate beats from a drum computer. The technique of human beatbox is an art form that can be found primarily in the hiphop genre.

Belcanto is a style of singing that originated in opera in the 16th century. Belcanto comes from Italian and means beautiful singing. This singing technique has its own aesthetic.

Belting is a singing technique known for its pounding and piercing sound. It can often be heard in musicals, pop, and sound. The formation of vowels and register mixing is different from that of classical singing. Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston perfected belting.

Crooning is an intimate style of singing that was only made possible by the invention of sensitive microphones. This singing technique emerged in the 1920s and is characterized above all by a warmth and strong intimacy. Nowadays crooning is part of every singer's repertoire. Well-known artists of this singing technique are Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

Sing in
The warm-up consists of warm-up exercises to prepare the voice for the upcoming performance. The voice warm-up can be seen here analogously to the warm-up during sports. When singing, a large muscular system is used, which is warmed up before the highest performance can be achieved. Only then is a permanent load possible and injuries prevented.

Classically, falsetto is a certain high vocal register, a high pitch of the singing. In common parlance, it is also understood to mean the head voice, a singing voice raised by an octave.

Singing Education & Singing Lessons
Singing pedagogy is understood synonymously as singing lessons and deals with the development of a singing technique. Singing lessons are given at music schools, a conservatory, a music college or in private lessons.

Growling is a singing technique (mainly in metal) that makes the voice sound more aggressive. These are mostly screamed vocals called grunts when they sound very low.

Guttural singing
Guttural singing is a throat singing that is produced, among other things, by a narrowing of the throat in the pocket ligaments. Guttural singing can be found in the folk music of different countries as well as in metal as growling, grunting or shouting.

Knödeln is the colloquial term for the artificial narrowing of the voice. The dumpling can often be heard in untrained singers who tense their larynx and vocal cords too much. The result sounds compact and low in overtones. Too long dumpling leads to nodules on the vocal cords.

Overtone singing
Overtone singing is a singing technique that gives the impression of polyphony. The singing filters out individual overtones so that they are perceived separately from each other.

Pig Squeals
Singing technique from Grindcore and Deathcore, which translates into German as "pig squeak". Pig squeals can be produced by both inhalers and exhalers.

Scat Singing is a singing technique from jazz that describes rhythmic and melodic sequences of syllables without any meaning or meaning. It is about the onomatopoeic imitation of instrumental phrases.

Spoken chant is a chant that is similar to speaking or speaking that approximates to singing. Speaking singing already exists in opera and cantata, nowadays it is found in a special role as rap in the music genre hiphop. Related forms are toasting and raggamuffin.

Twang (voice)
Twang is mainly used in musicals to produce a change in the color of the voice by narrowing the epiglottic fold. Narrowing the larynx funnel makes the voice clearer, less throaty and louder.

Undertone singing
The vocal technique of undertone singing uses the larynx to create sounds that are below the singing tone. These are not overtones, but whole-number divisors, also called subharmonics.

White singing
The singing technique of white singing is known as screaming singing. With the help of screams, a melody is generated, typical for folk music in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus or Bulgaria.