Posts Tagged ‘singing’

Teaching Singers In Metal Bands How To Scream

May 12, 2021

Voice coach Melissa Cross works with metal bands so their screaming singers don’t damage their vocal cords.

More:

“Where Did the Metal Scream Come From? And How Do Metal Vocalists Avoid Destroying Their Vocal Cords?” Josh Jones, Open Culture

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Trump Explains His Agricultural Policy

August 3, 2016

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump first outlined his agricultural policy at the 2005 Emmy Awards in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California.

Related:

“A Donald Trump presidency could lead to food shortages in the US,” Deena Shanker, Quartz

“Farmers: Trump ‘terrible for agriculture,'” Bill Tomson, Politico

“Here Is the Mysterious High Roller Donald Trump Wants to Put in Charge of Our Food,” Tom Philpott, Mother Jones

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Singing True

February 24, 2014

Ray Charles, interviewed by Joe Smith on June 3, 1987 during the writing of Off the RecordAnimation by Patrick Smith of Blend Films for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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In a Pretoria Grocery Store

December 16, 2013

Two days after Nelson Mandela died, members of the Soweto Gospel Choir took over the Woolworth grocery store in Pretoria’s Parkview neighborhood. There was really nothing spontaneous about it except for the heartfelt response of shoppers. The choir had planned to surprise the crowd with a James Brown tune, but after the death of the revered patriot they chose this number, “Asimbonanga,” a tribute Johnny Clegg wrote during Mandela’s imprisonment on Robben Island:

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Forget Rap Music’s ‘Robot Voice.’ Hire a Robot Singer.

April 28, 2012

Forget Rap Music's 'Robot Voice.' Hire a Robot Singer.
Rapper and producer T-Pain popularized that “robot voice” now infesting the world’s Pop Music recordings. But why imitate a singing robot when you can have a robot vocalist? A Japanese tech company has produced a robot chick singer who is remarkably life-like, at least compared to most of Japan’s aidoru pop stars. Of course, the most animated members of J-Pop girl groups are really digital animations.

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