The Gift of Gab

We at the studio talk. A lot. And a lot of the talking we do is about singing, naturally. But even we, who can spend many long hours discussing the minutae of mucus and the movement of vocal folds, often don’t focus enough on how truly amazing it is that humans are able to open their mouths, make air pass through some little flaps of skin, and make not only a variety of different sounds, but make those sounds into a whole huge system of communications.

Luckily, the good people at National Public Radio are in the business of reminding us about cool things we often overlook. And they have, true to form, written a most excellent piece about the human voice. A link to the article can be found here, PLUS you can use that fabulously developed auditory system to give a listen to the piece as it originally aired! Or, if you just wanted to have a little teaser as to how amazing the human body really is, take a gander at this visual:

Okay fine, that doesn’t have anything to do with the article, but it is a photo of the dreamy Benjamin Walker, star of the forthcoming Broadway musical ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’, and let’s just say we at the studio will admire his human form anytime, mmm hmm!

But the real visual we were going for is this:

via npr.org

Doesn’t that get your nerdy nerves a-tinglin’? The complexity of the human body really is remarkable, and thanks, NPR, for reminding us just how much.

About lizcaplanblog

LIZ CAPLAN, has been teaching and coaching voice since 1978 in New York City and guest lectures throughout the United States and Europe. Her students are currently featured in principle roles on Broadway, National tours, Off Broadway, regionally, and as artists in the recording industry. Some have also been nominated for the prestigious Tony and Grammy awards and have been Emmy award winners. Besides working vocally with recording artists, Liz does consulting work for all the major record labels. Liz Caplan Vocal Studios is located in New York City, and is one of the premiere vocal studios in the country. Now staffed by Liz and a group of highly trained and talented Voice Teachers, it is able to bring Liz's mission of 'balancing the state of the artist' to many.
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