6 Minute English - Singing in tune

Neil and Georgina discuss singing and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

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Hello, this is six minutes English from BBC learning English on nail. What are you doing, please stop by Georgina. I'm practicing my singing. I'm going to do virtual karaoke tonight with some friends. Karaoke. I had you singing at the Christmas party. And to be honest. I think you might be tone deaf. You know, you called singing June.

Between you and me, I think nail is a bit tone-deaf wait until I tell him singing is the subject of this program. I love it. But I like inability I make up for in enthusiasm. I'm sure you'll karaoke parties would agree with you now. Reminds me of my quiz question Georgina, as you know, I love karaoke meeting up with friends to sing the words of our favorite pop songs over a musical backing track karaoke was invented in Japan and its name is a combination of different Japanese was it what was what is the meaning of karaoke? Is it a machine voice the angry cat or see empty Orchestra angry cat, but that would be mean so I'll guess a machine voice.

But the active singing itself is a very complex skill involving a huge number of processes in our bodies and brains. So what happens physically when we sing a musical note it in your case now so his Marika pizzas percent of BBC World Service program crowd science to explain exactly what happens when we open our mouths to sing different body parts Murray conventions supposed to sound the pitch of a sound how high or low it is depends on the frequency of that vibration. So if you want to hit the right note 4 support deposit needed to sing include the vocal cords are parasites in the throat that move backwards and forwards when I from the lungs moved over them.

Lyrics also known as the voice box is the organ between the nose and the lungs containing the vocal folds. It's similar to what happens when you play a guitar the vocal cords act like the guitar strings to purchase a bus or vibration a continuous and quit shaking movement. Why do some people kneel find it hard to sing in June? Is it because they cannot physically reproduce sounds or because they hear sounds differently from the rest of us according to psychology Professor Peter Ford Russia. It's neither. He thinks that the pulsing is the problem is generally not any is or voice. But in that brain specifically the connection between sound deception and muscle movement is Professor Ford Russia encouraging a listen to BBC World service's crowd science. I think there's reason for you.

To be hopeful and however accurate or inaccurate your singing is one recommendation I would have for you is to keep singing because there is evidence that singing itself weather accurate or inaccurate has benefits socially and also for stress responses. So good reason for you to keep it up some evidence for the health benefits of singing for one singing strengthens your stress responses, otherwise stress responses of a human body's reaction to external threats that cause an imbalance for example pain infection or fare from operatic Pavarotti's too enthusiastic. Karaoke fans Professor for Dresher things singers should keep it up a phrase used to encourage someone to continue doing something. So new maybe you should keep seeing off the roll.

I think some practice would be a good idea. But first let's return to the quiz question. You asked me about the meaning of the Japanese word. Karaoke. Karaoke main a machine voice be angry cat or CMT Orchestra. Did you say machine voice which was the wrong karaoke CMT Orchestra or another word music that has the Melody missing a way to describe someone who kind of thing in Chino hit different sounds like another person that's right to produce a sound vibration a quick shaking movement the fight.

Flights mechanism your body uses to regain in a balance. I'm going to keep it up a phrase used to encourage someone to continue their good performance that so from us keep singing and join us again soon at 6 Minute English. Don't forget. We also have a free app. You can download from the App Stores by goodbye.

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