Voice articulator

It’s basically anything and everything from the larynx up. It’s the tongue, the lips, the teeth, the soft and hard palates, the nasal cavity… Every single little thing. Articulators help…

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Voice type

A classification of female and male voices according to their ranges. Male (from low to high): bass, baritone, tenor, countertenor. Female (from low to high): contralto, mezzo-soprano, soprano.

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VST

The initials of Virtual Studio Technology. In broad terms, you have stuff in your computer that you don’t actually have in real life. It takes significantly less space than the…

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Variation

Variations are one of the ways to develop musical ideas. So, you take the material you want to develop and repeat it in an altered form. By combining these variations,…

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Verse

A verse to music is what a stanza is to poetry. It’s one of the two main parts that make up a song. It’s not what’s repeated, it’s the chorus’…

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Vibrato

Lit.: to vibrate. In vocals: instead of keeping the note as smooth and steady as possible, we slightly variate the pitch. In instruments: same principle, most commonly used in string instruments and…

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Virtual instrument

Also VSTi or VST instrument. Call them however you want, depending on your mood or on how fancy you wanna sound, I guess… Virtual instruments use VST technologies to produce…

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Vocal cords

The source of our voices. They are mucus membranes that are located in our larynges that open and close fast to produce sounds.

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