Last week I wrote about digital music, then it occurred to me there is a far more interesting topic where music is concerned.
Do you find that people tend to lose their regional accents when they sing? (I mean when they sing in English cause I can only speak two other languages but I wouldn't be able to identify accents). I've often listen to a band or singer and been surprised to find out they weren't a native English speaker. I've been just as surprised to hear different singers speak in a strong, American, English, Irish (etc) accent but when they sing there is no trace of it. If fact it seems almost an effort to sing with a very recognisable accent. For example there is a singer I adore call Rosie Thomas, who has an almost comical high pitched (but endearing) voice but when she sings its an almost shocking transformation you'd never guess she was the same person.
I've also read that singing therapy has help people who stutter to over come their speech impediment - which completely fascinates me. There is even a case that singing can improve ones mood - much like chocolate.
So what is so different about our voices when we sing? I'll have to go away and read up on this but I just thought I'd share...so go one belt out a number at the top of your voice, you know you want to!
N.B With the way thing are at the moment I might be limited to posting on Mondays only. Fear not I will do my best to make sure that my post are worth the visit.