The concept of singing , which comes from the Latin word cantus, refers to act and the consequence of singing : this action , which can be developed by a human being or an animal, consists in generating sounds that are melodious and, generally, pleasing to people's ears.
For example: “My daughter has been singing lessons since she was ten years old”, “I love waking up to the song of the birds that perch on my window”, “The members of the tribe accompany the ritual with songs and dances”.
In the case of Humans , the song is developed emitting, in a controlled way, sounds that are produced with the sounding apparatus. The song is generated through the voice and allows incorporating words into a musical composition.
There are different types of singing. He lyric song involves the implementation of different techniques to sing works of classical or cultured music. He popular singing Instead, it points to the interpretation of songs of massive musical genres.
It is called Gregorian singing , on the other hand, to the voice It is used in Catholic liturgies. This is a plain song : monodic and usually done in a cappella.
He study Vocal technique is one of the most complex tasks of academic music, largely because of the impossibility of seeing the sounding device (the group of organs that have the task of producing and expanding the sound, as well as the place in which the air becomes sound when it passes through the vocal cords).
While pianists, violinists and saxophonists, for example, can learn from their teachers and fellow professionals through the observation and imitation of the movement of their hands and their posture, singers cannot see what others do with their vocal cords, which is why they must trust that they have understood the indications techniques related to breathing and voice placement.
This difference has the effect that the threshold to become a professional singer is more difficult to cross, since many fail to understand the rudiments of singing and give up too soon. On the other hand, we must not forget the importance of treating strings Vocals with responsibility: poor technique can cause irreversible damage.
The breathing It is the basis of the song, although it goes without saying that it is only one of the fundamental parts since must be complemented with placement and articulation . Breathing well means taking full advantage of the air to cope with long musical passages without the need to constantly inspire.
In addition to the good use of air With adequate breathing, the person should feel that he "caresses" the vocal cords, so that he never exerts excessive pressure on them. The lyrical song places special emphasis on all technical aspects, partly because the execution of the works (some of which have a very high degree of difficulty) cannot be done with much freedom, but must clearly reflect what is reflected in the score , and for this it is necessary great voice control .
The birds On the other hand, they use singing to communicate. They can sing to give some notice or to woo, to name two possibilities. For the people Listening to the song of the birds is usually pleasant.
It is also called singing a composition of poetry (like a warrior song); to exaltation that takes place from something or from an individual (“This story is a song to life”); to tip or end of something (the singing of a table); and next to that, in a knife or knife, it turns out opposite the edge .