Singing


Singing children
Children's choir

Singing is the act of creating musical sounds with the voice.[1][2][3] A person who sings is called a singer, artist or vocalist (in jazz and/or popular music).[4][5] Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music, Japanese music, and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, ghazal, and popular music styles such as pop, rock, and electronic dance music.

Singing can be formal or informal, arranged, or improvised. It may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort, or ritual as part of music education or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice. If practice is done regularly then the sounds can become clearer and stronger.[6] Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success (singing in more than one genre). Professional singers usually take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers

  1. ^ "Definition of SINGING". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Definition of sing | Dictionary.com". www.dictionary.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  3. ^ Company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. "The American Heritage Dictionary entry: singing". ahdictionary.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  4. ^ "VOCALIST – meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary". Dictionary.cambridge.org. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Vocalist | Definition of vocalist in US English by Oxford Dictionaries". Archived from the original on 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ Falkner, Keith, ed. (1983). Voice. Yehudi Menuhin music guides. London: MacDonald Young. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-356-09099-3. OCLC 10418423.

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