Vocal music is the type of music that emphasizes the human voice. Sometimes instruments are used, but the voice is the most important part. Vocal music is the complete opposite of instrumental music; instrumental focuses on a combination of instruments, such as strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion, usually without the human voice. Vocal music is all about the voice!

Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction and regular practice. If practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds can become clearer, stronger and cultivated. Vocal music often has a sequence of sustained pitches that rise and fall, creating a melody. For a vocalist to create beautiful vocal music it takes practice. A real test to how you sound is by singing without the music. Try singing the melody of your favorite song without any music; if it sound great with no instrument, then it will sound amazing when accompaniment is added.

The sound of each individual's singing voice is entirely unique because of the actual shape and size of an individual's vocal cords, sinus cavity and physical structure of each individual. The job of ever singer is cultivating their voice by making a song sound good without any music to accompany the singing. Listen to Lily Toreja sing “Out of Love” with her own airy and breathy tone.


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