Below are some quotes, interesting facts, and other tidbits all related to music and singing.
“Music is the purest form of art… therefore true poets, they who are seers, seek to express the universe in terms of music… The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside.”
“Singing is such an excellent thing, that I wish all people would sing.”
“When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.”
“We are what we sing.”
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
“He who sings scares away his woes.”
“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.”
To be sure, a very tiny percentage of the human population is actually tone deaf. If you cringe when a performer sings a horribly flat or sharp note, then you are not tone deaf. Just because you can’t hit a certain note doesn’t mean your are tone deaf – it just means you need practice.
When a singer is singing an A above middle C, the vocal folds are vibrating at 440 times per second. To give some perspective, think of the hummingbird flapping its wings. Pretty fast, right? The fastest a hummingbird can flap its wings is near 90 flaps per second. That means the vocal folds are vibrating almost 5 times as fast as the hummingbird’s wings! The human vocal cords are amazing!