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Vocalization

 

the singing of vowel sounds. The simplest form of vocalization is singing a vowel or syllable of a poetic text with two or more sounds, up to and including coloratura passages. There are entire works or parts of them in which, from beginning to end, the syllables of a certain word are sung—for example, ” Alleluia” (in Mozart’s Alleluia) and “Slava” (in the epilogue of Glinka’s opera Ivan Susanin). Singing one vowel sound completely without a text is also a form of vocalization. (See.)

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This vowel was matched by the listeners at both the lower and higher pitch for the singers vocalizing on 4, 5, or 6 vowels almost twice as often as those singers who vocalize on all 11 vowels (approximately 60% versus 30%, respectively)--a curious finding.
However, he and many other psycholinguists remain skeptical about reports of syllabic vocalizing by 3- to 6-month-olds.
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The choreographer is a long-time fan of the polyphonic vocalizing of the Aka clan of the Mbuti (commonly known as Pygmy) to which Nzamba Lela belongs.
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Other highlights included ``Sky Blue,'' featuring vocalizing from opening act the Blind Boys of Alabama; a further Africanized take on ``In Your Eyes,'' featuring the other opening act, Tanzanian musicians Hukwe and Charles Zawose; and energetic versions of ``Shock the Monkey,'' ``Digging in the Dirt'' and ``Animal Planet,'' from the upcoming film ``The Wild Thornberrys.
Joao's extraordinary expressive range reached from guttural croaks to coloratura trilling, with scatting and vocalizing in between.
Thus, when groups take turns in vocalizing, they are doing more than announcing their location.
Bradley's songs are a little eccentric - half the time you're not quite sure what he's singing about, and there are moments when his tobacco-chaw vocalizing gives his words an extra dimension of mystery - but they stir something deep just the same.
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