Funny/WeirdMedical Mysteries of Music

Our lovely naive opera singer is now studying “vocal distortion”

If you’re a traditional singer, you want your voice to be clean, clear, and pristine. This isn’t exactly a requirement if you want to be a rock singer. But what does it take–and what toll does it take–to have a rough and raw voice?

Elizabeth Zharoff, our adorable opera singer who is educating herself about rock with her Charismatic Voice reaction videos has gone deep–REALLY deep–into the science and medicine of “vocal distortion” and harsh singing. This is both fun and informative.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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