Vocal Rehab is when a person, usually a trained voice, spends all of their time whispering or miming so that their voice can recover, probably because they have a cold.
For a while I thought Albert was a big jerk; turns out he is, but I only thought so because he was in vocal rehab.
A state of low faith in ones voice and/or singing abilities. Known to both start and end suddenly in otherwise stable people due to hyper-sensitivity specifically in relation to singing. For example, off-hand comments regarding ones singing ability can either trigger or end vocal depression.
Do you wanna record that track today?
Naw, I missed that High B yesterday, and I think I'm in vocal depression.
Oh, hey, I heard your CD last night, it was pretty good.
Oh my god, really?! I think you just cured my vocal depression.
The term given to an emerging genre of music that includes both Vocal Trance and Dance. DJ's combine the slower, sexier sounds of Vocal Trance with the up-tempo, high energy beats of Dance to create a multitude of emotions on the dance floors. The angelic vocals, uplifting melodies and high energy beats can create an intense emotional response which can lead to a natural euphoric state. More popular in Europe, it's making a slow migration to the commercially driven market of the USA
The DJ expertly mixed the varying beats and sounds of vocal electronica to create a rollercoaster of emotions on the dancefloor.
In opera, vocal weight is a term used to describe how "light" or how "heavy" that a voice is and by extension what kind of roles that it is suited to.
Lighter voices are associated with lyric voices while heavier voices are associated with dramatic voices; lyric voices are usually brighter, sweeter, and more agile while dramatic voices are usually powerful, rich, and darker than their lyric counterparts.
Spinto voices, usually limited to tenors and sopranos, are a kind of bridge between lyric and dramatic voices, "light heavyweights" in a manner of speaking.
Vocal weight may or may not be obvious immediately; a singer needs a number of opinions before any determination is reached. Vocal weight is also a strong mark of who gets to sing what in opera. Lyric voices usually play more vulnerable characters while dramatic voices usually play bold, strong characters.
Lyric voices are strong, but they're light; they don't like to sing very loudly very often and often sound forced when they do so. Lyric voices are designed for smooth, sweet singing, agile passages and clear diction.
Dramatic voices are bigger and heavier than lyric voices and their power makes them more difficult to maneuver through flowery coloratura passages, but dramatic voices are designed to sing loudly; they can sing over a large orchestra more easily than lyric voices can and are filled with emotion in addition to power.
Spinto voices are light but powerful and are essentially lyric voices with a strong dramatic edge (squillo, or "ping"), which allows them to cut through a full orchestra (rather than sing over it like a true dramatic voice).
A style of singing in current popular music, specifically R&B, where the singer incorporates a lot of "runs" and extra notes to showcase their vocal abilities, resulting in the singer looking like he/she is trying too hard to sound super-talented. Often accompanied by dramatic hand movements in synch with the notes being sung.
The version of "Lady Marmalade" sung by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, etc. is nothing but a bunch of vocal gymnastics.
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A rapper, singer or otherwise who hollas back over a vocal track rather than actually singing the song by themselves.
Because holla back girl Ashlee Simpson can't carry a tune, she needs to shout over a pre-recorded vocal track.
A vocal solo occurs when an artist decides to vocally improvise during a song. They are marked by either intense and sudden crescendos or quick octave fluctuations.
Vocal solos are very difficult to perform because creating a new set of lyrics on the spot is something many artists cannot do. As a result, vocal solos often feature artists singing indiscernible lyrics or repeating a word/phrase.
Also see: "Bonus chorus"
"I thought the shat had hit the roof until Aretha laid down that vocal solo... Improvising was a good move because that shit was bunk. But it was powerful, man! It brought a tear to my eye."