when jihoon sings his voice is so delicate and gentle like a breezy wind but when he speaks there’s always that rough part like he could pass off being a rapper honestly but just imagine his voice whispering in ur ear or him singing a song to u so the point of this is to basically say that i love jihoon’s voice and u should too


Another season of broadcast dubs is streaming on FUNimation.com, and you can hear me as the following:

-Black (younger) in Blood Blockade Battlefront: Do yourself a favor and watch this show. It’s crazy and you will love it. I can’t say enough good things about how cool it is, so just go watch the thing.

-Holmy in Show by Rock!!: Sanrio made a battle of the bands show with cuteness! It has catchy music! And really cute characters with animal ears.

-Meika Katai in Mikagura School Suite: This is a fairly wacky show where kids with powers go to school and fight. I think. Meika has a giant calligrapy brush and she can make horses, so that’s cool.

-Kisaki Tenjoin in Ultimate Otaku Teacher: A very self-referential show with lots of nerd jokes. I’ve wanted to play a manga-ka for a long time, so this was a lot of fun.

anonymous asked:

What note can you belt up to? I transition into my head voice at around A#4, B4 so what might I be classified as? (I have a very rich heavy tone)

Hi! Sorry for the late response anon.

Well, first of all, you have to understand that belting isn’t really a part of operatic technique. It’s a land of its own. Belting is a form of extended chest voice, the lowest register of the voice. A chest voice for a female would be from her lowest notes to maybe like F4-A4 ish, depending. Middle voice begins to blend with chest voice around the pitch you speak in, and will go up to your passaggio, where your voice will switch to head voice. 

Honestly, I wouldn’t know how to classify someone from just their belt voice, because that doesn’t really define a singer at all. You might be an alto/mezzo soprano with a strong low voice or a soprano who’s belt can’t go high because their voice becomes too operatic at a certain point (like me…)

Belting is great and I think it’s a cool skill to have, but a word of caution: If you plan on singing legit classical musical theatre, or venturing into opera, your belt will hinder you. I still struggle with chest and middle range notes because I belted, and I had to relearn how to approach these areas of my voice.


From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We ‘Policing’ Young Women’s Voices?

Journalist Jessica Grose, linguist Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin join Fresh Air for a conversation about upspeak, vocal fry and how women’s voices are changing – and whether or not that’s a problem. 

On linguist Penny Eckert’s reaction to the criticism of young women’s voices:

“It makes me really angry. And it makes me angry, first of all, because the biggest users of vocal fry traditionally have been men, and it still is; men in the U.K, for instance. And it’s considered kind of a sign of hyper-masculinity … and by the same token, uptalk, it’s clear that in some people’s voices that has really become a style, but it has been around forever, and people use it stylistically in a variety of ways—both men and women. So the disparity in people’s noticing is just very clear to me: people are busy policing young women’s language, and nobody is policing older or younger men’s language.”

Illustration: Jaqueline Bissett/Getty Images/Ikon Images