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Freddie Mercury – Master At Modulating His Voice

This is an Article that I found written by Lisa Respers France, CNN. Very interesting I thought as I am such a Freddie Mercury Fan.

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Freddie Mercury’s voice was easy come, easy go, little high, little low, and now a group of researchers have delved into how amazing it was.

The Study of Freddie Mercury’s Voice was recently published in the journal “Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology” and it looked at the Queen front man’s vocal abilities.

The team of Austrian, Czech and Swedish authors used archival recordings to delve into the sound of the man whose voice has been described as “a force of nature with the velocity of a hurricane.”

The findings included evidence that Mercury was using “subharmonics” by vibrating his ventricular folds, a technique usually found only in Tuvan throat singers.

“Perceptually, Freddie Mercury’s irregular (and typically faster) vibrato is clearly audible in the sustained notes of famous songs such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (A Night at the Opera) or ‘We Are the Champions’ (News of the World), and it appears to be one of the hallmarks of his vocal style,” the study says.

Good article Lisa
For more information – Source – Lisa Respers France

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Did You Know – 05/18/2015

1. How to Prevent Running Shoe Blisters With a “Heel Lock” or “Lace Lock”

2.Little known fact about the Titanic that might surprise you!

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The swimming pool on the Titanic is still full.

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3. A new study finds a man’s memory fades faster with age than a woman’s. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, found that everyone’s memory skills and brain volume begin to deteriorate after age 30 but memory worsens faster in men than it des in women after age 40.
These changes are NOT linked to the brain-plaque build up typical of Alzheimer’s disease but is simply part of normal aging the researchers said.

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4. In Quebec, there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter.
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5. Arnold Schoenberg was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. suffered from triskaidecphobia, the fear of the number 13. He died 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.

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6.James Dean died when his Porsche Spyder sports car crashed in 1955. The car was taken to a garage, where the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shattering both of his legs.
The engine was then bought by a doctor who put it in his car and died in a car crash. Another driver in that same race was killed in his car,which had Dean’s driveshaft fitted into it. When the shell of Dean’s Porsche was later repaired and put on display, the showroom burned down.
Exhibited again in Sacramento, it fell of the stand on to a visitor, breaking his hip. Finally the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces sitting on steel supports.

Source; The Cursed car

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