Mudcat Café message #2572904 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118816   Message #2572904
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
21-Feb-09 - 11:52 PM
Thread Name: men singing high
Subject: RE: men singing high
'there is propaganda out there that maintains a high voice in not masculine.
I say BS to that.,

I went to workshop once where the presenter said that the male falsetto voice simply comes from a man using his vocal folds in the childhood way. When women and children sing, the edges of the vocal folds come together. When a man's voice changes at puberty, the side surfaces of the folds come together. However, if he has the knack, he can switch from one mode to the other.

So singing falsetto isn't a matter of not being masculine, it is a matter of being clever, amusing and adaptable. These are all traits which attract females and offer evolutionary advantage.

My husband loves to play with sound. He can sing an easy, light bass. He can boom like Earl Wrightson. He can do a comical falsetto. He can make a sound like the whistle on an ocean liner. He does a great whippoorwill imitation. In the long run, these are the things that matter.