Read Alexa Terry’s guide to the most common words used in the world of singing, and you’ll never be intimidated by fancy vocal coaching terminology ever again. A is for Amygdala […]
The ABC of vocal coaching
Singing and long Covid: six things the experts are saying
Here’s an update from the Performing Arts Medicine Association on the latest thinking about singing and long Covid. A year ago, BAST spoke to singer and vocal coach Sarah Nixey about […]
How ‘The Wiggle’ can help singers eliminate tension
Wiggling is a great way to rid the body of that old singing foe: tension. Here are some movement exercises to help singers loosen up and sing with more freedom.
Gift vouchers, get togethers and other BAST goodies
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The Laryngeal Nerves
Alexa Terry and Line Hilton look at the laryngeal nerves and the role they play in voice production. The nervous system is a two-way information highway delivering messages from the […]
The Vocal Fold Layers
Alexa Terry takes a closer look at the vocal fold layers and the role they play in singing. Before we take a deep dive into the anatomy of the vocal […]
The Hyoid Bone
BAST’s Alexa Terry takes a closer look at the hyoid bone, otherwise known as ‘the singing bone’. “Clarifying, understanding and organising oneself around the hyoid bone… has amazing and […]
Vocal cords or vocal folds?
In The larynx, home of the voice! we looked at the outer aspect of the voice box, this time we move inside the larynx and take a look at the […]
The larynx: home of the voice!
Unlike other instruments, the singer’s instrument is not easily seen or accessed. This makes teaching singing quite challenging, but not impossible. By understanding the structure and mechanics of the vocal […]
The Epi-what? The Epiglottis.
What is the epiglottis? This is a very cool piece of kit that sits at the base of your tongue and essentially keeps you alive! It’s necessary to write about […]
The Ageing Voice And Singing
The Ageing Voice The Baby Boomer generation was born between 1946 and 1964. That means the eldest of this generation are 70 now. And there are a LOT of us! […]