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Description

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, ghazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

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Organizations relating to Singing

Nordic Singer and Musician Workers Association / Sandefjord, Norway / Est. 1947
Contemporary A Cappella Society / San Jose CA, USA / Est. 1990
Musica International / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1998
Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids / Lewes, UK
European Inter-Voices Choir / Zele, Belgium
A coeur joie international / Lyon, France / Est. 1948
Conseil francophone de la chanson / Laval QC, Canada / Est. 1986
Organization for Nordic Children\'s and Youth Choirs / Lemvig, Denmark / Est. 1986
International Choir Conductors Association / Krefeld, Germany / Est. 1992
International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians / Nashville TN, USA / Est. 1960
International Council for the Culture of Singing and Speaking / Est. 1938
International Federation of Pueri Cantores / Wettingen, Switzerland / Est. 1949
Sweet Adelines International / Tulsa OK, USA / Est. 1947
International Bioacoustics Council / London, UK / Est. 1969
European Composer and Songwriter Alliance / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2007
International Federation Una Voce / Est. 1965
International Forum for Young Choir Music / Rothenburg, Germany / Est. 1989
European Voice Teachers Association / Chichester, UK / Est. 1989
Choral Festival Network / Merksem, Belgium / Est. 2005
Singer Owners\' Club / Stamford, UK / Est. 1951
International Federation for Choral Music / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1982
European Choral Association - Europa Cantat / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1960
European Opera Centre Trust / Liverpool, UK / Est. 1996
European Union Choir / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1958
LEGATO / Munich, Germany / Est. 1997

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Action Strategies relating to Singing

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Evangelizing through music
Singing songs
Defining offensive lyrics
Appreciating vocal conflict
Intentionalizing popular songs
Studying choral music
Transforming uncreative vocal conflict
Sing
Developing community singing potential
Supporting choirs
Performing choral music

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