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The Science of Sound

A visit with Nandhu Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Communication Science and Disorders

By Sean Powers
Published: - Topics: western classical singing professional speaking taan gestures communication voice exercise

Taan Gestures

Topics: speech pathology voice exercise

Taan gestures are a fraternal fluctuation used by Indian classical singers. Western classical singers tend to use involuntary mechanisms for vibrato that require very little voluntary control and more breath support. Taan gestures are voluntarily controlled, and can be used rapidly or slowly depending on the singer’s emotions.