Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Power of Vibrato

From a creepy website about brainwashing techniques:
"Vibrato is the tremulous effect imparted in some vocal or instrumental music, and the cycle-per-second range causes people to go into an altered state of consciousness. At one period of English history, singers whose voices contained pronounced vibrato were not allowed to perform publicly because listeners would go into an altered state and have fantasies, often sexual in nature."
Wow. Now that's as good a reason as any to practice vibrato and use it liberally.



Eric Edberg said...

Currently single, I think I'll start using more vibrato!

(Hmmm . . . that didn't come out exactly as I meant.)

Barry said...


I just read this passage in a document entitled "The Battle for Your Mind" by Dick Sutphen. It sounds like a fairy-tale.

Where's the evidence, peer-reviewed studies and references to support this claim?

Conclusion: This dude is likely full of pseudoscientific crap.