There is hormonal increases in adolescent years and the effect is in the change of vocal fold length for both genders.
There is also a significant increase in vocal fold thickness for boys. Therefore it leads to a lowering of both speaking and singing pitches. You can hear it from these two recordings that Nathan and Louisa sang in 2016 and 2018 (We will keep document this every year). Training throughout the voice change period will stabilise the teenagers development vocally, technically and emotionally. You can hear their voice get lower but their musicality, interpretation and emotion get more skilful and mature.
This sat we will have 14 year old Nathan on Episode 6 “darling what did you say” podcast. This is the last one for 2018. Then we will have the first new year podcast on 5/Jan/2019.
Have an awesome Christmas and happy new year to you all.
It really didn't feel that long ago that Lucy was like this...
I don't know how many times I have watched this blooper over the years.
Now a beautiful 14 year old. I am sure her strong presence will stay with her forever. Lucy will always fly high and aim big in life.
I like the way 14 year old Abby sings it. So straightforward and sincere. It's a feel good song.