Buuuuhhhh.    If you google “cello and human voice” there’s like 8.5 trillion sites that claim the cello to be “the instrument closest to the human voice”, “the most expressive instrument in the orchestra” , etc., etc.

But is it true?  I mean ya sure, the cello does sort of sound like a voice but I need some hard data here. I need spectral analysis.

Because if it really is true, the cello deserves mad more props than it’s getting.

Why?    I bought the Scientific American Special Report “MIND: Behavior, Brain Science, Insights” at the airport to read the article titled “Music and Speech: A Deep Bond”.

Check back for what it said.

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