Has science does much study on how singing ability works? My presumption, based on what I know about the brain from a pretty strong interest leading me to quite a bit of “pop culture” science education about it, supported by some heavier research, is that an ability to sing, meaning to control one’s voice to produce a pleasing melodic sound, is not an ability that is tied to one’s vocal cords, but rather to one’s brain. It is the brain wiring that controls the vocal cords to cause them to produce sounds “correctly” (in tune) or fails to.
As I stated, I am presuming this, because most of what we consciously control in terms of our abilities is a result of our brain’s ability to make our body do things. So I assume with singing.
Is this correct, or do we know for sure?